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Small Biz Saturday: Behind the Scenes of our Mom & Pop Shop

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Want to support small businesses this holiday shopping season? Today marks the third-ever Small Business Saturday, founded in the United States in 2010 as a shopping day to encourage patronage of smaller businesses in counter to the big-box frenzy that is Black Friday. (Ironically, it was started by a big business, American Express, months after Twitter users started promoting any and all Saturdays as Small Business Saturdays using the #SmallBusinessSaturday hashtag.)

To celebrate the small business that Tender Sapling is, we wanted to share a few pictures from behind the scenes of our mom & pop shop. We literally run our shop out of our home and support local businesses (Charlottesville, Virginia) in the production of our goods whenever we can!

Screen Printing Tender Sapling Logo on Organic Cotton Shirts

Screen Printing Tender Sapling Logo on Organic Cotton Shirts

Break from taking product pictures with our child models.

Break from taking product pictures with our child models.

Our littlest one piles up Tender Sapling Activity Tags in his dump truck.

Our littlest one piles up Tender Sapling Activity Tags in his dump truck.

Tender Sapling-inspired cards by our kids to celebrate the opening of http://www.tendersapling.com.

One of our product testers applying a tattoo.

Mom works on a new product while the older kids vacuum stuffed animals and baby naps.

Want to support a mom & pop shop this holiday shopping season and get the best deals possible? We’re offering our best sale ever: 40% off your entire purchase plus free shipping to US addresses. But hurry – sale ends Monday, Nov 26! International shipping also offered. And locals can arrange to pick up their orders – just note that when you place your order.

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Author: Emily

Emily is homeschooling mama to three amazing boys, whose alarming growth and appetites keep her running laps to the grocery store. She writes about loving life amidst the piles of laundry and legos. When life is just too much, she binges on chocolate and plans a dream trip around the world.

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