I’ve always known the benefits of shopping local for the holidays, like supporting my local economy, fostering the arts and enjoying better customer service – but this year, I’m turning that knowledge into action.
My challenge? Shop local for as many Christmas presents as possible. After reading my list, I feel confident that I can do this for at least half.
(the pressure-free part)
Since I don’t need added pressure during the holidays, my goal is simple: enjoy the process.
That means no guilt if I end up at a big name store in the end.
To do that, I’m turning my gift list into an adventure. I want to get out and see what my city has to offer; for some parts of town, it’s been a while, and I’m excited to explore the local boutiques, restaurants and probably a few coffee shops along the way.
… but not until after Thanksgiving.
Note: I’ll be Tweeting my adventures using the tag #YOUshoplocal. Cheers!
Photo by jessgrrrr