How To Shop For Christmas This Year

Submitted by Marie Martinelli

As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans
with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods, merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year will be different.  This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands.

Yes there is! It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper? 

Everyone yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificate from your locally owned American hair salon or barber?   Gym membership?

It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement. Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plonking down the big bucks on a Chinese made flat-screen?

Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.

There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants offering gift certificates.  

Remember, folks this isn't about Big National chains  this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.

How many people couldn't use an oil change, done at a Independent shop run by the American working guy?

Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.

My computer could use a tune-up, and I know   I can find some guy who is trying to keep his repair business going.

OK, you were looking for something more personal. You can find Local crafts people at craft fairs this time of year. Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip.

And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theater. Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.

Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the house?

When you buy a five dollar string of light, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a tip.

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about US, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams.

And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits
come back to us in ways we couldn't imagine.

THIS is the new American Christmas tradition.  This is also one way of putting Christ back in Christmas.

This is a revolution of caring about each other
and isn't that what Christmas is about?  


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