I went in to one of our local greetings card shops this morning. I wanted two christening cards; a 60th anniversary card and two invitation acceptances. As I walked through the door I was greeted by a side-wall with shelves full of Christmas cards and piled on the floor at the end, ‘Bargain Boxes’. The shop was quite full and the C.cards were being gone over – and sold. For heavens sake, we’re still in August and haven’t even had proper Summer yet. Is this madness, or just somebody’s idea of getting in there first?