I have a confession. I hate Black Friday... and everything about it.
It boggles my mind that people will camp out for 9 days just to get a deal on a flat screen TV... or whatever.
My son... who worked Black Friday at one of the local Walmart stores here... was amazed when a fight actually broke out at 9pm last night... over Crock pots... yes, crock pots. Who knew?! And... how SAD.
I have always been a strong proponent of either making gifts... or buying Handmade!.... or buying from local small businesses for the holidays... and this year will be no exception. In fact... I think in these tough economic times... what better than to support your local neighbors and family stores.... to support craftsmen and sellers of handmade goods ... or to make a gift yourself with lots of love thrown in.
Here are some wonderful places to buy handmade, artisan gifts (in no particular order):