The 4th of July holiday has arrived. Many will gather with friends and family. They will BBQ their favorite foods, maybe pork steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs. They will have watermelon and maybe some homemade ice cream. They will sit out on a patio or deck and watch the fireworks, perhaps having some cool lemonade. And in our family, we listen to patriotic, John Philip Sousa marches like Stars and Stripes forever!
But my mom and I have a silly tradition. Well, I don't think it's silly, but I'm sure others would. The other day she emailed me and said, "Our favorite magazine has a huge sale on Christmas cards!" We got excited because in July, at least one day (usually on the 3rd or 4th) we will listen to Christmas music!
And I love looking through that favorite magazine of ours and seeing Christmas things. I don't ever buy them, but they are cute and they remind me of the festiveness in December.
So yes, I am one of those who love the Christmas decorations at Wal-Mart in September. In fact, I think Hallmark puts up their Christmas ornaments sometime this month! :o)
Thanks, Mom, for the tradition. Josh still thinks I'm crazy, but that's ok!
Some of my favorite magazines (especially closer to Christmas) are Lakeside Collection, Terry's Village, and Abbey Press.
My all-time favorite Christmas CD will always be Christmas Collection by The Carpenters.
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