Shop Locally, IT MATTERS!

I was cruising Pinterest last night and came across these really great posts about shopping locally.

“When you buys something made by a person, there is something special there, and you do feel it.  The consciousness with which a thing is made is often more important than the thing itself.”  J. Donald Walters

“Did you know that if each of us spent $100 a year more on local businesses instead of chain stores, it would put an extra $3 million a year into our economy, not only that but it would create thousands more jobs every year.  #supportlocalbusinesses”

“Put your $ where your heart is….buy local”

and my personal favorite “When you buy from a small business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home.  You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom to put food on the table and a help a dad pay a mortgage or student pay for college.”  Megan Young

Some interesting facts….When you buy local, you will often see the owners of these businesses running the counters.  They stock or make local products and buy local services.  These same local businesses support local events, sports teams & charities 250% more than big corporations.  Buying local keeps 4 times the money in the economy compared to shopping at chain stores.

I plan to do all of my Christmas shopping locally this year.   How about you?

Until next time, Cindi

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