Monday, November 21, 2011

Santa Came to Town

Santa came to the nearby town on Saturday. It was E’s first parade. He loved the people who gave out chocolate and candy canes.

He waved to the firefighters and police officers and he fell asleep to mommy rocking (literally rocking not rocking out) to the music.

He stayed asleep through the marching bands, to driver blowing his big rig horn and to Santa wishing each of us a Merry Christmas.

The parade itself was OK.

I was disappointed by the local stores that used the parade as a marketing vehicle rather than a Christmas parade to get us into the spirit.

If people can’t put effort into their floats, do not bother attending. So to the local florist, the larger grocery store and the trailer rental place, don’t participate next year. Find another way to advertise your business.


Nicole said...

Too bad - but it looks like your little guy enjoyed himself!

Christina Lee said...

I was going to say b/f Thanksgiving?!?!, but then I remembered your holiday already came and left (I wish ours weren't so close together)!!

Heather said...

Oh so sweet.

Well the good news is that your little guy had no idea about the overt commericialism.

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

I would have been disappointed as well. Sorry about the crappy floats but at least you got to see Santa. Matthew would be so jealous. Santa is all he talks about... well him and snowmen! lol

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

Betty said...

I watched the Toronto Santa parade and every float had advertising on it i.e. McDonalds, Toys R Us, Metro, etc.

I hear you loud and clear but the floats are expensive and that's the only way to have such beautiful floats and a Santa parade.

Years and years ago T.Eaton sponsored the whole Santa parade but, again, toooooo expensive.

Without these companies we wouldn't have a Santa parade.

Glad to hear E enjoyed most of the parade as well as you.

Mundanemomma said...

I think that if you're going to put the effort in to make a nice float, then yeah, by all means, advertise. But if you're just bringing around a pick-up truck with your logo on it and some Xmas lights, you are right. Don't bother!!

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

Aw. That's a bummer about the floats. I've never been to a Canadian parade before. I save those for my trips to Disneyland. :) At least your son had a good time.