Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We are grateful for so many things, most of all being able to do work we love with the support of great customers like you. I just heard a news piece on the amount of businesses now open on Thanksgiving. Not us! As much the pressure of the Holidays can be stressful, it's a time when things can (and should) quiet, when friends & families can come together and if only for a day be entitled to un-plug from routine & obligations. For us retailers, fast on the heels of Thanksgiving comes Black Friday - in recent years more often a debacle of consumption gone awry. There are good deals to be had sure, but the gratefulness from the day before seems overshadowed. Small Business Saturday on the other hand (while admittedly a creation of American Express) actually is a good thing. While it's encouraging you to go out & spend money, it's more importantly asking you to consider where & how you use your resources - a relevant question in this day & age where most 'things' are only a mouse click away. It's easy enough not to consider the impact your hard earned dollars can have on your community but spending it locally isn't just a tagline - it delivers results. It's how unique & valuable services can exist and thrive where you live - simultaneously making your neighborhood a more interesting & satisfying place to call home. Not to go overboard, but as a small business owner we can tell you first hand - it's meaningful!
* We have a free earring promotion going on in both stores this weekend so stop in & sign up!