Sunday, October 19, 2008

Support our Entrepreneurs!

Okay, the Christmas shopping season is approaching, as you can tell if you visit ANY of the big box stores... they have Christmas displays going up left and right! Much of our Christmas here at Thistledew is going to be handmade, because budgets are tight.

Unfortunately, for me, time is also tight, so I am pledging to support our friends and fellow bloggers who make and sell their handmade creations. I will replace any Christmas gift I would ordinarily purchase at a box mart or department store with the equivalent from one of our blogger buddies. Now, that doesn't mean much this year, I know, because I wouldn't be buying much anyway. But, next year - look out! :)

I am challenging all of you out there in the blogoshpere to make the same pledge - if you aren't going to make it yourself, and if an equivalent product is available from a 'net entrepreneur, avoid the big box marts and support the little guy (or gal, as the case may be!).

In order to get the ball rolling, Melissa and I are hosting a giveaway - I'll post the details soon! Stay tuned!



Amy said...

I have been thinking of Christmas myself, too. Usually I make everything, with the exception of the things my husband insists the kids need! (Toys)
Can't wait to hear about the giveaway!

Thistledew Farm said...

I can't wait either - hmmm I'm all in - no matter what it is. I am up for the challenge though. I will be making most of my own presents - some may even pay me not to give presents since I'm making them!!!! That will be another money maker of mine!

Terri said...

Thanks for stopping by, Amy! We always love to have you visit!

Melissa, wait 'til you see what I have cooked up - and, no, it doesn't involve cows! :)