Okay. Wish Me a Merry Christmas
By Charlene Israel
CBN News Reporter
November 24, 2007
CBNNews.com - Last Christmas, Ashley Tartar became a frustrated shopper after retailers continually wished her "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas."
"I felt slightly offended. They're trying to be inoffensive to everyone but at the same time they're not recognizing my holiday. They're actually trying to silence the Good News that Christmas brings and I said 'You know this isn't right,'" Tartar said.
So this year, she set out to change things.
"I thought, how is someone going to know that it's okay to wish me a "Merry Christmas" other than the fact that I'm wearing green and red and I have crazy jingle bell earrings on," she said. "I came up with this idea that I wish I could wear a button that says 'It's Ok, Wish Me A Merry Christmas.'
As the debate over Christmas songs, symbols and even Christmas colors abounds, Tartar's Wish Me a Merry Christmas Campaign appeals directly to retailers to put Christmas back into the holidays.
"If something doesn't happen to turn the tide now, an entire generation of people is not going to know that Christmas used to be celebrated very publicly by the vast majority of Americans," Tartar says.
The campaign's goal is to circulate one-million buttons. Upon reaching that mark, Tartar plans to contact the top 30 retailers in the country explaining the wishes of these one-million customers to have "Merry Christmas" in stores once again.
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