Hi guys, this is the first of my
Christmas Vegmas posts. Although 12 Days of Vegmas doesn’t officially begin until tomorrow, I realised I hadn’t properly introduced the series. So, that’s what I’m doing today. This post is going to be short and sweet (short in my world usually ends up at 1200 words still so we’ll see). Today I’m going to explain why this is taking place in November, not December and give a brief overview of what to expect in the coming posts.
The answer to this is very simple, December is too late. This series is going to be everything you need to be vegan at Christmas. Part of that is how to be prepared. Telling you to be prepared and only sharing that tip in December is a bit too contradictory for my liking. It’s also going to be full of tips for those of you who have a vegan in your life and want to know what to make for them/ buy them and anything you can do to help them.
Tomorrow’s post is one of the main reasons I’m starting this in November. Vegmas day 1 is How to Survive Your First Vegan Christmas. It’s all about how to get yourself prepared and how the non-vegans can accommodate their vegan family and friends. Essentially, it’s everything I did right in year one and everything Iearnt from my mistakes in year one. This will be my 4th vegan Christmas and I’d like to think I’ve got enough information by now to be able to help others.
As I’ve been planning this series, I’ve been thinking about it in two halves.
You already know what day 1 is and the next few posts are going to follow up from that. Days 2, 3 and 4 are all going to be recipes I’ve tried and tested over the years from other people. A round-up of things I like that I think you should try, per se.
Part 1 will also include some other tips for the non-vegans and vegans alike, depending on whether you’re buying gifts or shopping for yourself. This series is mainly going to be about food, of course, but I’m doing a post dedicated to vegan and cruelty free beauty brands. More so for those wanting to buy gifts and not wanting to accidentally get the wrong thing. There will also be a round up of the best vegan chocolate.
Part 2 is where I get more creative. I’ll be sharing lots of my own recipes, everything from snacks, sides, and desserts, to my own vegan Christmas roast. I’ve been working on building a vegan hamper for a while now, which I cannot wait to share. Consider that one a gift guide of foodie things to buy the vegan in your life. There’ll also be a vegan Christmas cocktails post thrown in for that week too.
Basically, you can take away from this that I’m going to be doing a lot of eating and drinking and having the audacity to call it work.
I’ve been planning Vegmas for what feels like forever now. I wanted to do something like this last year, but I only started blogging last September and didn’t quite feel ready enough to take on the commitment and do a series like this justice. Hopefully, I can deliver this year and make it as good as I’ve imagined it. Which post are you most excited for?
Until tomorrow, happy Vegmas!
(We ended on 560 words not including this little bit here, very brief by my standards)