The Good Stuff
Everyone seems to be talking about Black Friday – that super-hyped shopping frenzy that follows American Thanksgiving.
But what if people said no: a holiday shouldn’t be all about shopping. It should be about relaxing with friends and family, not rushing out to malls at midnight or struggling through crowds looking for bargains.
Obviously shopping is something we all have to do – we need to eat, we need to be clothed, we like having nice things and giving gifts to those we love. But what if we saw it as a way to support our neighbours and make our communities stronger. You can do that by shopping at locally-owned business at least part of the time.