Christmas in June!

It’s almost June 25th…and you know what that means.  Christmas in June!


Well, okay, not really Christmas, but it’s half year mark to Christmas and I’ve begun thinking about the holidays as I’m plotting my holiday story while finishing my current Harlequin Presents, which should be wrapped up by Monday (or Tuesday).

Last year was so busy with renovations on the house and deadlines for The Good Wife that I didn’t really enjoy the holidays, so I’m going to enjoy this year’s Christmas to the fullest.


I’m starting now, as a matter of fact.  We wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas, and a happy new year….!

How was that?  Feeling festive?  In the mood now?  No???


Alright.  No more carols, and no decorating.  No holiday baking, either.  But I will give a present.  In fact, I will give three.  One grand prize and two runner up prizes that are all wonderful, and should warm your heart and create a happy little glow.

These little holiday goodies are my way of saying…you are amazing.   I value you.  I wouldn’t have my career, or the joy I feel in my work, if I didn’t have readers that made the stories come alive.  You bring my work to life.  Without a reader to love a story, the story is just words.  Words, and words, and words.  But you, you make it real, and special.

Speaking of stories…don’t forget that I’ll have a brand new Christmas story for you this December! We are working on the cover art now and all the deadlines to make sure the book will be finished in time, and I find it very exciting (as well as a little distracting) having a holiday romance in the works!

To help celebrate Christmas in June, I’m giving away three prizes, with the grand prize winner receiving a $25 Amazon gift card, a glass Christmas ornament, an assortment of Christmas feel-good romances, and lots of JP reader goodies tucked into a JP reader tote bag.  The two runner up prizes also include a beautiful glass Christmas ornament, Christmas romances, a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card, and lots of JP reader goodies tucked into a red and white JP reader tote bag.

Enter today to win of the Christmas packages by commenting below.  The comment here on my JaneBlog counts as an official entry, and then on June 25th, December’s 25th’s half birthday, I’ll announce the three winners, in a comment at the bottom.  Please check back and see if your name is one of the winners.  I still have boxes of unclaimed prizes sitting in my office.  (How can you not want a box of wonderful treats…for free???)

Love to you.  I appreciate you.  And happy almost Christmas in June!



  1. yay.. I love christmas in june! I really can’t believe that 2013 is almost over. This year has gone by so quick!

  2. Wow!! The prizes sound amazing (especially anything which includes your books!) I love Christmas – the fun, family, lights, decorations & all. Thanks for a fun summer Christmas surprise!

  3. I’m loving all the pictures. it does help to put me in a holiday mood. Now, if we could just turn off this heat. It’s hard to believe we are already half way to Christmas.

  4. I love Christmas! Especially when the kids were younger and my daughter especially was so excited to talk to Santa!! Every year I swear I’m going to start earlier and be way more orgainized!! Enjoy your Christmas in June!! 🙂

  5. I love the pics of Mac, especially the one of his with Santa! love his smile!
    It is so crazy how fast the year is going by. (Make it stop!) Merry Christmas in June Jane!!!

  6. I can not believe that is has been almost a half a year since the last Christmas and that half of this year is almost over. Hoping that the next 6 month brings better things for all!

  7. My husband and I were married on New Years Day… thinking it would always be a day off to celebrate. But many places close and it’s hard to get a dinner reservation… not to mention we are usually exhausted from the holidays. So instead of celebrating Xmas in june, we celebrate our 1/2 anniversary with a nice trip to the wine festival. Can’t go this year cause our youngest is in all stars 🙁

  8. Today is my birthday & I am feeling old~~~lol~~~maybe winning your goodies will make me feel better~~~I agfree with you ~~how could anyone not want your goodies? I certainly do~~~

  9. We just celebrated Christmas in June at our daycare wow 2013 is almost over. Love your books reading the good woman now Happy Christmas

  10. Scary! We are half way to Christmas. I really need to start saving, I usually try and do that or buy some gifts here & there and put them up. Merry Half Christmas to you! 😛

  11. I don’t want to think of Christmas (and winter) yet!!

    No need to enter me in the contest, I was a recent winner. Just wanted to say Yes to Summer and NO to Winter and thank you for offering another great contest.

  12. June 25 is a special day for me too mainly because it is my husband’s bday ;o) so it is certainly a small Xmas for him!

  13. Merry Christmas in June! I have never gotten to celebrate in June but age 55 is a good time to start. LoL. Best wishes to you and yours!

  14. I adore Christmas, especially all the colorful lights twinkling against the snow. And thank you, I’d love to win some JP goodies. 🙂

  15. I think we should change Christmas from December to June 25th. But of course that will never happen. I’ve got a good start on my Christmas shopping already, because I tend to buy gifts for family when I’m on a road trip. In February and March we traveled between Tacoma & Yuma, AZ and back again. Got some great gifts…that have been put away for Christmas 2013.

  16. Wow Christmas in June. This would be a wonderful early birthday present also. I love reading your books.

  17. Hi Jane!

    Being a December baby, I always think of my half-birthday in June! I guess I’ve never really thought of it being half-Christmas, though!

    Have a great weekend!

    Amy P

  18. I love this idea! i worked in retail for 20 years and never really got to enjoy or celebrate christmas- now that i work on the wholesale side of things, I LOVE all things Christmas..and would love to celebrate with a box of goodies from JANE in JUNE!:)

  19. If other people are like me, my memory is going, going, gone… I will put the 25th on my phone, so I don’t forgot again. Thank you for a great contest!!

  20. I love the holiday season and am really looking forward to it this year as we have 3 additions to the family. Thanks for the giveaway. And Merry 1/2 Christmas!!

  21. I never thought to do Christmas in June! There’s a certain charm to the idea…I think I’m on board. I love the pic of little Mac…SO CUTE! Happy Writing, Jane!

  22. Wow is it really only 6 months til xmas? This year sure is going by fast! Thanks for putting together a great giveaway!

  23. Hi Jane. I have a hard time thinking that far ahead to Christmas. I am so enjoying the start of summer and I don’t want to look ahead past it. This is the first summer in a few years that I don’t have to worry about interviewing and wondering if I am going to have a teaching job come September, and it is so wonderful! A stress free summer… it!

  24. Christmas,has to make one think of Love of Jesus,Family,and Giving.Nice to see someone extending that feeling to others a little earlier in the year.Keep up the great work,the readers love it.Have a Holly Jolly day.

  25. would love to receive one of the prizes – we have Christmas in July here in some of our churches. ANY TIME is a good time to win something.!!

  26. 🙂
    Merry 1/2 Christmas! ha
    My 13-year-old loves to sing Christmas Carols year-round, so this is perfect!!!

    1. And I leave for vacation on the 25th, so if I happen to win & don’t immediately reply, that’s why. I’ll be back on the 4th of July! Happy Day! 🙂

  27. A Christmas book!!! Yay!! Can’t believe it’s only 6 months away!!
    Thanks for putting me in the mood for my favorite holiday!!!

  28. I would love to win anything from Jane even a book. I love flirting with forty have read it alot. Can’t wait till I can get another book from this wonderful writer. Love ya Jane hope the family is doing great and best wishes. 🙂

  29. Yay! I haven’t ever had a Christmas in June before. It sounds wonderful. Thank you for thinking of your fans.

  30. Nice to have celebration at beginning of summer when it’s warm instead of winter when it’s cold

  31. Christmas in June is a great idea! I have 2 grandsons born in December, 1 on the 23rd. We have talked about celebrating with them in June since they tend to get cheated on gifts and attention when their days come around. Just wish we could get cooler weather along with this since I’m in Texas and you know what our summers are like! Merry Christmas all!

  32. Hoping that this years Christmas will be better than last year. Love the idea of Christmas in June. As I had my birthday yesterday I like the idea of another celebration in June

  33. Your son is absolutely adorable! Wish I had more pics of my boys(now 16 & 18) with Santa! Just celebrated my 44th B-day on the 20th and having surgery on the 28th…. Enjoy finishing your book and I look forward to it’s release! Merry Christmas and 1/2! lol!

  34. You are so amazing! Your books, your blog…it all kes me entertained. So thank you and merry half Christmas!

  35. Our local Hobby Lobby is putting out Christmas ornaments already, so lets all get in the mood!!! Christmas should be celebrated the whole year round!!

  36. Time flies whether you are having fun or not. Aren’t you supposed to celebrate Christmas throughout the year? Merry middle of the year to all.

  37. I love Christmas! I’m like a little kid, I love presents and I love to give them too. I never remember Christmas in June or July for that matter. 😉 Maybe I will when I have grandkids. 😉
    Thanks for the contest and the fun of a Summer Christmas. 😀

  38. Christmas in June? Well since in Australia it’s ‘winter’ it would be natural for them to celebrate it in June, right? No? I kinda can’t get into Christmas mood unless there’s snow outside… Right now, the only place I can see snow is inside my freezer… But, Merry summer Christmas to you 🙂

  39. I love the photos of Mac, he’s getting so big! There’s nothing like Christmas through the eyes of a child.

  40. What a great idea Jane. Enjoy your books. Thanks for think of your fans! Happy Christmas to you! 🙂

  41. I keep entering because I really want to win a gift package from you! You novels are great and you always offer something extra for a pleasurable session of leisure!

  42. This year is just flying by! So glad to hear you have a new book coming we can’t enough. Happy 1/2 to Christmas to you too Jane!!

  43. My birthday is the day after Christmas and one year my husband had a *surprise* birthday party for me in July! It’s always fun to celebrate at another time of year… Merry Christmas!!!!

  44. Such a wonderful blog, a great celebration and a lovely giveaway! I also love Mac’s pictures!

  45. Girl after my own heart…I absolutely love the Christmas season….starting with Thanksgiving.

  46. Merry Christmas everyone! I love Christmas and have been known to read a Christmas book or two this time of year. There is never not a good time for the Holiday spirit 🙂

  47. I can’t believe it is half way to Christmas already! I have to get busy making presents now! But I will take time to read always! How can we send you a present for being one of our favorite authors?

  48. Jane you are an amazing writer and a very generous person to do this.Thank you so much and “Happy June Christmas to you “.

  49. Ugh was not ready to think about Christmas but thank you for the reminder. Definitely need to start that present shopping. I love to be ahead of the game.

  50. Okay, Jane. If those pics were from last Christmas, then Mac has REALLY grown – not just by then, but presumably since then too! How does that happen?
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos and thanks for sharing your love.

  51. What a wonderful idea to have Christmas in June. Everyone has it in July. You are so creative, Jane!
    Thanks for your generosity all year long!

  52. I love Christmas anytime. It’s my favorite holiday! What wonderful presents to receive in July. Count me in. Thanks. Love your stories.

  53. What a clever, creative idea, Jane! Right when I was beginning to think that nobody gives a darn, I find someone who does: Y-O-U!

  54. “It’s that time of year when the world falls in love, every song you hear seems to say…thanks, Jane, for another fun giveaway!”
    Cute pic.

  55. I love Christmas in June, but I always thought it was Christmas halfway point was July 25th. But if you want to do it this way, no way would I ever turn down an awesome present or some free books. Especially yours, they are amazing. Thanks for an awesome giveaway.

  56. I love the idea of Christmas in June. Guess that means I need to start thinking of something fabulous for my adorable grandson’s second Christmas! Time’s a wasting.

  57. Today is my birthday and I would LOVE to win a JP Christmas in July prize pack!!! I’m heading out to meet up with a bunch of my friends to celebrate. I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Jane!!!

  58. I will take a Christmas celebration anytime. I love it. Can’t believe the years half way over.

  59. I love the holidays, especially Christmas. When my kids were little it was the only time of the year that they voluntarily got up early. 🙂 Now we have a 4 yr old granddaughter to spoil. I hate to admit it but I’m pretty certain if I wasn’t careful I would be constantly buying her little presents all year long just to watch her face & hear her expressions after opening them.

  60. What a great idea!! Thanks for the love, JP, and I’ll look forward to reading your upcoming books :).

  61. Christmas romances are the best!!! Thank you for your kindness and giving us a chance to think about Christmas in June.

  62. i’d gladly take the unclaimed prizes off your hands :)…definitely good idea to have two holidays a year where people exchange gifts plus your birthday heheh

  63. Thank you for keeping us reading! 🙂 I’m loving Christmas in June! I can wait for your new books!

  64. Finally enjoying warm weather here so it’s hard to be thinking of Christmas, but celebrating is fun! Happy Christmas in June!

  65. I love it!! Christmas in July. Fun and makes me think it might actually be just a little cooler outside. haha Well, its not, but it feels like it for a moment.

  66. Merry half way to Christmas! Love your pics!!!! I found out yesterday my son is going to be deployed this year at Christmas and not home but my daughter will be here and we will celebrate Christmas whenever he is back in the states. Great idea to have this is June!

  67. Since it’s finally hot here in Mi the Christmas pics kind of make me feel cooler lol. Love the bottom pic with Santa. So cute. Happy half Christmas!

    Lisa B

  68. I love Christmas books, I read them all through the year because they are just so fun, and it gets me ready for the Holidays, even if I read the books in February or March. Now I have to go find a Christmas book from my shelf to read!…

  69. hi, this sounds wonderful!! I am off work right now with kidney issues and need a few books to read!!! Merry Christmas!!

  70. I LOVE the fact that you have contests for your readers so often. Christmas in June sounds like a good excuse for presents to me!

  71. Christmas will be here before we know it

    . I am looking forward to the new releases and enjoying summer.

    Thank you for treating your readers so good!

    You are an amazing person!


  72. Ah Christmas in June, how fun! Today is 75+ and I’m sunburned, you know those early summer days in Seattle ~ I thought I had enough sunscreen, oops! Oh well, lots of Vitamin D absorbed while watching baseball games.

    Enjoy your Christmas in June 🙂

  73. Love all the Christmas photo’s to get into the holiday spirit, so exciting for the giveaway…here in fla. its hot and humid, been picking tomato’s and blueberries, and some lettuce, so Christmas isn’t on the top of my list! Would love to win your wonderful goodies, your such a wonderful person and writer…I’ve got to thank-you for your wonderful stories, for I love to read…

  74. Mac…what a cutie! Love seeing his sweet face and smile. Yes, I would love, love,love to win this prize of your books and tote! The glass ornament is like the star on top of the tree! Looking forward to your Christmas book…it will be out in time for my birthday, December 28th. (My husband’s is December 27th…same year). Pick me, pick me;)

  75. I think I could get into Christmas more in June then in December. Its always so busy that time of the year you just can’t enjoy it. So a little early Christmas would be great for me.


  76. I feel like I am part of your family and I love it. Much to celebrate this year just knowing your brother was safe in Boston.

  77. I love Christmas in June! This past Christmas needed a re do for me , since I spent my vacation having many medical tests and not baking ect like I planned .
    Jane you are the most generous big hearted woman with all your wonderful contests !

  78. Happy Almost Christmas in June Jane! Christmas seems so far away with summer just starting but I am looking forward to your Christmas story.

  79. Love the pics…..makes me want to get my tree out. Christmas is my favorite holiday and having it every 6 months…..what more could I ask for! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  80. Christmas in June! July! April! October! February! Christmas anytime!! This is so much fun.
    I can’t wait for the Christmas book to come out. Trying to read, strip wallpaper, get new floors, paint, vacation?, have the grandkids here during the summer, start a blog about books — I’ve been busy, but I always manage time for reading.
    Merry Christmas in June!

  81. When I was a teen-ager we moved to southern California and my folks bought a house in San Diego. After moving in, as a family we decided to forego Christmas one year so my parents could afford to have an in-ground pool built. They made the arrangements with a builder and Dad was pretty stern with respect to the completion date. It HAD to be done by June 25. My mother put up a fake Christmas tree, decorated it and wrapped “pool/swimming” items for Christmas gifts. A half-year christmas, we called it. One of the most memorable Christmas’s of my Childhood ;-).
    Makes me weepy today thinking about it and on every June 25th since, I can still recall that special day.

  82. And we value you, Jane. I love your books and am always checking your site to see when the next one(s) are coming!! :o)


  83. Merry June Christmas!! I love Christmas themed books. And Christmas themed rooms. And Christmas themed yards. Do you suspect a theme here?? 🙂

  84. Merry un-Christmas, Jane! :-). This IS the year the I will take the time to relax and enjoy the holidays!
    I hope that you will, too!!! 🙂

  85. Christmas twice in one year what a great idea. I hope you enjoy you Christmas in June.

  86. It never surprises me how fast time is moving, i swear each year it goes by faster and faster. I love your xmas pictures, so cute. I would really love to win one of your boxes, please feel lucky and you can choose me..i would surely send you my info very quick. Who does not love to get packages ..opening is always the best, no matter what age you are…thanks so much..sure alot warmer in June then in December….ho ho ho

  87. Well, I’ve already celebrated Christmas in June — I bought gifts for the church staff last December, but never did get them wrapped or presented. So, before we moved June 6, I finally gave them their gifts – still unwrapped!
    In 1983, we were moving back to the states from The Netherlands. I had bought (& wrapped) Christmas gifts for my sister’s boys (for ’82 or maybe even ’81), but didn’t get them mailed until just before we moved. Sister’s oldest son (probably 8 yrs old) asked his Mother why he was getting a Christmas present in the summer — her answer: that’s your Aunt Donna.

  88. Such a great idea…half year Christmas. But then I would know what it feels like when people have their birthday right around Christmas. I just had my birthday two days ago.

    Jane, you are so good to your readers. We all truly appreciate not only your writing, but also your genuine kindness. Merry mid-Christmas!!!

  89. I love Christmas in June!! I would love to be one of the winners! When I was growing up some times we would celebrate Christmas in July. It was fun!

  90. I love Christmas – it takes me several days to decorate my yard with the hardest part figuring out the electriocal and spreading it over 3 separate circuits – last year I had to buy a special plug because I kept blowing the power strip I was using – and this year I’ve already added 4 small and 1 large inflatable – would love to decorate the yard for june 25 but now it’s gardening season and I just don’t have time – sorry — but thanks for the half year Christmas

  91. Takes me 6 months to shop for Christmas. I start this month and hopefully I’ll be done by Christmas. All my kids are grown though, and quite happy to accept cash. Shopping for the grandkids is a blast.

  92. You really have a wonderful spirit. This year IS flying by, & Christmas will be here before we know it. I also plan to enjoy the holidays more this season! Thanks for such a great giveaway Jane!

  93. I love Christmas romances. I’m looking forward to reading it. Sure could use a B&N gift card for my son right now-cross my fingers!

  94. I’ll celebrate Christmas every month if I could. 🙂 But six months till Christmas really brought it home that the year is soon coming to an end already.Wow, time sure can fly. think it’s a wonderful way to celebrate and I love your pics.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity. Don’t forget to peek at our Super Moon tonight and tomorrow. 🙂
    Carol L.

  95. Christmas in June is great! I can honestly say that Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love the animated Christmas stuff and the music! This blog rocks!!

  96. Love looking at all these photos…definitely puts me in the holiday spirit. Although I really can’t believe it is six months till Christmas…yikes!!! I’m going to take the time to enjoy the warm weather while it is here:-)

  97. I love your idea of Christmas in June, what a great idea to celebrate the half way mark to Christmas! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  98. I love a good Christmas romance because there is always a warm fire in them somewhere or hot chocolate. Always cuddling!! Makes me remember the earlier years in my 25 years of marriage. SIGH…..

  99. How fun! My daughter is already talking about Christmas… And her birthday next February!! Books make any day Christmas for me… Merry half Christmas!

  100. Love the pictures of Mac, he is the cutest!

    Also quite excited to hear about a new Christmas story to look forward to 🙂

    Merry-half-way-to-Christmas, Jane! Enjoy it now, and again in December 🙂

  101. Since March I have been wandering through our home picturing which trees are going to go where, in which room, with what decorations. It changes on a weekly basis. So I am totally enjoying your Christmas pictures! It’s never too early to think about Christmas.

  102. sounds so fun this Christmas was bitter sweet and didn’t have that much of a good time was the last Christmas I got to spend with my dad. and the first one we all spent with out my beautiful sister. This year im bound ad determined to make it the best Christmas it can possibly be for my sake but for all our kids sake and my moms you are so awesome and generous to us count me in

  103. I’d so love to win on almost Christmas in June.

    You are so kind and good at giving presents Jane.

  104. Ah, Christmas. One of my favorite times of the year. And a Christmas celebration in June sounds great to me! Season’s Greetings, and I look forward to the holiday book!

  105. C hristmas come early! you are an amazing writerand such and sweetie always with the contest. Cant wait to read your next story.

  106. Love it! I can’t believe that 2013 is almost half over. I love Christmas and as someone who was almost a Christmas baby, my mom always did a half birthday celebration since my birthday got lost in all the festivities. Christmas in my absolute favorite holiday though and I have been known to play Christmas music or movies when I am sad because they make me happy.

    Thanks for all the fun posts and giveaways you do! You know we all love you and your books and can’t wait for the next ones!


  107. I do love the idea of having Christmas twice a year. My favorite of the holidays. This year is just flying.

  108. I’m getting an early present babysitting my 19 month old grandaughter, Nyah, for 5 days!

    I’m always ready to celebrate Christmas! Love treats!

  109. What a wonderful idea. thank you for sharing with us. GULP! you know what this means? I now have to start planning my Christmas shopping….. 😉

  110. Thinking about Christmas in June? Hmmmm, well why not? Our favorite family pumpkin patch just posted a picture of them planting their pumpkin seeds. They will be gigantic pumpkins in 90 days! Always good to think ahead! But still think I have time to Chtistmas shop. Thanks Jane! Happy Sunday!

  111. How could anyone not reply and be excited about Jane Porter goodies? You are such a generous person Jane. Hope the Christmas spirit finds you all year long. Darling pictures of Mac, thanks for sharing!

  112. I cannot even picture Christmas. It is hot and muggy today and I do not handle too hot or too cold very well. Why cant weather ever be just perfect?

  113. What a wonderful idea – Christmas in June. Will pretend there is snow also. Maybe it will help cool down the heat, LOL

  114. What a beautiful Christmas tree and such a cute photo of Mac with Santa. Brings back memories of many years ago when my children were little. Merry Christmas in June to you Jane.

  115. Mac is getting so big, what a precious little darling you got. We’re getting ready to have our vacations after the half way point to Christmas, so it’s really not on my mind. I usually shop all year for gifts so at the end…it’s so easy for me. You’re a great gal, and we all adore you…thanks for the fun throughout the year! Ruth

  116. It’s been a wet soggy past few weeks here in Montreal, summer is taking its time arriving… so I’ll raise a glass to Christmas in June! Have fun plotting out your Christmas story!

  117. Love it – Christmas in June. Hope you are doing well Jane. Can’t wait for the next book to come out.

  118. I STILL have empty places all over the house from where I took down Christmas decorations and have yet to put back up the regular stuff. My daughter told me not to worry, Christmas will be here before you know it and you can just put up the Christmas decorations back. She’s got a point! ARG!!

  119. Not only can I not believe it is June, I can’t believe that my youngest graduated from high school. It’s been quite a year…

  120. Hi Jane! We met once in Portland, OR. I rode the elevator up with you and didn’t have a clue about how great an author you are. I admire how your characters are so real. Your stories are like a snapshot of real life. Also I was struck by how nice and down to earth you are. I shared my nickname “Felony” Melanie for a bit of humor. Some of my patients (I’m a nurse) thought they were very clever when they came up with that. I didn’t have the heart to tell them it had already been in the movie “Sweet Home Alabama” 🙂

  121. 6 months till Christmas!!! ACK….must go shopping…oh wait, 6 months?!! I’ve got time. 🙂 I think I’ll enjoy the summer (that’s finally decided to stay, I think)for just a bit before I start thinking about Christmas and snow. Thanks for the wonderful contests Jane!

  122. Hi Jane,
    What a fun give awa.! Mele Kalikimaka! I hope you are having a wonderful summer.

    Enjoy your day.
    Michelle F.
    in Denver

  123. It’s so hard to believe that the year is half way over already. Thank you for the awesome giveaway. Merry Christmas in June!!

  124. Ho ho ho Merry Christmas.

    This is a great reminder of how fast the year is flying by. Time needs to sloooow down!

  125. Wow, Jane! So much to look forward to this year. We didn’t put up a Christmas tree last year bcuz our artificial one bit the dust. I’ve downsized to misc. decorations but I kinda miss the big tree. Have fun with it all and excited to read your upcoming books:)

  126. Christmas is a magic time and I particularly like to read Christmas set stories during that time. If we can have more Christmas cheer and good will toward men throughout the year, I am one who would promote it.

  127. Jane… Thanks for the Christmas wishes! I am ready to celebrate anytime, anyplace! Merry Christmas, my friend!

  128. In this hot weather the last thing I can think about is Christmas!! But wow, are we already halfway through the year!??

  129. I love Christmas time. I collect ornaments (have over 800); decorate the entire inside and out. I put up 4 trees inside. It takes me about 1 week to decorate everything. Plus I love to read Christmas stories during the season. So fun! Merry Christmas!

  130. I love Christmas, but after a particularly long winter in MN, I’m loving this hot weather! Right now I’m sitting on the porch watching my daughter run through the sprinkler!

  131. Such a fun giveaway!! I love Christmas!! The memories I have at my grandparents on Christmas Eve and Christmas are priceless. The houses full of family and children and yummy homemade food. I miss those days. I try to carry on those traditions with my kids now.

  132. i love getting presents, especially from you..and hubby and the boys know that, because they will get their share too 🙂

  133. I love all the comments!
    Thanks for checking in to celebrate with me. 🙂

    Our grand prize winner is:

    #64 Marie Coughlan

    And the two runners up:

    #195 Joan Hartwell
    #5 Sue Peace

    Ladies, please send me an email with your name, comment #, and mailing address and I’ll get prizes in the mail asap!

    love to all,

  134. It’s June 28th…Happy 1/2 Birthday to me! Only 6 more shopping days until my Birthday. Jane, you mentioned you had several unclaimed boxes of gifts…I’d be a happy recipient;)Just sayin’…

  135. What a Beautiful and colorful Christmas Tree!

    Indeed we’re at the end of June, and tomorrow, we have family members from the United States visiting here in Quebec. Each year, when they are coming, we put a small Christmas Tree on the living Room shelf, and put a few small gooodies under it. It is quite nice and fun actually!

    My father had started that summer Christmas Tradition years ago, and we keep it going.

    Also, we do that every years since we don’t get to see them often. It’s a way to mark the occasion!
    A lovely summertime to you and your family!

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    😛 And, if you are writing at additional
    social sites, I would like to follow everything new you have to post.
    Would you make a list of the complete urls of all your shared sites like your linkedin profile, Facebook page
    or twitter feed?

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