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Date Joined: August 9, 2015
Last Online: January 25, 2016
Birthday: December 12
Country: Canada
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About Me

Hello swap-bot buddies! My name is Holly and I'm an artist, vegan, hiker, gardener and nature-lover.

I sell handmade soap at craft fairs with linocut/hand painted labels. I love handmade items made with great care.

I live in an apartment with two kitties and my partner.

I'm working toward finding more time for my art and to practice self-love and care.

When sending me items, I'd appreciate it if you keep in mind my dietary preferences: vegan and gluten free. Thanks!

Nice to meet you!

Favorite Books

I'm an avid reader and always have a cup of peppermint tea at hand! I love inspirational books and fiction. Please suggest books for me to read!

The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

You Can Buy Happiness (and Its Cheap): How one woman radically simplified her life and you can too by Tammy Stobel

A Woman's Shed by Gill Hertz

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Wish List

*Nature! forests, woodland animals (squirrels, chipmunks, owls, raccoons, birds, opossums, skunks, deer, foxes), flowers

*Anything with cats, especially black cats

*Make favourite colour is forest green. I also really like burgundy, dark teal, dark blue and any jewel tones.

*Handwritten letters on beautiful stationary

*Nature poetry

*Notecards, Stationary, Envelopes

*Herbal Teas, Mint Tea, Chai and Moomin teas are my favourite, but I will try all kinds and be happy with whatever you send me.

*Washi Tape!!!

*Victorian things

*I love Kawaii Japanese stationary with black cats or other adorable animals

*Pocket letters



*Vegan and Gluten Free Recipes

*Adult colouring books

*Tasteful Temporary tattoos

*Anything gardening/vegetable/flower related

*Lush products and bath bombs (vegan products only please)

*Motivational quotes-especially those self-love/care related

*Essential oils

*Scarves (dark green, burgundy, purple, and blue--jewel tones look best on me, no wool please)

*Socks (I have size 10 feet, no wool please)

*Soy candles

*Handmade items

*Journals, Journal prompts, notebooks (I like to write morning pages and in journals every day)

*Vegan dark chocolate (I like flavoured chocolates such as ginger, orange, other fruits)


*Leather, fur, wool, feathers, beeswax, honey--please no animal products!

*Blank tourism postcards from your city or other cities

*Stationary with animal products on it (bacon, hot dogs, cheeseburgers)---cupcakes, donuts and sweets are okay! (I bake those vegan :) )

*Food/Tea that includes gluten and/or is not vegan

*Religious items-unless its something we are specifically talking about in a previous letter


*List papers

*Reward stickers

*Nail polish and make-up (unless its vegan)

*Popular TV show stuff--unless its something we are talking about in a previous letter


*Beeswax candles

*White chocolate, milk chocolate--I love vegan dark chocolate.


I love herbal teas, especially mint tea. I really like pumpkin spice and apple cinnamon tea at this time of year. I tend to prefer no caffeine, but I also enjoy chai, dessert flavoured teas, lemon tea, Moomin tea.

Please do not send me tea with honey in it. Thanks!


I like Christmas cards/items that have woodland animals and bird on them best.

I also like to receive Christmas items/cards/etc. with my namesake, the Holly plant and berries. :)

Please no religious cards or sentiments. I'm spiritual, but not religious. Nature is my guide in all things.


KarenBailey rated for ♡ Book Markers ♡ #7 on Mar 2, 2016
OlcSylvia rated for Post Card Pen Pals International on Feb 17, 2016
Comment: Will gladly rerate if received.
waldfee rated for Vegan Holiday Swap on Jan 20, 2016
Comment: Finally it's arrived! Yay, I looove your soap <3 Squirrels! And thanks for the Lush product, I'm a Lush addict.
Response: Glad you love it and that it arrived!
sparkleboi rated for Pet's Christmas on Jan 5, 2016
Comment: I'm so sorry for taking so long to rate. This was an amazing package! The birds took a while to warm up to the toy but they've accepted it now - one in particular LOVES it! The cat toys were a hit and the treats have been munched a little bit (we have a couple active bags at a time.) Thank you very much!
Response: I am so glad your birds enjoy the toy and that one loves it! I wasn't sure if it was too big or not. What kind of bird is it that loves it?
Comment: Hey Holly, I got your beautiful pocket letter in the mail today. Thank you! I love every inch of it! Can't believe this is your first. It is so detailed and you were so generous with the goodies! I didn't realize it was coming all the way from Ontario! I had so much fun unpacking every pocket! Love the tiny red stocking, ribbon, teas, snowman, stickers, washi, adorable tags...loved the owl card and the little green pocket with the chocolate surprise inside. It's all very unique and so special. Loved your paper choices. I enjoyed reading your interesting letter. Thank you for sharing your family Christmas traditions! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2016!
Response: So glad you loved it! Thanks for the very kind words and I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Years.
Babsmomof5 rated for WIYM: CAT Christmas Card swap on Dec 22, 2015
Comment: Love the card, love the cat Washi tape, love the stamp! Such fun mail, thank you so much!
Response: Glad you loved it! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!
missmuffcake rated for Vegan Holiday Sweets + Recipe on Dec 17, 2015
Comment: yum! a mix of healthy & sweet!
Response: Thanks for rating :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty Christmas card! I will be saving the stickers you added to the envelope too :)
Comment: Thanks! Merry Christmas!
Comment: A great swap, Holly! I love the owl Christmas card and the fun surprises inside, especially the little owl notecard. I guess I love owls! Thank you so much!
dutchangel rated for Picture of your Christmas Tree on Dec 3, 2015
Comment: Lovely tree you've got, it's a bit like mine: totally uncoordinated but very sweet
Comment: Thanks for your email!! I love your christmas tree and the owl ornament!! The owl is my favorite animal!! I hopw you and your partner have a lovely christmas Kind regards from Chile
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the kind wishes and for rating. Happy Holidays!
milamilamura rated for Very Merry Furry Christmas on Dec 2, 2015
Comment: Dear Holly, thank you so much for the lovely presents for my kitties, and for the cutest card and cat washi tapes. The presents were beautifully wrapped. And can you believe I left my room for 2 minutes and when I came back....my cat (William) had opened one of the presents! Haha, the one with the catnip toy....he couldn't resist it. It was so funny when I found him in my room, looking all guilty, but I get it, who would want to wait until Christmas? And btw they loved the toys, so I'm keeping the other two for Christmas day, but thank you so much for the lovely words on the card and the thoughtful presents. Will come back after Christmas to tell you about the other presents. Thank you dear! Update: Thank you so much for the amazing healthy treats for my cats, they already tried one and loved it. Looking forward to try the other one as well. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, thank you!
Response: You're so welcome! My kitties have broken into some packages with catnip toys as well! Glad they are enjoying it. :)
Comment: Thank you for the adorable little christmas card.
Response: You're so welcome! Thanks for rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful Christmas Card, it is so cute. Thank you also for your sweet note and Merry Christmas to you and I love so much the kitty on the card.
Response: Glad you love the card! Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thanks for the card!! One of my friends has a Restaurant on St. Paul St. but I will have to check out RiseAbove! It looks good. Niagara-on-the-Lake was a great place to grow up. It has changed a lot now. Maybe we know each other- but you are probably a lot younger than me. Is your name Holly because you were born in Dec? I briefly thought about naming my daughter Holly Noelle because she was born on Dec 25 but I already had the name Marissa picked out! Take care and Merry Christmas!!!!
Response: Yes, my name is Holly because I was born in December. What restaurant does your friend own? Hope you enjoy Rise Above (their "cheesecake" is awesome)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful winter bucket list! I can't wait to start checking things off my list, starting with that hot apple cider. :)
Response: So glad you liked it! Drinking hot apple cider is on the bucket list I received too and is what I started with! lol
soinischka rated for Very Merry Furry Christmas on Nov 19, 2015
Comment: Thanks so much for this nice swap! Kami and Baghira already opened half of the package as they smelled the catnip toy and really wanted to have it :-P
Response: I am so glad they have gotten into the catnip already! :) You're so welcome! Thanks for rating.
SandyLane rated for Christmas Cat Care Package! on Nov 17, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the Xmas package. We're saving it until Xmas day but opened the card. The postcards were a lovely extra, thanks.
Response: You're so welcome! I hope your kitties enjoy what I sent on Christmas!
squince rated for Christmas for your kitty and you on Nov 16, 2015
Comment: I received the package but I'm waiting until Christmas! :D Thanks!!!!
Response: Thanks for rating! I hope your kitties enjoy what I sent on Christmas!

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mariaelisabeth on Jan 3, 2016:


Welcome to join my new group Vegans of Swap-Bot! Hope to see you around!

wolfeagle on Jan 1, 2016:


Wishing you a fantastic in 2016.

owlsinathens on Dec 31, 2015:

click me please

Fever on Dec 21, 2015:

Thank you so much for hosting the "Vegan Holiday swap"! I enjoyed it a lot - and I would love to participate in a future round of a similar swap. :) Merry Christmas to you and happy swapping!

threadsandbobbins on Dec 11, 2015:

Just wanted to stop by to say thank you for the lovely birthday card! :-) Have a great Christmas!

Amace on Dec 11, 2015:

♥Happy Birthday!!♥


ShyAnn64 on Dec 7, 2015:

Thank you for the Friendlies Birthday card that you sent to me... very sweet!

owlsinathens on Dec 1, 2015:

Hi! See here please :D

CariPeace on Nov 22, 2015:

Thank you so much for the cute squirrel stickers, the Owl notecard w/envie, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin postcard and the little note card you wrote a nice note on for The Natural World groups WTA. It turns out that is one of my favorite tales, too!

Sending you hugs,

♥ ~ Cari

Picture found on: abebooks.co.uk

rexypants on Nov 18, 2015:

Happy you liked the WTA envie :)

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