Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Support local business when you SHOP SMALL®. Small Business Saturday® is a great opportunity for you to show your support for your favorite small, local businesses. Register any eligible American Express® Card¹ to get $10 back when you spend $10 or more at a qualifying small business location on Small Business Saturday, Nov 30, 2013.

Here’s how it works …

1)  Register any eligible American Express Card online at Registration is limited. Registration opens at 12:00 A.M. MST (Mountain Standard Time) on Nov 24, 2013 and continues until 11:59 P.M. on Nov 30, 2013, unless the registration limit is reached sooner.

2)  Use your registered Card on Nov 30, 2013 to spend $10 or more in a single, in-store transaction at a qualifying small business location that appears on the Small Business Saturday Map. Online transactions do not qualify. To view the map, visit

3)  Get a one-time $10 statement credit from American Express within 90 days of your qualifying purchase.



3rd Anniversary Press Release

The Blue Giraffe Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

with a Sea Turtle Event, Nov. 16


WaterColor, Fla.–Nov. 7, 2013–The Blue Giraffe, an art and gifts boutique in the WaterColor Town Center, will celebrate its 3rd Anniversary on Nov. 16 from 1-4 p.m. with a Sea Turtle Event. In partnership with the South Walton Turtle Watch, The Blue Giraffe aims to help build awareness and support for endangered and threatened sea turtles, which nest along South Walton beaches each year.

“As a turtle watch volunteer, I’m keenly aware of the many threats that jeopardize sea turtles survival,” said Debbie Taylor, co-owner of the Blue Giraffe. “There are many things we can do to improve their chances of survival and ensure hatching sea turtles make it safely to the Gulf of Mexico from the beach.”

The family-friendly event will feature a variety of interactive activities and turtle-themed art.  At 2:30 p.m., there will be a book reading for children and Q&A about sea turtles. Moore Family Folk Art will join the fun with “make and take art” projects that invite families to make their own turtle-inspired creation from recycled materials on painted boards. Artist Constance Snellgrove (aka Sassy Jewels) will feature her sea turtle-inspired jewelry and a variety of sea turtle art will be on display.

The Blue Giraffe will be selling TurtleSafe flashlights and sea turtle books, and the South Walton Turtle Watch will be on hand with sea turtle literature and coloring books.

Drawings for prizes will take place throughout the afternoon and proceeds from the sale of sea turtle art will benefit South Walton Turtle Watch. The Blue Giraffe is located on Hwy 30A in the WaterColor Town Center. For more information, visit or call 850-231-5112.


Press release written by Tracy Louthain, TLC – Tracy Louthain Communications

The Blue Giraffe Celebrates Year #3 with a Sea Turtle Event

The Blue Giraffe Celebrates Year #3 with a Sea Turtle Event

Join us along with South Walton Turtle Watch as we celebrate our 3rd anniversary on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 1:00-4:o0. There will be a book reading for children and Q&A about sea turtles at 2:30. Have fun with ‘make & take art’ hosted by Folk Artist Alan Moore. Sassy Jewels will be there with sea turtle inspired jewelry. New in the gallery, TurtleSafe flashlights and sea turtle books. Raffles and prizes, free turtle stuff, educational. For more details, call 850-231-5112 or like “The Blue Giraffe on 30A” on Facebook.

Proceeds from sea turtle art sales will benefit South Walton Turtle Watch.

SWTW volunteer and gallery co-owner, Debbie, with baby turtles from nest #52

Photo credit – Valerie Lofton Photography