We never need an excuse to support local businesses, but Christmas in July sure is a good one! One blessing that came from the last year and a half is the inspiration to find a small business alternative to products we would normally order from large retailers. As we’re seeing the world slowly go back to normal, we have the power to keep invigorating this drive in support of our local communities.
That is why we decided to create a continuation of our annual 12 days of Christmas! Here we’ll showcase some wonderful Connecticut businesses in honor of a much-needed celebration after a rather stressful year. Each of these businesses was hand-picked after a visit or purchasing some of their products – and unequivocally enjoying every one!
Now keep in mind, there are so many amazing businesses throughout our small state and across New England, so consider this a jumping-off point. There are so many nooks and crannies of CT to explore, so don’t forget to visit that privately-owned restaurant or little boutique in your local town. It’s a gratifying feeling to know you’re making an impact on an individual by grabbing a cup of coffee from a small café or purchasing an original piece from a self-employed artist.
Below we included links to take you right to the business’ website to find out more about their stories, or better yet, buy one of their lovely products or services! We hope you enjoy them as much as we have and learn a little more about your community in the process.
We’re wishing you a safe and enjoyable second half of your summer! Be well and continue shopping small! XO!!