It’s hot, you’re sweaty and longing for some relief from the heat. Aren’t you? And while thinking about winter, you’re probably also dreaming of all those snowy nights of Christmas celebrations? Well well, you can’t actually change the season now, but the closest you can get to doing so is reduce the time left for Christmas and celebrate it now, in July.
An unofficial holiday, Christmas in July imitates the festivities of the actual Christmas and signifies our yearning for the coolness of winter amid the scorching summer months.
In addition, there are a few reasons why people celebrate Christmas in July. Which one fits you?
People want an excuse to celebrate
Some people start holiday shopping early
It’s winter somewhere
For me, it’s to start holiday thinking and maybe shopping. Since I keep myself busy I really need to take the month of July and plan, plan, plan.
Lucky for me one of my favorite TV channels – Hallmark – helps me. I can sit in my craft room or family room watch Christmas movies and craft my heart away.
I will be posting Christmas projects (cards, gift tags, packaging, gift ideas) from July 22 – July 28 so please stop back often.
The great thing about cardmaking is you can use your materials for other things. Don’t you love making things for your home. This framed art piece was a recent class I had. All you need is the basics (stamps, paper, & ink).
Barn Door, Christmas Magic, Merry Patterns, Merry Little Labels, More Great Greetings,
These samples are giving us visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads!
Peaceful Noel and Buffalo Check Stamp Set
Granny Apple Green, Gray Granite, Night of Navy, Real Red, Soft Suede, and Whisper White Cardstock; Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper; Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper;
Call Me Clover, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy, Merry Merlot, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Soft Suede, Whisper White Classic Stampin’ Pads®; VersaMark Pad;
Merry Merlot and Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon; Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape; Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Big Shot™; Bunch of Banners and Layering Circles Thinlits™ Dies; Sprig Punch
This set (Peaceful Noel) creates beautiful and textured backgrounds. Be sure to point out the versatility of the checkered pattern; with the right cardstock and color choices, this set can be used in just about any project!
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I have been notified that as of now the following Holiday Catalog items are running low. This means if you want these I would recommend placing an order now. We don’t know when these products will go out of stock, but it’s possible some may run out as early as next week.