Thursday, November 24, 2011

Small Business Saturday

I am a strong believer in supporting small businesses. Especially locally owned. So when I stumbled across this website Small Business Saturday, I was so excited! I think it's a fabulous idea. Normally I don't watch tv. In fact for the longest while I refused to own a tv. Lately though I've been watching a few shows here and there and all these commercials about 'Black Friday' has me roaring (they are pretty funny) but also shuddering at the thought that I now feel guilty about my previously 'cute' and very practical Christmas gift ideas, and now has me feeling obligated to go buy ridiculous presents. The funny thing is I still didn't know what the eff a Black Friday was until I heard of Small Business Saturday. I knew it meant spending money at big name stores, but I didn't realize that's what the whole day was actually dedicated to.

So if you're feeling the itch to spend money this weekend, why not turn to small businesses? Look at your list and see what you can buy locally, or even online through small businesses (think Etsy or ArtFire ). If you're on Facebook check out fan pages for great products ( Clay Cafe AvalonL.A Crafts , The Huggable Hoots Collection are a few of my favorite hehe). You can also check out this link for other ideas.

Going local does not mean walling off the outside world. It means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages and serve primarily local consumers. It means becoming more self-sufficient and less dependent on imports. Control moves from the boardrooms of distant corporations and back into the community where it belongs. -

So I decided to join in on the fun of this Saturday Small Business idea, and from Friday, November 25 (one month before Christmas!) until Sunday Novemeber 27 at 11:30pm (Newfoundland Time - because I miss home) There will be free shipping up to $100.00 on all orders in Canada and the United States! So if you're looking for a unique holiday present, this is a great time to check out my collection! You can check them out on Facebook or on my website.

Think BIG Shop small!

1 comment:

  1. AWESOME!! I totally support this concept, and want to thank you SO MUCHLY for mentioning L.A. Crafts in this blog!!