Saturday, June 28, 2014

Free to Promote Your Shop, Social Sites, or Blog; on Networking Saturday 16
Growing up in a very traditional Christian home left very little room to break away from form.  Holidays were only significant if they had a historical religious theme and any other holiday, national or not, was ignored.  So when I first heard of Christmas In July in the 80s I was completely uninterested.  But as I get older I find myself embracing quirky and fun holiday celebrations whether they are a "true" holiday or just made up to break the monotony of a season.

After all isn't one of our goals as humans to simply enjoy life?  So I am actually getting more excited about Christmas In July, CIJ, this year than I ever have.  Maybe the fact that I live in the desert has something to do with it but really who cares why, I am just happy to have something to look forward to after the July 4th holiday is over.

Many people are using this monotony breaker and the excitement around CIJ to market their shops.  Really I am sure that this was the plan from its birth.  This year I have joined the groups using CIJ to draw customers to our small shops and have started to build a group CIJ giveaway.  I have donations from 5 shops so far (not including my 2) so we will have a great prize to giveaway and plan to draw a lot of attention to our CIJ sales, so stay tuned to join in the fun.  Also there is still time for you to donate and be a part of the group giveaway.  If you are interested please email me at ButterflyInTheAttic [at] yahoo [dot] com for more information.

Other CIJ opportunities:
Julie from Blue Morning Expressions will be hosting one of her very successful Linky Parties Starting the beginning of July.  If you would like to see what her linkups look like you can visit her Countdown To Christmas by clicking the link.  Make sure you follow her so you will be notified of when you can linkup to her CIJ celebration.

A wonderful ETSY Team (Christmas In July Team) is collectively coordinating CIJ events this year.  Their start date is July 10th which is when my giveaway will begin.

"This team was established to share ideas, tips, goals etc for Etsy shops to get actively involved in Christmas in July. CIJ will held July 10th - 20th, 2014.
All shops are eligible to participate and sale items do not have to be holiday themed. We are a world wide team..."  ~The Christmas In July Team

May we all have a very successful July!

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Unknown said...

Thanks for hosting! I'm also celebrating Christmas in July over at my blog. I will email you about the give away.

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

I am so excited about the Christmas in July giveaway! Thank you so much for hosting it!!

Wishing you a great weekend,