Christmas in July – five months to get your holiday crafts and gifts made
I hear the phrase “Christmas in July” every year, but I’ve never really understood it…is it really celebrated like a holiday? Do people decorate and share gifts this month like they do in December? Or is this a marketing ploy, created by retailers to sell stuff during a slow time of year? I’m not sure where or how Christmas in July got started (but I am willing to bet a quick Google search would provide the answer).
One of the things that Christmas in July does for me is act as a reminder that the December holiday is right around the corner. It signals an urge in me to start buying gifts, while things are on sale! For many, its the time of year to start crafting all of your holiday decor or hand-made presents. If you fall into the latter group, you have 5 months to get cracking!
I’m drawn to making small gifts that show a person’s love for something – like gift baskets filled with flavored coffees, mugs, tea towels, and other little baked goodies, like the one below.
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