We’ve all heard the saying “A little goes a long way.” In the hustle and bustle of the festive season, no truer words could be spoken. Between hanging up Christmas lights, getting all those holiday decorations ready, cooking an entire holiday feast, and wrapping what seems like an endless number of presents, we often forget How? ‘Or’ What we shop for the holidays while focusing on the speed and efficiency of our holiday shopping. Here’s the thing: The small businesses that make up the heart of America’s small towns, including your local community, depend greatly on your reconsideration of how and where you buy your Christmas gifts. Here’s something to remember: You can give back big by shopping small this holiday season. After all, a little goes a long way.
Your dollar is more than twice as valuable when spent at a local independent merchant versus a large corporation. Beyond that, your money will recirculate seven times in your community. Buying from local chain stores redistributes your money three times in your area. Every time that money recirculates, it creates jobs and an economic base that supports your family, friends and neighbors for the long term.
Think of it as a basic, small-scale economy. By buying locally, you will help a single mother pay for food to feed her family. You will keep money in your community which will then be put into local government, volunteer goals and community philanthropy. You’ll be contributing to funds that support your local school district, clean up your city’s parks, and keep the lights on at your favorite local stores. It continues the cycle of local businesses that feed off each other and grow by supporting each other. The beauty of it all is that we have the power to change how our cities and towns look next year by making thoughtful decisions about where we spend our money today.
At Cline Jewellers, we wholeheartedly advocate shopping small. As a local business, we devote much of our energy to giving back to our community through contributions to focus groups, fundraising committees, non-profit organizations, and philanthropic community efforts. That’s why we host events here at Cline Jewelers that are 100% donation driven and channel all proceeds to local programs. Local shopping pushes your resources into our economy, and we have witnessed its positive effects here at Edmonds.
We are grateful to have grown as beneficiaries of this core business model. We are very grateful to turn on our lights every day thanks to your support. Additionally, we are honored to have such hardworking, committed, and caring employees here to assist you at Cline Jewelers. Shopping small not only supports our businesses through monetary recirculation, but it supports and helps foster our community workforce. It provides jobs that support our families, which in turn grows our businesses and strengthens our community.
So, in conclusion, our family here at Cline Jewelers would like to remind you and encourage you to think about how and where you shop this holiday season, because in the end, a little is enough! Feel free to share this post and our most recent Commercial spot “Shop Local” on your social media channels to spread this positive message to members of your community, local businesses and philanthropic organizations.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
— By Andy Cline, Cline Jewelers
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