DoorGunner

Christmas 2021

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99 Days till CHRISTMAS

Did you know? The very first Christmas in July was celebrated at Keystone Camp in Brevard, North Carolina during the summer of 1933. The all girls summer camp held a Christmas in July weekend celebration complete with carolers, a Christmas Tree, fake snow, a gift exchange and even a surprise visit from Santa Claus himself. The camp continued the tradition for years and it eventually spread across the country.

During the 1940's Christmas in July was promoted by the government to encourage people to send gifts to soldiers overseas and to stimulate the economy.

     vintage Christmas in July colorized photograph

 

Kamp Key vintage newsletter for Christmas in July

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Yay!  The countdown has begun.  Always look forward to this post :) 

I didn't realize Christmas in July goes back that far.

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6 hours ago, DoorGunner said:

99 Days till CHRISTMAS

Did you know? The very first Christmas in July was celebrated at Keystone Camp in Brevard, North Carolina during the summer of 1933. The all girls summer camp held a Christmas in July weekend celebration complete with carolers, a Christmas Tree, fake snow, a gift exchange and even a surprise visit from Santa Claus himself. The camp continued the tradition for years and it eventually spread across the country.

During the 1940's Christmas in July was promoted by the government to encourage people to send gifts to soldiers overseas and to stimulate the economy.

    Kamp Key vintage newsletter for Christmas in July

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A summer camp for Oriental girls?

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2 hours ago, coolhandfluke said:

just make sure the fireman cleanup after themselves this weekend............

And once again. I haven't lived or worked in Wildwood for over a year and a half. And the bikers leave a bigger mess than the fireman. 

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11 mins ago, DoorGunner said:

And once again. I haven't lived or worked in Wildwood for over a year and a half. And the bikers leave a bigger mess than the fireman. 

I raced in the race of gentlemen a few times down there, good times 

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