In the Toronto Michael’s store today, I was annoyed to find a full display table and shelves of Chanukah merchandise.
In case you weren't aware, we're currently right in the middle of a month of wonderful, major Jewish holidays - all far more significant than Chanukah, which is a relatively minor holiday.
It seems that even with a fairly large religious Jewish clientele, nobody on staff has had the imagination to come up with a Jewish “fall holidays / harvest” theme to stave off the blue, white and silver just a few weeks longer.
It takes a lot to offend me [ha ha ha… what they don’t know won’t hurt them], and this display certainly did. Think of it as tearing down the Xmas displays in December to make room for Valentine’s Day kitsch and maybe you'll understand why.