December, one of the best months of the year. Christmas lights twinkling. Fires roaring in hearths and rustic wood stoves. Mittens and scarves have officially made a reappearance. Hot chocolate and tea are constants on rotation as the comforting warm drink of choice (alongside of coffee, which diehards tend to drink all year regardless). Decorations are hung. Christmas music is played, to an annoying degree for some (though personally, I love it). Cookies are baked and piped with colorful icing. Cards filled with affectionate sentiments are penned. Church on Christmas Eve with choir sung carols, magical. Finding for the perfect personal gifts for those you love. Thick books truly ideal for this month of the year, diving into an immersive, spellbinding, towering tale while holed up under your favorite blanket. Snow, a glittering blanket across the landscape. All of this and more is why I think December is fantastic.
Another awesome aspect of December…chocolate cake. This particular cake is decked out, much like the halls, during this month of the year (wink, wink).