Day 332 - Why Shopping Small Business Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving.
Hey, Shoppers! Black Friday is over. Did you find some deals? Me too but I still have some shopping to do. I want to check a few more names off my list. I could wait until Cyber Monday, but I am looking for super unique gifts. Often it's too hard to locate those speical gifts online, so I am headed out to do some local shopping today. In fact, today Nov 26th, is Small Business Saturday. It's the day to head out and support local business because small businesses make communities healthy. They provide instant tangible offerings and are connectors in the larger community.
For instance, one of my favorite local shops is "Flowerland." It could be solely a garden store, but it's so much more. It's a place for the community to come and relax and connect with the natural beauty while sipping a perfect cup of coffee. They offer unique books, garden gifts and of course plants. One can even buy a perfectly cut Christmas tree from "Flowerland." It's a fantastic place to shop and feel a sense of community. I'm picking up a few lovely gifts and taking the time to enjoy the process of shopping and soaking in the beautiful environment.
Today, create community and shop locally. Get out there today and explore your community. Support local business, and it will be the gift that keeps on giving.
Until tomorrow local shoppers.