The first time I ever heard that such an event existed was almost 30 years ago wen I was working in Glacier Park. The employees celebrated with a Christmas tree in the lodge (probably illegally cut down in the Park), gift exchanges, and a party--we pretty much found any reason to get together and celebrate.
This is Lake McDonald Lodge
A little history for you: Christmas in July's beginnings are not clear, but most likely started in Europe as a way to "beat the heat" in the summer.
Another possibility says it was started by a group of Irish tourists in 1980. Story is, they were so overjoyed at seeing snow while on vacation that they decided to celebrate by holding a "Yulefest".
At any rate, we picked up on it here and the US and the tradition seems alive and well in blogland. If you are a planner and love to get ahead, NOW is the time to get a jump start on the holidays.
I thought it would be a fun time to share 12 past, favorite Christmas projects. Click on the links to the original posts to see the details:
and a Simple Nativity
Merry Christmas in July to you!!