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When I was a kid it seemed like retailers were all the time having “Christmas in July” sales where they would have Santa on the beach in swim trunks, drinking an icy fruit drink and lapping up the sun. I dont see this term thrown around as much these days, maybe it’s lost its appeal, but I’m bringing it back for this give away!
For the super-organized or the type who likes to give home-made, hand-made gifts for Christmas, July is actually not an unreasonable time to start thinking about the December holiday. If you’re going to be stuffing people’s stockings with hand-made goodies, now is the time to start thinking about what you’re going to be making and how long it might take to make them.
To that end, I am giving away two lovely Martha Stewart Christmas resources on making Christmas handmade. The first is The Best of Martha Stewart Living: Handmade Christmas, a hard-cover, 144-page book filled with directions on how to make everything from candles to ornaments to gift-wrapping to make your Christmas extra special. The other is a special edition of Martha Stewart Living entitled Martha Stewart Holiday: Have Yourself a Handmade Christmas, filled with 120 glossy photos of great ideas for handmade gifts, decorations, and good eats. Both are in excellent used condition (I bought them both new but have used them very gently; the magazine still has tear-out advertisement cards in it!). Truth be told Im almost a little weary to give them away they are such lovely resources, but I admit I have a number of Christmas books and it just took my fancy to bless someone with this lovely holiday collection.
So, how to enter? Simply leave a comment on this thread letting me know what your favourite thing to make (gift, decoration, or food) at Christmas is (I want some inspiration!), and if you are singing in anonymously, leave your name and email I can contact you if you are the winner.
This contest is open for any lady in Canada or the US (sorry to my overseas friends but the book will weigh enough to make international shipping too costly) and will run until the end of July. Hope I am able to bless someone with this Christmas inspiration!