Small Business Saturday. Instead of making plans to fight the crowds at the big-box stores at 6am on Black Friday, perhaps you could go hiking or spend time with your family instead. And on Saturday check out your local art co-op, get your nails done, and eat at an independent restaurant. Show these small business owners that you support your community.
Even if you don't do your Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving weekend, I encourage you to buy local and handcrafted as much as you can. And if hand-knit and wheel-thrown are your thing, make an Etsy wish list so your loved ones can find something more creative than a gift card.
Spread the word!
(Pinked Pins by MollyauContraire on Etsy)