This year I decided that I would give my kids a fabulous, NOT MADE IN CHINA Christmas. How hard can it be to find things they like made in the USA? Well, it is difficult, not because those items aren't out there, but because many retailers don't stock them. I plan on sending a message that we need to have items made by our hard working people in the stores. Whys should all the chinese get our money? They taint our children with lead, destroy our manufacturing jobs, and everything we buy is made by them. Think about it.
I wanted to buy my daughter a doll, but most are not american. You have to look closely. I found a lovely french doll all knit and cuddly, FRENCH doll made in china! What is that about?
I have also sworn off large corporate stores. I am a small business owner and I want my money to stay in my area. Only 3% or so stays when you purchase from walmart, but over 60% stays when you buy locally.
So anyway, wish me luck.
Keep in mind that quality over quantity can make the best Christmas ever. There are some great websites like madeintheusa.com and notmadeinchina.com among others that list companies that provide wonderful american made products.
Nothing speaks louder than dollars.