Monday, November 22, 2010

Shop Small

This Saturday, November 27, is Small Business Saturday.  Instead of making plans to fight the crowds at the big-box stores at 6am on Black Friday, perhaps you could go hiking or spend time with your family instead.  And on Saturday check out your local art co-op, get your nails done, and eat at an independent restaurant.  Show these small business owners that you support your community. 

Even if you don't do your Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving weekend, I encourage you to buy local and handcrafted as much as you can.  And if hand-knit and wheel-thrown are your thing, make an Etsy wish list so your loved ones can find something more creative than a gift card.

Spread the word!

(Pinked Pins by MollyauContraire on Etsy)

1 comment:

The Talberts said...

Love this, Anne! Thank you for the refreshing reminder. I am so sick of hearing about Black Friday. We have made a conscious decision to not accept the new "holiday" that we are being force-fed every time we turn around. And yes .. we plan on making our own or buying hand-made as much as possible for our gift giving. :)