In our area this weekend. Without ever entering a big box store. How?
Midnight Madness in Ellicott City Friday night.
Plus, two holiday markets. One at the Howard County Conservancy. Vendors such as the Howard County Beekeepers. Greenbridge Pottery. Breezy Willow Farms. Those I know will be in attendance at the Conservancy. Lots more, too. Artists. Photographers. Jewelry makers.
Another at the Glenwood Community Center. I hear my friend Ned Tillman will be selling and signing his new book “Saving the Places We Love”.
Sunday the holiday market out at Olney.They even have an online shopping site to help you decide the great gifts you can purchase.
Get all sorts of gifts and support local artisans. Local businesses. Local authors.
As for those great stores in Ellicott City. My favorites. Like the Wine Bin and the Forget Me Not Factory.
We will be at the Conservancy helping out Saturday morning. Feeding the vendors and volunteers.
Mini pumpkin muffins for the treats table.
Maybe we will get to Ellicott City tomorrow night.
Seriously. You could do all your shopping by supporting small businesses in the area.