Skip to main content

Christmas is coming to Mzanzi this winter

The good news is that you don’t have to fork out for tickets to the Northern Hemisphere to enjoy a Winter Christmas this year. According to Wikipedia, we owe the privilege of celebrating the silly season out-of-season to a french opera based on a german book, an American girls summer camp and an advertising campaign to send cards and gifts to World War II servicemen abroad.
Let that combination stew for a few decades, and somehow “Christmas in July” is born as a way for those in the Northern Hemisphere to enjoy the spirit of Christmas in the warmth of summer.

If the Northern Hemisphere can use this excuse to have a summer Christmas, we can definitely use it to have ourselves a traditional old style winter Christmas that we see in movies so often.
Now with a good excuse to enjoy instead of despise this chilly spell, it’s time cuddle up with a good book, some comfort snacks, and some heartwarming Christmas tunes.
Talking of snacks… This is the perfect opportunity to try out Snowman Soup, and talking of tunes, let me introduce it with this plagiarised little Snowman Soup diddy:

When the weather outside is frightful, 
Snowman Soup can be delightful!
May it warm your spirit & soul, 
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
When you feel a chill or “burr”, 
Use the candy cane to stir
Add hot water & sip it slow, 
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

While the origin of Snowman Soup has been lost to history, we can only speculate that it’s something so deliciously Christmassy that was meant to be shared with Family and Friends.
So this July, using every excuse in the book, it’s time to get in the spirit of giving, the spirit of caring, and the spirit of sharing…. a steaming hot mug of Snowman Soup.

To make your own, all you need to do is package enough Hot Chocolate and mini-marshmallows for one decadent mug of bliss in a cute little bag, and top the package off with a candy cane.
Here’s our version which we’re giving away with our mugs… If you’re sharing some Snowman Soup this Christmas, please be sure to show us what you created!

RapidStudio's Snowman Soup with a red mug - I'm not too sure what Kitty Clause is doing there.

But most of all, have a Very Merry Christmas … in July.


Popular posts from this blog

10 Unique Photobook Ideas

Stuck for photobook inspiration? Try one of these creative, themed books.

A photobook is the perfect way to print and display your memories, so you and your family can look back on them (without having to huddle around a computer). They also make for special gifts! But, you don’t just want to slap all your pics together in one book. Instead, make themed photobooks you can collect over time.

We’ve compiled a list of unique photobook ideas that will inspire your next photobook project – whether you’re creating a wedding album, holiday album, or summer album!

Seasonal Books Create a photobook after each season with all the pics from the last three months. Summer, autumn, winter and spring books will give them a clear theme – and help ensure a colour pallet throughout the pics.

The Fur Family Photobooks aren’t just for people! Create a book that’s all about your pets, or make a book for a friend that features their furry buddy.

Romance Books A great Valentine's or anniversary gift wou…

Creative Ideas for a Post-Holiday Photobook

Here’s how to turn your holiday photos into a creative, must-keep photobook.

Returning home after a holiday can leave you with the post-travel blues. As you wash your bikini, shake the sand out of your sneakers, and try to revive the house plants you haven’t watered for two weeks, you begin to long for the lazy days of a vacation.

But, just because you’re home, doesn’t mean the holiday fun is over. Gather your memories up and create a photobook of your trip. Putting it together is a fun way to keep the holiday feeling alive, plus you can look back on it, to get yourself ready for next December (or April. We’re coming for you, public holidays).

Create a #Hashtag If you went on holiday with a few friends or family members, make sure that everyone uploads their pics to Instagram using a unique hashtag you create, like #SmithFamilyHoliday2017. Check it doesn’t exist already! That way, when you create the photobook, you can search for the hashtag, and find every photo that was taken. An ea…

Mobile Photography Tips From the Pros - Part 1

Love The One You're With
This two part series is packed with pro tips from South Africa’s talented professionals and outstanding instagrammers who use mobile cameras in a pinch with outstanding results.

A famous saying among photographers is that the best camera is the one you have with you. That mobile phone you have in your hand is a powerful tool for capturing and sharing magic moments. You don’t need a pro camera to capture brilliant shots. A mobile may land you those quick creative shots you’d miss if you went running for another camera.  We’ve got proof!

Alexander Smith GRACE & PEACE
Instagram: Alexandersmithphoto

Hidden Light Revealed

I noticed the steam from my shower revealing the morning shafts of light through the blinds. A fleeting moment captured with the camera closest to me... my iPhone.

Pro Tip: I used Instagram to add a filter and share it. Tools: iPhone and Instagram

Deen SchroederInstagram: deenschroeder Twitter: deenschroeder Websi…