A few years ago I bought a booklet from Gooseberry Patch that is, appropriately enough, titled "Christmas in July". It suggests that folks could use the too hot to move days of July to prepare for Christmas, making homemade or handmade gifts and even throwing a party for others to craft Christmas gifts. I like that!
This is from our Christmas tree last year...
However, last year was the first time I really worked at. Did I get everything for the holidays done? No. Was I still trying to finish up in December? Yes, a few things. Did it help considerably to have completed a few projects and have an idea of what else needed to be done? Absolutely. Was it fun? OH, MY, YES!!
So, this year, I'm planning on at least getting a few little things out of the way in July. I'll be sharing some of the menus and recipes that I'm planning to use, as well as showing you some pictures from our previous holidays and also giving you a few crafty ideas. I hope you check in often!! And even if you choose not to participate yourself, I hope you'll join in the fun with the rest of the Christmas Crazies that make up the message board at Magical Holiday Home and see what's up! Ginger has some great things planned and already has a couple of crafts listed. Give it a try!
And, like I always say, everything you do today to get ready for Christmas is one less thing you have to do in December!