Friday, November 21, 2008

Buy Local For the Holidays!

This year, more than ever, it is important for us, as consumers, to shop locally. Shopping locally ensures that our hard-earned cash stays within our own communities, helping out our neighbors and creating a more vibrant local economy.

Tomorrow, Saturday November 22, is America Unchained Day. The idea is that on this one day, consumers flex their collective muscle by shopping locally. We urge you to shop locally tomorrow, be it early holiday shopping, dining out, or perhaps even buying books.

And, next Friday is the first day of Buy Local Week. It runs from November 28 through December 5. Endorsed by Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, and sponsored by Colorado Local First, Buy Local Week is a chance to focus our dollars on our own community. Check out the Tattered Cover's page at Colorado Local First here. And look around for their really cool stickers (we've had some in our coffee shops for the past week or so.)

So don't forget: Shop Locally this holiday season!