The Beauty of … Christmas in July

Christmas in July is a phenomenon that is celebrated all over the world. Those living in the southern hemisphere especially appreciate the celebration because the weather is cold and snowy.

July is the perfect month to gather around your outdoor firepit, and string festive and twinkling Christmas lights. Here are more ideas to get the holiday party rolling:

Cheer up residents in nursing homes or an isolated neighbor and be a secret Santa. Wrap your gifts in holiday paper and personally deliver. Don’t forget to stay for a visit.

Fun decorations for your front door can include sunglasses, pairs of flip flops, and colorful leis.

Crank up the holiday music, and binge watch the Hallmark channel’s Christmas in July movies.

Create holiday cards with a personalized note for a special someone, and hand them out to family and friends.

Christmas stores are open all year round. Take the opportunity to purchase new ornaments and hang them on your favorite potted fern.

Volunteer in your community. Remember that Christmas is the season of charity.

Looking for more ways to celebrate Christmas in July? Grab a copy of my short and sweet romance, A Chocolate-Box Christmas. Only 99¢!

Love is sweeter with a touch of mischief.
A chocolate-making competition for the women’s shelter’s annual fundraiser should be an easy, even pleasurable, assignment for Maise, new food critic for the Bloomingfield Daily Dispatch. Too bad just the smell of chocolate makes her stomach roil.

By the time she reaches the last table, she hopes her face isn’t as green as her holiday sweater. But the tall, square-jawed man behind piles of fudge makes her want to linger, even savor the moment along with his chocolate-coffee-flavored confection.

Except there’s something Ben Elliot is hiding behind his piercing blue eyes and lazy grin, and her reporter’s nose senses a story worth exploring. She finds herself longing to discover the secret ingredient sweetening their mutual attraction.

A Chocolate-Box Christmas is available in ebook, Paperback, Large print paperback, and audiobook. Grab your copy today!

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About Josie Riviera

Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and live in an old house forever needing renovations.

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