Halfway to the Holidays: Get a Head Start on Christmas Planning

Chilly weather isn’t far off. That means the holiday season is right around the corner. Get some advice to help your summer Christmas planning go smoother with these articles from The Lakeside Collection.

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Time-Consuming Holiday Projects to Start this Summer
By the time summer rolls around, we’ve forgotten about all the stress and planning that went into making the holidays so enjoyable for ourselves and our families. If the holidays typically take up a large chunk of your time and energy, get organized early by starting these time-consuming holiday projects in the summer.

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Holiday Scents for Your Summer Bathroom Sanctuary
There are a number of sights, smells and traditions Christmas has adopted over the years that weren’t always associated with the holiday season. There are many fragrances adopted by the holidays that work great throughout the summer. Accent your bathroom sanctuary with a few of these holiday scents.

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Why Summer is the Real Season of Giving for Pet Owners
Spring gives your pet their first taste of the outdoors, but it isn’t until the rainy days taper off and the summer months get into gear that they really have the opportunity to see what the outdoors have to offer. With all the events and activities that take place in the warm months, it feels like the real season of giving for pet owners.

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Celebrating Christmas Early in the Southern Hemisphere
Even if it’s snowing in many regions of the northern hemisphere in December, it’s the opposite on the southern side of the globe. In order to make Christmas feel more like the traditional holiday, many countries celebrate in July. Here’s a few facts about countries that start a little early and how they do it.