Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Small Business Saturday

Did you know that last Saturday was Small Business Saturday

Well I found out on Small Business Saturday that one of my favorite small businesses is closing.  

There is a darling little gift boutique in my home town called Confetti.  They carry fantastic gift items and lots of personalized things {which we know I love}, including my calendars.

I have often wondered how they have managed to stay in business, knowing that the rent in our town is outrageous.  It seemed that with the economy in its current state... it was only a matter of time.

Well, it looks like time ran out.

My heart aches a little for Confetti, and for all the Small Business Owners that are having dreams squashed across America.

So please think about where you are making your holiday purchases this year.  I greatly admire those of you have that taken the Handmade Pledge and trying to go 100% handmade this season.

While I would love to commit to 100%, I just don't think Nathan would appreciate a hand-sewn work shirt to wear to his suit-and-tie office environment.

But I am definitely making an effort, and shopping with my fellow home-business owners whenever possible.

I hope you will too!


  1. absolutely! that is so sad about your local shop! :(

  2. That's so sad! One of my favorite local boutiques, Brown Eyed Girl recently went out of business too. I'm also trying to do a 100% hand-made Christmas, buying from Etsy, Big Cartel or making my own gifts!