Christmas is right around the corner, and we are all busy making our shopping lists, and deciding what to get for each of our loved ones. This time of year, the newspaper ads, television ads, and now the internet ads are in your face every minute of the day!! I think I have received at least 3 or 4 emails each day from places like Walmart, Home Depot, Sears, Target.... each telling me that I need to come shop their sales!!
I don't know about you, but I detest going shopping when the stores are so crowded and everyone is pushing and shoving, all of the aisles are blocked by shopping carts, and some people are wandering aimlessly with a lost look in their eyes! I usually end up doing all or most of my Christmas shopping online.
This year, I am going to ask you to do something different. I am a seller on eBay, and I have many friends and acquaintances who also sell online on many different venues. Many of these friends are single Moms, stay at home Moms, men and women who have lost their jobs and have not been able to find work enough to support their family, and then there are those who are disabled. These people put their heart and souls into their business, as small as it may be. One of these friends is a disabled man, who relies on his jewelry making business to support himself. His jewelry is top quality and his prices are extremely reasonable!
So, this year, why not give your hard earned dollars to someone who really needs them, instead of the big box stores?? By doing this, you will be helping those small businesses stay alive and thrive!!! Below are a few of those small businesses.
Wishing you, one and all, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
James eBay Store
Pam's eBay Store
Lori's eBay Store
Sandy's Collectibles and More