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Why Black Friday Sucks...

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Why Black Friday Sucks...

  You've likely all seen and/or heard about the utter chaos of Black Friday in stores - fights breaking out over flat-screen TVs, people getting trampled, etc. Black Friday can be seriously DANGEROUS, it can be extremely stressful (and also dangerous) for retail workers, lots of businesses are competing with each other with who can start their deals sooner (and therefore it's now spawned 'Gray Friday' and also Black Friday week) not only that, but the pressure of competing with big business can also SUCK for small businesses. First and foremost the reason big companies can offer slashed prices for Black...

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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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