Friday, November 25, 2011

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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):

Bonanza.com (formerly 1000 Markets)
Little Odd Forest.com