Like many folks around the States, I don't celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday. But I sure do celebrate the heck out of it! For some of course it holds deep religious affiliations, and I respect that, as should we all. But it has come to be celebrated as a time of giving, and that's something we can all be a part of, regardless of belief or faith.
I find that it's also a time when adults can stop being so serious, and indulge instead in alittle much needed childlike wonder and enjoyment of the world. Go ahead - stick out your tongue and catch a snowflake. Be dazzled by the bows and ribbons and lights. It's Christmas! Let your heart be light.
It's ALSO a time of unadulterated TREATS! I for one tend to find myself baking up a storm. Recent additions to the lineup that are quickly becoming holiday tradition include almond pignoli and Mexican hot chocolate snickerdoodle cookies from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, and rocky road fudge - a creature of my own fevered imagination. And there are more treats to be found from our dear Vegan Etsy Team than you can shake a stick at - not to mention all of the other holiday adorableness!
I can't wait to decorate my 5 foot plastic tree (hey, give me a break - I live in an apartment in NYC) with the amazing sparkly animal ornaments made for me last year by fantastic team member Pinkkis - you gotta see it to believe it. And you will! You best believe that the minute the plates are cleared from thanksgiving dinner I'll be starting the decorating, and I'll be posting pictures! :D
Happy VeganMoFo Day 15 everyone!