My husband and I committed ourselves to not spending a single Christmas dollar that wasn't going to do more than just buy stuff. No plastic goodies or meaningless drivel this year. We want to take the few dollars we have and support local businesses, ministries and individuals rather than the big guys.
In our very 'connected' world, local has taken on a whole new meaning. Some of my best buddies are people that I have met virtually and I have to admit I haven't met all of them in real life, but they are still very 'local' to me! In keeping with that so are some of my favorite places to shop, while they may not be within walking distance, they are real people doing real services and have real products that they believe in!
This week I want to feature 'local' businesses and ministries that take your dollars and do more with them than just line their pockets! Enough of that already! I am also not so impressed with companies who are using child labour, maintain poor work conditions or don't pay fairly. Obviously I am not going to be able to feature every amazing business that is doing something good, so if you know of people who are, please share the love and the links!!
We want to hear about Etsy shops that are using their proceeds to fund international adoptions. Local businesses that are ambassadors for ministries by selling handmade goods that help break the poverty cycle. And how about you, do you have a small business that is helping your family make ends meet because you believe in what you do? Let's hear about it!!
It's a quiet revolution that makes a huge difference in the lives of so many. Make sure you are checking back over the next few days for featured shops and ministries and we're going to give away a thing or two!!
DON'T BE SHY!!
Blow the trumpet, toot your horn!! The comment box should work better now! The robot thingy is gone so if you have had issues posting comments in the past, fear not...the comment box is with you! So, please, give me your links and recommendations and join the quiet revolution!! You can email, too, if you're too shy to say it out loud!