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Community Help Your Community This Holiday Season
 By BRittany amalfi
Well, it’s officially that time of year again: the holidays! And we all know that with the holi- days comes the dreaded holiday shopping. We go through this every year. Trying to pick out the perfect gift, when to carve time out of our busy schedules, and where to go shopping. Of course, let’s not forget how packed those places can get, either. All in all, it can absolutely be a hair-pull- ing experience. But does it really have to be?
The holidays are supposed to be all about having fun, and spending time with our friends and family, so why do we always need to feel stressed about shop- ping? I totally get it; We all want to find that perfect gift for the
By Shopping Local
special people in our lives, and most of the time, that can be ex- ceptionally hard to do. But then again, we often forget that when we’re participating in the chaos of holiday shopping, we forget about an essential aspect: local business.
Local businesses, especially local businesses in Newfound, have a very family-like feeling to them, which, as I said, the hol- idays are supposed to be about family. Don’t get me wrong; I know those big corporations have hundreds of options for gifts, but if you’re looking for that “per- fect” gift with a sense of family in the air, you shop locally.
There are so many unique local businesses in the Newfound area, and the people of this com-
munity have known to walk into a store and it feels like they’re coming home. The people who run these small businesses pro- vide for the community and just want to help everyone find what they need to have a great holiday and a great life. Shopping local is also a tremendous benefit to the community you live in, and what better way to benefit the com- munity than by shopping local during the holidays?
Not only does shopping lo- cally help keep funds in the community (We want to keep Newfound thriving, after all) there is so much room for finding unique gifts you wouldn’t find in some Super Target or a crowded mall. Small businesses thrive on their individuality and creativity,
and they are the ones that will have the perfect gift. Local busi- ness owners might also work with shoppers who might be a little lost on what to get. That’s
the beauty of a small business—they want to help. Authenticity
is key, and Newfound is teeming with small busi- nesses that are packed to the brim with it.
There are so many
different gift ideas! Local busi- nesses in Newfound, or just in general, are loaded with items that are handmade, home- cooked, and just downright cre- ative for everyone in the family. Quality is what all of these products have in common, and you’re going to find that when browsing the shelves of a local business. And you’re not going to find these products anywhere else. Small companies typically choose to stray away from the mass trends that all of these big corporations follow, so the prod-
ucts you find locally are going to have so much more individuality. Shopping local means in- vesting in your community. By buying from small businesses, you’re benefiting the community’s over- all economy. The Newfound com- munity has done so much for us; why not give back? It also pro- vides an excellent opportunity to see new businesses open and thrives, giving people more options for quality prod-
So, all in all, shop this holiday
season locally. Heck, do it all year round! Newfound is full of phe- nomenal small businesses filled with quality products, services, and people. So stop in, browse around, and I bet you’ll find that perfect gift. You’re not going to get that feeling of family and comfort at those big corporations so take a look around at what’s in your area because there are a lot of wonderful businesses waiting for you to come home.
          Thank you everyone for a great season.
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