Today is Small Business Saturday! A day to remember our small community shops, farmers’ markets and locally owned businesses.
I love Thanksgiving weekend because I have four days off work and we never have any plans. See, it’s not all bad not having any family in the country and not caring about football or Black Friday sales. (Speaking of which, I hope you decided to skip the stores yesterday and instead enjoyed your day with friends, family, Mother Nature or Netflix!)
I am all about shopping small though!
Actually, the core of my Not Made in China Challenge is to shop from small, local businesses using sustainable production practices and eco-friendly materials. The efforts I make to do that supports our communities; the tax-paying entrepreneurs, makers, builders and artisans living here.
Supporting a small family business might help them afford a trip, Spanish lessons, donating to a non-profit or get health insurance when/if the GOP takes it away! That’s powerful.
Basically, small business Saturday is about just that.
It’s about “Main Street not Wall Street”. (My favorite hashtag!)
So go explore everything small this Holiday Season! It will be less stressful than the mall, you may find something handmade and meaningful to bring home or give away and end up having interesting conversations with friendly store owners while you’re at it. You can shop small online too! Check out some great brands here and local Texas’ makers here.
Just like Earth Day is everyday – Small Business Saturday is everyday too.
Wishing you all a great continuation of this Thanksgiving weekend!