If you’ve been visiting for anytime at all, you know I love to shop online and I love to share my most favorite finds, gifts, and deals along the way. With all of that, I make it my mission to SHOP SMALL as well.
We are business owners (my husband and I, my family, and my husband’s family) so we know the endless amounts of work it takes to keep businesses open and thriving. Also, my family used to own a gift shop in the college town near by so we even know about the blood, sweat, and tears it takes to run a retail business! I can remember working many Christmas Eves with my parents and my brothers and sisters. I think we wrapped 150 gifts one Christmas Eve!
In celebration of Small Business Saturday, please make the commitment to buy at least a portion of your holiday gifts from small online shops or local businesses. Here are a few of my favorites you should most definitely check out!
Ashley Brooke Designs
Kelly Ashworth Design
PersonaliTy Southern Children’s Classic Custom Clothing
HollyGo Design Co
Sweet Auburn Studio
Giggle – also offering FREE SHIPPING on orders over $75 – for a limited time. Enter FABFREE12 at checkout.
Paper Source – Do Something Creative Every Day ®
Shop Dandy Clothing Boutique
WayCool Designs – Custom Baby Books
ElevenOne Creative – Decorative Pillows
Nudo Italia – Adopt an Olive Tree
Belly Dance Maternity
Preggers Maternity & Baby
Baby Dumplings Designs
Danzo Baby Diaper Bags
Oopsy Daisy Art
The Little Crane Smocked Shoppe
Bling It On in Herrin, IL
The Annex Coffee & Deli in Herrin, IL
Etcetera Flowers in Marion, IL
Tickled Pink Boutique & Gifts in Carbondale, IL
Love Herrin-Buy Local is a project I’ve been working on with our local Chamber director. It’s very exciting and we are confident it’s going to be a long, successful endeavor. Get involved with your local community and help support your local business people whether it’s with a coffee a day at the local coffee shop, buying gifts at your local drug store, or investing with your local financial agent.
Check out Liene’s Small Business Saturday 2012 post on ThinkSplendid.com – it’s full of great deals from more of my favorite shops!
Do you have an online or local small shop? Post a link below so everyone can check it out.