By Felicia, on November 12th, 2011
You have been seeing Christmas stuff since before Halloween. The commercials on TV will start up full force and already Christmas music is playing in the big stores. Christmas is coming! I am going to challenge you a bit here, try to only buy local for Christmas.
I am not talking about your local Target or Macy’s. I am talking about your local holiday bazaars, your locally owned businesses and markets. If you are unsure if they are local, ask them where their corporate office is… if they say your town’s name that is local! I gave myself this challenge about 3 years ago, it was fun to search out local vendors, think outside the box in the gifts I gave and the challenge became what Christmas is about for me. Making people feel better, putting time and effort into the gifts and picking out something that is truly going to mean something to someone because it means something to you. Are you up for the challenge?