Monday, 5 March 2018

Looking ahead to Christmas in July 2018 with MHH

As many of you know I am part of a group of fun-Christmas-loving gals and the themes that will be discussed for CIJ 2018 are the following.  My friend PamelaG put these together for our pleasure.

Decor and Decorating:

1 Trees

· how to make a tree look fuller

· tree decorating tip, tricks, techniques

· garland – ribbon, tinsel, beads, other

2 Wreaths and Wreath-making

3 Living Room & Hallways

4 Bedrooms & Bathrooms

5 Bookcases

6 Tablescapes

7 Kitchen cabinets

8 Fireplace / Mantle

9 Walls - how to hide cords, hang things without making nail holes

10 Ways to make decorating easier

Outdoor Decorating

11 Doors

12 Windows

13 Front Porch

14 Lighting

15 Yards - blow-ups, stand-alone items (reindeer, etc. )

16 Perimeter ideas - lights, candy canes, other row-type items

How to Display

17 Christmas cards

18 Stockings

19 Candles and Lanterns 

20 Wreaths 

21 Natural items pine cones, greenery, flowers artificial and real

22 Mason Jars

23 Pillows and throws 

24 Wood crates

25 Ideas for hanging MHH ornaments - July Rudolph Day

26 Pinterest Party – share three ideas you found on Pinterest – things you’ve made, things you’d like to make, things you just LOVE

27 CIJ Dinner/Breakfast/Party - do you hold one? If so, tell us about it. Planning for or dreaming about one? Tell us your ideas.


28 Music

29 Movies

30 Books

It's a Wrap

31 Your Choice - a wrap-up (summary of the month post) or tell us all about your wrapping (paper, bows, ribbon, other trims) plans.

So I'm thinking either for my CIJ 2018 on my blog to maybe follow these ideas and post every day about this.... humm.....


  1. How fun! I'm eager to read your CIJ 2018 posts. What a great variety of subjects.