Monday, May 11, 2009

One person at a time

Saturday came with many a present to buy. Between birthday parties and baby showers, I was spending. It was all I could do to not drive to a local TJ Maxx, knowing I could save a few dollars but I had just read this. With times as they are, it is hard to not look for ways to cut out a few dollars here and there but read below and reread. Unbelievable and fantastic that it puts more money back into your community to support local businesses than to save money at a big box or chain store. Kind of like double the flavor, double the fun, right?


Thankfully, I found most of my gifts at a couple different local shops. I felt like I did a little good yesterday. And cozy, whimsy, locally owned shops just have a certain feel to them, don't you think? And think of all the good you'll be doing? Go check out this website and learn all about it.

~mavis

6 comments:

Christy said...

What a cool idea...there's a cute little town about 5 minutes from my house, and I just love shopping there, but inevitably I end up at Target. Next time I need to shop, I'm going to that town! Thanks for the reminder. :)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Oh I know...we all see those little shops disappear and say, "But why? It was so great! I loved that store!" But when was the last time we were actually an active patron...?

Nicole said...

That's really interesting and when you think about it that way it seems so much more beneficial to spend the couple extra dollars.

Cara said...

It's nice to have a reminder that convenience isn't everything. Thanks!

Through the Looking Glass said...

So true - they really are where the style's at, but it can be hard not to surrender to Target. I strive for balance and do as little as I can, but I love the feel as well of the local places and wish I could do more.

Raydar Love said...

Wow, that is great. Thanks. I will definitely incorporate that into my future shopping decisions. I do love the idea of supporting mom & pop shops.