Holiday Shopping: What Does it Mean?
As the sparkling lights go up, the snow begins to settle, and the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season gets going I’ve started thinking about how it’s truly a joyful (and slightly stressful) time of year.
Of course we are in the midst of planning for Black Friday sales and preparing for Christmas shoppers. Originally I was going to write a post about the importance of buying locally this Holiday Season (it is really very important for a local economy) then I started to think about how much I appreciate everyone who already does.
We are fortunate to be able to come to work every day and meet people in such an important time of their lives. We love feeling welcomed into your lives even in the smallest way (or in Shaunacy’s case, much larger when welcoming your wee ones into the world). Not to mention, working in an environment that our clients, customers, and friends understand what it’s like to be sleep deprived (thank you darling daughter) and when our brains just don’t compute fast enough when processing your purchases! Thank goodness for this wonderful parent community!
This all has a point, I promise!
Yes, shopping locally keeps small business alive, creates local jobs, and sustains an economy (my experience in economic development ringing through), and yes Shaunacy and I love our little business and the people we meet, but what we can’t express enough is how your shopping locally truly effects us. Remember, it isn’t about arbitrary jobs, it’s about our jobs. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to do what we love, and support our families in the process!
It’s just a nice reminder that when you shop locally there are faces to those you are supporting.