I received Happy Eid cards from some of our business partners in the Middle East today. I am not offended. Every year I receive cards from partners in China and Vietnam wishing me well on Chinese New Year. I am not offended. I receive cards from our Japanese associates and they go whole-hog on Christmas wishes, even though they aren't Christians. I am not offended.
I like getting these cards, even though they celebrate different cultures and religions. Why would anyone be offended? The sentiment is nice.
As the Instaguy posted the other day, Amazon's US operations see things differently. So I wrote an e-mail to their IR department yesterday and told them since they refuse to use the word "Christmas" I refuse to shop for Christmas presents there. I suspect I was just one of thousands, because Amazon changed their tune today.
I still won't do any "holiday" shopping at Amazon. The fact that they have marketing nimrods on their staff that met and decided to eliminate the dreaded "C" word means that my dollars are better spend elsewhere.