Celebrate Christmas in July

Who doesn’t want Christmas every day? I don’t care what the movie says, I’m game. Everyone seems a little kinder, a little more giving, and a little more thoughtful. I am always ready to celebrate and Christmas in July seems like a good excuse to me.

You don’t have to keep your tree up all year to keep that festive feeling going. It is easy to add a few sparklies around the house, make some snow dough, and whip up some no-bake treats. Top it off with an act of kindness and your day is complete!

Deck your halls for Christmas in July with The More With Less Mom. Have some festive fun this summer, with ornaments, activities, decorations, and treats.

Christmas in July: Quote Printable ~ Decorations ~ Activities ~ Recipes ~ Finds

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall and the genial flame of charity in the heart, click for PDF
Download free printable PDF of “Christmas is the Season” quote

Timeless Festive Schtuff

These are decorations you could leave up all year, with less Santa and trees, and more dazzle. There are some for the kids, and some for mom. Because mom needs crafts, too. Make your house resplendent with these crafts. Remember, you don’t have to have a Christmas tree to decorate. You can hang ornaments from curtain rods, lampshades, chandeliers, shelves…

Beaded Bauble Cinnamon Ornaments
Icicle Ornaments Ceiling Pendants
Photo Pendants Felted Garland
Glitter Snowflake Paper Star
Shell Ornaments Tin Foil Ornaments

Amazingly Awesome Beaded Bauble DIY from Twinklyspangle
Baked Apple Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments from My Mundane and Miraculous Life
Bead and Pipecleaner Icicle Ornaments from Happy Hooligans
Christmas Ceiling Pendants from Everyday Mom Ideas
Crystal Pendant Family Photo Ornaments from Glitter Shaker by Rook No. 17
Felted Garland from Small Bird Blog
Hot Glue Glittered Snowflake Ornaments from Pitter & Glink
Paper Star Decoration from Ladylike Len
Sparkly Shell Ornaments from Paint Cut Paste
Tin Foil “Stained Glass” Ornaments from Life As I See It

Christmas Sensory Activities

Everybody needs a little snow in their summer. I know there are a lot of doughs here but they all use different stuff, so just pick one that uses materials you have on hand.

Fake Snow Frozen Snow
Foaming Snowman Snow Bubbles
Reindeer Dough Sensory Snow Dough
Snow Window Snow Writing

Fake Sensory Snow from Momma’s Fun World
Frozen Snow from Growing a Jeweled Rose
Magic Foaming Snowman from Fun at Home with Kids
Make it Snow With Bubbles from Hand Made Kids Art
Reindeer Play Dough from Kids Craft Room
Snow Dough for Sensory Play from The Imagination Tree
Snow Window Activity from No Time for Flash Cards
Sparkly Snow Sensory Writing Tray from The Imagination Tree

Oven-Free, Holiday Treats

Practice some of these tasties to add to your holiday stand-bys. It astounds me how easy some of these classic candies are to make at home. You do have to use the stovetop for a few of these. Some of these are real food, but mostly they’re just nummy.

Coconut Ice Butter Mints
Cashew Turtles Gumdrops
Peppermint Cheesecake Coconut Crack Bars
Snowball Cookies Caramel Chews

Coconut Ice Sweets from LadyFlashman on HubPages
Homemade Butter Mints from Barefeet in the Kitchen
Homemade Caramel Turtles Recipe from Cheap Recipe Blog
Homemade Gumdrops from Mother Earth News
No Bake Peppermint White Chocolate Cheesecakes from Cooking Classy
No-Bake Coconut Crack Bars from Chocolate-Covered Katie
No-Bake Snowball Cookies Recipe from Jellibean Journals
Real Food Caramel Chews from Coco’s Well

Seasonal Yard Sale Finds

Summer is the time for yard sales. There are several lines of glorious Christmas decorations that you might be able to snatch up for heart-stopping prices. These are all high-quality, well made items, with a touch of whimsy.

Department 56 Jim Shore
Mark Roberts Patience Brewster

Department 56
Jim Shore
Mark Roberts
Patience Brewster

Summer kindness

You can feel that same overflow of happiness from acts of kindness any time of the year. Pennies of Time is a wonderful site for finding things you can do.

Christmas in July: Quote Printable ~ Decorations ~ Activities ~ Recipes ~ Finds

What was the last craft you did for the holiday season?

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*Also see:
Simplify Your Christmas Gifts: Want, Need, Wear, Read, Eat, Create Printable Gift Tags from The More with Less Mom Christmas Gift Tips from a Mama Pro from The More With Less Mom
Dinosaur Felt Play Mat - DIY Tips and Printable Templates from The More With Less Mom Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar - RACK Printables, Cover Photos, and Links from The More With Less Mom
We hope you enjoyed our Celebrate Xmas in the Summer extravaganza

Shared with Busy Monday, Frugal Family Linky, Idea Box Thursday, Merry Monday, Motivation Monday.

Melissa© Written by Melissa French, The More With Less Mom

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