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Christmas In July!


I was asked the question, "Do you know why people and companies celebrate Christmas in July?" To be honest Christmas in July has always intrigued me and I thought it was for a few reasons and after doing a little research I come to find out I was not too far off on some of what I thought I knew. However, I was also wrong about some of what I knew as well. So let me fill you in on a few of the reasons that popped repeatedly when I was researching.

The first reason actually has to do with the real Christmas. See for us crafters who like making a bunch of homemade Christmas gifts July is our six-month warning if you have a bunch to make. This time of year if you go into certain crafting stores such as Joannes, Micheals and Hobby Lobby you can find sections that have some select Christmas stuff out already. Especially in the fabric and yarn sections you can see that there are holiday prints and colors starting to make an appearance. Also yes besides my gift store I have I do indeed have Christmas gifts started for this year myself.  But personally for  myself I also have started getting emails about up and coming holiday shows.

Another reason that I never thought of was that most families have reunions or vacations over the summer so for some it makes sense to have a Christmas Celebration when they can get off of work instead of the winter months where depending on their job they can't travel to go see family.   If you have family all over the country it makes sense that you are having a summer Christmas when people are more able to travel.

Then there is a huge retail push in July!  Yes it does exsist even though retailers will say no it doesnt. My twelve years retail taught me this.  In July is when most retailers put out merchandise that they did not want to take a big hit on mark down wise.  It is usually held back clearance from the previous years Christmas and the company is now marking it down to move it to get a better price for it. Or they are a getting ready for inventory or back to school so things are getting pushed from the stockrooms to get sold ASAP.

Now, the most controversial reason is the religous aspect as many believe Jesus was born in the summer instead of winter. Historically speaking it makes sense but I am not here to cause a debate. 

But really does it matter? For this girl right now its CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Does anyone else have any good knowledge on why? Yes? No? Stay tuned in the following post to see what you can do to make your Christmas in July rock!

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