Please allow me to get on my soapbox for this blog (those of you who know me well would say I never get off of it). I think it is a great idea that they are pushing shopping at small, locally-owned businesses for the holidays on a national level. It is especially important when you live in a small town and really know the owners of these businesses. We have so many incredible small companies in Silver City there is no reason why everyone can't do at least 50% of their holiday shopping at them. Aunt Judy's Attic is perfect for crafters, there are several locally owned clothing stores including Morning Star and Gila Hike & Bike, cooking supplies can be found at The Curious Kumquat and Pots, Pans & More, the many art galleries and gift stores downtown have unique local goods, Tune Town for cds, gift certificates from a restaurant, coffee house, gelato store or salon, a donation in someone's name to any of our local non-profits like the Volunteer Center, Single Socks, High Desert Humane Society or the Food Pantry and the list goes on and on. So before you head to Walmart or get online please think about what you can do to improve the economy in our little neck of the woods by pledging to spend at least 50% of your holiday dollars at locally owned businesses.
I'm off my soapbox for the time being. Happy Holidays to all!