Not doubt you’ve already heard of the senseless violence and deaths that have occurred on Black Friday. There is another way to consume, peoples! Save lives, money, and help your community all at the same time by giving your hard-earned dollars to independent and locally owned businesses this holiday season. We’ve compiled a HUGE list of craft fairs, bazaars, sales, and more to help you achieve the goal. Not only will you find things that are unique and well-made, but you’ll also feel good about your purchases because you’re helping to support a local artist or craftsperson, who will in turn spend that money in the community. It’s all part of the Express‘ Shop Local Pledge, which our publisher Jody Colley launched and is now spreading around the country with the help of other alt-weeklies. Read on for the mega indie local holiday sale list!