Despite my aversion to thinking about the winter holidays during summer, I’ve come to realize that “Christmas in July” is actually a pretty big thing. There are promotions and Instagram hashtags dedicated to it. I also found this website which attempts to explain the history of Christmas in July, if you feel like some extra reading.
Whatever the reasoning, I thought I’d try getting into the holiday spirit in July, even if begins and ends with this blog post. After all, Hobby Lobby is already starting to put out their Christmas decorations, so that seemed an ideal place to start. I decided to turn it into a fun trend-spotting activity to see what to expect this year. (Yes, I was that crazy person walking around taking pictures of everything.)
Here are some of my findings as I perused the aisles… you’ll notice that a common theme throughout is SPARKLE!
These colors have become pretty standard for holiday decorating, but I’m including them because I’m a fan. Plus, gold is making a big comeback right now if you haven’t noticed!
In some of my online Christmas decor research, I also stumbled upon Patience Brewster, a collection of handcrafted ornaments, cards, and more. (I recommend reading her story on the About Us page, too.) The colorful ornaments have a lot of whimsy and personality, and some put a quirky twist on classic icons. It's fun to look through all of them!
Being a dog lover, I was of course drawn to the canine creations. These were some of my favorites... aren't they cute?? I'm also thinking they'd make great gifts for fellow dog-lovers.
Whew! Okay, I think I'm actually feeling in the Christmas spirit after all this! Now, if only I had a crackling fire, fuzzy socks, and a cup of hot chocolate...
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