If you’re anything like me, you’ve kind of half opened an eye to Christmas, spotted the creeping in of Xmas cards and packaged gifts on the high street, but you’re not yet in the full swing of Christmas shopping.
I always find that, come the end of October, there’s Halloween to spook you off track, then Bonfire night to think about (usually involving comforting a quivering pooch)…. And then…. bring out the shopping bags – it’s all about countdown to Chrimbo!
Since I starting selling my handcrafted Silver Maverick jewellery, I’ve become far more conscious of the efforts of the independents out there – those who may live and work locally, busy creating and selling things that they love and hoping that others will too. This year, in the run up to Christmas, I’m looking forward to having a right good browse for some lovely local treats.
I’ve no doubt that my two children will be hoping for something technical, my husband will say he’s really not bothered what he gets and my parents will be reminding me that “it’s the thought that counts.” So, aside from some ringing, tapping, or screen-based pressies, I reckon I’m gonna fill their stockings with some unique and thoughtful gifts that will surprise and delight whilst supporting some lovely small businesses.
We’ve all seen the phrase on social media, “When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance.” This definitely resonates with me and it conjures a smile if I actually think about those dances. How would these small business owners dance? Does the chocolate maker waltz smoothly across the floor, the candle maker spark up into a vibrant tango, the fashion accessories seller start vogue-ing, or the home gifts trader get into the groove to some old school house?!
It’s fair to say that every sale takes me one dance step nearer to a full on boogie. If you have someone special to buy a Christmas gift for; someone who would appreciate a one-off piece of contemporary handcrafted sterling silver jewellery, then why not treat them to a piece of Silver Maverick? Every piece is totally unique and lovingly created so the wearer can celebrate their own individual style. Please have a browse on my site or click on through to https://instagram.com/bsilvermaverick to check out other available pieces you can message me about or to find details of any Christmas fairs or Pop Up Shops I’m attending. Would be lovely to have a dance on your behalf 😉
Happy Christmas Shopping xx