Thursday, June 27, 2013

Christmas In July 2013

"Christmas In July"
is an Etsy community driven event
 that will held July 11th – July 21st 2013.

Is a Great way to get an early start to your Holiday shopping.

Never too early to start, by starting early, 
you won’t be tempted to shop in an overspending impulse 
like you might do if you wait until the last minute.

 ToppyToppyKnits is celebrating Christmas in July too
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 Do you know how this started?

  Christmas in July started based on the fact that Christmas 
is during the summertime for the southern hemisphere.
The precise beginnings of the Christmas in July tradition is not very clear, 
although it is commonly believed that it actually started in Europe, 
as a way to celebrate Christmas in summer. 
During the summer months in the northern hemisphere, 
the weather becomes increasingly warm 
and many people crave the coolness of winter.

   Though it is not known when it started exactly, i
t is probably from the 80s that it began to be celebrated. 
The earliest Christmas celebrations in July 
saw people throwing parties that imitate the actual Christmas festivities in December.

 The celebrations also included other Christmas traditions like Santa Claus, 
ice cream and other cold foods, and gifts. I
t was held that celebrating in the warm season 
would ensure a strong, happy winter Christmas season.

This untimely Christmas celebration 
is also often ascribed to a group of Irish tourists 
who went for a vacation in Sydney's Blue Mountains 
in the summer months of July in 1980. 
Away from the summer temperatures in their country, 
they were overjoyed at the sight of snow there. 
It is believed that they convinced the proprietor of a local hotel 
in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales to hold a party called "Yulefest". 
The idea was an instant hit and caught on the imagination of everyone present there. 
The proprietor saw a golden opportunity in this 
and henceforth held a Christmas Party each year in July. 

  Today, the tradition is so well entrenched in Australia that most restaurants, 
clubs and dining halls, have an official advertised annual catered menu for Christmas in July, 
and are often booked in advance. Most hotels, restaurants, bars, apparel stores, 
gift shops offer special discounts for the occasion. 
During this time, you can find the local gift shops brimming with figurines of Santa and Snowmen. Resorts have special events connected with their Christmas in July celebrations.  

  Christmas in July remains primarily an occasion to remember 
the nothern hemisphere's snow blanketed Christmas nights. 
It is a fun way to satisfy the craving for cooler weather and holiday cheer 
that many people experience during the hottest month of the year.

Christmas in July USA

Did you know there are no national holidays between July 4 and Labor Day?  
 meaning almost two whole months without a holiday. 
Christmas in July gives us an excuse to celebrate!

ToppyToppyKnits is celebrating Christmas in July too

Use your Christmas in July coupon

 TOPPYK  for 10% off 

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