Not allowing a single peep of Christmas until the Thanksgiving leftovers are packed and distributed among the family is a common preference. And I understand this opinion—I really do.
It seems strange to be thinking about a time full of crackling fires and mugs of hot chocolate overflowing with billowy marshmallows when it’s sweltering hot outside. But stay with me here: Christmas has its place during the summer months.
We can all agree that the holidays are packed with joy, anticipation, and fun family outings. However, we can also agree that our to-do lists nearly triple. There are cookies to ice, garlands to drape, parties to attend (and host), and bows to tie. The holiday hustle and bustle is incomparable to any other time of year, and truly is great fun—just a bit busier than usual.
I know we have all hit the end of the holiday season at least once in our lives and wondered how we ever made it out alive. So, I thought, what would it be like to do some Christmas prep a little early?
Thoughtful gifting is close to my heart. I beam with joy when I have a gift for someone that I know is well-thought-out, and it is equally meaningful when I receive one. I just can’t help but watch with excitement when the recipient unwraps a gift that is truly tailored to who they are as a person.
Finding the perfect gift means really listening to those around us and planning out our purchases. Some of the best gifts I have received are things that people heard me mention casually and then remembered. But when it’s crunch time and we’ve got a tablescape to put together or a tree to trim, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect gift. That’s why I am proposing that maybe—just maybe—there’s room for some summer holiday spirit after all.
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