Tomorrow marks the second month of winter here in Australia. So while other people who live in the other part of the globe are enjoying the sun, the sea and the sand during summer, the world down under experiences chilly nights and mornings.
Here in Australia, it’s not uncommon to hear “Christmas in July” . Of course, we have our “true Christmas” in December but since Christmas here in Australia falls on a summer, it’s not practical for people to have a big and sumptuous roast because of the high temperature. Hence, some families and organisations celebrate with a big feast in the middle of the winter when the weather is nice and cool ( or shall I say cold ) and it’s good to have those hot pudding. A Christmas in July dinner would include Christmas candles, hats, bonbons and whistles.
Also, a more popular way of celebrating Christmas is by going to the snow fields resorts, build a snowman, go Santa skiing and have a delightful dinner with the whole family. So it becomes a perfect scene for Christmas in July celebrations.
Last year, our family and our friends had “Christmas in July’ at Mt. Selwyn snow fields. Here were some of the highlights:
Me and my son at Snowy mountain ( July 24, 2011 )
My son and hubby went tobogganing
We let our hair down during the “snow fight”
My son built his own version of a snowman
My husband dared to be covered with snow
A happy family ( our friends ) built their own snowmen
I did enjoy the company of my friends
Our family had a “Merry Christmas” in July
That was our Christmas in July 2011 and as you can see from the pictures above, the elements of Christmas were present. There was joy due to the gifts of family and friendship. There was love which kept our hearts burning and kept us warm all throughout.
My message and wish to you this weekend is for you to be “MERRY” wherever you are.