The Holiday season is here - and so is all that Shopping! So, this is just a reminder to consider alternative gifts this year. For instance, November 24 is Small Business Saturday. Why not visit a small business near you and spend your money there? You would be supporting not only that small business but also your local community.
Actually, why not visit a small business throughout the year? As quilters, we already do this everytime we go into a local quilt shop and buy something. Why not take it a step farther and visit locally-owned restaurants and one-of-a-kind stores? I have tasted some of the best food from these local restaurants and found some of the best gifts at local stores.
And, gifts can be in form of services. Maybe pay for someone's newspaper subscription or maybe get a gift card to the hairdresser. These sentiments are exactly those expressed in an editorial letter by a Mr. Psalmond that appeared in the Moultrie (GA) Observer a year ago.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanks to American Patchwork and Quilting for the following: