There are plenty of gifts, still out there, waiting to be found.
Although the weekend of Thanksgiving was a big shopping weekend-long extravaganza, the follow up from Amex today was an offer for #ShopSmall (For The Holidays) marketing materials.
I do hope that plenty of community based, small businesses – yes, even franchise branded, locally owned and operated – retailers, restaurants and service providers will take them up on this offer.
It helps remind the community that the business owners are ready for them when they arrive…Just as much as it is important for us to support our local business owners.
Get to know them. Keep putting your dollars back into the local community. Return the favor to the business owners who donate to your kid’s soccer team, choir groups, and cancer fund raisers – they will appreciate it more than you know.
I am sure there is inventory, a holiday brunch reservation or a last minute consultation still out there, this week and next, and maybe even the next – just waiting to be found. When you see the sign, you will know.
~ Dawn aka Hat Girl