Greetings from Carrboro,
It’s a holiday tradition. Though, to be honest, I can’t point to the exact day on the advent calendar. But it seems to always be about now. Quite religiously I wake up one morning and abandon a good 60% of what I’d hoped to accomplish pre-Christmas. It’s not the crazy stuff like handmade wreaths and snowman shaped suet logs that always sort of fall to the wayside along with that last bite of Thanksgiving pie. But more this mid-December purge of anxiety surrounding a litany of holiday fantasies – you know, end-of-year letter writing, inspired gifting, sound mental health – that I’m specifically talking about. It’s like an annual Christmas cleanse, minus the fiber. But the next day I sincerely do feel lighter and oh-so relieved.
A good part of this seasonal solace grows from when I figured out that it was ok to know how to give, if not exactly what. All the unease around ‘would she wear a scarf?’ or ‘do they drink Champagne?’ wore me out. But then I discovered the beauty of gift cards. Hallelujah. On that day the heavenly angels sang and there was rejoicing across the land. Because blessedly, gift cards are always the right size, the right color. Not to mention sooo user-friendly. And definitely in 2020, locally purchased gift cards can be a pandemic panacea of sorts. Each one is really a double gift – for the lucky recipient and for the local business that you’re supporting when they need it the most. You really can’t go wrong.
And well, with Acme, you can’t go hungry, either. At least, that’s our plan. Through next Sunday, December 20th, with each $100 gift card purchased from Acme and/or our local food hub, Carrboro United, you will receive a righteous and delicious sour cream coffee cake to share with family and friends. OK, we get that you don’t have to share it. But either way, here’s how it works: after you purchase your gift cards online, we’ll be in touch with you directly to arrange coffee cake pick up on either Saturday, December 19th or Tuesday, December 22nd. Your choice. Simple. By the way, a great thing about purchasing a gift card from Carrboro United is that your generosity will support an entire network of local businesses through this difficult time. And that’s a very good thing.
To that end this year, more than ever, how all of us choose to spend money throughout the holidays will affect and shape this vibrant community. There are so many businesses that are worthy of our support. And so many that rely on this time of year to remain whole. It’s important that all of us never think that our daily choices don’t matter. Because if nothing else, 2020 has proven that when we stand together, we stand strong. So please reach out and support the businesses that you love this holiday season; it means more than you know.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme and Carrboro United look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme and Carrboro United
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