One of our favorite holiday traditions is to go Black Friday shopping with Julie's mom. We coordinate lists, make a plan of what stores to hit, wake up, pile in the car and spend the day together getting our shopping done. This year while shopping we were approached by a journalist asking a few questions about the day. We chatted for a bit and then moved along on our way.
Fast forward to Saturday morning while we are cooking breakfast and grab the paper. As it unfolds we suddenly realize "Holy crap our faces are on the front page of the Baltimore Sun!" (Nothing like getting your fifteen minutes of fame while looking like you got up at 5am with no shower!) We had a good laugh and agreed It was a fun little memory. Here is a snippet of our headline article...
But tradition is tradition.
Black Friday has evolved, with deals now starting on Thanksgiving or earlier and more and more shoppers going online. But Novak, a resident of Germantown, and her daughter, Julie Kostic of Columbia, saw no reason to change their habits.
"We've done the same thing for 25 years," Novak said Friday at Best Buy in Elkridge, her arms full of video games and game controllers. The pair had headed out before sunrise armed with family wish lists, and plowed through store after store — 20 in all — stopping just for breakfast and lunch.
Check out the full Baltimore Sun article here.