Christmas memories

25 Jul

Merry Christmas in July! Christmas was and still is, without a doubt, my favorite holiday. There is something truly magical about Christmas morning, and the joy during that time of year is contagious. I love the music, I love the season and I love sharing time with my family. I am always so sad when the day is actually over. A couple of times growing up, I was lucky enough to celebrate Christmas twice.

My Great-Aunt Georgie owned a cabin at a campground near Lake Erie. Almost every summer we’d spend a few days there with my Grandma. And some years, we’d get to be there during Christmas in July. You see, the people who owned cabins at the camp were pretty close. They’d spend a good majority of the summer together, yet didn’t see each other very often during the year. In order to enjoy the holiday season together, they started celebrating Christmas in July.

They’d decorate the camp grounds with lights and red bows. Some people wore reindeer ears and Santa hats. There were even little gifts for all the kids. One year, someone put together a Christmas scavenger hunt, and it was awesome. I’ll always remember those summer days by the lake.

So when I saw an opportunity to celebrate Christmas in July again this year, I couldn’t pass it up. Daryl, Alyx and Cecilia were kind enough to put together a fun blogger gift exchange, and I was paired with Lauren from Pink on the Cheek.

Lauren sent me some great gifts. I received running socks and cute colorful hair ties – both will come in handy as I keep training for races. She also sent Essie nail polish (my favorite!) and a set of pretty earrings. I love everything – it’s like she read my mind!

Thanks to Daryl, Alyx and Cecilia for putting this together, and thank you Lauren for the thoughtful presents. Merry Christmas!

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5 Responses to “Christmas memories”

  1. kim 07/25/2012 at 10:22 am #

    Nice! I was just thinking yesterday how i need to get some running socks because my feet got all blistered up! no bueno!

    love the nail polish too!

    • The Wild Child 07/25/2012 at 11:11 am #

      The socks are awesome! I love any kind of running accessories.

  2. Lauren (@pinkonthecheek) 07/25/2012 at 1:39 pm #

    Glad you loved everything. I thought the running socks were practical but much needed for any runner:)

    • The Wild Child 07/25/2012 at 1:55 pm #

      They’re practical and cute :-) Thanks again for everything! It was nice “meeting” you.

  3. Alyx Garner (@adodds) 07/25/2012 at 9:34 pm #

    Love how she knew exactly what to get you!! Thanks for participating and linking up !

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