It has been one of those years, everyone is struggling and unfortunately local businesses are dropping like flies. Before you get something off amazon or one of the big retailers just let this fact mull over you . If Jeff Bezos gave all 876,000 Amazon employees a $105,000 bonus, he would still be as rich as he was before the pandemic.
It is so important to shop locally and support small local businesses this Christmas, but what you might realise is the full extent of positive repercussions that your local purchases can have on your own local economy.
Quite simply you are helping them keep the lights on and continue to provide a far more personal service than any of the corporations, help them pay their own rent, their employees and feed their family. Also these businesses tend to support other local businesses helping the money stay within and grow the community. It is this kind of support that we all need to show each other coming into 2021.
So whatever you are getting this Christmas from food and services to presents, ask yourself can I be getting this locally? We will be.