I have to admit something. My family is Jewish, and growing up we only celebrated Hanukkah. Except for the couple of years my mom remarried, but that’s another story.
That doesn’t mean I ever disliked Christmas though. Really, I almost envied that everyone else (well mostly everyone) got to celebrate Christmas.
When I think about the holiday, it’s more of the celebration part over the religious part. Sorry, but that’s just how it is for me. I love the caroling, the movies, decorating the house and tree, and most importantly coming together with family to celebrate all the wonderful things about life. Then of course there is the presents.
I know what you’re going to say. It’s not about the presents.
Come on, let’s get real. It’s one of the most treasured parts about Christmas.
Have you ever celebrated Christmas in July?
I have always heard about it growing up. Even today, I don’t really know anyone who does it. Maybe it’s just a ploy for us to spend more money at stores.
It would be a lot of fun to “Summer” the holiday a little. Just imagine Santa on a surf board and Mrs. Clause sun bathing. Cute right?
As much fun as it would be to celebrate Christmas twice a year, I think using Christmas in July to give back would be even more deserving. Especially if you become too busy in December (two kids with birthdays, right here) to be able to do something.
I want to celebrate Christmas in July, by giving back to others.
I have a bag of food ready to go for the food bank, a package of diapers (that A outgrew) for a local crisis nursery, and maybe making some more of these blessing bags for the local homeless shelter or to pass around town.
Would you like to participate too? We get so busy in our everyday lives, that sometimes it’s good to take a step back and think of others.
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