by Judi McLaren
Celebrate the Season for Spiritual Uplift
While gaining popularity now and in the last 20 years, the tradition of Christmas in July has roots as far back as the mid-1930s. Temperate zone in the southern USA, namely the steamy coastal and bayou Intracoastal waterway laden Carolinas, when the counselors at Keystone Summer Camp for Girls attempted to buoy the listless, inactive, and lethargic campers and staff.
The break in the sweltering monotony lifted the spirits of the homesick campers and renewed energy levels by including holiday-themed games, decorating contests, and pageants. Crafting gifts, singing carols, and using the abundance of cotton crops, this tradition would soon grow to include Christmas trees, laundry bag stockings, and visits from St. Nick himself. Helpful elves could be found in the crafting areas, and many campers brought home holiday gifts for their families.
A New Twist
We continue this ever-evolving tradition of celebrating the mid-year Christmas respite throughout the entire month of July and include holiday movies, clothing, feasts, and shopping for "Christmas Eve and Christmas day" gift-giving. Never meant to be a huge financial strain, this mid-year twist is still more for fun and festivity to bring a cooling-down appeal during the year's hottest month.
Our Summer Selections Highlight Quality, Originality, and Faith
Jerusalem Export House offers unique and skillfully handcrafted arts to help all multi-faith celebrants and revelers add finishing touches, stocking stuffers, decorations, and tree baubles. Also, a perfect time to get a jump on pre-shopping for the December rush. So why not get summer and winter covered with online ease offered at Jerusalem Export House?
Limited Quantities, Priced to Sell
We are now highlighting our summer sale with beautifully carved selections, polished to a brilliant sheen when displayed throughout your home, office, or as a unique stocking stuffer or mantlepiece.
Flat cut or three-dimensional tree ornaments will glow with twinkling tree lights casting a truly festive atmosphere when at a backyard evening bbq or lazy bonfire by the pool.
Our crucifixes, rosaries, and nativity scenes instill an actual faith value when showcased, pendants are always in fashion for any age, faith, or gender, and what child wouldn't wonder at the calming and heart-lifting lull of a musical relief depicting our Lord's birth while his devoted parents gaze lovingly at the miracle of his arrival.
To view our selection of July deals, click here.
May We Suggest?
One of our goals at Jerusalem Exports is to provide you with unique and diverse products, with diligence left to the experienced artisans from all regions of the Holy Land. So while you are guaranteed natural woods, oils, mother of pearl, and metals, you can also include any of our catalog stock in so many ways to show your devotion. Follow along with just a few suggestions to include in this year's Christmas in July celebration:
- Choose one of many essential oils in gift baskets, holiday summer stockings, or even as an outdoor incense scent.
- Always in season, our mini hand-braided crown of thorns makes awesome mantle swags, door wreaths, and tree toppers. Even when pressed into the wax of candles and placed on a dining table, you'll find many ways to use his crown.
- Mother of pearl brooches, pins, pendants, and figurines are always in style and fashion. With carved inlays to highlight the treasured ombre of the core, shop now while quantities last as the popularity of our selection grows.
When you shop at Jerusalem Exports, you'll have the ease and security of online shopping, the option to email us directly to place an order in advance and ask about our product line in general. Shipped to your door, each item is hand wrapped and packaged with care. So let us help you celebrate the mid-year glory.