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Dear Frozen Parents, Tell Them No, Tell Them No, I’m not Buying that Frozen Toy

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Dear Frozen Parents,

I’m sure you’ve heard of the blockbuster motion picture Frozen. I’m willing to bet, you can even sing the songs in your sleep. {And for the record, waking up in the middle of the night when you have to go to the bathroom with the words “Let it go. . Let it go” playing in your head is a bit comical.}

Right now, Frozen items are flying off of shelves. To top it off, these items aren’t even on sale! For example, I was in JCPenney a couple of weeks ago, and the Disney Collection Figure Sets were on sale for $9.99 except for the Frozen ones. The Frozen ones were regular price. Do you know why?? It’s because retailers know that kids want these items and that parents will pay for them.

Right now, the “power” is in the retailers hands. They know that parents aren’t going to tell their kids no, which means these items do not have to go on sale. When the items do go on sale, it’s not the normal 40-50% off like the other toys. {By the way, the Snow Glow Elsa Doll is an entire 28% off.}

Tell them no, tell them no, I'm not buying that Frozen toy.

Parents, I know you want your kids to have a great Christmas. I know your kids want Frozen items. . . but “tell them no” (to the tune of “let it go”), and here’s why::

  1. Retailers know they don’t have to put the items on sale because parents will pay for them. If all parents stopped purchasing these items, the prices would drop. It’s all about supply and demand.
  2. Your child’s Christmas will not be ruined if you “tell them no” and don’t get them Frozen items. It’s OK if they don’t have all the latest Frozen items.
  3. Christmas isn’t about Frozen, toys, or any of that. It’s about celebrating the greatest gift–Jesus’ birth. It’s about love, giving back, giving hope to others, paying it forward, and helping others out. It’s not about just “letting it go” and worrying only about ourselves and our kids.

Instead, tell your kids “yes” to baking Christmas cookies, Christmas caroling, watching Christmas movies, and other fun Christmas traditions. When it’s all said and done with, your kids will remember your presence and not your presents. So try “letting go” of what society tells us should be under the tree, and embracing “old fashioned” traditions.

Sincerely,

Megan

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