CHRISTMAS IN JULY
In the northern hemisphere during the summer months the weather becomes increasingly warm and many people crave the atmosphere of cooler temperatures, gift giving and holiday spirit. To satisfy this, some people throw parties during the month of July that mimic the holiday of Christmas. The features of Christmas in July include Santa Claus, ice cream and other cold foods and gifts.
My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?
Tomorrow we are celebrating Christmas in July at the campground. About the only white stuff we’ll be seeing is those white downy things that float in the air from the Cottonwood trees. It’s supposed to be in the 80’s with a chance of rain this weekend.
Santa always comes on his golf cart sleigh wearing his Hawaiian shirt so we decided we’d do a luau themed Christmas in July. Ham and pineapple kabobs are on the menu. Of course I’ll take lots of pictures to share.
I’ll be remembering you all in thought and prayer though out the weekend and I’ll be back, God willing, on Monday morning!
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind
Mary Ellen Chase