Hello Everyone:
President Obama has done his part to support independently owned businesses as the holiday shopping season begins.The Saturday after Thanksgiving has been promoted in recent years as “Small Business Saturday.” It’s designed to encourage shopping at independent stores in between the frenzy of Black Friday sales at large retailers and Cyber Monday deals from online sellers.

The president browsed the racks with his daughters Malia and Sasha.  
Among the books in the president’s shopping bags for mature readers were “Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China” by New Yorker writer Evan Osnos, “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by surgeon Atul Gawande and “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr.

For younger readers, Obama’s purchases included three titles in the “Redwall” series by Brian Jacques, two titles in the Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park and “A Barnyard Collection: Click, Clack, Moo and More” by Doreen Cronin.

President Obama, Sasha & Malia 
purchased 17 books at Politics and Prose Bookstore
 November 29, 2014
​Saturday, December 6, 2014
Nostalgic horse-drawn carriage rides
-Violin Divas perform during Noel Night
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History​
Avalon International Breads
a woman owned organic bakery that gives back
Enjoy holiday samples & treats during Noel Night  
Saturday, December 6th
For a nostalgic community holiday experience; shop for gifts created by local artists at the 42nd Noel Night in 70 venues located in Detroit’s cultural center for a night of entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, gallery hopping, craft makings, gift shopping and a variety of food options.  
The renown Detroit Institute of Arts is the anchor venue on Saturday, December 6th.  Schedule for 2014 Noel Night
Let’s think Big and shop small this holiday season
Two stores next to each other run by siblings
City Bird & Nest
Detroit, Michigan
I personally like shopping at local bookstores and boutiques while mingling over lunch at a local restaurant.  You’ll never see me at a big box store especially on Black Friday.  
Need a Good Laugh?
Click on link below for comedienne Karen Alloy’s hilarious Black Friday experience with Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy playing in the background.
My preference is shopping on-line for the comfort and convenience.  However, if you like being around people during the season–why not create a Cyber Shopping Social.  Find out more below.
Cyber Shopping Socials (click on for more info)
Have Fun Shopping!
Camille Mitchell

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