Black Friday is coming. And with it, an onslaught of ads promoting door-busting deals, televisions, vacuum cleaners, video game consoles, and air fryers. Although, to be fair, we Stan air fryers – you should check out this buffalo wing recipe (it's game-changing).
But we digress.
Regardless if you love, hate, or feel indifferent about this annual event – there's no denying it's a money-making juggernaut for corporate retailers. But that's where Small Business Saturday comes in.
Every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, this occasion celebrates and supports small businesses and all they do for their communities. And here’s three reasons why you should definitely get out and shop small this holiday season!
Connect With Neighbors
With everything going on in life, it's easy to forget that there's a whole community that's here for you. Take the time to chat with local shop owners, meet your neighbors, and try new things. It’s truly the best!
Peace of Mind
Honestly, who doesn't love a good Target run? But here's the thing: there's no soul or feeling in buying a book from Target or Amazon. Shopping small simply feels right.
Supporting your community can boost your spirits, help improve your emotional well-being, and provide a sense of fulfillment. Plus, when was the last time you explored a legit antique shop? The trinkets are everything.
Supports the Community
Many small businesses focus on giving back to their communities. It also helps create new jobs and bolster the local economy. Plus, with the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses need your support more than ever as they’re still getting back on their feet.
Speaking of giving back, have you heard of Giving Tuesday? We know, it’s hard to keep up with all the holidays. Either way, Giving Tuesday inspires people to give back to their communities. You can participate by volunteering, donating clothing, helping out a neighbor, or finding a community event.
And did you know that our friends at Virtua Health are a non-profit health system? By donating to Virtua, your generosity can expand access to healthy affordable food, remove barriers to care for children and adults, enhance a broad range of clinical programs, and so much more!