Happy Tuesday, all! Welcome to Budget Saving Tuesday with the topic being the big savings for Christmas in July.
I am well aware that “Christmas in July” is a marketing scheme…but it works well for someone like me who desires big savings for Christmas.
Yes, I am one of those…Christmas People…who love it and love to bless those around me at that time of year.
So, the focus on Christmas in July actually does help me with savings.
Here are some tips to keep in mind…..
BIG SAVINGS FOR CHRISTMAS: FUN CLOTHES
This is actually the first year I have purchased a Christmas shirt for me, but I watched this sweatshirt at Talbot’s since last season.
You should have seen my smile the day I found it in their current sale! This is the Joyful Sweatshirt and I cannot believe I got it in the thirties!
The message is totally ME!
The same thing for these shoes….I loved them at hello and have watched them drop until I could add them to my wardrobe.
Not a Christmas shoe, but like today’s outfit I will be wearing them often for holiday celebrations! They must have eventually sold out.
I think the lesson here is when you know you love an item…watch it closely…but make sure to get it in time before selling out. So glad I have these two with big savings for Christmas.
I am wearing more metallic gold and bronze on my feet since I changed my color palette to a warm vibrant autumn.
Ugly Christmas sweater parties anyone?….check these out on July Shelves…
BIG SAVINGS FOR CHRISTMAS: GIFTS
I started a tradition a few years ago for our family.
At the end of the Thanksgiving dinner, I declare Christmas officially on, and give everyone a personalized ornament for their tree…with names and the year.
I always purchase these in July at Personal Creations.
There is always a sale in July of some type and if I jump on it then I can get the ornaments I want for the families. Some of these go very quickly.
I also recommend you sign up for their emails….then you get quick notification of sales. I have used them often for Christmas ornaments, stocking stuffers, stockings for the grandchildren, and special gifts.
Good company and high quality products.
Of course, I am not showing you this ornament…it is a surprise for someone…oh yes, so far their turn around time is fast.
Also, I do begin Christmas gift shopping in July during the sales. I often experience big savings for Christmas on gifts they love.
So far for 2022, I have stashed about three…as well as a fun stocking stuffer for the sensational six.
BIG SAVINGS FOR CHRISTMAS: DECORATIONS
When I begin to see Christmas in July promotions, it focuses my treasure hunts to Goodwill San Antonio.
I will then check the holiday aisles often and always find something fun and helpful.
The little paint set of ornaments will be a fun activity to do with the grandchildren….I will just let them be creative and paint them the way they want.
We go to more than one ornament exchange and I also believe ornaments to be a nice hostess gift during holiday events.
I have already purchased some online and found more here as well as other cute items….that cheese board would be a fun hostess gift….and some of these from Ballard Designs are great!
See what I mean about big savings for Christmas!
Finally, I do want to mention that in the past I purchased my favorite garlands at the Balsam Hill Christmas in July sale.
I love everything I have from Balsam Hill.
BIG SAVINGS IN JULY: ANOTHER DO-AT HOME EVENT
With the skill of a party planner, Leigh Ann shows us all the benefits of doing a baby shower at home in order to save on venues and fancy foods!
She hosted her DIL’s baby shower with a watermelon theme…simply because she has lived on watermelon during the summer and she is having a boy…no need for pink here.
You can see the precious centerpiece for the food table above.
Then she created a slice of watermelon with these cupcakes…pretty good amateur piping, don’t you think?
She highly recommends the recipe for Red Velvet Cupcakes found at Sugar Spun Run…said everyone agreed they were the best Red Velvet they have tasted.
Leigh Ann chose a buttercream frosting over the cream cheese.
Our goal here is to encourage you to save money by hosting events yourself like brunches and showers.
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See you tomorrow for Today’s News….until then….
By Pamela Lutrell
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