This time of year, really any time of year, it's great to be able to support local businesses.  It's become more important than ever in the last few years.  We always love to see small businesses thrive.

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Next Satuday - otherwise known as small business Saturday, you can join in the "Shop Small Crawl" in St. Joe.  The event starts at 10am and will run through 4pm that day.

What can you expect from this event other than great deals at small businesses? There is a Facebook event started with this description:

Get ready for a unique holiday shopping experience that celebrates local 15 small businesses and several independent artists. We've curated talented artisans and shops to help you find the perfect gifts for your loved ones while supporting your community.

These types of events are great when you have people on your shopping list that "have everything".  You would like to find something unique that they would love, or you would like to find something for yourself as well. All those things are part of what is great about small businesses.  Generally you can get items that you wouldn't necessarily find in a big box store.

Explore 15 small businesses and independent artists in one location.
Discover one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gifts that make a difference.
Collect a special punch card for a chance to win amazing prizes.
Join us in promoting intentional spending this holiday season.
Don't miss out on this festive opportunity to shop small and make a big impact on the local economy! Share the love and joy of the season while finding meaningful treasures for everyone on your list.

Pretend you are in a Hallmark Christmas movie for a weekend.  That is the feel that I get when shopping in small towns, and St. Joe is one of those awesome small towns in the area.

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