November 26 is Small Business Saturday! It's a day to encourage and remind people in the busyness of Christmas shopping to support small and local businesses.
Over the years I have enjoyed finding online and local shops and getting to know the faces behind them. Owning a small business myself has taught me just how much hard work goes into running a business. Often, one or two people are doing all of the work of creating products, building a website, marketing, packaging, shipping, etc. Something that a large company hires many people to do. While it is a lot of work, I love getting to create and am passionate about what I do. I know that the artists and makers that I have listed below would say the same thing.
I've created a list of small businesses that I either know personally, have purchased from, or both. A lot of them are from the Louisville area but not all. The last list features local brick and mortar shops that I love in Louisville and New Albany, IN. Use this list as a starting place to shop small this holiday season!
Light & Ink - Gorgeous tree stump prints, air plant holders, cutting boards
Sarah Nielsen Art - Watercolor prints. 15% off on Saturday with code MERRY15
Field & Forest Design - Hand lettered wood signs, Christmas ornaments. KY and IN state campfire mugs. 15% off with code SMALLBIZSAT . Saturday only.
Harperism Design Co. - Handmade, rustic wood signs
Thistle and Thread Design - Modern embroidered art. Fri-Sat, purchases over $50 will include a free necklace.
Needle and Grain - Quilts, Banners, Home Decor. Use code CHRISTMAS for free shipping
Mallory Meisner- Illustrated/painted art prints. Use code FREESHIP for free shipping. Saturday only.
Fernweh Supply Company- Reclaimed wood home decor and Falsa blankets. Use code WELCOME for 10% off your first purchase.
Riant Wear - Headbands and Necklaces
Yarn Republic crocheted scarves and beanies for adults or kids, baby bonnets. 10% off entire store today! Also, a set of 3 bow hair clips will be included with your all orders on Saturday when you use the code SHOPSMALL
Eclectic Joy Shop - Super cute scarves
Burdees - Simple, minimalist jewelry
Bluegrass Bookbinding - Handmade leather journals and sketchbooks. Use code SNAILMAIL for free shipping!
Willow Vane - Handmade Ceramics. Mugs, bowls, planters, etc.
David Kenton Kring - Ceramic art and pottery. Use code HOTSAUCE for free shipping.
Clayton and Crume - Leather bags and belts. Free shipping with code SHOPSMALL
Heartwares - Custom cloth photo books, pillows, bibs and blankets. Use code 20OFF all weekend long for 20% off!
Sew Sweet Boutique - Bibs, burp cloths, blankets in fun patterns and prints.
Song of a Sparrow - All natural soaps, salts and scrubs. Use code SMALLBIZ20 for 20% off
Belle & Rose Natural Skin Care - 100% natural skin care products
B Paperie - Cards and Prints Use code HOORAY20 for 20% purchases of $10 or more
The Kind Pilot - Whimsical paper and thread banners and mobiles. Use code MERRYXMAS for 15% off
Rainy Day Colors- Cards and Prints. Use code SMALLBIZSAT for 40% off purchases of $25 or more.
FORAGE SHOP - Indoor plants and curated goods. 20% off entire store Nov. 26 only 1731 Frankfort Ave Louisville, KY
TRUE NORTH - Local handmade goods. Nov 26 they will be having desserts and door prizes for customers! 137 E Market St. New Albany, IN
SPARROWS TREE- Natural baby boutique. 10% off on Nov 26 and goody bag hand outs to customers. 702 Vincennes St New Albany, IN
BLOCK PARTY HANDMADE BOUTIQUE- Unique, quirky handmade gifts and apparel. Nov 26 both locations will have complimentary gift wrap, free refreshments and Block Party Bucks when you spend a certain amount! 560 S. 4th St. Louisville AND 2916 Frankfort Ave Louisville.
REVELRY BOUTIQUE- Boutique and art gallery showcasing Louisville artists. 742 E. Market St. Louisville, KY