Black Friday incites many reactions. Some people love it, some hate it, but one thing’s for sure. It definitely puts the “shopping” in shopping season.
So where did this shopping holiday tradition come from?
The term “Black Friday”dates back to the 1960s and got its name from the traditional way stores used to track profit. Accounting records were kept by hand and red ink traditionally indicated a loss, while black meant the store had turned a profit, hence the name “Black Friday.”
Though the name may have been coined in the 60s, it turns out Black Friday has been an unofficial holiday since as far back as 1924, during the start of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and has been celebrated by savvy shoppers ever since.
So how can Black Friday make your life a little easier when it comes to choosing that ideal gift for a loved one or best friend.