Christmas in July! Ideas, Recipes, Giveaways, Fun, Fun, Fun!

If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m a planner. I love to think ahead and dream big dreams. This is a good thing if I can follow through with actually doing the things I’ve schemed about.

And internet accountability? It’s a beautiful thing. If I tell you I will do something, I feel a little added something to see the thing to completion. So, thanks for keeping me honest.

One of the things I love to plan is how we will celebrate Christmas. It is such a great time for making memories with the kids, to enjoy little amusements like light looking, tree cutting, and cookie baking and decorating. For our family it’s a time to think about the wonder of Christ, His birth, and His purpose in becoming human on our behalf. And to make memories together in light of that glorious truth.

There is no shortage of fun to be had come December 1st. But, in a season as busy as Christmastide, it’s important to do a little planning. Thinking a few months ahead of time can save you time, money, and stress. So, don’t freak out on me….I know it’s only July. But, this is to help you later walk through December with a smile on your face.

Join me next week for my new series. Starting Sunday, July 20th, I’ll be hosting “Christmas in July” at LifeasMOM. And I’ve got all sorts of fun Christmas ideas, links, recipes, giveaways (everyday!) and fun galore. But, I want your input!

So, get your thinking caps on. Dig up fond Christmas memories. Uncover up your favorite recipes and be prepared to share. Think about what gadget or tool helps you during Christmastide for a special Holiday-themed Toolin’ Up Tuesday. Get ready to comment or post, because as you know….if you don’t play, you can’t win.

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  1. Zimms Zoo says:

    OH I am looking forward to this. I have already been thinking ahead to because this baby will be due the very first of February.
    But someone gave us 2 BIG packs of christmas balls and stuff to decorate them with. So I want to do a small ornament decorating party for our close friends.
    I can hardly wait for Christmas. It is my favorite time fo the year.

  2. Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart says:

    This is such a great idea. I’ve been thinking about this because I think that planning ahead will help me to make sure I focus and help my children to focus on the true meaning of Christmas.

    I’ll look forward to this series.

  3. Tiffany says:

    Quite a few of us are thinking Christmas thoughts it seems!!! I can’t wait to read what you post!!!

  4. I’ve decided that I REALLY am going to use a Christmas notebook/organizer this year!!!

  5. Amy Looney says:

    Great minds think alike! Starting this Thursday, July 17, I’m starting a “Christmas in July” series as a part of my “Thinking Ahead Thursday” blog day. I hope you’ll come over and join me and post your link for everyone to see! I can’t wait to read your series!

  6. I like to try to get bargains on gifts throughout the year. This has two-fold benefits. I have time to look for bargains and to look for meaningful gifts that I think people will really like. We are able to be more relaxed and spontaneous. We have time to make fudge and various other confections and do crafts-and more fudge and confections!!!! I will post my Christmas Fudge recipe soon.

  7. Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy says:

    Do you have a badge for this? I’d love to feature your contest on my site!

    Also be sure to check out my giveaway, taking entries until July 18th!

  8. Stacey Moore says:

    sounds like fun! i have posted it on my blog!

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