Christmas in July, 2018

It’s a family tradition that we’ve had ever since I was little. In July we put up a small tree, make simple stockings out of paper, and have a night of family, Christmas music, and small gifts. Christmas as it is meant to be, instead of what it’s become.
The tree was an absolute dream. My mother made these charming music-themed ornaments in black, red, and green. They are gorgeous! She’s so talented.

We made stockings out of paper and yarn. They were filled with candy, tiny picture frames, and small toys.
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I needed this. My soul needed this. I needed to come home to my parents’ house and let them love on my kiddos for a week while we shared some holiday magic.

2 Comments on “Christmas in July, 2018”

  1. Your mom is quite the talented crafter. The ornaments she made are marvelous. It sounds like you had a great time, merry mini Christmas!
    “Christmas as it was meant to be” – you reminded me of a book I read called Hundred Dollar Holiday by Bill McKibben. It’s all about peace and stillness and unselfishness. I’m a genuine Christmas nut, and even I loved the book.

    1. Thank you! She really is quite talented. She’s a librarian and she showed people how to make them for a Christmas in July program. 🙂

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