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Last Order Dates for Christmas Delivery

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Last Order Dates for Christmas Delivery
To ensure delivery in time for Christmas gift-giving on the 25th of December 2019, please place your order by the following dates...

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20 Reasons to Shop Handmade this Christmas

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20 Reasons to Shop Handmade this Christmas
There is nothing better than seeing a loved ones face light up with joy, that utterly wholesome moment when a grin begins to spread across their face, their eyes sparkling as they unwrap the perfect gift.

We all know the perfect gift isn't found on a last-minute dash to the shops on Christmas Eve when you end up grabbing the last Lynx or Lush gift set out of frustration for your *insert difficult to buy for relative here*. But it can be so stressful trying to find something truly special and unique... until you shop handmade 🙂.
 
So, to help you out with your gift shopping this year, here are my 20 top reasons to shop handmade!

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How to be yourself...

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How to be yourself...

I think at some point in a lot of peoples lives, we struggle with being our most authentic self. Whether this be because we're afraid of being vulnerable, afraid of the response or reaction we'll get or simply because we just haven't discovered *WHO* we are yet.   I've had an on and off identity crisis for many years, haha. I feel like I've 'tried on' many different versions of myself. Some versions were to please other people, they were either a watered down version of my true self or something else entirely, shaped by someone I wanted to please...

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Working to reduce our plastic use!

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Working to reduce our plastic use!

For a while now at VelvetVolcano we have been working towards using as little single-use plastic as possible and making our packaging as environmentally friendly as we can. 

I am so happy to be at the stage we are now with our packaging where ALL of it is either recyclable or re-usable ^_^. Let me talk you through it...

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"I'm coming out" The girl behind the sparkles...

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"I'm coming out" The girl behind the sparkles...

I have tried for a long time to keep my business and my private life as separate as they possibly can be. Partly because I am deeply confused on where the line is drawn for maintaining some professionalism (haha!) and partly to retain some sanity.You see, VelvetVolcano is my only true escape from the rest of my life, which revolves entirely around my illness. I am unfortunately not able to enjoy any hobbies other than Netflix watching (which honestly, is a freaking godsend for my situation!), the occasional video game and very occasionally a 'walk' with my dogs and partner...

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