Ya know…. it’s sometimes a very fine line between being marketed at, and being made fun of.
I will give them the “god made you unique, just like snowflakes” theme followed by trying to sell every single thing they can come up with that has a snowflake on it.
And I’ll give them the “happy birthday jesus” theme followed by trying to sell 4 foot tall inflatable cakes and other such birthday party items.
And the “jingle for jesus” theme…. followed by everything unrelatedly jingle bell doing double duty from the santa section.
And I’ll even give them the cheesy inflatable manger (with or without child) for use in plays and such. And the inflatable gifts from the wise men. I suppose some churches with limited space might have an actual use for that.
But the nativity set of ducks?
I’m just not sure we’re on the marketing side of that line anymore.