The first thing you'll say is, "great, he's just like the big box stores.  Can't get an early enough start!"

At least give me the benefit of the doubt and finish reading.

Yes the big stores have put their Christmas displays out and you haven't even bought your Halloween candy or have no clue on what you'll be serving for Thanksgiving dinner.  It happens every year.  We should be immune to it by now.

Last week came two events to my inbox as Save The Date items.  You may have thought differently but for me I was thinking early Christmas gifts.

The Sioux Falls Teddy Bear Den will have Celebrity Night Out Friday, January 20, 2017.

And, the Sioux Falls Humane Society will be hosting the annual PAWS To Celebrate Saturday, March 18, 2017.

It's a win-win-win!  Early Christmas shopping, the gifts will support local charities and you may get invited!