Why not? Shop local when you can for everything throughout the year but starting this holiday season, why not shop local? Shop the mom and pop stores. Eat at the local sandwich shops, cafes, restaurants. Buy your gasoline from local and/or American owned stores. Keep your local community thriving from the dollars you spend. Even IF,… you pay a little more for it.
Do you think WalMart cares if you walk into their store? Does the manager know your name? I know the board of directors don’t know your name. And the money you spend there mostly goes out of town. Same with Target, Kmart, Lowes and Home Depot. Shop your downtown areas. Florence and Tuscumbia have great shopping downtown and Sheffield has revamped a bit. These people are our neighbors,… our friends. People we know and they know us. Help keep your dollars local by shopping,… LOCAL!! It is a win/win situation.
Can’t find the right gift shopping local? Ask the merchant if they offer gift certificates. Most do offer this option. Local merchants? If you don’t offer gift certificates,… You might want to look into doing so. It could increase your business. Not just during the holiday season but all year round too.