Favorite Things: Christmas in July
We’re sharing our Favorite Things Christmas in July style!
It seems like the big box craft stores are starting to display Christmas and holiday items early every year which is kind of exciting, isn’t it?
Normally that would make me feel like I’m being rushed from one season to the next.
But over the past few years, we’ve made a concerted effort to start shopping as early as possible for gifts and holiday decorations.
Then we can spend every available moment soaking up all the wonderful things the season has to offer.
Last year, it seemed like things got picked over really quickly.
So, this year, we’re fully committed to having a solid vision and an actionable game plan from the start.
We definitely don’t want to miss out on all the good stuff because we waited too long to make a decision!
Here are a few tips and tricks to help get your Christmas in July planning started…
- Take the time to find holiday inspiration by searching through decorating books, magazines, blogs, Pinterest, and your favorite craft supply stores.
- Choose a theme and holiday color palette that will enhance your home by working with the existing colors you already have in place.
- Check your attic and basement to see what seasonal decorations you already have on hand and can use again. Then you don’t have to buy so many things at once!
- Start purchasing holiday décor items while they’re on sale. Take advantage of early-bird decorating events, discounts, and sale prices when they’re offered to ensure you have first pick of holiday items
- Begin crafting ornaments, wreaths, gifts, and other seasonal decorations once you know your theme and color palette. It will be much easier to stay organized as the holidays draw near!
Here are a few of our favorite things: Christmas in July style…
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Christmas in July Inspiration: Candy Colored Pastels
Pom Pom Pillows * Macaroon Ornaments * Candy Cane Set * Pink Stocking
Cupcake Ornaments * Flocked Pine Tree * Balloon Arch
Candy Garland (similar garland here and here)* Shatterproof Ornament Set
Dessert Stand * Bunting * Nostalgic Tree * Wrapping Paper
Scandi/Farmhouse Christmas in July Inspiration:
Ski Pillow * Gingerbread Ornaments * Eucalyptus Wreath * Faux Fur Trimmed Stocking
Snowflake Ornaments * Flocked Tree * Striped Gray Ribbon
Eucalyptus Garland * Clip-on Candles
Gingerbread Garland * Norwegian Seedling (similar here) * Paper Stars * Faux Fur Pillow Covers
Navy Snow Lodge Christmas in July Inspiration:
Plaid Pillow * Lodge Ornament * Cable Knit Stockings * Deer
Velvet Pillow * Christmas Tree * Gondola Ornament
Faux Fur Blanket * Navy Grosgrain Ribbon *
Sweater Cookie Cutter * Tree Box Stand Cover * Cedar Trees * Ski Poster
Festive Pajamas Sets:
Christmas Lights Set * Purple Set * Holiday Cookies
Red PJ Set * Christmas Tree Plaid * Blue Plaid
Christmas Mittens * Pink Hearts and Green Set * Snowman PJs
*If you have a large family, consider buying the adults pajamas in a solid color and buying the littles pajamas in a complimentary holiday pattern.
That way, you can shop early sale events, the adult pajamas can be used throughout the year, and it takes the pressure off trying to find pajamas in everyone’s sizes in the middle of the busy holiday season.
Preparing for the Holidays…
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from trying to help Mrs. Claus find 12 sets of matching pajamas and our most recent Guest Bedroom Makeover, it’s to shop early and often.
Honestly, I’m still shocked at the amount of shipping and product delays we experienced along the way.
Looking back though, it was a huge lesson in getting a game plan together, executing the vision we had for the space, and learning how to pivot quickly when necessary.
Not to mention, it taught us how to think outside the box which is definitely a skill you can apply to Christmas decorating too.
Storage and Budget Tips…
If you’re short on storage options at home, build on the holiday themes you already have in place or consider borrowing items from a trusted friend or family member if you’re on a tight budget.
In addition, you can shop off-season or in a department completely unrelated to Christmas.
Several of the decorations, I shared above came from the party section and can be used for other holidays and even birthdays throughout the year!
You can also use that same idea to extend the use of wreaths, garlands, pillow covers, throw blankets, wrapping paper, ribbons, and decorative accessories too.
I hope our Christmas in July Favorite Things have helped to get you excited about the holidays.
After all, it will be here before we know it! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
Other Christmas in July Posts to Enjoy:
- Simple Ways to Prep Now for the Holidays
- 17 Ways to Ease Into Fall
- 12 Ways to Ease Into the Holidays
- Vintage Inspired Air Dry Clay Ornaments
- DIY Gingerbread Snowflake Ornaments
The outdoor vignette is adorable. Love all of these ideas, like the pastel.
Thank you so much, Marie, I really appreciate it. The pink pastels board was my favorite too. I can’t stop thinking about a candy-inspired theme this year and I just saw Joanns, Michaels and Hobby Lobby have all debuted thier Fall lines not which is exciting. I’m definitely ready! Hope your week has been a happy one, CoCo
Oh my CoCo this is a gorgeous post. I love every single bit. It made my heart happy. I’m going to share this on my Cloche & Lavender FB page.
Love those small green dishes!
That’s so sweet of you, Cindy, thank you so much! They were lots of fun to put together. We’re so excited about the holidays! Hugs, CoCo
CoCo, your post was the most clicked at the FWF link party!
Thanks for adding all your posts to the party fun.
That is so cool, Rachelle, and such a sweet surprise too! Thanks so much for letting me know and for always hosting a fun party. Hope you’ve had the best day, CoCo
This may be my favorite post yet! I love all the themes you’ve featured. I think the color navy is going to play a part in our Christmas theme this year. We always pick out the bulbs and lights we’re going to use the following Christmas when we put everything away. I take a picture of whatever we’ve chosen, and generally that is what we go with. Yes, shop early before it’s all gone. I am buying things for fall right now and already 3 things that I’ve ordered have “gone out of stock” and the stores cancelled my order. It’s irritating because I was able to put it in my cart and pay for it, but they cancelled my order days later because of the items going out of stock. I love the budget tips. Now I need to carve out some me time today and read your other Christmas in July posts.
This is one of my favorite posts of yours thus far, though honestly I’ve loved all that I’ve been lucky enough to find the time to read this past month. I love the navy theme Christmas and plan on including navy in our Christmas decor this year. I look forward to reading all of your other Christmas in July posts soon. Have a wonderful weekend.
Thank you bunches, Kim! It’s been so much fun to plan ahead for the holidays. While I still have a long way to go getting a jump start on things really helps. Especially, when the hustle and bustle of the holiday season gets in full swing. I swear it comes in the blink of an eye each year. Can’t wait to hear all about your decor, CoCo
Great post with so much eye candy to look at!! Loved it all!! I hope to get some Christmas crafting done before the Summer ends…Thanks for sharing and thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words!! stay safe, healthy and happy!!
Yup. You are totally right. “Shop early and often” If I can get 75% of my shopping done by Thanksgiving – then I find that I can actually enjoy the holiday season. It doesn’t become a stressful season of unmet expectation. Oh and I adore that pink ceramic Christmas Trees with the lights. I might get that for my Mom.
Thank you for the links and words of wisdom.