Friday, November 23, 2012

It's Black Friday! Shop local!

Robicelli's Cupcakes
Thanksgiving 2012 is in the books and perhaps today you've already turned your thoughts to shopping for those other upcoming holidays. With so many businesses still feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy, I implore you to consider shopping local this holiday season and there's a GREAT new site to help you do that...

Made in NYC showcases New York made businesses and if an awesome spot to start making your holiday list. When you spend money locally it helps that money stay local helping keep local businesses afloat (and hopefully thriving). During the hurricane businesses lost, inventory, supplies, and work days in the critical fourth quarter. These last few weeks of 2012 could be the difference between a good year and a bad year for many. Small, local businesses employ many and keep our economy diverse, not to mention they make AWESOME products? Have you had a cupcake or brownie from Robicelli's or
a macaroon from Danny Macaroons? There are so many tasty treats from small batch hot sauces and jams to cookies, chocolates, breads and artisanal sodas (not to mention jewelry, accessories and clothing) on the site. I'm going to challenge myself to stay local with my holiday list and I hope to encourage friends and family to do the same (and, you! dear readers) your community needs you.

2 comments:

nice said...

These cupcakes are simply adorable! ;)

nikkicrawford007 said...

cute cupcakes ^_^