“Oh, there’s no place like shopping close to home for the holidays…”

It’s good for so many reasons, including:

  • One-of-a-kind finds for those on your list.
  • A nice way to get into the holiday spirit. It’s just not the same doing all your shopping online.
  • A great way to support local businesses, artists and artisans.
  • It’s green, green, green. No shipping, less travel, smaller carbon footprint – especially when you are buying repurposed and cutting edge true green products.

So, in the interest of time, I’m going to get right to the list of shop local opportunities. Read on for all the details and some pix:

Downtown Ipswich Holiday Kick-Off Day, All Day Saturday, 12/5

Starting with Santa’s arrival – by boat – at the Town Wharf (hey, it’s Ipswich!)…

Click Here  for all the details including a BOLO (be on the look out!)  for a green gremlin (the Grinch!)

Me! I’m going to have plenty of eco-bling and OOAK coat racks and key holders for sale at the Ascension Memorial Church’s Holiday Sale and Fundraiser on Saturday night, from 6-9. There will be wine and appetizers if you need more incentive to attend!

Here are just a couple of samples of the repurposed, functional items I am selling:

I’m also selling my eco-items at my prelaunch office on Tuesday, December 8th from 5:30-8:30 and Saturday, December 12th from 10am-4pm in conjunction with wrapping up DeClutter For Good drop off days for books and women’s business attire. 

Newburyport’s Fall Farmers’ Market from 10-1 each Sunday through Dec. 20. That’s right! The Newburyport market was such a success that it’s been extended Sundays through Christmas. Go to their site to see all the great vendors.

S.A.F.E STUDIO ~ POTTERY SALE

December 4-5, 2009

12-4 pm

18 D Mitchell Rd. Ipswich

(978) 356-1141

S.A.F.E Studio helps clients heal by providing educational and therapeutic art programs to treat child and adult survivors and those at risk of abuse and trauma. All Proceeds benefit S.A.F.E. Studio Programs.

I’m sure  there are many more opportunities to SHOP LOCAL this holiday season.  I’ll add any I learn about along the way. Know of one I missed? Just add your comment to this post and include as much date, time and contact info as possible.

I see that a lot of folks are posting on Craig’s List under events with a keyword search of holiday, so check out postings there and add ’em if you got ’em…

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