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Christmas is coming…

These are strange times indeed… Halloween has passed and we now have Christmas to look forward to.

This will be my 3rd Christmas as a one man business. I have to say it has been a blast. I’ve met and made so many new friends during this time. The People you meet and interact with make this life. I am pleased to have met lots of customers in person. I have enjoyed the chats, the tweets and the laughs.

Since March it hasn’t been easy and I mean that for most of us. For OorPatts. The closure of the market in Glasgow where I sell face to face has meant a huge drop in income. Rishi Sunak decided not to give government support to new starts like mines. Happy to take taxes from me for the last 36 years. This has happened to 3 million individuals in the U.K.

…So. If you can. Please support any small businesses in any way you can. Buy a card, buy something bigger, Forward a Facebook post. ReTweet their twitter posts.Tell your friends. I say this for all wee businesses. We are in danger of losing vast numbers of talented people who run these businesses. If we do nothing, we will be left with only mass produced products from soulless corporations . We need to preserve the talent. Like myself many will have been burning through their savings. Many businesses have been lost.Many people have now become unemployed.

So as Christmas is coming… please give small businesses the support that the Westminster government have not given. Spend a few £’s on a card, a candle, a hand made knitted item, art, … anything. When you buy directly from small business. You get the personal touch. Your money is not funding giant corporations it’s helping pay the heating bills or clothes for the children.

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