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Card Factory starts Christmas card sales in middle of August

Card Factory sells christmas cards in August
The Card Factory in Hanley stunned customers by means of promoting Christmas playing cards in August (Picture: BPM Media)

How early is just too early to start out prepping for Christmas?

Card Factory has proven that the peak of summer season is the very best time to start festive arrangements after stacking their cabinets with Christmas playing cards.

Despite it being the middle of the varsity summer season vacations, some of the card massive’s branches have devoted a bit to festive greeting playing cards, present luggage and cash wallets.

And even supposing there are greater than 4 months till the beginning of 2020, wall calendars and diaries for the yr forward have been additionally noticed at the cabinets.

Many customers in Staffordshire have been stunned to already see playing cards on sale and complained that they would like a possibility to benefit from the notoriously brief British summer season first.

Mandy Allcock, 56, from Biddulph, mentioned: ‘It’s now not proper it’s August. They’re skipping over summer season large taste and the youngsters are nonetheless on their college vacations.

Card Factory is also selling Christmas gift bags
Some concept it was once too early to start out promoting Christmas playing cards (Picture: BPM Media)

‘We’re now not even in autumn but. I’d be expecting to peer them in the department stores in October when it’s Halloween and Bonfire Night in the run as much as Christmas.

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‘I guess they’ve were given not anything else to advertise these days and are simply pondering the place are we able to get cash from. It’s now not proper, I’ve now not even had my summer season vacation but.’

Pete Green, 69, from Hanley, mentioned Christmas is annoying sufficient with no need to fret about it months in advance.

He mentioned: ‘I don’t wish to see Christmas playing cards in the department stores right now. I’ve were given grandchildren they usually pressure you loopy sufficient at Christmas.

‘I don’t thoughts it starting on December 1 however I’m now not going to be purchasing Christmas stuff but’.

Card Factory in Hanley is now stocking Christmas cards
Others concept it was once excellent to get prepping early (Picture: BPM Media)
Card Factory in Hanley
Some sought after to experience their summer season vacations first (Picture: BPM Media)

Another Hanley consumer referred to as it ‘stupid’, including she doesn’t purchase any playing cards till December 20 and thinks October is even too early to promote festive items.

But consumer Julie Brammer, from Birches Head, was once much less involved and mentioned many love to leave out the Christmas rush and get ready early.

The 50-year-old mentioned: ‘It’s a industry and I don’t have any downside with it. People like and like to get their stuff early so they are able to watch their cash.

‘Some other people might be getting ready for Christmas already.

‘I work in a cafe and people are already telling me they they’ve began their Christmas buying groceries, they find irresistible to do it early now. I’m considering it.’

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Last yr, the prime boulevard store additionally began stocking Christmas playing cards in the middle of August along ‘back to school’ presentations.

But it sort of feels others can’t look ahead to the vacation season to start.

A Twitter person wrote: ‘Card Factory already selling Christmas cards.. surely that means I can put the tree up now?!’

Metro.co.united kingdom has contacted Card Factory for remark.

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