Today we welcome our fantastic coordinator, Danielle Legg, who is giving us a heartwarming look into the Our Hen House Etsy Shop, and why it’s the perfect spot for all of your Valentine’s Day needs.
If you’re single like me, Valentine’s Day is usually the day of the year that you sincerely wish didn’t exist. Even the grocery store is covered in hearts and kisses, and foil-wrapped chocolates abound on the shelves. You can’t go anywhere without seeing red or pink. But if you’re coupled, of course, Valentine’s Day can be heaps of fun, maybe allowing you to give your partner something small that says how much you care. And maybe you’ll even get a fantastic gift in return.
But hold the phone! I’m not about to let anyone who is single feel sorry for themselves — myself included! Though I could get into the benefits of being single, I’ll save that for another blog altogether. Staying on focus, this year, why not make Valentine’s Day extra special regardless of whether you’re wearing someone’s varsity jacket? Gifts, no matter how big or small, are always a delight to get (especially when you actually like them!), and they’re just as much fun to give.
What about gifts that give in more than one way? When you shop at the Our Hen House Etsy Shop, you’re giving two gifts! First, you’re getting a special someone some amazing handmade things, ranging from beautiful earrings, necklaces and bracelets, to knit scarves and hand warmers. Second, every dollar you spend will help to expand Our Hen House, allowing us to build a strong voice for animals. While some of my personal favorite items from the shop are pictured here, you should also browse to your heart’s content, because this is only a small sampling of what treasures the shop holds.
Flowers and plants can be a delight to get on Valentine’s Day. However, if you are like me and lack a green thumb, the initial beauty can wear off pretty quickly. These German lucite flower earrings might be just the solution. They’ll never wilt, they won’t die, and their colors won’t fade as the days pass. There are several styles available. Here is a sampling.
Or, instead of flowers, maybe this Sweetheart hand-beaded necklace with a heart and key closure is the perfect gift to tell her (or him — no judgment!) that you care.
There may not be snow on the ground (at least where I live, in upstate New York), but there certainly is a winter chill in the air. Howzabout letting your compassion keep you warm, whether you’re out walking with your two-legged love, or a four-legged one? My dog, Arcot, loves walking, and I love being warm (if we could only cuddle while walking!). The scarves, neck warmers, and hand warmers at the Our Hen House Etsy Shop are a perfect gift to keep warm on cold winter walks. Compassionate knit-wear looks good on men too, and we’ve got a great men’s scarf in our Etsy shop to keep him warm (or her! no judgment!).
So go ahead, treat yourself to our German lucite flower earrings if that’s your thing, or give a pair to someone you love. Get a scarf and some hand-warmers to keep you warm on that moonlit stroll. We’ve also got a variety of other gifts, from brass hen wine charms, earrings, and zipper pulls, to an assortment of hand-made jewelry and knit goods.
Even if knitted stuff and jewelry isn’t your thing, why not make Our Hen House your Valentine anyway? Did you know you can also simply donate to Our Hen House? It’s easy, tax-deductible, and you get some great gifts as our thank you for your donation! Just click the “Donate Now”button to learn more. Every purchase or donation goes to helping Our Hen House expand. Knowing that your purchase is 100% cruelty-free and vegan, and that it helps Our Hen House build a strong voice for animals, will clearly fill your heart as much as your donation fills ours. Isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is all about? Giving and getting love? So check out the Our Hen House Etsy Shop, where you will almost certainly fall in love. Happy February, and Happy Valentine’s Day!