Shop Small Support Local 

Holiday shoppers and visitors are encouraged to celebrate the season and support a small business by shopping locally this season. Whether you are shopping for family, friends, or even a courtesy gift for the mailman or coworkers, there’s one thing to keep in mind.  Handmade or local goods make the perfect gifts and help the economy!  So often, we are given generic gifts or gift cards from chain stores and major retailers. Still, the best gifts are personal, handpicked favorites from the local farmer's markets, vendors, and businesses.  

Shoppers are invited to Shop Small, Shop Local with Downtown Temple merchants during the annual Small Business Saturday event on Saturday, Nov. 25, and throughout the holiday season. 

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You might not realize it, but every time you pick up a cup of coffee from your favorite neighborhood cafe or buy a gift from a local artist's online store, you're shopping small and making a difference.