The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday here in the states. That is supposedly the day that retailers finally get into the black with profits (I am not believing that).
We then have Cyber Monday - the biggest shopping day of the year via internet.
My preference is Small Business Saturday!
Most folks that visit my blog are frugal folks. We are also creative and try to step out of the normal flow of things. We make gifts and get creative with gift giving ideas.
SMALL BUSINESSES can allow us to do that, as well as helping our local community.
There are so many options for gifts at small businesses. One can buy gift cards/certificates at that small Mom & Pop diner or restaurant that everyone loves. We have many small family owned shops that sell jewelry, art, crafty gifts, wine, pottery, candy, baked goods, cheese, handmade toys, wood crafts, area orchards, ethnic groceries.......................................................... I even include the small local thrift stores in these shops and used book stores.
Most larger communities and cities have a great variety of small businesses.
There will be lots of Craft Bazaars going on around the country this weekend as well. Those are great options for buying unique gifts at an affordable price. They also give a lots of great ideas for making homemade gifts.
If you are inclined to shop this weekend - stay away from the huge box stores that just make their millionaire owners richer, if at all possible!
Help out that small guy who lives in the community, whose children go to local schools and participate in local sports................... help out a neighbor!
Help save a job of someone struggling just like you and I.
SHOP SMALL SATURDAY (and everyday if possible)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!