Christmas in July

Often in our travels I come across a memento that reminds me of someone and I buy it, thinking I will give it to that person for Christmas. But when I get home, I cannot help but give it away. It’s like money burning a hole in my pocket. So when Christmas rolls around, I have nothing to give. But maybe it’s better to preserve the spirit of generosity throughout the year rather than only at Christmas. That reminds me of a store in Anchorage that has a sale every year in July called, Christmas in July. They play Christmas carols over the P.A. system and everybody walks out humming. Proceeds from the sale go to needy people and organizations in the community. What a great way to extend the spirit of generosity to more than just one short season!

Murano glass

Murano glass

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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3 Responses to Christmas in July

  1. The proceeds go to the less fortunate people. I just think calling them needy isn’t the right word, but who am I to say.


  2. The proceeds go to the less fortunate. The word needy just doesn’t seem right, but who am I to say.


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