Go Local for Valentine’s Day!
About 60% of people in North America make Valentine’s Day purchases each year, totaling about $20 billion. In most communities, great gifts are available from independent restaurants, florists, galleries, jewelers and other local businesses — most of which compete directly against chains and online giants. This makes the preceding weeks a great time to convey the value of “going local” as shifting even a small percentage of that spending to local independents can yield a big boost for your community.
We invite you to use these materials unaltered to help spread the pro-local message Contact us for source files that you can re-size or/and adapt with your name and logo. Co-branded ads are free for affiliates and business members* (learn more about affiliation) and are offered at nominal cost to others. Please link images to https://amiba.net if you place one on a website.
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Templates are ready to print and cut on standard 8.5″x11″ stock at your local print shop.
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Articles Of Related Interest
- Consider reasons to look local first for jewelry purchases
- Buying Flowers? Don’t Get Duped!
- See our collection of many non-material gift ideas: Great Gifts Don’t Have to Be “Stuff”
- Find a real local florist where your recipient lives via the national florist directory.
- Valentine’s Day floral statistics
- Stay Local! (AMIBA affiliate in New Orleans) created this guide to finding local Valentine’s Day gifts that any pro-local business group could emulate.
Our Valentine’s Day collection is just one of many collections of free ads and graphics you may use to spread the pro-local/independent message to your audience. See more galleries of “Local First” graphics.
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