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Most people are familiar with “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving when stores are full of huge savings for consumers buying upcoming holiday gifts.  Well along with the traditional Friday shopping day there have been two additional days of savings added including “Cyber Monday” and more significantly, “Small Business Saturday.”  In an economy dominated by large corporations, huge brand names, and superstores people often forget about the importance of supporting small, locally owned businesses.  Northampton is a special place where small, local businesses line our main strip providing customers with high quality and unique products that you really just can’t find at big name stores.  Supporting local businesses helps to boost local economies which is important in times of economic struggles like the ones we presently face.  Pride & Joy is a local, small business, owned and operated by people who care greatly for Northampton and the people who live here.  We hope that this holiday season you will work to support the local economy and local businesses.  By supporting a local business over a big chain you are making positive changes in the local economy and helping to create a more sustainable economic system in general.  At Pride & Joy we have many great holiday products as well as our old favorites and we hope to see you this holiday season!



Pride & Joy at Northampton's Annual Sidewalk Sales!

It’s time for Northampton’s Annual Sidewalk Sales! Today through the 29th, many Northampton shops including Pride & Joy with have tents lining up and down main street Northampton with awesome deals on some of your favorite products. This sidewalk sale is an awesome way for local, small businesses to showcase their products to passerby who might not normally get a chance to come into their stores. Pride & Joy will be featuring some of our customers’ favorite items on sale such as our mugs, t-shirts, hats, small stuffed bears, and many more. Our sales will be available both in store as well as on the sidewalks so be sure to stop by and say hello!