The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Editorial: Shopping local a huge deal during holidays


November 29, 2017

An editorial cartoon in today's Whitehall Ledger shows some of the frustrations of shopping for the holidays in a larger community. The streets are crowded, the stores are packed, and everyone seems to be in too big of a hurry.

Luckily, this isn’t the case when looking for a holiday gift in Whitehall and the surrounding area. There are plenty of local options that would make the perfect gift.

A stop by Whitehall Drug, Saturday Mornings, Cottage Floral, Bloom Health, one of the two quilt shops, Ace, Tona’s Treasures, Corner Store, Moose Crossing’s or many of the other local businesses is well worth it. These gifts not only bring money into the community, they are something unique you cannot find at Wal Mart. For many small businesses, the Christmas season is their biggest and busiest time of the year and every dollar spent with them helps.

There will also be a wide variety of vendors at the Christmas Stroll in Whitehall This is once again another wonderful opportunity to buy something different from a smaller business or individual.

There will also be many amazing Christmas Wreaths that are being auctioned off at the stroll, and this could make a great present for someone who really likes to decorate. The profits from this also go to non-profits which is a huge win-win for the community.

If there is something like a television set on a wish list, shopping our local area certainly won’t be able to scratch that item off, but there are so many great gifts to be found.

The next few weeks are important time for our local businesses and it’s imperative they get support to make it great end to their year.



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