How to Responsibly Stuff a Stocking.

Toys. Clothes. Gadgets. Stocking stuffers. This holiday season, the average person in the United States will spend $704.18 on gifts for friends, family and loved ones, according to the National Retail Federation.

And if just a portion of that amount – $100 per household – was spent in locally owned, independent businesses, more than $7.8 billion* would be directly returned to the local economies of communities around the country.

Please help us spread the word by sharing our Holiday posters. Just click on the posters below to download a high res printable pdf. To share on Facebook, blogs or email blasts, please right click on the poster images below and select “View Image” and then “Save Image As” and save to your hard drive. This will produce a much smaller file that will be easier to share online.

* Based on Civic Economics Andersonville Study of Retail Economics: When you spend $100 at an independent business, $68 returns to the local economy versus $43 when spent with a national chain. Based on U.S. Census projection of 115 million households.

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