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July 31, 2014

christmas in july

Do you know anyone who makes a big deal about Christmas in July? Usually the only mention I see of this quasi-holiday comes in the form of Christmas cookies at my work meetings. But for the hard-core crafting community, Christmas in July is an important marker. It means that we're only a few months away from Christmas. Which means it's time to start making Christmas presents. 

Do you take the DIY route to Christmas gifts? Or store-buy? I usually stick to a mixture of both, giving everyone important in my life at least one homemade gift. DIY Christmas treats are great for work or school associates when they can me made in bulk. 

My idea of bulk Christmas crafting from last year

This year I'm trying my best to plan ahead. Since I've already declared 2014 the year of saving, I'm hoping that making gifts ahead of time will save me some dough. It's all a matter of staying on schedule at this point. 

How do you save money for the holidays?


Related // Need gift-giving ideas? Make some homemade oven mitts or a set of coasters.

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