26 Nov '11, 8pm

Why It Pays Big To Support Small Businesses | Care2 Causes

Why It Pays Big To Support Small Businesses | Care2 Causes

It’s been said time and again (by Charlie Brown , for instance) that the holidays in the US have lost their meaning and become a great shopping-and-spending fest. First Christmas became over-commercialized and now Thanksgiving — America’s national day of thankfulness — seems in danger of becoming the “day before you start your Black Friday shopping .” Around where I live in northern New Jersey, Halloween is also over-hyped, with stores devoted to decorations and costumes galore. My mother always sewed costumes for my sister and me when we were children: We were “colonial girls” with beautiful frilly dresses in blue and pink that she made at her Singer sewing machine. Another year I was a rabbit and one year, a Native American (ok, an “Indian” as I said back in the 1970s) in a costume sewn by my mom that I decorated with fabric pens. When I was very young, I had looked envi...

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