Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Christmas In July!
Here is my "wordless" Wednesday attempt.
July in Nebraska can be miserable. To liven things up and brighten the dog days of summer, I like to celebrate Christmas in July. It's also another opportunity to remind the children of God's love and the real "reason for the season".
I use my small tree that has been used in my dorm rooms, classrooms, Sunday School rooms, plays, and any other activities that I dream up. (It wears a very versatile tree skirt.) To celebrate Christmas in July, I donned my flip flops and cruised the Dollar Store aisles for some great deals.
In lieu of ornaments, I decorated our tree using candy and other goodies. The kids were amazed and loved the whole idea of a tree completely covered in sugar.
We read the Nativity, watched Rudolph and Frosty, feasted on a ham dinner, and nibbled on frosted Christmas sugar cookies. We also exchanged small presents that cost $1 or less.
It was a nice break from the bug spray and sunblock. My family and the daycare children thought I went a little crazy, but it's fun to do something completely out of the norm on occasion.