Christmas in July

Wow, we are in week 28 of the year and it’s the 196th day.  clock

This month is a time for a lot of people to start thinking about Christmas.   I of course will not complain.  Christmas is one of my favorite holidays of the year.  I enjoy watching the Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel during this time and the QVC’s Christmas sales going on now too.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMy husband and I went to Hobby  Lobby yesterday, he went to the paints section and I went to the Christmas section.  They were still setting up Christmas items, but there was already a lot of things to look at.  I like to walk through it all for inspiration and ideas.  A lot of things I saw can be made from items in my craft room.  So my mind has been brewing up items I’m going to make.

I know that there are those that say “Wait! let’s have the other holidays first”.  I understand where they are coming from but to me a little sneak peek and an early start on Christmas isn’t a bad thing.  It helps me not to stress so much between Thanksgiving and Christmas if I start on Christmas gifts, thoughts and decorating ideas early.

A box campaign 19My Avon campaigns are already highlighting beauty products and other items for the Autumn season, which is my favorite season of the year, so I know I will be busy with those things starting next month.

After saying all of this, I must share the real reason I love Christmas.  For me, Christmas is about the celebration of the birth of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Without the change He has made in my life I would not be here today.  To be honest I’m not sure where I’d be.  Thinking back on my life then, I do know that I wouldn’t be at peace, or as happy as I am now.

So I enjoy the creative process of making gifts and decorations, the gathering of family and friends, but I love celebrating my Savior.

Sonia

http://www.youravon.com/sparham

 

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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.