Today we welcome Our Hen House coordinator Danielle Legg, who is telling us all about the goodies that the Our Hen House Etsy Shop has in store for Mother’s Day (and every other day).
With Mother’s Day is just around the corner, I am reverting to 12-year-old me and starting to get excited to find that perfect gift – to do something really special for my mom. Yep, it’s true – I love my mom! Seriously, I get more giddy about Mother’s Day than I do any other holiday. And this year, the joy that this holiday brings is even greater, since this year is my mom’s first Mother’s Day as a vegan!
My usual Mother’s Day tradition is to buy my mom a lily, which we plant together. This year, though — this year is a big deal. She’s vegan! She needs more than flowers. Instead, I want to give her something that will recognize the change that is growing within her, that will give her meaningful tools, and that will help cultivate a wonderful new lifestyle.
Maybe you’re faced with a similar quandary. Do you have a mother (or a grandma, or a mother figure) in your life transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle? Or maybe it’s the other way around. Maybe there’s someone who taught you about being vegan, someone who inspired you, and you want a way to say thank you.
Either way, the Our Hen House Etsy Shop has some new, beautiful additions that would make perfect gifts for the new vegan, the vegan mentor, or for anyone who even might be considering veganism. All the items are vegan, cruelty-free, and handmade especially for you!
Just arrived are a variety of lovely glass earrings donated by Montana-based jewelry designer extraordinaire, Bonnie Goodman. Each pair is unique and absolutely beautiful, and the colors are a delight. I’m wearing a pair as I type!
Or maybe a bracelet would make your mom smile? Our “Follow Your Heart” charm bracelet might just remind your mother of what she’s always encouraged you to do! It’s made by Julie Sheremeta especially for Our Hen House, and is accented by beautiful Swarovski Crystals. Another possibility that she’s sure to love are one of our glass beaded bracelets, which stretch to fit most wrists, and are also made by Julie Sheremeta.
This is only a taste of the many beautiful items in our Etsy shop, all of which have been donated to Our Hen House by talented and compassionate artists. And not only is a gift from our Etsy Shop a wonderful gift for your mom, or another inspiring woman in your life, it’s a gift of support to Our Hen House in its efforts to mainstream the movement to end cruelty to animals.
If jewelry isn’t just right, how about making a special vegan meal, served along with a card that includes a donation made in her name to Our Hen House? And how about starting a new tradition? You could both listen to the Our Hen House podcast together (whether you’re physically together, or far apart), and then chat about something other than “Why are you single?”, “Have you met anyone yet?”, or “You’re so good with kids, you should have one already!” (Uh, oh, maybe that’s just MY mom…).
In any case, regardless of whether it helps me to avoid questions about my love life, it’s lovely to have something new to chat about with my mother. Now that we’re both vegan, the podcast is something we can truly share. And, I love that. Because, in case you haven’t noticed, I really love my newly vegan mom.