Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy National Thrift Store Day!!

Be patriotic. Go thrifting!

Finally the day has come where the stateside thrifters can celebrate their passion for frugality and claim actual holiday status. Go ahead. Demand a day off from work in honor of the celebration. When your supervisors question which holiday you're speaking of, scream loudly and proudly:


National Thrift Store Day!!!!!

Sure, the thrift stores may be crowded. The lines may be long and the shelves may be bare by the day's end. But this is the one day a year, as Americans, we can wave our secondhand flags proudly, with thrift store receipts so gallantly streaming from the pockets of our Levis. 

And if you're a thrifter from elsewhere in the world, feel free to celebrate with us. Go out and thrift yourselves something nice. And in a special shout-out to those international thrifters, I am curious to know if your country has a day nationally recognized  for such an occasion. Please do comment. I'd love to read of your nationally-sanctioned secondhand holidays as well!

In the meantime, I hope that as Americans we can put aside our differing political ideologies for the day and just...go thrifting. 

Happy hunting, everyone!
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3 comments:

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

You know, I don't think Canada celebrates National Thrift Store Day. I wish! & I don't know anything that we have that may be similar.

I celebrated, though. Thrifting away. Very, very slim pickings!

Hope you had fun!

Jackie Jardine said...

Hmm. Well if they don't have a Canadian day to celebrate, you should start one for sure. Glad to see you got out thrifting. After all the excitement, I didn't get to go thrifting after all.

I've been fighting some kind of summer cold. Very disappointing! But I do hope to do some out-of-town thrifting in the next few days when I'm vacation.

Here's hoping anyway!

<3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting

Jessica Cangiano said...

Much like Sir Thrift-A-Lot, I'm a Canadian, and even with my life long love of thrifting, I don't think I'd heard about this annual celebration of our beloved pastime (addiction? :D) before. I say we start petitioning parliament right this very moment to make it a national holiday! :)

♥ Jessica