Carolyn Browne Tamler

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    12-10-15 Buy your presents locally instead of buying them on the Internet from large corporations 

    Rich and I recently visited the towns of Anacortes and Coupeville.  I probably wander around Langley at least once a week.  What I notice just walking around these charming small towns is the absence of big corporate names.  Instead there is a variety of locally-owned shops.

    During the holidays, ,most of us are scrambling to get presents for the people in our lives.  It’s tempting to just go to the Internet for the solutions.  One of my daughters suggested a present for her husband (I’m his secret Santa), and sent me the link so I could just order the item on line.  I have high hopes of finding what he will want at one of our local stores.  In fact, when I asked the Star Store in Langley if they might have what I’m looking for, they volunteered to check with their suppliers to see if they can find something that will work.

    I know we are all busy and just clicking a button on our computer is an easy way to deal with holiday shopping.  But, our local businesses need our support.

    Actually, it’s more fun to walk around a local business community and visit the shop owners and look for appropriate gifts.  There has also been a lot written about how much healthier it is to get up from our computers and walk around frequently.

    So, go visit our local communities to shop, and you’ll not only be supporting local merchants, you’ll be gifting yourself with a healthy walk.

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    Hi Carolyn.

    I agree, I shopped this your locally and found wonderful gifts for my grandkids at Casey's Craft and others at Star.

    Thanks for the reminder!

    December 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBev Heising

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