Christmas in July (Craftaholics Anonymous Homemade Gift Exchange)

I decided to take the plunge and participate in
Handmade Gift Exchange Summer 2013.

I have been getting my crafty on
in recent months,
so this seemed like a great activity to participate in-
not only to get great ideas from someone else,
but to also give away some of the crafty goodies
from my Etsy shop,

Since I had a lot of Christmas cards made up,
I decided to make a 
"Christmas in July" themed gift pack.

(And since my partner's name is Holly,
I am HOPING she will enjoy the irony...)

The package included:
*A variety of handmade Christmas cards
(Here's a closer look...)
*A Christmas colored scarflette
(These colors always remind me of something a
Who from Whoville would wear in
The Grinch...)
*A matching yarn brooch for the scarflette
*Another yarn brooch,
in Winter White...
...which I packaged in a mini Christmas stocking

(And no, I did not make the stocking!) ;0)
 I explained the theme of my package
 with a handmade Summery-colored 
Christmas card...

..and packed everything together with some red tinsel.

And to give a "warning tot eh recipient... 
...I drew a Christmas Tree on the front
of the package.

I hope all these items put her in a
Christmas mood,
inspiring her to get a head start on her
Christmas crafting,
which I know I should be doing right now...



Check out what other crafters 
have pulled together over at the


  1. funny! Very cute, I'm sure she'll love it.

  2. Very cute, I need to go shopping for a Christmas in July to give to orphans tomorrow. Then it's off to the mail for that.