Now more than ever it's important to shop local. Whether it's what you get for lunch, or where you shop for your holiday gifts, you should definitely check out all the local options we have in the 815. Another great thing that's happening locally is businesses supporting each other during this hard time.

That's exactly what Candle Crest in Rockford is doing. They made a candle that helps you support Rockford City Market. Candle Crest Owners said that after they learned about the struggles the market was hit with, they knew they wanted to help out. So they created a candle, called the "Rockford City Market Donation Candle".

The candle costs around $15 and 100% of the profit will go to help the market run next year. Candle Crest's website details -

What does the market do for small businesses like us? As a small business just starting out, it allowed us to grow and expand within our community and beyond. We are not alone! Several other small businesses like ourselves now have storefronts. When we received word that the Market needed help, we felt it was only right for us to give back and help to support them and future upcoming small businesses within our community.

It's one of their most popular scents, Egyptian Amber. I mean, just listen to how good this sounds according to their website -

Egyptian Amber has a rich base of vanilla, musk and sandalwood well  balanced by lively top notes of jasmine, lavender and orange.

So grab the perfect local stocking stuffer on their website!

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