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A very local Christmas

December 17, 2012

Buying local for Christmas this year has been a revelation.

I expected to feel good about it, but I didn’t expect it to be so much fun!


I have met so many cool people and neighbors and have established friendships that will last far past the season. 

The gifts I have purchased for the people on my list are gifts from the heart and not just more stuff.  From sweaters and scarfs made from the wool of alpacas from an alpaca farm just down the road from us to goats milk soap I got from from a close friend who makes it using goats milk from her own goats.  

I also bought some home spun pottery dishes and a neat yarn despensing bowl from a local pottery maker.  I found candles made by physically challenged citizens and a rug that wasn’t made locally, but is a free trade item and sold by a local shop owner. 

It feels amazing getting off the consumerism tread mill!


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