Christmas in July

Need a Unique “Christmas in July” Gift? Sheepskin Will Do Just Fine!

For the United States and Canada, there are no national holidays that fall between the first week of July (Canada Day on July 1 in Canada and Independence Day on July 4 in the United States) and Labor Day on the first Monday in September, leaving a stretch of about two months without any holidays. So, many people like to celebrate “Christmas in July,” to break up that dry period and have a little midsummer holiday fun. If your friends or family like to get into the Christmas spirit in July, and you need a fun and unique Christmas in July gift, check out our wide selection of handmade sheepskin garments and accessories for the entire family!

Christmas in July first came about because the holiday in the Southern Hemisphere is celebrated during the summertime months, and residents of Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and other countries south of the equator began hosting Christmas-themed events in the month of July, which, for them, is the peak of the winter season. Retailers in the U.S. and Canada followed suit and began holding large sales for Christmas in July, seeing it as an opportunity for merchandising, following the peak of summer product sales in June and early July. The “holiday” took off, and many people now look forward to getting in the Christmas spirit in the middle of July, while still celebrating the actual holiday on December 25.

Traditionally, Christmas in July is celebrated on various weekends throughout the month of July, and in the Northern Hemisphere, the holiday is deliberately ironic, occurring during a month that is typically hot and sunny, rather than cold and snowy. Still, some people go the whole nine yards for Christmas in July, throwing a holiday party, putting up an artificial Christmas tree, hanging their stockings from the mantle, and exchanging gifts with friends, family members and coworkers. For some people, Christmas only comes once a year. But for those who celebrate Christmas in July, you have two opportunities to get in the holiday spirit and give an awesome gift.

If you’re looking for a unique gift idea for Christmas in July, check out our selection of fine sheepskin apparel and accessories for men, women and children, many of which can be enjoyed year-round. For the tech-savvy teen, consider gifting a handcrafted shearling iPhone case that doubles as a padded, durable cover for eyeglasses or sunglasses. A pair of genuine sheepskin slippers is the ultimate gift for anyone who likes to shuffle around the house with a cup of coffee in the morning, and a soft and cuddly sheepskin bunny rabbit or teddy bear makes for a perfect Christmas in July gift for kids.

Christmas in July definitely isn’t a holiday that everyone celebrates, but it’s a fun way to get in the holiday spirit during the warm summer months. So head on over to the Sheepherder website at now to find the perfect Christmas in July gift for everyone on your shopping list!