Happy almost Thanksgiving, friends!

In honor of Small Business Saturday 2019, I put together these hand-drawn graphics for you! I hope you will join me in spreading the Small Business love this year.

Small Business Saturday means a ton to me because I believe supporting small businesses changes lives in a direct way.

My life is a testament to this. First, by growing up witnessing my father run his small business with all its ups and downs. Then, when I met my husband, he had a lot of experience in business (both success and failures). Shortly after we started dating we decided to open a business together, which I still can’t believe! I think I always had an entreprenuerual spirit within me, but my husband really encouraged me in this area. In 2012 when I started Lily & Val, Mak and I decided to close our former business and dedicate our time to L&V.

Throughout my time as a small business owner, I have failed miserably, lost a lot of money, made a TON of mistakes, many of which were devasting mistakes. I’ve had sleepless nights, made tough decisions, and shed many tears. This has given me such a heart for the small business owner and the entreprenuer. It’s not for the faint of heart.

On the flip side, I’ve been able to do what I love, dream big, and create a life that I look forward to living! This is huge. Is it hard? YES. Is it worth it? Absolutely. Your support of small business offers encouragement to a real person working hard to do what they love. When you shop small you are making dreams come true.

THE GRAPHICS:

With that said, I would love it if you would spread the shop small love! Please feel free to share and tag @lilyandval! Click on the images and it will open a new window with a higher resolution file perfect for sharing on social media. This year I’ve included both square images and graphics sized for Instagram stories. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

 

And from my family to yours, I just wanted to say THANK YOU again for shopping small. Your support of our small business means the world. Be sure to sign up to become an L&V insider – we’ll be sharing our Small Business Saturday deals there first!