Like the song says, we need a little Christmas, now! Thankfully, we don’t have to wait until December to feel that holiday glow. Who needs the warmth of a crackling fireplace when you can step right out your front door and into the sunshine? Bring some holiday cheer to your summer with these fun and festive ways to celebrate Christmas in July!
Put a Christmas twist on a summer beverage.
Celebrate Christmas in July in a truly refreshing way! For children, a sweet glass of freshly squeezed lemonade with peppermint can help conjure up visions of dancing sugar plums. But for grown ups, it may take something a little stronger. When you stock your bar cabinet for summer, be sure to include vodka and cranberry juice for mixing up a Sea Breeze, or try a Long Beach Iced Tea, a potent twist on the Long Island Iced Tea with festive cranberry juice instead of cola. Cheers!
Deck the backyard with holiday lights.
Pull out those holiday string lights from the attic and decorate the backyard for Christmas in July. Whether you illuminate the trees in your landscaping or simply hang some lights from your patio umbrella or pergola, there’s no better way to deck the backyard — other than adding a potted Christmas cactus or two. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, these succulents can be placed in a shady spot outdoors during the warm summer months. If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor fire pit, roast some marshmallows and gather around for a ghost story when the sun sets. We recommend A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, of course!
Spend quality time together with a DIY project.
Spending quality time with family is one of the joys of the holiday season. Thankfully, many of us have a little more free time on our hands during the lazy summer months. With the kid home from school, take some time to tackle a DIY project together — whether it’s building a sandbox or checking off simple items on your home renovation list. If you have older teens, why not enlist their help with installing tile over an existing concrete patio or finally adding ready to assemble cabinets in the laundry room or closet? As a gift to our valued customers, we will be offering great deals during our Christmas in July Sale, July 13-20, 2020.
According to Country Living, celebrating Christmas in July started in 1933 at a small summer camp for girls in North Carolina. Since then, families across the US have enjoyed this fun and festive tradition. From tackling that home renovation list to enjoying a fun and festive cocktail on the brightly lit back porch, summer may just be the most wonderful time of the year.
At The RTA Store, we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (ready to assemble) and pre-assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, home office, home bar, or TV room, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call, and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design service.