What Will You Do This Christmas?

(David Evans, 11-2011)

As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods; merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. It’s time to think outside the box…

Everyone gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local hair salon or barber?

What about a Gym membership? It’s appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.

Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plunking downShop smarl. Shop local. big money on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course instead.

There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants, all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn’t the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint?

Remember, this isn’t about big national chains, this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.

How many people couldn’t use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?

Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.

My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.

Looking for something more personal? Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about us, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn’t imagine. THIS is the new American Christmas . Spread the Christmas cheer in your own community!…..

Visit www.madeinusa.org to find where you can buy merchandise that is made in the USA, and please remember to shop local whenever you can. Visit the 3/50 project.net for more information on how your dollar is split when you shop local as opposed to online and the impact it has on your community.

Toys for Tots

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Baums is pleased to be an official Toys For Tots drop off site! Please help us help the less fortunate children in our community have a great Christmas this year! Donation boxes are being picked up early this year. (December 12th) so be sure and get them in early!
Thanks for your support of this wonderful program!

   As always, we at Baums are very thankful for your business! We wouldn’t be here without you!  

Have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season from all of us to all of you!

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