If you are a fan of the dry humored classic television show, Parks and Recreation (starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope and myriad of other stars such as Chris Pratt, Rashida Jones, and Aubrey Plaza), then you may be familiar with one of its most famous quotes: “Treat yo’ self.”
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Black Friday which takes place the day after Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday in November) has become a huge event in the American culture. Some businesses and consumers are so excited about the bargains that they actually begin participating in Black Friday on Thanksgiving!
While there are many people who really dislike this spectacular shopping occasion, there are many more who clamor to the stores to get an opportunity to get items at extremely discounted pricing.
Black Friday: A Truly Unusual American Tradition
There are certain people who will prepare for Black Friday for months in advance. They come up with elaborate plans and sometimes even create groups to optimize their Black Friday haul. That’s probably what’s happening when you see a person who is buying fifteen waffle makers.
The day after Thanksgiving has been widely known as “the beginning of the holiday season” officially since 1966, when it was credited to the Philadelphia Police Department.* It has only continued to grow with elaborate sales and dangerous traffic on the road and in the aisles of the stores.
*Source: The Balance | How Black Friday Got Its Name
Some people may be willing to brave the crowds in an attempt to get awesome deals but shopping on Black Friday can really be a huge hassle. Instead of getting trampled on at stores to get plants and other home decor, you can purchase from Moss Ball Pets!
If you stay in touch, you can hear more about upcoming Black Friday deals and other ways to have fun with Moss Ball Pets. The price range we offer for our authentic marimo is affordable and available all year long.
Moss Ball Pets Are Great for Stress Relief
If you are reading along, and you’re not sure what a moss ball is, you’re not alone! Click here for more information about how moss balls are formed. If you are wondering why they are sometimes called marimo (pronounced as “marry-mo”) then click here and learn about their significance in Japanese culture.
For those of you who want a quick summary: they were formally discovered by a botanist named Tatsuhiko Kawakami in Japan in 1898, and shortly afterwards in 1920 the special green orbs known as moss balls became known as one of their national treasures.
When the stress of the holidays get to be too much, you could give your Moss Ball Pet a quick squeeze and roll or spend some time learning more about these unique, green, velvet-y spheres. If you want to connect with our company and other moss ball enthusiasts, you can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.
Tips for Less Stress on Black Friday
The most important reason shopping on Black Friday can be a ridiculous struggle is because of the amount and variety of choices available. Although we do have a nice variety of moss balls and accessories, there are not enough to overwhelm you. We also have some off the cheapest marimo on the market.
If you want to know how others feel about our products before you make a purchase, you can view our testimonials here.
Some other important things to keep in mind:
- Stay hydrated Forego that energizing cup of caffeine and instead make sure that you’re less prone to pass out or get cranky when you’re out and about with the other shoppers.
- Charge your cell phone You don’t want to be stuck in those long lines without your phone to keep you distracted (and to check for better deals on Cyber Monday).
- Get plenty of sleep Make sure that you’re well rested before you attempt to wrestle your way through crowded street lanes and store aisles.
- Don’t get angry Try to avoid a surge of emotions by taking breaks while shopping, doing one nice thing for someone else (like letting them have the last $5 sweater), and not letting other people’s negativity wear you down.
Most importantly, don’t forget to treat yo’ self.
Author: Tierra C. Watkins
Tierra C. Watkins is a freelance content creator and the CEO of Watkins Writing. She has been the lead writer for Moss Ball Pets since 2017. Tierra is currently attaining her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from The Evergreen State College. She focuses on using her writing to highlight the unique aspects of authentic products or services so that small businesses can thrive. Follow her on Twitter @tierra_watkins or LinkedIn.