Making Your Holidays a Local Affair

We should all make a goal to make all things ‘holiday’ locally sourced. From the gifts we give to ourselves and others, to the food we serve and eat – we should all make a greater effort to support local, independent, hardworking small businesses. Here are just a few reasons why:

  • Many local and small businesses have been greatly affected by the pandemic; some businesses that rely on Summer or Christmas for seasonal revenue have had to explore different avenues for sustaining their business and income. 
  • Local small businesses are typically high quality, and somehow make us feel better, or they might taste better or look better, they seem to have this positive support local ‘vibe’. 
  • Exploring local businesses educates you on the level of sustainability your town, city or country could succeed if they really tried. It educates us; you will be surprised from books and resources, from fresh to frozen food, children’s toys to clothing, to fitness and wellness products – there is a large variety of everything you need right where you are! And even though there will always be international trading and imported goods, if we can do our part, and buy as much as we can from our own country, our own city and town, it goes a long way! 

These are just a few great reasons to support local!

From now until Christmas, I will be featuring some of my favourite local businesses, to promote their amazing service or product – but also to bring awareness to shopping local.

Published by Leah Finlay

Poet, Child Advocate, T.V Watching Bookworm, Nature Loving Foodie, Travel Loving, Horse & Dog Enthusiast, Canadian Creative Writer

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