Dear ladies, 

Only 27 days until Christmas! ‘Tis the season to start your holiday shopping! I am starting a new series: The Holiday Gift Guide. Once a week, I will post a new issue to help you buy the perfect presents for the women in your life. Whether they’re for your mother-in-law or your best friend, you’ll have the perfect present after reading my Holiday Gift Guide 🙂

Always remember, it’s the little things that count! 

Whenever I receive a gift, I love it when they’ve included a hand-written card, or it has my name inscribed on it, or it happens to be my favorite color. The fact that the person who presented it knows me well enough to customize it, shows that they really care! Personalizing a present does not take a lot of effort, but it makes a world of difference!

Not only do details count in the presents themselves, but also in the places you buy them. A great way to find something special is to shop at the small businesses in your neighborhood. Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, the perfect day for you to get some Christmas shopping done! These mini-boutiques and shoppes are bursting with unique presents. There are many locations in your own backyard that provide quality products, friendly service, and bright smiles that make your experience more enjoyable. This weekend, pass by the big chain stores. Instead, support the little things that count.