Giving gifts is a staple of the holiday season, but it isn’t always as fun as it sounds. The hassle of going to the mall or dealing with lost online orders can put a wet blanket on the holiday spirit. If you’re looking for a better way to do your holiday shopping this season, why not try shopping local?
When you shop at local businesses, you not only support those small shops but also the community. In Evergreen, Genesee, and Golden there are many great shops that hold quality products and you can find everything you need to complete your shopping.
Not ready to let go of those awesome Black Friday deals on Amazon? That’s OK! You can start small this year. According to Sustainable Connections, even the smallest change in shopping behavior can make a huge difference. They even recommend starting by shifting at least 10% of your non-local purchases to a local business this holiday season. If we all shifted 10% of our shopping purchases it would result in new jobs and potentially millions of dollars in new economic activity.
Do you feel a little bit better about starting your holiday shopping? Go out and explore your community and find a new store today.