I adore Christmas, but it hasn’t been so much fun lately. It’s turned into a huge fanfare with tons of pressure and very little fun. This is why Christmas in July has become so important in our house.
Every year, my mom would pull out the Christmas tree for a week. We would decorate it, listen to Christmas carols, and give each other small, homemade gifts. It was the good feeling and spirit of the holidays without consumerism undue stress.
This year it was especially nice because it’s been a difficult summer, and this gave us something joyful to lift our spirits for a week. Hooray for Christmas! Happy Summer Holidays to you.