It's Time to Make Shopping Small Business Big this Christmas Season!
With the holiday season fast approaching we are bombarded by specials and sales that promise savings galore. From the latest toy to a home appliance that makes your life better or easier it’s likely going to be on sale this holiday season. Big box stores local and online run these specials to entice people into their establishments. It’s really no surprise, and most people know this, yet they wake up before daylight to rush to the big box store and wait in line with thousands of other people hoping to get that latest deal. Unfortunately, this is how our society views Christmas shopping today. And while your purchase at one of these big box stores can help a local community, it pales in comparison to what it means for a small business owner.
For a small business owner each and every order they receive is celebrated. Some small business owners only receive a small number of orders and each one is even more awesome. In fact, you may see some small business owners doing high fives after you leave the store with your purchase. You may not realize just how much a small business struggles alongside a big box store that offers those huge sales but they do. And it seems like small business owners are finding it more and more difficult to get shoppers into their stores.
When you buy from small local businesses you’re not just promoting a business or individual but you’re showing them that dreams are possible and they come true. Each and every small business owner started with a dream to become an entrepreneur and sell their products to you. By buying from them you’re basically saying, I can make your dreams come true. Because for many small business owners, buying from them is making their dreams come true.
Another area that small business owners are really committing to is online marketplaces. Just because you shop online doesn’t mean you can’t still shop small this holiday season. In fact, many of the online stores today are operated and owned by small business owners. Places like eBay and Etsy make it easy for local craftsmen and hobbyists to offer their unique, one of a kind wares for you to purchase. Most of these items are handmade and crafted with love specifically for the order.
One of those small business owners that offers unique and personalized wedding invites and other stationary is VG Invites. They hand craft and design great looking products that are offered online at great prices. When you’re shopping small for invitations be sure to check them out.
This holiday season be sure to check out some of the products and services your local and online small business shops have to offer. You’re not just purchasing a product you’re actually making dreams come true with each purchase you make when shopping small this holiday season. Below is a list of small businesses you might consider for your holiday shopping. Merry Christmas from Victoria, a small business owner and I hope you and your family have a great year!
Your Holiday Shopping Small Business List
Avery Piano www.musiclessons.com/rii-kids-create
Crocus Road Crafts www.crocusroadcrafts.etsy.com
Education by Entertainment www.EducationByEntertainment.com
Krazy Kool Krayons www.etsy.com/shop/krazykoolkrayons
Poppet Industries www.etsy.com/shop/poppetindustries
Rechic Unique Boutique www.rechic.biz
Red Lotus Designs www.theredlotusdesigns.etsy.com
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VG Invites www.vginvites.etsy.com