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Old 11-09-2011, 09:29 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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My husband and I have a small business and we do not observe "the holidays".

I am certain, beyond any doubt that our customers are going to ask us why we don't have any Christmas decorations up.

I am looking for suggestions for a nice response from other business owners who do not observe these holidays.

Obviously, we could say something like..."we're Jewish" but that isn't true, lol. We could also say something like... "We don't do Christmas", but we don't want people to take it the wrong way (i.e. We think Christmas is stupid and so are you).

We are NOT going to change our mind on this one, so responses like..."just do it anyway" aren't going to work. We are NOT hypocrites and putting up a tree or other decorations is not what we do. So that idea is out.

Can you offer any nice responses that won't hurt people's feelings? I'm at a complete loss on this one.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I would just say, "It's just not something we do at our business. We prefer to let people celebrate in their own way," and then leave it at.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:12 PM
 
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My husband and I have a small business and we do not observe "the holidays".

I am certain, beyond any doubt that our customers are going to ask us why we don't have any Christmas decorations up.

I am looking for suggestions for a nice response from other business owners who do not observe these holidays.

Obviously, we could say something like..."we're Jewish" but that isn't true, lol. We could also say something like... "We don't do Christmas", but we don't want people to take it the wrong way (i.e. We think Christmas is stupid and so are you).

We are NOT going to change our mind on this one, so responses like..."just do it anyway" aren't going to work. We are NOT hypocrites and putting up a tree or other decorations is not what we do. So that idea is out.

Can you offer any nice responses that won't hurt people's feelings? I'm at a complete loss on this one.

20yrsinBranson
We just didn't get around to it.

That's all the explanation you need, although I'm amazed someone would actually ask that.
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