Well, super shoppers, it looks like for the first time in several years, Black Friday 2020 will actually fall on Black Friday instead of Thanksgiving Day. Saaaay whaaaat? It’s true!

Target, Walmart, and Dick’s Sporting Goods have all announced their stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day to allow their employees to spend time with their families.

And to that I say, “Well done—it’s about time!” I personally don’t shop on Thanksgiving now, but years ago I used to hit up the drugstores on Thanksgiving Day for big freebie deals. Eventually, I felt convicted about it and stopped doing that. Thanksgiving is for spending time with family, and I decided to devote myself to that instead of deals.

I am so glad these three large retailers are allowing their employees to do the same.

This entire year has been legitimately cray-cray, so it’s a perfect time to make changes that allow us to focus on what matters most, am I right? It doesn’t mean I won’t be looking for a deal . . . but with COVID-19 still likely to be a “thing” by Thanksgiving, I’ll probably be shopping online (in my PJs) anyway.

Do you go Black Friday shopping in stores or on your couch? What will your strategy be this year? 

Jenny Rapson

Jenny Rapson is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at her blog, Mommin' It Up, or follow her on Twitter.