Christmas in July * Friday’s @ LEL

Today we start our  Friday ‘s – Christmas in July   post!  A little fun in this hot month. Also maybe encourage you to make some early Christmas cards and gifts for friends and family for away.  Lisa

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History ! 

The U.S. Post Office and U.S. Army and Navy officials, in conjunction with the American advertising and greeting card industries, threw a Christmas in July luncheon in New York in 1944 to promote an early Christmas mailing campaign for service men and women overseas during World War II.[11] The luncheon was repeated in 1945.[12]

American advertisers began using Christmas in July themes in print for summertime sales as early as 1950.[13] In the United States, it is more often used as a marketing tool than an actual holiday. Television stations may choose to re-run Christmas specials, and many stores have Christmas in July sales. Some individuals choose to celebrate Christmas in July themselves, typically as an intentionally transparent excuse to have a party. This is in part because most bargainers tend to sell Christmas goods around July to make room for next year’s inventory

Interested in sending cards to Walter Reed Hospital –

Need more facts to get involved- Snopes.com- Christmas card policy

Are you a Teacher or Homeschooling -looking for a great project- 

Letters to Soldiers-

Operation Gratitude –Operation Gratitude   

 

 

Many of the great programs out there-

American Red Cross Red Cross

Soldier Angels –Card plus team

Caring Kids Cards Caring Kids Cards – Facebook

Cards for Solider- Cards for Soldiers Facebook page

 

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