Friday Thankfulness + Shop Small Business Saturday

It’s the week of Thanksgiving, and here at Preservation in Pink, each day of the week will be dedicated to a different subject of preservation thankfulness.

Monday Thankfulness. Tuesday Thankfulness. Wednesday Thankfulness. Thanksgiving Thankfulness.

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Today, among the craziness of Black Friday, I am thankful for the small business owners and the people who understand the value and importance of shopping at locally owned business (whether in a downtown, village center or even those in a strip mall). Small businesses keep the money in their local economy and provide good jobs and a better connection to the places we live. Shopping small businesses makes a big difference.

This year, Saturday November 26, is Small Business Saturday, the second annual such day sponsored by American Express.

The 2nd annual Small Business Saturday® is a day dedicated to supporting small businesseson one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.

On November 26, we’re asking millions of people to Shop Smallsm at their favorite local stores and help fuel the economy. When we all shop small, it will be huge.

Just one purchase – will you make that pledge? Big or small, it will be a huge difference. Check it out on Facebook, too.

Happy Shopping!

2 thoughts on “Friday Thankfulness + Shop Small Business Saturday

  1. John Hlumyk says:

    I absolutely love the “Shop Small” campaign, but I don’t need it. I shop small weekly. I buy my coffee from a local roasting business that began in 1951, I buy my gas from a station where they still pump it for you and will check the oil if you ask, and my favorite grocery store is a family owned business that has been around as long as I’ve been alive. Do I end up paying more? On some things I’m sure I do, but its not as often or as much as you’d think. Besides, chasing $5.00 to $10.00 savings all around town doesn’t really save you anything. There are many good reasons for supporting local small businesses, but the one I appreciate the most is that once you frequent such places more than a couple times you begin to realize you are buying from friends. I’m on a first name basis with the people at most of the places I shop. So the other day when I left a couple of these businesses we exchanged Thanksgiving wishes. The difference is we really, really meant it. That to me is a priceless dividend.

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