Small business Saturday

As you may have already guessed, I’m not a fan of black Friday.
I wish that our whole country could use the collective energy and resources used on black Friday to accomplish something beautiful.
As much as black Friday saddens me, a great response to this day has been small business Saturday.
Small business Saturday is held on the Saturday after US Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. It began on November 27, 2010. It is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce.
On this small business Saturday we were able to support a local tree farm. They have been selling wreaths and trees from their home since the 90’s. The business is family run and they have cider and cookies to boot!

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Let’s make this small Saturday big, because there is nothing small about the good you can do. When you shop local, eat local and spend local it supports a dream. It makes a difference.
It takes you to start the trend.
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Big things often have small beginnings. You can’t buy happiness but if you are going to buy items this holiday season you can spread happiness in your local community.
Habits form slowly, through actions. Maybe one day your small business Saturday will no longer be just a day but a lifestyle.
More soon,
Bonnie Rae xx

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