Archive for Thursday, November 10, 2011

Gift of love

November 10, 2011

I really don’t know how it happened but here it is, November already. Christmas will be here before we know it and many folks are already starting their shopping. I have never been one to shop early. The last minute suits me just fine.

That makes me think about the economy and the “Buy America” slogans we see. It is amazing how many items we pick up that says made in China, or Mexico or some other location that we have never heard of. I try to look for things that say “Made in the USA”. That seems to be getting more and more difficult. We received a wonderful email the other day that gave loads of ideas for us to give a loving gift to friends and family that is definitely made in the USA. I will share some of these suggestions:

Gift certificates are perfect, and one size fits all. Let’s start with your local beauty or barber shop, Gym membership? A car detailed, or an oil change, or getting your grass cut, snow removed or that new garage door opener. How about games at our local golf course? A computer tune up would be nice and Ada loves this one, namely the services of a cleaning lady for one day. We have loads of fantastic locally owned restaurants in our area, and we all love to eat out. A couple of tickets to a show at the Performing Arts Center would sure be appreciated.

How about all the craft shows we have in our own area this time of year. Every thing they offer is hand quilted, or hand made right here in the USA. This includes all sorts of gift items to make great grandma or brand new babies happy.

Also, and best of all, from 5 til 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, you can come to the Holiday Art Gala in the east gallery room at the Heritage Center in Leavenworth. It is a free event that gives you the opportunity to shop for lovely gift items or just enjoy looking. There will be finger food and live music. Everyone is invited, and I will be there to greet you. Just think about giving a gift of art

Just remember, this is about our local friends who are trying to make a living and want to keep their doors open for us.

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