This year, we have vowed to spend more of our Christmas dollars at small local shops.
Over 200 local Portland merchants have joined forces, with the Little Boxes campaign.
To kick off the holiday weekend you picked up a game card from one of the merchants. Then, you visited as many of the shops listed as you wished and got your game card stamped with each purchase.
Each shop also had a raffle and the more stamps you got on your card, the more discounts you received!
Once you were all shopped out on Saturday, you turned in your card at the last store visited, for chances to win grand prizes, like a trip to Hawaii!
You could also play along on your smart phone!
We had a relaxing and fun shopping experience. We found lots of eclectic, personal and fun gifts and discovered some new little shops.
Do you have some favorite small / local stores you like to shop during the Holidays?
We also cut our Christmas tree.
Mom says it has to stay in the barn overnight, because it is wet.
She said I should stay out there with the tree, because I am wet too.....