November 27, 2010 was the first day devoted to these shops… shops that have been there on the same corner for years or the brand new place that opened up on your favorite street just awaiting your visit. It is a day to celebrate their owners and the workers there to provide you with a great experience. Small Business Day is more than a day of great deals. This was put on our calendars to show our appreciation and draw attention to such businesses. France seems to be the opposite of the United States. They treasure their small business in a way the United States should. The shops stay and evolve over time. This is my way to show the gratitude to such places and their people who strive to create that special place you want to visit again and again, treasuring the memories of the unique experience.