Happy “Christmas in July” and 2017 Holiday Preview!
Written by on Monday, July 10th, 2017

Do you enjoy a little Christmas spirit in July? 

It’s amazing how many people enjoy escaping into the happy feeling that

thinking about, planning for or simply looking at Christmas provides… even year-round!

Have you seen how popular Christmas-themed INSTAGRAM accounts are?!!!

My guess would be that it provides a welcome break from today’s constant barrage of not-so-happy news.

So, to add in my own “bit of happy”, answer the many inquiries I’ve been receiving & in the spirit of “Christmas in July”,

I’m excited to share The Seasonal Home’s 2017 Christmas theme!  

To clarify… coming up with an annual Christmas theme is not a necessity,

but it IS the secret behind my personal decorating style.

Themes inspire me & fill up my creative gas tank. 

Bottom line… themes make Christmas decorating even more F-U-N!  

And coming up with a theme early in the year gives me plenty of time to decide

what supplies I already have to create it and

what, if anything, I might still need so I can keep an eye out for bargains.

  Also this year, I was asked if I would open up The Seasonal Home as a holiday fundraiser tour to benefit

a national children’s hospital so fingers crossed that I’ll create my best Christmas design yet.

Whew!  Between all of this creativity, my regular job & Christmas design business, it’s going to be a busy (but FUN) rest of the year!!!

So, without further ado – The Seasonal Home’s 2017 Christmas theme is….  TEAM NORTH POLE!  

seasonal home xmas logo

This year, each room of The Seasonal Home will spotlight a different, invaluable member of the North Pole Team

(Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elves, Reindeer).

We all know that “Team Work makes the Dream Work!” 😉

And needless to say… the TRUE reason for the season will be front & center… as always.

As a matter of fact, I can’t wait to show you the unique way I’ll be honoring the Holy Family.

So, I hope you’ll join me in November to enjoy the photos & my annual YouTube video,

 AND for all of the “sneak peeks” (on my INSTAGRAM & FACEBOOK pages)  leading up to that time.

I’ll also do my best to post the finished design as early in November as possible to 

provide you with creative ideas that I hope will inspire your decorating too!



P.S.  Many, many thanks to graphic designer D.J. Tanner of www.anchoreddigitalmarketing.com for the amazing, original logo he created to depict this year’s Christmas theme!


  1. Susan says:

    Love it Eileen and looking forward to what each little sneak peek brings!!! You know I am your biggest supporter sister in spirit!!

  2. Gareth Frewer says:

    YaY looking forward to this as I do every year. Merry Christmas in July my friend 🙂

  3. Carol says:

    So exciting!!!! Can’t wait to see it when it’s all done. Love all your decorating ideas😊🌲

  4. Patty says:

    Love the idea – looking forward to it!

  5. Nick says:

    This looks like a fun theme! Looking forward to seeing how you represent the characters in each of the room!

  6. Betty J Jankun says:

    So happy I found you again. With our Hallmark store gone doesn’t give a bumping into place anymore.

  7. Dawn Cobb says:

    I’m so excited to see it!!!

  8. Alisa says:

    Hi! I’ve been following your blog for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a
    shout out from Kingwood Tx! Just wanted to mention keep up the excellent job!

  9. Wanda Flowers says:

    Mrs. Eileen i am so happy to see your sneak peak for Christmas…. i am over the moon about this,and i can not wait to see!

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