"Shop Local"....the gift that keeps on giving.

Now that the gifts have been given, I thought it would be a good time to share a little about how we did our shopping this year. A few months ago I told Adam that I would really like to only shop locally for our Christmas gifts this year. In the past I've just simply logged on to Amazon and found the "perfect" gift for each person on my list.....easy peasy. But you know, there was an emptiness in that for me. Yes, they were good gifts and I think the recipients were appreciative but there was something impersonal about them. And since I happen to have lots of friends who are small business owners, I asked myself why would I NOT want to support them and give unique gifts to my friends and family? So.....here's my rundown of the awesome small local businesses my family supported this year.....you should really check them out!