As you start to think about shopping on Black Friday, (I do not participate in the madness and prefer to shop online or at later date) consider Small Business Saturday as well. According to the movement's site, "The 2nd annual Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. On November 26, we're asking millions of people to shop small at their favorite local stores and help fuel the economy. When we all shop small, it will be huge."
I saw a commercial for this last week and think it is super cool. Go green this year and shop small this Saturday. Your local businesses will appreciate your patronage.
For more information, go to http://smallbusinesssaturday.com/.