I love Christmas, it is such a joyous occasion, but we here in Australia don't get to enjoy a traditional Christmas in July, all rugged up in beanies and scarves, making snowmen, eating cookies and milk by the fire. Here in Queensland it's even worse, because it doesn't snow here at all! But someone, I don't know who, invented Christmas in July just so that we can enjoy Christmas from the perspective of those on the other side of the hemisphere. So no koalas in christmas hats or santa wearing thongs and boardshorts this month!
At our special Christmas in July market stall I'll be displaying the cards about the cold Christmas only. Here's just three of the ones I've made so far:
We have a dapper little snowman in scarf, top hat and two types of cane. His little carrot nose really does stick out like a carrot!
Then there's the fully decorated Christmas tree, complete with tinsel, coloured baubles, and star. Very festive.
And finally, the favourite of the Christmas collection thus far, a wintery Christmas scene. The fire is going, there's snow falling outside the window, and the lights and Christmas tree stand out in this warming scene. There's gifts under the tree and cookies and milk on the fireplace's mantle. Looks like a great place to be doesn't it?
So there you go, Christmas in July is our special event! There'll be more like this and plenty of my non-Christmas stuff there too. Come down in your scarf and hat and buy some Christmassy goodies, and keep them to enjoy in December!
Oh the weather outside is frightful,
(signoff - Let it snow by Dean Martin)