Here we are. That time of year again. Time to get together with our friends, family, and community, to eat, drink, be merry, give, receive, be thankful, spread love, sing songs, be traditional, be creative,be supportive, start new traditions, reflect….knit.
What a year! I have never been so grateful for creativity in all my years! I feel that using your creative brain and working with your hands is as essential to our health and sanity as eating well, exercise and meditation. I think that if we allow ourselves to be creative more often, we would be happier, healthier, and nicer. I think we would be more empathetic and compassionate, and more inclined to support each other and understand each other. I won’t go into all the reasons I feel this to be true, but it all makes sense. Take some time to think about it. Write about it. My holiday wish for you is that you spend more time, without any pressure, or expectation, to simply be creative. Every.single.day!
I hope those of you who enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving, enjoy it to the fullest tomorrow. And then I hope you have a nice, relaxing, holiday season, full of celebration, and gratitude, and love. Listen to music, decorate a tree, play games, tell stories, hug and kiss, get some sleep.
As you know, Black Friday, or as we small businesses like to call it, Plaid Friday, is this weekend, followed by Small Business Saturday. Skowhegan loves to participate in these opportunities to bring people together and offer a fun local, community based holiday experience.
Happyknits is offering our Gift Certificate Special that we like to offer every year at this time as well as the month of June. It’s a great chance for you to take advantage of savings whenever you need it most. A $100 purchase of a gift certificate or certificates, results in the value of $125. In other words, you spend $100 for a gift certificate in the amount of $125, or you may divide your gift certificates in as many ways as you like: (5) $25 gift certificates for example….for only $100!!! I know…it’s amazing
This offer is available both, Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday.
Also, on Small Business Saturday, we are participating in Main Street Skowhegan’s Passport to Savings Program: http://mainstreetskowhegan.org/index.php/info/Small%20Business%20Saturday. This is a great way to support your local businesses and get familiar with your community. Shopping local is more than just supporting the individual business owners…it’s a ripple effect that benefits you in so many ways. AND…it just feels good!! The program is simple and fun. You simply shop in one of the participating business and receive your “passport”. Then every place you shop after will punch your passport for you and each punch increases your chances to win some big prizes! Each participating business is also running specials of some kind to show appreciation of your patronage! It’s a win win really! Happyknits is offering 10% off all regularly priced yarn, plus a free Small Business Saturday Reusable canvas bag on purchases of yarn, or supplies, totalling over $50. This is a first come first serve deal and we have limited supply, so get our early…you little worm getting bird you! In addition, of course, as I mentioned, our spectacular Gift Certificate Special!