In recent years, I’ve tried to buy as many of my holiday gifts as possible from local businesses. It is my small effort to help the local economy.
SCORE, a volunteer organization that helps small business, explains how we can all help. SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Another way I like to help small businesses is to shop at the Rhode Island School of Design Holiday Alumni Art Sale. It’s coming up Saturday, December 8th. It’s a great way to get unique gifts at a reasonable price. I figure I am helping artisans keep afloat and am buying American-made products. Perhaps you can see if your local art school or university has a similar art sale.