We all know that we are supposed to "shop local." There are many reasons to shop local - you support the tax base in your own community, you potentially support a small business owner, you can find local goods at local stores, you can reduce your carbon footprint, you can find unique items that aren't available at big box stores, and you can buy from local artisans. Be a little more creative in your gift giving this year.
Where can you shop or eat in your town? Do you have small businesses you can support? Think outside the box, think away from the national chains. Get creative with your gift giving. There are many options to make your holiday gift giving much more interesting this year.
(and just in case you were wondering... this is not a paid advertisement. Just a little PSA to do my part in my small town...I like my town)