Shop local this Christmas

There is always excitement at DTW when the office Christmas lights switch on and we trade our usual playlist for something a little more festive. So, what better way to celebrate the season than to create a Christmas video celebrating our fabulous local high street.

Those who have visited DTW will know we are lucky enough to be based on the beautiful Guisborough high street, adorned with many quirky cafes and independent retailers. Inspired by this, we decided to pop into a few shops with our cameras and find out why it’s so important to shop local this Christmas.

When it comes to shopping local, we learnt that:

  • Local businesses are unique and will provide unique gifts
  • Shopping local is personal, you get to know the business owner and they get to know you
  • Money spent in local shops stays in the local community, it supports local jobs and local families

It was great to talk to other businesses local to us, getting to know the shop owners and building further connections. However, my favourite part of the project was definitely window shopping during the film days and picking out the Christmas music when we returned to the office and began the edit!

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and remember to check out the unique gifts your local, independent retailers have to offer you.

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