Thank you to Every Nook & Cranny and to The Cellar Door for organizing a night of wine and art!
This time of year, we are bombarded with sales, coupons, discounts, emails, commercials and fliers encouraging us to shop, shop, shop. I even saw one commercial that blatantly said, “We turn feelings into jewelry.” I abhor obsessive consumerism and the commercialization of emotions and holidays. In the USA, the Christmas Season is the epitome of all that garbage combined.
This year, I encourage you to step back and think about every purchase you make. If you are going to spend money on a gift, think about where that money goes after it leaves you. Does it stay in your community? Does it go to an actual person or to a CEO? Is that money going to further someone’s creative dreams or will it just become a statistic to please shareholders?
Shop small, shop local and support the artists in your community this holiday season!