Christmas 2011 — Birth of a New Tradition

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From: JUNE CERRETA
Date: Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 3:11 AM
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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 Benjamins 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
tradition.

Forward this to everyone on your
mailing list — post it to discussion

Groups –
throw up a post on Craigslist in the Rants and Raves section in your
city — send it to the editor of your local paper and radio stations,
and TV news departments. This is a revolution of caring about each
other, and isn't that what Christmas is about?

 

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here: Made in the USA Products Directory

http://www.americansworking.com/

 

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