Thursday, December 1, 2011

Made in America Christmas: Are You In?

Last night I was watching the news and saw a great story. It was reported that Americans will spend an average of $704 on Christmas gifts.

They claim that if Americans would spend just $64 of that on products made in America,

it would create 200,000 new American jobs.

I'm going to do it! How about you? Are you in?
Here is a link to the ABC news story to find out more.


  1. Lori, a big Texas yeeehaw to you for instigating this campaign! I've been giving "buy American" my best shot, and at the very least try to buy goods made by 'friendly' countries.

    In addition (contrary to many corporate stands) I wish my customers a merry Christmas as I comple their sales!

    Cheri Jetton
    (who has to post as anonymous because I can't figure those other thingys out.)

  2. Great idea! I'm in! Facebooked and Twittered it....

  3. I'm in! :) They featured several cool sites today on Good Morning America for gifts made by American Made companies. Really neat ideas. :)

  4. I'm certainly in! And thanks, Melissa for the link :)

  5. I know that I'm making the effort to buy US Made items. Keeping it all in house.

  6. I'm in, and lets not forget about the food, we can also still find a lot of the ingredients for our Christmas Dinner and treats that are made in America.

  7. Debra, thanks for passing this on! Let's all tell as many people as we can. Who knows, maybe together we can help turns things around!
    Thanks also Melissa for the link.
    Merry Christmas Cheri! So glad you're not afraid to say it!!! That picture of Rosie the Riviter makes me proud to be an American woman! Thank all you ladies for supporting the cause!

  8. I do try to buy American whenever possible especially when given a choice. I am passing this on to my facebook friends as well. Thanks for sharing Lori! They also use the Rosie the Riveter picture on the autism site to honor the Moms out there who are dealing with children who have autism. My daughter is one of those and she is awesome!