Happy Christmas In July 2015 To All, And To All a Good Night!

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight, Happy Christmas In July 2015 to all and to all a good night.

Thank you to all the Etsy shop owners who participated this year.

The Christmas In July team leaders spent the past year working hard behind the scenes for the Christmas In July 2015 event!

I would like to take a moment to thank the CIJ leaders! Please take a moment to check out their shops!

Alicia from AliciasFindings

Amy from BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Angie from CraftyMom75

Ashley from FrenchSoulKnittery

Barbara from MermaidsHatbox

Betty from LadySnooks

Candy from TrueEarthDesigns

Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

Elizabeth from CottageCraftsOnline

Jennifer from CaffeinatedPapercuts

Kristy Jo from KrystalKlarityBeads

Lia from Ghirlandiamo

Lin from rhodyart

Megha from byTheArtBug

Nancy from EponasCrystals

Patricia and Rebecca from northandsouthshabby

Sandra from Ankletknits

Tracy from LittleShopOfColor

The blog contributors wrote great blog articles during CIJ!

We had many fun opportunities for you to be involved!

Thank you for joining us on Friday July 10th for the #CIJParty!


Please continue to use the hashtag #EtsyCIJ on social media!

We are ready with social media for a fantastic holiday 2015 season!




Happy Christmas In July to all, and to all a good night!

Mardi Gras – Christmas in July Style

Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings

Mardi Gras is a wonderful festival of good times and even better food! It is a Holiday in many regions of the world, but in the United States it is only officially celebrated in Louisiana (New Orleans). It is celebrated February 17th!

I asked many CIJ members if they had any masks, costumes, hats or anything else to celebrate this festive holiday!

Noel of MinkCouture says:

This hand knitted fascinator not only features the Mardi Gras colors, but a crown and 3 hand-made tiny beaded necklaces!


Connie Lee of Bungalow42  states:

Laissez les bons temps rouler! (“Let the good times roll”)


Julie Siomacco of SouthernCharmWreaths:

Shows me her love of the holiday!


Sue and Misty of shabbyshopgirls tells me:

We have these things that are for Mardi Gras and New Orleans!!
Start your Mardi Gras celebrations with these wonderful items to kick off the festivities!


CottageCrafts of CottageCraftsOnline explains:

Here is a ribbon especially for Mardi Gras


Marjorie Scenna of mscenna said:

Wine is great for celebrating and this ornament features a recycled wine cork with beads and a fleur de lis charm, perfect for Mardi Gras!


Betty Travell of LadySnooks:

Lets me know of her love of the festive time!


Susan Fowler of SSFDesigns:

Shows me what a party frock looks like!


When Mardi Gras comes around you will be ready for it with all these festive goods!

Laissez les bons temps rouler!