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Looking Back: How did you Shop Local this Holiday Season?

The holiday season has come and gone. Here at Chesapeake Bank, we celebrated with delicious food, time with family and friends and gifts from local retailers. Speaking of presents, The National Retail Federation  has reported that holiday sales increased by 3.8 percent this year.

 

This TIME.com article discusses 10 consumer trends from this 2013 shopping season,  including everything from shopping kicking off even earlier than normal this year and there being no “it” toy that made it on every child’s list.

 

The article doesn’t discuss one thing we want to hear about, though. How did you Shop Local this holiday season? What was the best local item you gave or received, and where did you find it?

 

We’d love to hear about your experiences from this holiday season in the comments below.