Sunday, July 12, 2009

7 days of Christmas (in July!)

Image found here.

I thought it might be fun to have a week of Christmas in July while the weather is cool and I'm dreaming of a white Christmas.

This year my family is having what we have always called "The Rip Up"*. I have a fairly big family on my mothers side, and when I was a kid we had "The Rip Up" every 2 years. Now all the kids (my cousins and I) have grown and some of us have families of our own, so we decided this year to bring back "The Rip Up".

With lots of relatives from all walks of life ranging in ages from 6 months to 60, I thought it would be fun to try and make as much of the gifts as I can, which is also part of the reason I am already thinking about it. With around 40 people to cater for, I will have my work cut out for me! So, now to the reason for my 7 days of Christmas! I have been doing a bit of searching in the internets for helpful tutorials for quick and easy gifts. I have found plenty. I have also been searching for cheaper handmade gifts that other people have already done all the hard work for me. So I thought I would share some of these with everyone, so we can all start to get in the Christmas spirit. Yay! If you'd like to join in on your blog, let me know, it'll be fun! I promise!

So, pop back tomorrow for the first installment of 7 days of Christmas (in July), I'll try not to keep you as long as this post did!

*"The Rip Up" was so named for the ripping that was required when opening all the presents. No neatly opening presents for our family! You have to rip! I have fond memories of the extra large pile of ripped up wrapping paper in the centre of the room that small children would find themselves lost in.


Christina Lowry said...

Yay! If I start some of the crafts I could have a big pile of things in time for Christmas. Or at least... a big pile of half finished things...


Lisa said...

I love a handmade Christmas and I also love your photo!

Gina said...

Sounds great.

Nikki Cardigan said...

Good for you for bringing your family tradition back again.

I'll see you tomorrow for your first day of Christmas-y goodness!

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