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Shop Local This Holiday Season!

Hi friends! Us again, thanks for checking out our journal! We are Calgary event planners and we wanted to pop on here with a little blog post about shopping local this holiday season!

Obviously with everything Covid going on, local businesses are really suffering, some even being forced to close and we don’t want to see that! We have definitely seen that in our industry and among the Calgary wedding planner community! Calgary is full of such amazing, unique creatives and we want to celebrate and support them! So we want to encourage you to consider supporting & shopping local this season and really take into consideration where you spend your hard earned dollars!

Did you know that if every household spent $10/month buying local, the Calgary economy would get a GDP boost of $52 million and would generate an additional 823 jobs in our city?! I found this fact the other day and it absolutely blew my mind, so while we absolutely loved supporting our local businesses before, this really solidifies just how important it actually is!

Here is a list of some of our favourite local businesses that we want to share and help you get to know because we think they are truly AWESOME! Comment on our post and tell us your favourite shops so we can check them out and support!


We are Calgary based planners that specialize in weddings and unique bespoke events for any occasion! Check out our IG at @opalandoakoccasions . Photo credit for this picture goes to Jackie Kalch

May & Mae Scrunchies

These scrunchies are made locally in Calgary and you can find them on IG at @mayandmae and you should definitely go check them out!

Clicks by Kait

Clicks by Kait always captures the most genuine heartwarming moments in your pictures. She is the perfect person to capture the special moments you cherish and want to look back on! Check her out on IG @clicks_by_kait

Primrose Lifestyle

Primrose Lifestyle creates custom hand crafted heritage pieces for your home that are functional and absolutely stunning. They are on IG at @primrose_lifestyle and you should absolutely check them out!

First Aid Training Calgary

This local First Aid Company offers full & recertifications! They are also on IG at @firstaidtrainingcalgary and should absolutely be your go to company for courses

Adventure Floral

This bouquet was created by Chelsea and she is one of the most talented florists we’ve ever met. She is personably and so incredible to work with. Her IG is @adventurefloral and you should 100% check her out. Photo Credit: Grey Lily Photography

L.A. Lashes

This is Leanne! She offers in home sugaring, lash extensions and eyelash lifts & tints! You can find her on IG at @la.lashescalgary

Create Pharmacy

Create Pharmacy & Compounding is a locally owned pharmacy that works to meet everybody’s individual needs with their services. They are on IG at @createpharmacy & deliver anywhere in the city!

Nurse Clay Love Co.

This new business just recently dropped their first earring collection! The cool thing is they create their collections inspired by strong nurses in their life (which is all too fitting in light of the current pandemic). You can check them out on IG at @nurseclaylove to shop their clay earrings collections!

We hope that you love these local shops as much as we do and choose to check them out & support them! Remember support doesn’t have to always be by purchasing (though that also helps 😉 ). Likes, follows, saves, comments and shares all help with engagement and spreading the word about all of our hardwork!!

“When you support a small business, you’re supporting a dream”

Thanks for reading!