Christmas is less than six months away. And while that may seem like a long time, and in actuality it is, before we know it December will be here. I’m not in any rush to have it come, believe me. But Christmas is definitely one of my favorite holidays. That’s why I’m not above finding a reason to celebrate Christmas in July. To me, it feels like celebrating the best of the holiday without all of the hustle and bustle that normally surrounds Christmas.
While I’m not suggesting that you to get all of your Christmas decorations out from the attic (or wherever you choose to store them), it might be fun to do a little bit of decorating to really get in the mood.
But if you want to celebrate Christmas in July without decking the halls, here are a few suggestions:
And for a few links in the suggested activities:
5 Recipes for “Snow Dough”
- Snow Dough Recipe from The Imagination Tree
- White Playdough from Buggy and Buddy
- Taste Safe Snow Dough from Powerful Mothering
- Christmas Sparkle Cloud Dough from Hands on as We Grow
- Edible Snow Dough from Wildflower Ramblings
You can also download these fun printable Christmas Masks from Itsy Bitsy Fun and these cute Printable Christmas Playdough Mats from Pickebums. Over at Gift of Curiosity, be sure to pick up these free Christmas Do-a-Dot printables. Childhood 101 has a super fun Christmas Charades Printable as well. Totschooling also share Christmas Q-Tip Painting Printables. And you can grab free Christmas themed placemat printables from Kids Activities Blog.
Even though it may not seem like it weather wise, there are still plenty of fun, lighthearted ways to celebrate Christmas in July. And one of the best things about this list? Most of them are free or at the very least incredibly budget friendly.
Do you celebrate Christmas in July?