More Stores Pausing to Remember Thanksgiving IS First

If you have been following Thanksgiving First then you know that we really hate stepping into a store in October and seeing Holiday decorations and Christmas Trees. We love Christmas, don’t get us wrong. But we just really want to pause all of the Christmas Craze to recognize that Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday of thanks, and also remember how enjoyable Autumn and Halloween are.


Thanksgiving First has been watching the news closely and we are sure that many of you have too. We are so pleased to see a bit of a trend showing up in the news about Thanksgiving. There is a growing number of stores that are putting Thanksgiving first! Here is the list per USA Today:

  • A.C. Moore
  • Abt Electronics
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • At Home
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Blain’s Farm and Fleet
  • Burlington
  • Cabela’s
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Costco
  • Craft Warehouse
  • Crate and Barrel
  • DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse
  • Ethan Allen
  • Gardner-White Furniture
  • Guitar Center
  • H&M
  • Half Price Books
  • Harbor Freight
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • Homesense
  • IKEA
  • JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores
  • Jos. A. Bank
  • La-Z-Boy (all corporately owned stores)
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Micro Center
  • Music & Arts
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Office Depot and OfficeMax
  • Outdoor Research (also closed Black Friday)
  • P.C. Richard & Son
  • Party City
  • Patagonia
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Publix
  • Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse
  • Sprint (Corporate & Dealer Owned Stores; Mall Kiosks May Open)
  • Staples
  • Sur La Table
  • The Container Store
  • The Original Mattress Factory
  • TJ Maxx
  • Tractor Supply
  • Trollbeads
  • Von Maur
  • West Marine


We also found this article about Target softening their approach to how they handle the Thanksgiving / Christmas transition as well:


Maybe these great stores found the Thanksgiving First website and took note? Join us in the push towards supporting the Fall holidays – especially Thanksgiving. Get your Thanksgiving First custom t-shirt today! 

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