Christmas in July
when we celebrate Christmas here, in Australia * Christmas Day is usually hot and I mean HOT !! not fun to be cooking a roast dinner with all the trimmings. So what we have started to do as a family is celebrate Christmas in July * when it is cold like it should be at Christmas.
We have a traditional roast dinner * with all the trimmings as well as plum pudding & custard. I decorate our dining room and have bon bons on the table. I also put up a small tree. For gifts, a few weeks before * we pull a name out of a stocking and we have to buy that person a gift from an opportunity shop for no more than $10. That way, we are helping the needy by buying from a charity shop and that is our Christmas spirit! It is such fun. This year I am buying old socks and using them as Christmas stockings * one for each person * full of fun treats *
today I am off shopping for my 'person' who just happens to be my eldest daugther who is getting married in October * what fun I will have with that *