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Love local for the holidays

 

LOVE local for the Holidays

 

 

 

In theory, loving local is great idea. Everyone knows someone who is embracing small business life and trying to make a go of it. It's hard sometimes to imagine finding the time to skip the grocery stores, malls and the comfort of our cell phones to get out and support local businesses through an already hectic time of year. (Though no one would argue it's 100% worth it and makes you feel REALLY good when you do!)

 

 

 

There's plenty of ways to support local (and the local economy) through the holidays:

 

Chop! Chop!

 

Order your turkeys, hams, roasts and breakfast meats from a local butcher. Some might even deliver to your local farmer's market to make it more convenient for you to pick up. There's no doubt you'll wind up with a delicious product! The Farmer's market is also a great place to shop from a number of local vendors at once! Try our locally-sourced pepperettes from Stemmler's and Bright cheese bricks for your next party platter!

 

Downtown Bound

 

Take a half-day on the weekend and drive to one of SW Ontario's gorgeous cities or towns to explore their downtown core. You'll find lots of unique shops and gifts to buy for everyone on your list. Some stores might even extend their return policies to help you get a head start on your shopping.

 

Mom (and Dad)-preneurs

 

We've all got a friend of a friend who started a side-business to support their families. Some crochet, others do beautiful woodworking. You'll find painters and bakers and (most-likely) candlestick makers all hoping you'll pop over to their social media pages and holiday craft shows to buy from them. Even if the products aren't locally-sourced, they still DIRECTLY impact these local families. It helps them put food on their tables and skates on their kids. So buy the leggings, thermal totes, spices and mixes, the wax melts, the oils and the cleaning cloths. Cos it our books, it still counts, as loving local for the holidays. 

 

Independent Host

 

Find a local chocolate or cheese shop, florist or brewery to buy from for your host gifts. Many will have extended hours to make it easier to stop by on your way to the feast! 

 

You get a gift card and YOU get a gift card!

 

Not sure what to buy? Pick up gift cards from local businesses. Theatre companies, locally-owned restaurants and retail shops are the perfect gift that keeps on giving! Too far? Call and ask them to mail you a gift card to give, many are happy to even pay for the stamp.

 

Find your Village

 

Do allllll the local stops feel daunting? Find friends and family who want to love local too and help eachother by picking up at different spots. One friend could make a trip to the farm, butcher or cheese shop for pre-ordered meats and nibbles. Another could grab some extra brews or freshly-roasted coffee beans for quick host gifts. Your friend who works at that charming liquidation place in Drumbo would be tickled to drop off some gift certificates. Explore village mentality and work together. Everyone wins when you support the businesses owned and operated by the people in your neighbourhood.

 

Where are your favourite places to love local?

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Patio & Garden Sale: The Fine Print

Remember, Everyone has more fun when they play by the rules.

Our short-list of NO's for Saturday, April 18th, 2015

NO REFUNDS will be issued on sale day.
NO LAYAWAY. 

 

*HOLDS are only applicable with full payment and with the approval of our management team. 

 


ANY QUESTIONS?? Ask away! Email admin@morrowsofdrumbo.com

 

 

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Halloween 2014

There were plenty of characters at the store this Halloween, with such creative costumes! We managed to nab a few photos to share with you of some of our visitors! Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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Reminder: Fall Back

 

 

It's that time of year again- don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour before heading to bed. 

 

Some react differently to the change but we want to help you make the most of it! We've listed some suggestions for you to try with that extra hour of time you now find yourself with. 

 

1. Wake Up at a Normal Time Sunday Morning

 

Many people see the extra hour as an excuse to stay up later and sleep in longer. But sleeping through the Sunday morning sunlight can leave you feeling out of sorts for the start of the week, according to Krespi.

Instead, try to get up at the same time. Use the extra hour to go for a morning walk or make a hearty breakfast.

 

To see the full list of suggestions, click HERE.

 

 

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Where Everyone Knows Your Name

One of the things people compliment us on the most is our "small town charm." Our staff know many of you, our faithful customers, by name. They've met your children (and in some cases your children's children.) They socialize with you at local functions and support you through those bad times that happen to just about everyone once in awhile. 

 

Sometimes you come by 'cause you need something; sometimes you come by just to say hi. We're always happy to see you! 

 

I say we, loosely. As a fairly new member of the Morrow's family, and with my primary responsibility keeping me glued to a screen most of my visits I haven't met very many of our amazing customers yet. I trust that will change with time and I look forward to it greatly. 

 

I grew up in a town no larger than Drumbo and made wonderful memories there. I found this list the other day and thought you might enjoy it as much as I did. 

 

Here are a few of my favourites:

 

from 25 Signs You Grew Up in a Small Town

 

1) The grocery store was also the place to rent movies, drop off dry cleaning and leave your rolls of film to be developed.

 

5) You never carried a key for your house because it was always unlocked.

 

25) When people ask you where you are from, you sort of mumble your tiny town's name and then automatically tell them what larger town it is near.

 

Read the full article here.

 

I hope to see you around soon. :)

 

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Spring BLOWOUT: The Fine Print

Remember, Everyone has more fun when they play by the rules.

Our short-list of NO's for Saturday, April 26th 2014

NO REFUNDS will be issued on sale day.
NO HOLDS may be placed on items.
NO LAYAWAY. Cash & carry only.

ANY QUESTIONS?? Ask away! Email admin@morrowsofdrumbo.com

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WOODn't You Like to Know

Well, we did it. After many inquiries and much deliberation we finally brought in pressure-treated lumber. Currently, we're just stocking the basics but have absolutely no problems bringing in whatever you need for your next fence or deck construction.

 

We now stock fence panels, decking, posts and boards in most common lengths and sizes. 

 

Whether it's a question or an order, never hesitate to get in touch. Contact us HERE or email rob@morrowsofdrumbo.com.

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