This Christmas #Thinkindie
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and although I haven’t really made as start with my Christmas shopping just yet I have already decided my plan of attack!
Since opening my shop on Beulah Street I have seen many small independents come and go and unfortunately there are still a few empty units along the street which are crying out to be loved! I know how important it is for customers to be aware that every penny they spend in an independent shop is going to a well earned home especially at this time of year!
The problem is if we don’t buy our shopping from local independents then you may as well say bye to them! By changing the way we shop even if it is in the smallest way, such as making an effort to buy our cheese from the Cheeseboard when we pass rather than when we are in the supermarket, will go a long way in supporting these businesses and ensuring they are there to stay!
Therefore this year I have made myself a Christmas pledge. I am going to aim to
- Shop Local
- Spend Local
- Eat Local
- Enjoy Local
this Christmas! I will make sure I fill you in with my progress and let you know how I get on!
As a small business we are involved in the American Express “Shop Small UK” campaign to encourage cardholders to use their card in participating small businesses by rewarding American Express® Cardmembers for supporting their local high street.
Shop Small from 3 December right up to 18 December 2016 and every time you spend £10 or more on your Card in a single transaction at a participating small business, you’ll get a £5 credit on your statement.
Click here for more details.
In the meantime why don’t you take up the Shop Small challenge too and think Indie this Christmas! Wouldn’t it be lovely to put your feet up on Christmas Day knowing that everything around you from the turkey to the tree has been purchased from a small independent local business
Why not let us know how you get on!
Lots of Love