A (really, really) Brief History of Christmas in July:
There are plenty of theories about how this festive event began, but our favorite is the story of the Irish tourists who, during a July 1980 trip to South Wales’s Blue Mountains got so excited at the sight of snow that they convinced their hotel owner to host a Yulefest party. It was such a hit that he repeated the event, which caught with restaurants, resorts, car dealers, nightclubs, and retail sales of every type…worldwide!
The “We Talk to Ourselves” blog just wouldn’t be complete with one of our tasty recipes…
And it just wouldn’t be Christmas without some cool (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves!) “We Talk to Ourselves” gifts for the blog-post drawing…a $100.00 value! (On Monday, July 18, we’ll choose a random winner from the names of those who comment, below.)
One lucky commenter will win the following Christmas prize package:
- Celtic Woman Christmas CD
- A Very Special Christmas CD
- The Piano Guys: A Family Christmas CD
- Set of two “Reindeer in Sweaters” ceramic mugs
- Box of assorted Christmas cards/envelopes
- A $10 Starbucks gift card
- Paperback copy of THE FIREFIGHTER'S REFRAIN by Loree Lough
- Paperback copy of THE PARIS CONNECTION by Cerella Sechrist
Feel free to share this link with all your book-loving friends, and good luck in the drawing!
Tune in for our August post because, well, trust us…it’s be HOT!
CERELLA SECHRIST lives in York, Pennsylvania with two precocious pugs, Darcy and Charlotte, named after Jane Austen literary characters. Inspired by her childhood love of stories, she was ten years old when she decided she wanted to become an author. These days, Cerella divides her time between working in the office of her family’s construction business and as a barista to support her reading habit and coffee addiction. She’s been known to post too many pug photos on both Instagram and Pinterest. You can see for yourself by finding her online at www.cerellasechrist.com. Harper’s Wish, Book #1 in her Findlay Roads series, is her third Harlequin Heartwarming novel.