Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
I just got home from a day with family! It was wonderful, rowdy and good to see relatives I see only a few times a year. Tomorrow, my family will be coming to my house and we will do the same thing all over again.
This time of year may be hectic, but my family does hectic pretty darn good. Most of my family will not be participating in Black Friday shopping. I decided long ago there isn't anything I need that badly to fight crowds or stand in long lines. I know, I know, bargains are falling off the shelves, coupons over-flow the newspapers and extra attendants are in place at the stores. Still, I prefer to stay home on Black Friday.
Now, on Saturday, I plan to venture out. It's "Small Business Day" on Saturday. It's a day to stop at your local stores and give them some business too! Business as in purchase something! Small businesses compete with the large super-chain stores all year long and I'm glad they have their own special day now. Small businesses built this great country and although prices may be cheaper elsewhere, I plan to shop at small businesses on Saturday. I enjoy the neighborhood atmosphere, unique gifts and friendly clerks.
Regardless where you shop this weekend, be safe, be wise, and may the shopping fairy always be close by to help you pick out exciting presents for your loved ones.
Til next time ~