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Small Business Love

Posted Nov 23 2010 11:45am

Thanks to American Express for sponsoring my writing today about small businesses. American Express is presenting Small Business Saturday, a way to honor the local merchants who are the backbone of the economy, this Saturday, November 27. They’re offering statement credits to people who shop at small businesses, advertising for small-business owners, and donations to Girls Inc. for “Likes” of the Small Business Saturday page on Facebook. Join the celebration by clicking the “Like” button and then visiting the Facebook page to learn more about the program and read the terms and conditions that apply.

OBVIOUSLY, my dears, Christmas is coming.  For us, it’s Christmas, for you, maybe it’s Hannukah or another seasonal or religious excuse to buy presents.  Whatever your reason for the season, ’tis undeniably the season to GIVE.

This year when you are thinking about where to shop and what to shop for, American Express wants you to consider patronizing one of the thousands of small businesses that offer amazing goods and services all year round. To support this Saturday, November 27th as “Small Business Saturday”, American Express asked me to highlight some of my favorite small businesses.  I thought it was a great idea! So here are three of my favorite small shops that do big things!

For yummy treats: Lulee’s Lollies !  I posted just last week about how much I looooove these cake-on-a-stick treats!  Seriously they are the tastiest thing EVAH.  If you’ve got a local friend or relative to send goodies to, these are what you want to send!  Whether you want an assorted bunch of pretty treats or you want your Lollies to look like Christmas Trees or stars, Lulee can do it.  She could probably even make a Baby Jesus lolly, but I am hoping you do not have anyone on your gift list who wants to bite off the Christ child’s head. :)

Carabella’s – I have a thing for personalized gifts, and I can’t wait to order a couple of things with Jonah’s name on it for him!  Of course he already has just about everything he needs, but with all the great gift selection on Carabella’s site, I am *sure* I can find *something* he MUST HAVE.   Actually I am thinking my kids really need these sibling shirts.  So THAT is what we might go with!!

From onesies, blankets, travel mugs, booties, boxers, diaper covers, dresses, diaper bags, totes, aprons…Carabella’s has EVERYTHING.  Go check out their selection!

Finally, there’s Usborne Books .  Now I know Usborne Books as a whole is not a small business, but Usborne consultants DO run their own small businesses.  I just had an Usborne party a few weeks ago and friend and helped friend and reader Jen support her small business.  I LOVE Usborne books and got a ton of books for the kids for Christmas.  Books are some of the most VALUABLE gifts you can give a child, so support Jen or your favorite Usborne consultant in their small business and give a child a great gift. You can order online and have your books shipped to you or to the lucky recipient!

So do yourself and your local and online small businesses a favor this weekend!  Click below & go “Like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook and get ready to make a difference with your dollars!

Small Business Saturday

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I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective , which endorses Blog With Integrity , as I do.

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