Hit rewind this July and take yourself back in time to celebrate Christmas in July! We’re going “old school” making the most of the cold weather (and lockdown) in a warm, cosy Hopeland way.
Join us as we spread some Christmas hope and cheer throughout Sydney and beyond.
We’ve done the research for you! Found the Christmas recipes and craft activities to enjoy ??? ?? … collated the perfect Christmas playlist and come up with ways to connect and share joy with your friends, family and neighbours this Christmas in July.
Now you know what we’ve mixed up for Christmas in July, it’s up to you to start scrolling… and celebrating! Happy Christmas in July, Hopeland.
Win a Volkswurst Christmas in July Rewind Party
Volkswurst – The Sausage for the People – want to help you throw a delicious Christmas lunch (or dinner) and help you re-do your Christmas with a $2,000 Volkswurst Christmas Rewind Party. Find out more and enter now.
Christmas by the fire
Been inspired by the classic Christmas movies? Want a fireside to enjoy your Christmas in July? Don’t have a fireplace? Hope 103.2 has you covered. Here you can find the instructions to make your own fake fireplace with things you have around your house. Then turn on your heater, wear a Christmas jumper and enjoy your fireside Christmas in July.
Spend time fireside reading, remembering the reason for Christmas and how that reason makes a difference all year round.
? Plan a fireside Christmas Carols night. Tune into Christmas Hope, choose your fireside recipes that work best for you and get ready to feel warm, cosy and Christmasy.
Christmas Movie Rewind
Snuggle into the couch and enjoy some wonderful Christmas movies. We’ve got inspiration for whatever type of Christmas movie you are in the mood for. Hit play on these Christmas classics.
Rewind it back to a time when decorations were homemade… Here are some of our favourite Christmas in July crafts.
Hot chocolate showdown
Book in a date for a hot chocolate showdown with friends and family.
Prepare your unique Christmasy hot chocolate recipe. Make them as a family, or host a showdown via video chat – share the recipes ahead of time and make each other’s recipes. Who will be crowned the hot chocolate masterchef? Your winning hot chocolate recipe could also win you an Alcofree drinks hamper! Enter Now
Christmas cookie swap
Rewind to a time when a Christmas cookie swap was a regular part of Christmas celebration traditions. Spread some Christmas cheer this winter with delicious Christmas cookies to go with those hot chocolates.
Secret Santa with a twist
Connect with friends and family this Christmas in July with a twist on Secret Santa.
- Get a group of friends/family together (virtually is OK too).
- Choose your Secret Santa the usual way.
- Instead of just sending a gift, write a Christmas card/letter letting the recipient know how important they are to you, how they’ve impacted your world this year, or simply share some words of encouragement.
- Want to go a little deeper? Send your Secret Santa a book you love or one you think they would enjoy with the letter. You’ll have given them a way to escape during lockdown, and it’s a great way to keep connections, talking about the books you got to read.
Finding Christmas Cards this time of year may be difficult
Don’t stress you can print your own Free Printable Christmas Cards. Feeling super crafty? Make your own custom Christmas in July card using some of these Free Christmas themed colouring pages printables. Print onto card, then add your own Christmas in July messages.
Most Importantly: However you plan your Secret Santa remixed, enjoy spreading positivity and encouragement with your loved ones this Christmas in July.