With Christmas in July coming up in just 2 days, we started thinking about all the reasons we love this non-holiday holiday here at ScanMyPhotos. Here’s why:
1. Christmas in July is a real event
Christmas in July is a silly, fun holiday in the Northern hemisphere, but in the Southern hemisphere it is a big deal – and treated like a real holiday. Because it’s summer on December 25 for countries such as Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, Christmas in July (aka, Midwinter Christmas) events take advantage of the cooler temperatures. (Lucky dogs also celebrate Christmas on December 25, like the rest of the world.)
2. Great excuse to play “Who Can Spot Santa First”
OK, I made that game up, but what a clever way to keep your kids occupied. Look for Santa water skiing, surfing, or walking on the beach. Taking the dog around the block. Driving in a convertible. Running errands. Who knows where he’ll pop up? If your kids are up for it, have them dress in red, white, and green and take turns guessing how many people will notice that they’re wearing Christmas colors during the day.