Hi there, it's Veronika! We're talking Christmas today.

Wouldn't it be great if Christmas would be all just "the nice and magical time" and not the rush to get all gifts, not the bins full of rubbish the day after Christmas?
For me, the worst part is to think of a gift that will be actually appreciated and won't end up wasted, binned or re-gifted (the last one may sting too but at least it's not that bad for the environment). Which means I may sometimes end up rushing a bit to get things on time. Then I get some great ideas but it seems that I won't get it before Christmas. That's stressful, right?
But isn't Christmas at the end about chilling and spending time with your most beloved ones? Be it your family, friends or perhaps your animal companions - ideally all together though =)

Yes, and for that reason, I started no-stress Christmas for me and I would very much wish you do the same. This way you can enjoy the nice things and do not have to participate in the not-so-nice and pretty stressful Christmas-related things.

Hi, it's Veronika here!

I've come across an interesting project recently and wanted to share the idea with you.

In recent years, things got tense between vegans and dairy farmers. Vegans want animal liberation and ensure families will stay together (yes, the cow families) and be safe from any harm and abuse. Farmers want carry on in their business and often blame vegans for dairy milk price drop. (Frankly, will every producer blame me for price drop just because I choose not to eat/drink what they produce...?)
This is just a very short summary that cannot grasp the complexity of the issue - but you got the idea for starters.

Now, what is this bold project I stumbled upon recently? It's a step-by-step guide for dairy farmers to transition their business from milking cows to milking almonds =)
It doesn't have to be almonds specifically but again, you got the idea.

Now, let's look at it more in-depth.

Hi there! It's Veronika =)

I'd like to tell you a story about my newest vegan T-shirt design: Vegan Smart-Ass definition (this is just a working name, all my designs have working names).

Every single one of my designs has a story of why it was made. My funny vegan definition T-shirt idea was a combination of several things that happened today...

Hi, it's Veronika here!

You surely know that I like Etsy. It's truly a marketplace full of amazing handmade and original creations. And they do awards for their sellers! Exciting!
From the whole range of nominations - that you can see here - I've decided to highlight a few of my own favourites, of course, all vegan-friendly, therefore no leather, no wool or angora, feathers, bones, etc.
Please note: At the moment of writing this article, I haven't managed to ask every creator about some further details such as paints and glues they use so take my guide really as a guide =) and please check with artists further details when in doubts if all materials they used are really vegan-friendly. Alternatively, ask them if they can customise it for you - this is what Etsy is about in the end: customisation, personalisation so you can get unique and bespoke arts and crafts - so ask for the cruelty-free option.

Let's get to the list!

Hand Drawn Personalised Cat Mug Rescue Cat GiftHi, it's Veronika!
I bet you want to skip the intro and get to the best gifts. Gifts for no ordinary cat lovers but rescue cat lovers. Gotcha.

But as always, I have a little bit of a story to share - so I hope you'll enjoy finding out more about my artwork and rescue cat themed creations. Please sit back, relax and read further:

Btw - did you read my Honest Language Disclaimer yet? (No, it's not about profanity =)

Hi, it's Veronika, your vegan friend and content creator of Veronika Honestly (no, not my surname).
I'm mathemagician (making money as maths tutor! 😁), a bit of an artist (well, trying to get back to art) and also animal and adventure lover.
Get to know me on my About page and make sure you sign up for my newsletter to get my free printable greeting cards for vegans I made for everyone to use and spread the vegan word!

See you around and on my social media - stay in touch!

Thank you for reading this whole article =) I have a few things to mention here:

Firstly, if not already mentioned in the article, I would like you to know about my Honest Language Disclaimer (no, it's not about profanity) - in case you were wondering why my English is so weird and not Oxford-dictionary perfect (whose English is, anyway...)

Secondly, my post may contain affiliate links. Namely Etsy and Amazon links. If you click through and buy anything there, I will get a small commission, so you are basically helping me to reach the goals, to raise funds for animals sanctuaries. All of that at no extra cost to you or the seller. It's a win-win =)

Now, in the end, I have a tiny request: If you liked this post, could you please share this?
Sharing helps to keep my costs down so more can go towards animal charities and perhaps you'll make one's day by showing them something from this blog they will like to read! A share from you would seriously help a lot with the growth of this blog that focuses on spreading the vegan word and kindness - just the things you also care about =)

You may like to pin some graphics from here, you may want to share it to your blog (do you have a vegan-themed blog? Let me know, let's collaborate!) or to your favourite Facebook group... there are plenty of choices!

Thank you for your support!

And... what now?

If you read all of the above, then, by all means, you're awesome for reading it all! And I believe you are interested at least a bit in my work here - I'd say we may have a thing or two in common! =)

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