Christmas in July 2019 Themes

Discussion in 'Christmas in July' started by PamelaG, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    Week One: July 1-6 An Upcycle Christmas (upcycle is the concept of recycling or reusing things you already have)
    Gift wrapping
    Sheet music/Book pages

    Week Two: July 7-13 Advent
    For Kids
    For Adults
    Alternative - Jesse Tree, etc
    Filling the Calendar - Food and Non-food

    Week Three: July 14-20 Hygge Christmas Style (Hygge (pronounced Hoo-ga) loosely translates as a sense of comfort, togetherness and well-being) *
    Categories similar to Upcycle Christmas

    Week Four: July 21-27 Christmas in the Kitchen
    Christmas Menus
    Baking tips
    What freezes well
    Family favorites/ traditions

    The final days will feature daily themes:

    July 28 The ABCs of Christmas - can you come up with your family's version of A to Z?
    July 29 Your favorite ornament
    July 30 Memories of Christmases Past, A Walk Down Memory Lane
    July 31 Wrap It All Up - How Did you Enjoy CIJ 2019?

    * There are lots of Hygge resources out there - I highly recommend The Little Book of Hygge, Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking.

    High five to Miss JoDee for coming up with the awesome weekly guidelines and for reaching out to me after my absence to remind me that Christmas in July is coming.....
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  2. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Can't wait! it will be an amzing fun month!
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  3. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Love CIJ!
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  4. MrsSoup

    MrsSoup Well-Known Member

    Love these themes!!!
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  5. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    Oh, wow, this looks great! Three months ago we celebrated Christmas. Three months from today we'll be gearing up for Christmas in July. That time will fly!
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  6. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    cant wait for cij want to do a luncheon with my friends they all enjoy cij too
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  7. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Still deciding whether or not to do CIJ this year......looking at these themes it looks like it will be great.
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  8. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Love, LOVE all the plans!!! Awesome job!!!
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  9. Myron's Mom

    Myron's Mom Well-Known Member

    Love the themes. Will be fun (and here before we know it).
    i wouldn't mind doing a dinner. I decorate in red white and blue for summer. I guess I could do a red, white and blue theme Christmas.
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  10. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

    Printed the themes!!
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  11. DebbiGall

    DebbiGall Santa's Elves

    I’m in sounds fun, this years Christmas is going to be awesome, all 8 of my daughters family will be here. I don’t know where I’m going to stick them but it will be a blast trying.
  12. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    that sounds like fun debbi
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  13. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Debbi that will be a HOUSEFUL of lots of fun!!!!
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  14. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a Christmas movie in the making... :p
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  15. Gingerbug

    Gingerbug Administrator

    Love the themes and love how this community pulls together!
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  16. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    One of the best Christmases I have ever had was a few years after my dad had passed. All my brothers and sisters and their families met at our mum's house.
    We had kids doubling up in beds and we had boys in the back yard in tents (summer here). There was a lot of laughter and just a good vibe. My kids still talk about it now and that was about 18 years ago.
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  17. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    20 days till cij starts looking fwd to hallmark ornament premere
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  18. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    Me too! I need to drop off my Wish List.
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  19. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    i already turned mine in
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  20. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    I'm so torn about the Harry Potter tree topper. It's ridiculously expensive but I just love it. Buy it - don't buy it - buy it - don't buy it....I don't know what to do!!!
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