Australia's colder winter climate provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy all the traditional trimmings of a winter Christmas.
Think steaming puddings, roasted meats, eggnog, warm fires, and family gatherings.
Plus, since July is a quieter month, it's a perfect time to catch up with loved ones!
Get ready to experience Christmas twice a year with Christmas in July. We share with you tips and ideas to create your own Christmas in July family celebrations.
Many businesses also use Christmas in July to hold events for customers and staff.
Celebrate on July 25th or any weekend closest to it, or choose a different day that works for you.
Join in the growing popularity of Christmas in July by hosting your own celebrations at home.
Try winter activities like charades with ugly Christmas jumpers, a backyard campout with s'mores and marshmallows, or a Christmas-themed karaoke night.
Board games and trivia can also be given a festive twist for a family night.
And of course, a Christmas in July movie night with hot chocolate and popcorn is not to be missed!
When it comes to gift-giving, there are no set traditions for Christmas in July.
Some choose to give gifts, while others prefer to simply spend time with loved ones.
Kris Kringle gifts can add a fun factor to your Christmas meal without breaking the bank.
Or, if you prefer, donate some time or money to a worthy cause.
Don't forget to decorate for Christmas in July!
Bring out your Christmas decorations and get creative with Santa hats, homemade crackers, wreaths, ribbons, garlands, and pine cones.
This is also the perfect time to plan for Christmas in December without the rush. Look for inspiration on Pinterest, create a Christmas board with ideas, and make a list of items you want to buy – keep an eye out for sales throughout the year!
To make your planning easier, download our free printable Christmas Checklists and Planning Lists to help you get organized for your Christmas in July.
Get ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year twice over!
Happy Celebrations xx