If Christmas in July just sounds like too much hard work, we hear you. Christmas is such a huge event in December, it's all consuming. But, the more you start thinking about holding a family get together for Christmas in July, the more sense it starts making.
Embrace the weather.
If you've been dreaming of a white Christmas, you're not alone. Everything we see in the media surrounding Christmas is covered in snow. And December 25 in Australia is anything but snowy. Celebrating in July means you get a chance to throw on an ugly holiday sweater, curl up with a hot chocolate and enjoy a decadent roast lunch.
Bring the family together.
When you think about major holidays and celebrations, the majority are in the front end of the year. Christmas in July gives you the chance to bring the whole family together and touch base before life gets really busy.
Forget the family and catch up with friends.
Christmas is all about getting together and catching up with loved ones. But December is always so busy that it's hard to find the time to catch up with friends. Even the best intentions get lost in the Christmas panic. So make the most of Christmas in July and use it to bring all your closest friends together for a festive catch up and celebration.
Keep the children busy.
July is peak school holiday time and let's be honest, you need a holiday to recover. So rather than having to think up activities to keep the kids entertained, get them in the Christmas spirit and busy decorating for Christmas. They can help with the Christmas cooking, baking sweets and decorating the house. Put up the Christmas tree again, hand some tinsel and enjoy your house being in a constant state of merriment.
Christmas music is not just for December.
Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' should be appreciated all year round. And if that sounds a bit too intense for you, it should at least get a good play in July and December. Bring Michael Buble out of hibernation early and throw on a Christmas album. December is still a long way away.
If you want to buy gifts, they should at least be on sale.
Christmas in July is typically more centred around catching up with the family and enjoying each others company. But, if you want to go down the path of gifts, make good use of the EOFY sales. It's rare to find a good bargain leading up to Christmas, so grab some great deals in preparation for Christmas in July.
Glook has a full range of top-quality, Australian-made tinsel, perfect for decorating your Christmas in July celebration. Start preparing today.