This year, let's commit to being mindful of the small businesses that boost our local economy. COVID has forced many to close their doors. Before you add your holiday gifts to your BIG BOX online order, scroll through this post for local small businesses you can support. This list is a collective of services, products, and experiences. My hope is that you will find intentional and creative gifts for your loved ones this year.
CG Designs - wood burned jewelry
K-Creations - college student and entrepreneur
Etsy - thousands of creators here
Facials: Sarah at Panhandle Plastic Surgery
Lashes: Angie at Navii
Nails: Paint Nail Bar
Sugaring/Waxing: The Perfect Peach
“if you're going to buy president Obama's new book, please buy it from an independent bookstore. A book like that keeps the light on for many stores!”
Harriett's Book Store
This year I have done more reading than I have in a really long time. In an effort to think big and shop small, I found Harriett's Book Store and have purchased several books from them. My newest addition is President Obama's, "A Promised Land."
For the book lover on your list, visit their website!
Anti-Racism Daily Newsletter
“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.”
- Angela Y. Davis
We MUST NOT forget that there is still abundant work to do to end racism. One of the most powerful tools you can find is this daily newsletter. It's a five minute read delivered to your email each day. It is packed full of resources and educational materials for us to better equip ourselves in the fight against racism.
Consider making a donation to the contributors who work tirelessly on this!
Charities to Donate To
CMN - Children's Miracle Network of Amarillo.... ALL FUNDS STAY LOCAL!
High Plains Food Bank - Help end the fight against hunger
Panhandle Angels - Support families fighting childhood cancer or life threatening blood disorders
PARC - Promotes a sense of self worth and helps the homeless become aware of life's possibilities
Snack Pack for Kids - end weekend hunger in our community
Pacific Whale Foundation - After visiting Hawaii, protection of our marine life and coral reefs became increasingly important to me