Friday, July 18, 2014

Christmas in July

Christmas in July?  Have you heard of it?  

The first time I ever heard that such an event existed was almost 30 years ago wen I was working in Glacier Park.  The employees celebrated with a Christmas tree in the lodge (probably illegally cut down in the Park), gift exchanges, and a party--we pretty much found any reason to get together and celebrate.
This is Lake McDonald Lodge
Christmas Ideas http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/07/christmas-in-july.html

A little history for you: Christmas in July's beginnings are not clear, but most likely started in Europe as a way to "beat the heat" in the summer.  

Another possibility says it was started by a group of Irish tourists in 1980.  Story is, they were so overjoyed at seeing snow while on vacation that they decided to celebrate by holding a "Yulefest".

At any rate, we picked up on it here and the US and the tradition seems alive and well in blogland.  If you are a planner and love to get ahead, NOW is the time to get a jump start on the holidays.  
Christmas Ideas http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/07/christmas-in-july.html

I thought it would be a fun time to share 12  past, favorite Christmas projects.  Click on the links to the original posts to see the details:


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Merry Christmas in July to you!!

4 comments:

  1. I love a bit of Christmas in July! Thanks for sharing these great ideas all in one spot! I think I see an Ornament tree in my future...LOVE it! Love the scrappy tree and the little suitcase too!

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  2. Great projects, but you had me at Glacier Park...;) One of my favorite vacation areas. Stayed at Mcdonald Lake Lodge, Many Glacier, West & East, and Prince of Wales. Oh how I wish I was there right now! No offense to my beautiful home state of Oregon, but those railroad lodges are rustically gorgeous!

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  3. Thank you so much for hosting! Beautiful room as always! Thank you for sharing!
    Wonderful Modern Dream House

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  4. Christmas in July was invented for us here in the Southern Hemisphere to allow us to celebrate Christmas in winter instead of a sweltering summer...

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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