Wednesday, November 23, 2011

How Do You Shop? I Shop Small Business Saturday

Black Friday is a tradition that touches every family, whether you stay up all night planning to start shopping as soon as the stores open or you opt out of shopping on this day. Or, you are like me, who chooses to visit a few stores during the middle of the afternoon just to see what is going on.

Over the past year, I have challenged myself to buy more local and small business items. I like supporting the "little people." Shopping at small and local businesses allows you to find items that are unique and very well made. If Black Friday is not your ideal way to shop for holiday gifts, then consider venturing out on Small Business Saturday.

The 2nd annual Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. On November 26, they are asking millions of people to Shop Smallsm at their favorite local stores and help fuel the economy.

Help to create a new tradition! Avoid the big box stores and spend your hard-earned money at small businesses. The customer service will be better and you will be more satisfied with unique and high quality gifts.

When we all shop small, it will be huge!


Unknown said...

I think it's awesome that you're promoting Small Business Saturday on your blog. I should do the same. I'm not a huge fan of the big-box stores and I will not get involved in Black Friday in any way, shape or form!
Glad I found your blog via Living The Life of Riley's blog hop. Newest GFC follower!

Lisa B. said...

I'm trying to shop more locally this year - it's hard, but I was able to get some clothes for my kids from a consignment shop instead of the stores we would normally shop at. it does feel great to support the local economy!

Unknown said...

Jennifer, Lisa - Great job for avoiding big box stores and shopping at consignment stores!.

At first it is hard because we don't know where to go, but we find some fun and unique shops, then we'll hopefully become regular visitors. There are a few small shops in Cincinnati, so I hope to make some visits in the coming weeks.

Kaycee said...

Keep in mind, use cash as often as possible! Small businesses have to pay insane fees to use credit/debit cards!

Unknown said...

Zoo Keeper - great reminder! I always try to have some cash on hand if I am going to make small purchases.

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