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Gayle in MD
11-04-2011, 11:00 AM
Please copy and paste this to an e-mail, and send it to your friends!

Christmas 2011 -- Birth of a New Tradition

As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -- merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse ......that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is!

It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?
Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber?

Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.

Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plonking down the Benjamines on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.

There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.

How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?

Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.

My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.

OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.

Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre.

Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.

Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about US, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn't imagine. THIS is the new American Christmas. Spread the Christmas cheer!

Soflasnapper
11-04-2011, 01:31 PM
I like it!

And it points out the problem with a consumer driven recovery, when so many consumer goods are foreign made by foreign owned companies-- much of the spending leaks out of our economy to theirs.

Gayle in MD
11-04-2011, 03:30 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I like it!

And it points out the problem with a consumer driven recovery, when so many consumer goods are foreign made by foreign owned companies-- much of the spending leaks out of our economy to theirs. </div></div>

Yes, true. I hope you will send it to your friends. One of my friends sent it to me this morning. I think it's a great idea.

G.

sack316
11-04-2011, 09:42 PM
I like it too

Sack

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11-05-2011, 12:47 AM
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11-05-2011, 12:49 AM
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11-05-2011, 12:52 AM
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Gayle in MD
11-05-2011, 09:41 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sack316</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I like it too

Sack </div></div>

Good! Send it out friend.

G.

sack316
11-07-2011, 08:28 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sack316</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I like it too

Sack </div></div>

Good! Send it out friend.

G. </div></div>

Will do! But I always encourage supporting local business and buying American whenever possible at all times anyway /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Sack

Gayle in MD
11-07-2011, 08:44 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sack316</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sack316</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I like it too

Sack </div></div>

Good! Send it out friend.

G. </div></div>

Will do! But I always encourage supporting local business and buying American whenever possible at all times anyway /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Sack </div></div>

So do I Sack, since I first came to this site, in fact.

Diamond Pool Tables use "Made in America" in their ads....I notice....;)

G.

sack316
11-07-2011, 09:31 AM
http://americansworking.com/

A comprehensive list of products made here. All kinds of products listed in various categories /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Sack