I am so happy to see so many posts on Facebook from local people saying they are going to ditch the big players this Christmas and focus on small, independent shops and galleries. One problem at the moment for this – in England- is the Lockdown. So all the non-essential shops are closed and their owners and people they represent, all the artists, makers, and designers, are losing out on the most important 6-8 weeks of business.
If you are interested in supporting artists, makers and shops there is a list complied by a lovely local lady in Whitley Bay who runs Whitley Bay Loves Art Instagram page. You can find the guide here.
I have also sent out a message for my followers which you can find it here.
I will return with another post soon.
Stay safe and shop small this Christmas.