This holiday season, I’m going to do the majority of my shopping on Etsy. Lately, I have seen some really beautiful things on Etsy, like scarves, jewelry and handmade handbags. Personally, I would like to support the people that put their time and energy into making the items. I know some of the shop owners post vintage stuff that is already made.
It would be great if I could find a local toy store so that I don’t have to give all of my money to Wal-Mart. It’s debatable to know if Wal-Mart needs my money. I know for sure that local mom & pop stores do.
It is scary to think that someday small, locally owned stores possibly won’t exist. The small stores are usually so charming and unique. It would be a shame to lose the mom and pop stores because we have forgotten about them.
So I challenge everyone, myself included, to do more holiday shopping at Etsy or at a local store in your area. Let’s see if we can shop local beyond the holidays also.
Christmas village in the photo can be found at: