I love the sounds, sights and smells of the holiday season. It's cold, there are carols to sing, Rankin & Bass animated specials to watch and pounds to put on. And since here in beautiful North Carolina it is currently hot and humid, what better way to cool off that to throw a Christmas party in July?
"But Maggi, this is madness!"
Yes but if the stores can start putting out their Christmas wares now, why shouldn't we be able to have our own Christmas in July blog party?
"Gee, I never thought of it that way. But what can I do? I'm just one blogger."
Never fear my internet friend, I am here to help!
What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a party that leaves no mess, creates no extra bulges in the stomach area and won't max out the credit card! I love throwing parties and I hope you all will join me!
Everyone is welcome to participate and if you don't celebrate Christmas, feel free to join with your own holiday traditions or a Winter Wonderland party! This party can be whatever you want it to be: your holiday recipes, old pictures, histories, story telling, holiday crafts, giveaways, pictures, anything you can imagine that is Christmas/Winter/Holiday oriented!
This party is going to be so awesome, the amazing Gypsy Fox made me two fabulous banners! (Thank you dahling!) Feel free to post either one to your blog and invite everyone to join in the fun!
The Fine Print (otherwise known as "What the heck are you talking about?!")
1. If you would like to become a Christmas in July partier, simply post one of the above banners (or the button below) on your blog and then e-mail me at katamommy at gmail dot com with your blog/site name and URL. I will list everyone that has signed up in my right hand sidebar so there will be an organized list for everyone to visit on party day.
2. Throw your "party"! Basically, this will be a post that involves Christmas/Winter in some way. Feel free to "serve" drinks and snacks, post pictures, share recipes, tell a story or share memories, show us your holiday crafts or creations and if you've been holding back some blog candy for a rainy day, forget that rainy day and have a giveaway as part of your party! Just use your imagination and be creative! (I will only make one suggestion and that is to use the auto post function so that your post publishes early in the morning on the 25th. You know how early birds tend to show up and we don't want anyone missing your party!)
**Please include my blog link in your party post so that your visitors will know where to come to find a list of all of the parties!**
3. On Saturday, July 25th start here and join me for a rocking Christmas party! I'll get you in the mood for some holiday fun and I will be giving away an awesome "present" from me to one lucky person (and it is not a fruitcake)!
4. After you've enjoyed the festivities here, hop around to the other parties listed in the right side bar. Whether or not you decide to host a party, everyone is welcome to hop through the blogs and enjoy some Christmas cheer!
If you sign up to host a party, please make sure you do, in fact, have a party post up on the 25th! If you find that you won't be able to participate, that's okay-just e-mail me and I'll take your blog off the list. You can e-mail me to join the party anytime up until the 25th, the more the merrier!
Here is a smaller button, just copy the HTML below to add to your blog:
Or you can use this button:
I hope you will all join me in getting down with our bad selves! Please feel free to e-mail me at katamommy at gmail dot com to sign up your blog or with any questions!
"It's A Marshmallow World" here at Just Add Glitter and Stir!