Three reasons why you should give vintage this Christmas
'Tis the season for holiday shopping!
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday only a few days away you may be getting ready to dive credit card first into your Christmas shopping. Before you do that (put down the plastic and step away slowly...), it might be worth rethinking your approach to giving gifts during this particularly challenging time our global community is facing.
If you're here, you probably have an appreciation for vintage home décor, or at the very least, see the value in pre-loved goods. You may enjoy buying vintage for yourself, but have you thought about the tremendous impact your decision to give vintage can actually have on your loved ones, the planet AND your local community? Here's a hint: everybody wins!
Here are three reasons why you should consider giving vintage this Christmas.
VINTAGE GIFTS HAVE MEANING AND PURPOSE
Giving vintage tells your loved ones that you put thought into finding the absolute most perfect gem just for them. Not a gift that's mass-produced or that they can get themselves, not something you put together last minute, but an intimate, one-of-a-kind gift with character and quirk that tells an everlasting story.
SUSTAINABLE GIVING IS PART OF SUSTAINABLE LIVING
Living a sustainable lifestyle is more than just reducing, reusing and recycling. It's about striving to be more mindful in all aspects of your life, including gift giving. Giving vintage is an act of mindfulness. Period.
When you give vintage you actively contribute to creating a world with less unnecessary waste, and thus support ongoing mindfulness and an overall sustainable lifestyle.
YOU'LL LIKELY SUPPORT A SMALL BUSINESS WHEN YOU BUY AND GIFT VINTAGE
We might be going out on a limb here, but our guess is that you probably won't find a 93-year-old Batwing rug beater, vintage strawberry tea set or a custom-framed, limited edition embossed print at your local big box store or bigwig online retailer. During these exceptionally difficult times, many small businesses are being forced to close up shop because of the financial strains caused by COVID-19. Now, more than ever, small businesses need your support because once they're gone, they'll likely be gone forever.
So, as you get ready to dive into the fury of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, go ahead and pick up that credit card but consider these three simple, yet powerful reasons to give vintage this holiday season.
As always, our casa is yours.