I’m happy to have arrived in Frankfurt tonight. I am more than ready to fall into the American-sized bed at the Marriott.
I’ll have a day of writing and perhaps shopping along the Zeil before I hit the Messe for the Christmas World trade fair on Friday. Editorial Correspondent John Currie and I are definitely in the mood for Christmas and can’t wait to see what’s new at this important show.
Trends for Christmas used to be stand-alone topics. But as consumers have developed an interest in decorating for the winter season, rather than Christmas in specific, looks for the Holidays keep nudging closer to those found in everyday décor. That means we should see quite a bit of product that fits with the colors and themes we are already expecting for 2010.
Watch this space for updates from Christmas World beginning on Friday or, if my after-show meetings run too late, on Saturday.