November 28, 2018
Every year we promise ourselves to start our Christmas shopping early. We get on our phones, tablets, and laptops and go straight to Amazon—because that’s easy, right? We LOVE Amazon! I have to admit, I use it weekly. And while we think we are getting the best, quickest deal, there’s a price for shopping this way. The local businesses in our community get overlooked and we forget that these mom-and-pop stores in our downtowns and neighborhoods are trying to provide for their families as well. In the process of shopping online, we aren’t soaking in what the holiday season is really about–Giving!
Here are five great reasons to shop small this holiday season:
While there are many more reasons to shop small, these are the five that I believe we can all relate to; they’re simple and will give you an experience unlike any you would get at a big-box store. Support your small shops this holiday season and encourage your friends and family to do the same.
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The holidays can be overwhelming. You only have so many hours in a day, your gift list is long, and your budget may be tight. A bit of up-front planning and prioritizing can help save you time and money. Here are a few ideas to help you minimize the hustle and bustle, stay on budget, and find more peace this holiday season.