Black Friday is here – officially kicking off the beginning of the holiday shopping season.  Malls across America may be busier than usual today as folks plot their paths to seasonal sales and bargains, tackling their holiday gift list one gift at a time.  In fact, according to CNNMoney, an estimated 152 million people are expected to tackle holiday shopping over Black Friday and the rest of the weekend.

If the crowds start to stress you out, take a breather.  Sit back, enjoy your favorite refreshing beverage and remember - you’re helping to spur the economy.   Now, not everyone is up to facing the crowds – some would rather spend the day still visiting with family and friends, or perhaps recovering from a little too much turkey.  Whatever you decide today, we hope you enjoy your day.

And, if Black Friday shopping fails to bring you “tidings of cheer,” just remember, Cyber Monday is only a few days away.