Christmas in July, Final Day

Today is the last day of our Christmas in July extravaganza! Grab your family together and create a new tradition, all while enjoying some festive holiday tunes.

A Book A Day

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Place 24 wrapped books under the Christmas tree. These books can relate to the meaning of the holiday, favorites of your children, or any type of book you would like. Starting December 1 and going through the 24th, unwrap one of the books each night. Have fun and be creative with this exciting tradition!

Favorite Holiday Songs

Add some Christmas music to your holiday with some of my favorites.

1. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

2. “O Holy Night”

3. “The Christmas Song”

4. “White Christmas”

5. “Christmas in Dixie”

Until next time, have a fantastic Christmas in July! Seems the perfect time to say “Mele Kalikimaka!”

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Christmas in July Day 3 

It’s time for some decorations and food fun for our Christmas in July!

Candy Cane Decorations 
  

Supplies: 

Wooden dowel rods

White Styrofoam circles

Red glitter glue

Directions: 

1: Press a Styrofoam circle into the top of a wooden dowel.

2: Decorate similar to a peppermint.

Fun to place around a house, office space, and more!

Hot Chocolate Sticks 

Ingredients: 

Marshmallows

Melting chocolate

Peppermints

Wooden dowel rods

Directions: 

1: Crush the peppermints in a ziplock bag. Place one marshmallow onto the bottom end of a wooden dowel.

2: Melt the chocolate, in either the microwave or onto of the stove, and dip the marshmallows.

3: Roll the marshmallows into the peppermint and let harden. You can place in the refrigerator, if needed to quicken hardening.

Enjoy!

Christmas in July

July 20

Today is the first day of our week-long celebration of Christmas in July! There’s going to be ideas for food, decorations, and more. Below is a quick rundown for the week:

Tuesday- “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Part I Story

Wednesday- Decoration and Food Ideas

Thursday- “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Part II Story

Friday- Gift and Music Ideas

Trust me, you don’t want to miss the fun! To get us started, enjoy one of my all-time favorite Christmas songs “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams.

A Patriotic Fourth: My Stars and Stripes Extravangaza 

It’s day two of our 4th of July celebration! Have fun with your family and friends with this easy craft and patriotic music!

Craft: Star Bowl 

July 3

Supplies: 

  • Old Book Pages
  • Mod Podge
  • Bowl
  • White Tissue Paper
  • Red Paint
  • Hot Glue
  • Blue Ribbon

Directions:

1. Cut random size stars from old book pages.

2. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the outside of the bowl, lay down the stars, then add  top-coat of Mod Podge.

3. Add stars until the bowl is covered.

4. Cut the tissue paper into small squares. Apply two layers of tissue paper to the outside of the bowl.  Then add two coats of red paint to the outside of the bowl.  Allow to dry.

5. Apply more stars to the outside of the of the bowl using the same method as above.  Apply two top-coats of Mod Podge to the outside. Hot glue a piece of trim around the outer edge.

Patriotic Music

  1. “The Star Spangled Banner”
  2. “America the Beautiful”
  3. “God Bless the USA”
  4. “Born in the USA”
  5. “You’re a Grand Ole Flag”

 

 


Christmas in July

It’s hard to believe there are only two days left in July! 2014 is flying by.

For today’s post, I thought why not celebrate Christmas in July with some of my favorite country Christmas songs.

1: “Christmas in Dixie” Kenny Chesney
2: “364 Days to Go” Brad Paisley
3: “A Baby Changes Everything” Faith Hill
4: “Christmas in Heaven” Scotty McCreery
5: “Christmas Cookies” George Strait