Come Celebrate Christmas in July at The Cookie Cups!

Milk and Cookies for Santa - The Cookie Cups - Hannah Andersen Photo

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Most of us have heard of “Christmas in July” -- a fun celebration of all things Christmas in the middle of the year.

In the United States, this unofficial holiday falls during the heat of summer, so you’ll probably want to skip the traditional hot cocoa, warm fires, and cozy sweaters. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t spread some holiday cheer and season’s greetings after your 4th of July barbecue!

This year, we’ve decided to celebrate Christmas in July at The Cookie Cups with a special offer for our customers. Keep reading for a few fun facts about Christmas in July, how to order your Christmas in July Cookie Cups gift box, and tips for throwing your own Christmas in July celebration.

How did Christmas in July start?

There are a few different origin stories behind Christmas in July, but this celebration is commonly believed to have started in the Southern Hemisphere, where December 25 falls during their summertime. People in countries like Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand like to get together in July (their wintertime) to enjoy all the traditional winter activities we associate with Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere.

In the U.S., people who celebrate Christmas in July often do so as a way to beat the heat and bring back happy reminders of the holiday season. Many retailers and cities across the country host themed celebrations complete with lights, giant Santa decorations, holiday gift sales (keep reading!), Christmas treats, and even fake snow.

Celebrate Christmas in July at The Cookie Cups

The Cookie Cups Signature Holiday Gift Boxes - Hannah Andersen Photo

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In honor of Christmas in July, The Cookie Cups has decided to bring back our Signature Holiday Gift Boxes for this month only. These boxes won’t be available again until the holiday season, so if you want to give someone special a gift they’ll love this summer, you’ll want to order yours soon. 

Here’s what to do:

  1. Check out our list of Cookie Cup Flavors on our Catering Menu
  2. Call us or email us.
  3. Order your special "Christmas in July" Box or Boxes.
  4. Pick up and gift away or bring to your event!

Host your own Christmas in July party

After you’ve picked up your Christmas in July gift box from The Cookie Cups, it’s time to start planning your “holiday” celebration. Here are some fun ways to add Christmas-inspired festivities to your summer schedule.

  • Put up your (artificial) Christmas tree and decorate it with friends and family.
  • Have a gingerbread house decorating contest and give the winner a Christmas stocking full of goodies.
  • Swap stories about your favorite Christmas traditions and memories over milk and cookies.
  • Break out your Elf on a Shelf and see who finds it first.
  • Ask everyone to bring a small wrapped gift for a “Secret Santa” exchange.
  • Watch your favorite Christmas movies together (or tune in to the Hallmark Channel’s Christmas in July marathon!)
  • Have a Christmas carol sing-along.
  • Schedule a private cooking class at The Cookie Cups and request a customized holiday-themed menu.

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas in July or not, remember there’s never a wrong time of year to spread the peace, joy, and love of the holiday season!

Have more questions about our Christmas in July offer or just want to get in touch? Give us a call, send an email, or stop by the store and we’d be happy to help you!

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