Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday

While I am not one to go out shopping on this Black Friday, I do want to encourage those who are beginning their holiday shopping to consider buying from small local businesses. This could be a mom and pop store in your own town, or a small company selling on-line. It could be from your neighbor, or sister or friend.

Many hand made things can be found on Etsy.com

While we don't have a lot of products on our web site, there there are a few:
Oak Haven Alpacas


Note: I wasn't actually up at 5 a.m. to write this. I wrote it ahead of time and had blogger post it for me. It just seemed fitting, when thinking about Black Friday shopping, that it would post in the wean hours of the morning. I, in fact, will be asleep at that time :) When I do get up (on my own, without an alarm clock), I will feed my alpacas, and spend my Friday off of work spinning yarn. I have some of Twilight's fiber already on my spinning wheel waiting for me to spin - I can't wait!

2 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

Yes, I am encouraging people to buy local also...or support Etsy shops. This will be the 3rd or 4th year I haven't done the big shopping day. It will be spent, instead, in my pj's spinning, knitting, weaving with my family and a movie marathon. Somewhere barn chores will get done.

Enjoy your long weekend.

Oak Haven Alpacas said...

I agree, it is much more family friendly to be home, with our families on this extended weekend :)

I've never been one to do the Black Friday shopping. For one, I don't like crowds. But the more I learn and think about it, the more I get upset at the greed that goes on. I'll be happy to be home, spinning yarn, picking out which movies to watch with my kids - that's so much more important than being out there fighting greed. These are the days my kids (and I) will remember, at home together laughing and joking and being together.

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