Since 2010, Small Business Saturday has been a way for all of us to support our locally owned businesses, and 'Shop Small'. It was founded by American Express, and every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, encourages folks who would normally be out Christmas shopping to stop in at one of your locally owned stores or retail establishments.

In 2011 the United States Senate passed a resolution honoring the day, and it's a good reminder to everyone how vital it is to support our locally owned commercial operations. Look for events and activities this Saturday in your Acadiana community to help out. You can also find small businesses that are participating at IndependentWeStand.org.

Happy shopping, y'all!