You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again: when doing your holiday shopping this year, be sure to shop local whenever possible. It’s Saratoga County’s small businesses that make this region what it is, and by patronizing them you’re not only supporting your neighbors, but you’re also keeping your dollars in the Saratoga community. That money you spend at your local gift shops may in turn be spent at a local restaurant, which in turn may be spent at a local cleaning company, which may then be donated to a local nonprofit that will use it to help those in need. So think about it this way: When you shop local, you may be buying a gift for one specific person, but you’re also giving a little something to every single person in the Saratoga community. And that’s something to celebrate.