Happy Black Friday To All The Crazy Shoppers Out There!
Legend has it that Black Friday got its name back in 1961, when pedestrians and cars overcrowded the streets of Philadelphia in a rush to buy Christmas gifts the day after Thanksgiving. Several decades later, as the term gained popularity, this explanation was replaced by the one that still sticks today—Black Friday is the day of the year when retailers finally start generating profit, thus going from “being in the red” to “being in the black.” Get out your pocketbook and prepare to shell out some cash, because the Friday after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year!
Retailers wanted to make the name "Black Friday" mean something positive. To them, the Friday after Thanksgiving was one of the most profitable days of the year. To compensate, they decided to follow the adage, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." Retailers changed the name to reflect their success. Accountants use black to signify profit when recording each day's book entries. They use red to indicate loss. So, Black Friday means profitable Friday to retailing and to the economy. Retail and consumer spending drive almost 70 percent of U.S. gross domestic product.
BLACK FRIDAY ACTIVITIES
1) Create a new tradition
Establish an annual tradition with friends or family members. Whether it means waking each other up at 4:00 AM to hit the stores at 6:00, or staying home in your pajamas and eating Thanksgiving leftovers together, Black Friday is the perfect opportunity to start a new yearly practice.
2) Donate winter clothes to people in need
Don't want to shop on Black Friday? Gather up all the winter items you no longer use and deliver them to your local shelter or thrift store. With winter just around the corner, there are families who will be grateful to receive the extra help.
3) Throw a Thanksgiving leftover potluck
Half the fun of Thanksgiving is the leftovers. Invite your friends or family over for Thanksgiving feast number two, and invite them to bring along their leftovers.
HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY TO YOU ALL <3