Shop Local This Christmas

Shop local this Christmas

I’m not going to lie: 2019 has been a tough year. Not just for Any Old Lights, but for all retailers.

Political uncertainty, the state of the economy, the fall of the pound – they all add (deduct) up.

Here are just some of the vast – you’d have thought untouchable – major names that went bankrupt in 2019:

  • Mamas & Papas
  • Mothercare
  • Vodafone
  • Thomas Cook
  • Karen Millan
  • Jack Wills
  • The Money Shop
  • Bathstore
  • Debenhams
  • Select
  • OddBins
  • Hardy Amies

Each one represents job losses, people out of work, and a blow to Britain.

And then this Christmas ad comes along – homemade by independent retailer Hafod Hardware from Powys.

I’m not going to lie: it brought a tear to my eye.

Shop local this Christmas.

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