WHY WE DON'T DO BLACK FRIDAY
With Black Friday coming right around the corner, our anticipation for the “Best Deals” are high! During our preparation for this “Big Sale” God has spoken to us. We want to share the history of “Black Friday '' and as Christian’s why we must be aware of certain traditions we participate in.
Let’s go back to 1869, when two investors, Jim Fisk and Jay Gould, drove up the price of gold and caused a crash that day. The stock market dropped and foreign trade stopped. And it didn’t end there... Farmers suffered a 50% drop in wheat and corn harvest value.
Fast-forward to the 1950s to 60s, the term “Black Friday” was used by traffic police who dreaded the days of traffic jams and intense crowding around downtown retail stores. There are events in our history that people have used this term to represent a dark/tragic event. I’m sure we are all aware of how shoppers shop during Black Friday in recent years.
You’re probably wondering, “why this historical lecture?” or maybe you’re thinking, “Okay...So no sale?!” Great questions! We want to offer discounts, but with the right intentions. This year we are rebranding “Black Friday” to “Early Slow Friday Deal. Early Peace Friday Deal.” We want to offer our community new ways to shop!
With the Covid-19 pandemic, God has taught us many things, and one thing that stood out to our team was “Slow Down!” Why don’t we try to incorporate the slow down mentality into our lives, to experience God’s peace?
Join us on our new journey of “Early Slow Friday Deal. Early Peace Friday Deal!” Let’s shop slowly, and peacefully and respectfully this year.