We live in an age of quick, anonymous shopping. You go online, visit a faceless, monolithic retailer, and click to place an order, hoping the item you receive will be half as nice as it appeared on you phone or computer screen. It's a convenient system, but what we've gained in convenience we've lost in connections—that special experience that comes from visiting a local business deeply rooted in the community and the people who live there.
This holiday season, shop local! When you shop at locally owned, independent businesses, more money is kept in the community. Why? Local businesses tend to purchase from other local businesses, vendors, suppliers, distributors, and farms. Buying locally helps grow our region's tax base, too. So when you shop local, you not only support a business. You also support our towns, our schools, our bridges and roads, our libraries. You're supporting people just like you—those invested in our community's future. And if you love shopping online, don't forget that many of your favorite Upper Valley businesses offer online shopping, too!
Our shop has been part of the Upper Valley community for more than 30 years. We carry great, one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list. (Our recommendations? Try our moisturizers, candles, soft slippers and moccasins, and of course, our super-popular Soulmate socks!) Our friends and neighbors who make up the Upper Valley business community have great gifts too—everything you need for a wonderful holiday.
This week, think local first! Visit your Upper Valley business neighbors for those last-minute gifts and make it a great local holiday.
From all of us at Country Cobbler, thank you for your support. Have a wonderful holiday season.