Reasons to Buy Canadian
These days, you can buy just about anything you’re looking for online from the comfort of your own house. With the click of a mouse, a special gift like the Hexagonal Abstract Pendant can be on its way to a friend or loved one. Hand painted t shirts are perfect gifts for her and The Tropical Lady t shirt is another gift that will leave a lasting impression.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re buying birthday gifts or something for Father’s Day, there’s no doubt buying online is the right choice when you’re looking for convenience and selection. However, here at The Craft Corner, I think there’s another very real consideration you should think carefully about that only adds to the online shopping experience and that is buying Canadian. Here are a few reasons why I feel so strongly about supporting our national economy.
There’s a ripple effect when you invest your money at home. Remember, there’s a little extra for the tax man every time you buy inside Canada and that’s important for a country that prides itself on looking after each other through our social programs. It means a thoughtful present like my Treasure Chest Pillowcase as a birthday gift, is also an investment in our collective future.
We need to look after our bruised economy. Like other parts of the country, we’ve seen some hard times here in Ontario when it comes to the economy and jobs. One estimate states we lost about 350,000 manufacturing jobs between 2003 and 2008 and that situation doesn’t seem to be getting any better. We need to turn this around for us and generations to come and if we all do our patriotic part, we just might be able to swing the pendulum back and away from outsourcing.