The small business owners of Andersonville (and everywhere, really) put our hearts and souls into making our little shops float and fly. But, we all realize that no matter how hard we try or how bad we want it, we are nothing without you: the amazing men, women, and children who come out and make a point to spend your dollars locally. So, this holiday season, we thank you for supporting your favorite small businesses and keeping Andersonville thriving, interesting, and unique!

To make it even more fun, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce has created the AlwaysAndersonville Pledge and is once again sponsoring the #AlwaysAndersonville Shop Local Passport! This is a FREE shopping booklet featuring more than 75 local businesses that will launch on Small Business Saturday. You can pick yours up at shops around the neighborhood and at the Chamber Offices (5217 N. Clark, #3) starting on Small Business Saturday. Participants in the #AlwaysAndersonville passport will also be eligible to win prizes! You'll find details about the pledge, the passport, and participating businesses on the Always Andersonville page:

For our part, starting Saturday, November 24, we'll be giving away 100 signed and numbered limited edition prints ($45 retail value) to the first 100 customers to spend $100 or more. One per customer, please. Created in collaboration with Chicago's Delicious Design League, this is the return of our now annual tradition of releasing a graphic print to mark the day! We'll also be giving out reusable Cowboys and Astronauts totes with every purchase (while supplies last)!

And, of course, we'll have some bubbles on hand to share and toast the holiday season! Hope to see you out and about!