It’s the 6th of June and I found myself sitting on the floor in front of the closet putting Christmas picks together after work. I’m sure at least 50% of the population has heard of Christmas in July and I’m certain that number is probably higher amongst my readers as they are all crafty little buggers, just like me. Anyway, when the tree and decorations come down in the New Year, I always leave out one Christmas item somewhere in the house. I usually put it in a place where I can see it once a day but maybe not too many times to where it gets annoying. The purpose is to see it at a glance so that you can in a way, keep the spirit of Christmas with you all the year. I find it perfectly effective but I have to confess that the spirit wears off in traffic sometimes. Come July, I am in need of that Christmas fix and I will start pulling out more pieces of Christmas stuff to surround myself with. I will watch all my favorite Christmas movies (starting with the animated ones first) I will listen to Christmas music on my IPhone and right about then I will even start surfing the net to reinvent the holiday meal.
My biggest saving grace is that my husband digs this about me. His favorite holiday happens to be Thanksgiving but Christmas runs a very close second. Not that it matters in the slightest as we both love all things autumn, holiday food in large quantities and people watching at the mall during Christmas time. The fourth quarter is definitely our time of year and of course nothing makes us more jubilant than anything that remotely reminds us of it. This is the ridiculous of me, what are you ridiculous about?