The antidote to Black Friday is here!!
Back in the day, when I heard the phrase "handmade" I got a sick, queasy feeling in my stomach remembering the earnestly constructed gifts of my Elementary and Middle School youth. Because I really thought my glued and papier-mâché creations were some kind of wonderful . . .
Thankfully, these days I am amazed by the talent and creativity that is so easily accessible online and at popular artisan fairs. So many beautiful and thoughtfully designed gifts! Without a doubt, this movement to buy local and from artists has transformed the holidays into something more personal and exquisite.
This past weekend RaisaAntonia proudly co-sponsored the Monadnock Buy Local Plaid Friday and Shop Local Saturday effort here in the region. To learn more about our weekend and about this antidote to Black Friday, take a look at Monadnock Buy Local's website here. And my economic-development-heart loves how studies are showing that buying local has FOUR TIMES more positive impacts on the local economy than buying at chain stores!
THANK YOU to all of our friends and neighbors who made the effort to visit RaisaAntonia at CASA 34 Main this past weekend here in New Hampshire!
If you want to continue the shop-local theme into your remaining weeks of holiday shopping - or if you're looking for a personal gift for those special people on your list - RaisaAntonia is featuring a number of new, bright pillows as well as terrific sales on our clutch purses and pouches.
Happy shopping, and thanks for buying local!
Raisa Lawrence West
Owner & Lead Designer