Once again we need music and imagery from the 70's. Think about the perennial favorite, "A Charlie Brown Christmas". Remember when Charlie Brown and Linus went off to fetch a tree. One of the little girls suggested they find a pink tree. Allow us traditionalists a moment to shudder.
I am most certainly NOT dreaming of a pink Christmas. Yes, I know - when we first posted info about our Christmas in July Tea we did have a picture at the bottom of the post of a pink tree. That is because we are raising money for the 3-day walk for breast cancer and by law we are required to saturate our lives with pink! But in reality if I had that pink Christmas tree in my house I would have nightmares! Christmas trees are green! Duh! (and snow is white - I'm not sure who thought up the idea of selling fake snow in pale green and pale pink - that's just wrong!)
So even though we have some pink Christmas ornaments for sale we are not doing a whole pink Christmas thing. We know that red and green are true Christmas colors.
So last Saturday I was at our local Hobby Lobby buying clear ornaments and you know what I saw? Rows and rows of black Christmas ornaments and garland and decorations. I was shocked. I was appalled.
I've gotten used to black bridesmaids dresses - even though I wouldn't go there. I understand why teens wear black cocktail dresses to the prom (I don't like it; prom dresses should be pastel colored clouds of youthful innocence just bordering on grown up elegance, but I understand it) But black christmas stuff is just too too much! Here is what one of the websites selling black holiday gear had to say on the subject:
Sleek and stylish, the Glossy Black Ball Ornament offers you an excellent way to update your Christmas tree decorations. With its shiny black surface and round shape, it’s a simple yet sophisticated approach to a classic holiday ornament. Add it your Christmas tree for a more contemporary look.
Oh please. Why does Christmas have to be contemporary? If you have a sleek and stylish tree you are going to be hesitant to hang the green and red glitter ornaments your kids made in kindergarten and that is just too sad for words.
So when you come to our Christmas in July Tea please do not expect a sleek and sophisticated display. Some of our consultants will have contemporary items for sale but, with the exception of the pink ornaments we have to have, we are showing our christmas spirit in christmas colors!
Okay - I've just been informed that our christmas napkins are pink and red. What is the world coming to? Tsk Tsk!