So I was in Target tonight- Friday nights are pretty bumpin’ these days as you see- and they’ve got the Christmas stuff out already. It’s not even hidden behind the Halloween stuff. I see no Thanksgiving stuff? That’s weird, I guess I wasn’t looking. Anyway I was going to be horrified about rampant consumerism eroding the true meaning of our cherished traditions but then I started looking for adorable penguin cards and forgot about being outraged (only had trees and doves on the recycled content ones, bah).
But! They had out the LEDs! I got some a couple years ago, but every other time I’ve tried to find them at Christmas they’ve already been sold out. So I stocked up, and now I’ll tell you about it so you can beat the rush. It’s cool, go ahead, I got the ones I want.
Of note: Philips and some other companies have a whole bunch of different LED bulb types and colors for about $14. Nets and Icicles and strands and ropes and stars and everything. There is an off-brand version now, same amount of lights for only $7-cheapest I’ve ever seen them, plus they’ve got the UL and EnergyStar ratings. All the brands of LEDs now have white lights in both the bluish color I don’t personally like and a new ‘warm white’ option. I snagged 4 boxes. My tree is gonna be so amazing. Oh and I found a strand of solar LEDs to put on my balcony with the other solar lights. Those were $15, but that’s a small price to pay to spread Christmas cheer to my parking lot.
Anyhoo, Target, has LEDs, get them while the getting’s good. Is it seriously still September? Really, Target? September? Ah whatever worked for me.