Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Occupy Black Friday
For those of you who are tired of hearing about all the Black Friday "door buster" events where people camp out in order to buy stuff they probably cannot afford and most likely do not need - here is a thought....
How about we stop sending our money to China and other foreign lands via mega corporations, and this season buy things that are made locally in our own state and communities. We'd not only be helping the local economy by helping to support and grow small businesses and artisans, but we'd probably find much better craftsmanship as well in the items that we buy.
Personally - I like the more unique and authentic kinds of items that local businesses might sell.
Barring that - home made gifts are also wonderful and much appreciated by their recipients.
Who needs to fight with mobs of crazed shoppers or chance getting trampled in a Black Friday rampage? Sorry - but no TV or item of clothing is worth dealing with this:
Warning: Unashamed personal plug.
If you happen to be looking for a gift of handcrafted all organic ingredient soap....