Every year, downtown Marietta's small business community prepares with anticipation for the holiday shopping season. Our business owners begin preparing their inventory over the summer, develop marketing campaigns, arrange for special promotions, increase staffing as needed, decide on decor that appeals to today's consumer, and much more.
Marietta Main Street complements the efforts of our downtown businesses with a full suite of Hometown Holidays events, including our annual Merry-etta Evening Lighted Christmas Parade, Moonlight Madness, and our Holiday Loft Tours. This year, we've added to the mix and invite our whole community to join us in celebrating small business this holiday season!
Below, find a number of graphics you are welcome to use and promote as you'd like. Use them for your business or organization, as an individual, or any other creative ideas you may have.
The holiday shopping season is upon us and every single dollar spent locally makes a huge difference!
Shop Local Holiday Media
#1: Shop Local
#2: Local Supports Local
Message: Local businesses support local events, sports teams & charities 250% more than big corporations. Shop local!
Use this square graphic to educate your friends and family on the power of spending their money locally. Small business is the foundation of our local economy and their support of our civic sector is one of the primary contributors to the success of our town. If you are a business owner, use this graphic on social media and share some of the ways your business has supported local organizations, events, charities and more!
#3: Shopping Local Keeps Money Local
Message: Buying local keeps four times the money in our local economy compared to shopping at chains. Shop local!
Use this square graphic to promote the power of shopping locally! Not only does spending your money with a small, locally-owned business continue to small business support of our community, but it also contributes directly to our local economy.
#4: Gift More Thoughtfully
Message: Gift more thoughtfully. Give the gift of local this holiday season.
Giving a gift to loved ones is a gift in and of itself - by thoughtfully selecting unique, meaningful items, gifts become more than merely possessions: they symbolize care for a person. By shopping in a local business, finding that perfect unique gift is easy. Gifts are one-of-a-kind, hand selected by business owners, and can only be found here in Marietta.
#5: Pledge to Shop Local
Message: I pledge to give the gift of local this holiday season.
Shopping locally is a gift all on its own, and you can spread the holiday cheer by encouraging others to shop local too! Not only does shopping locally inspire unique, one-of-a-kind gift giving, but it also supports our local economy more than shopping at a big box or chain would. Use this graphic as a profile photo or a social media post to let those in your network know that you're dedicated to shopping locally in Marietta!
#6: Shop Local Banner
Message: Shop Local in Downtown Marietta this holiday season.
Spread the shop local love with this web banner sized perfectly to fit a Facebook cover, to use in an e-newsletter, on a web page, and more. Get creative with how you promote local businesses this holiday season!