New Shopping Tradition
Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone. Black Friday has come and gone, well sort of. Black Friday, like the time taken off by some for the Christmas holiday, seems to be creeping well beyond its one day boundary and taken up the mantle of Black Friday week. I have never been much for bracing the cold to stand in line for a bargain on Black Friday or any other day, but on Black Friday especially. It’s a day that seems to bring out the worst in people, and I for one do not want to start my holiday season in a frame of mind that neither brings good feelings towards my fellow man or good cheer. Now I am not suggesting anything so brash as boycotting stores during this time. I know that the people who have to work selling during such buying frenzies are doing so to make a living. What I can get into though, and I did this year, is the concept of “Small Business Saturday”, a fairly new holiday shopping concept where you choose to support the local economy by shopping at small local businesses. In fact, it would be nice to see “Small Business Saturday” stretch well beyond its one day boundary, and become an embraced shopping ideology that is applied throughout all the days of the year.