Saturday has been set aside as the day to celebrate and
support our country’s small businesses, Small Business Saturday.  Since I began blogging, I have met some amazing women running shops
throughout our community.
Women like Marilyn Caskey, owner of Garment Exchange, a fun
consignment boutique.  Marilyn is a
single mom working hard to make a living for her family doing something she
loves.  Supporting her is a pleasure.
My Christmas decorations all began with the little snowman closest to you, when my husband and I celebrated our first anniversary in the Texas hill country.  I will always hold that little gift boutique close to my heart!
My Christmas decorations come from three places: small gift
boutiques; gifts to me; and vintage decorations from both sides of the
family.  I decided twenty two years ago
to collect snowmen after falling in love with them in the small business
boutiques of Fredericksburg,TX.  They
bring me so much joy and each one has a story to tell of a small shoppe and its community.
 And, there are so
many of those boutique owners who each have their own stories to tell, and who work night
and day to be successful.  Our economy is
built on their sweat and tears.   So,
please, this holiday season, find one or two small businesses to encourage
with your dollars.  It’s not about
getting more stuff….it is about helping our communities grow and thrive.  It’s about blessing those around us with
small gifts that say we care. 
Have a Wonderful Small Business Saturday!  Would you tell us what small business in your town is your favorite??

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