Here at betsy & iya, November = Little Boxes, the two-day shopping event and raffle founded by Betsy & Will in 2011 that happens the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving - aka Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Little Boxes is all about community; pooling the resources of our city's vibrant independent businesses and using them to encourage Portlanders to shop small during the busiest time of the year in retail.
Consumers have incentives - like, a Grand Prize travel package - to support the participating businesses, as well as discounts, raffle prizes, and the overall feel good attitude that comes with supporting independent shops.
For more on "how to play Little Boxes," we teamed up with our friends at Good Kid Pictures to make this informative video:download the FREE Little Boxes app; if you have it from last year, make sure you've updated your apps before the event - Start planning your route & drooling over prizes at: www.littleboxespdx.com - Follow us on Social Media for gift inspiration, shop owner profiles, and a whole lot of small biz love: Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram #littleboxespdx - BONUS: I highly suggest reading up on the history of LB, beginning with The Love Affair For Portland that tells the whole story, written by Betsy in 2011. Additional reading: Little Boxes 2012, Recap of 2012 Little Boxes 2013, Recap of 2013 Alright, you have everything you need to dominate holiday shopping this year. Wherever you go & whatever you find, please share your photos with us using #littleboxespdx. Cheers, Anna ***Song of the Moment: I'm Gonna Make You Love Me by Diana Ross & The Supremes***