Beach Treasures and Treasure Beaches

One Shell of a Find!

  • Like us on Facebook!

  • Come Join Us! Treasure Hunters

  • Copyright Notice

    The contents of this site are copyright Beach Treasures And Treasure and may not be copied or used without written permission from the Beach Treasures And Treasure Beaches staff. The posts may be quoted in part, so long as credit is given where it is due and so long as you link the quote back to this page. Thank you kindly for your cooperation and for your interest in our passion for beaches.
    ©2011-2020 Beach Treasures And Treasure
    All Rights Reserved.

  • Disclaimer

    Links to third-party websites are provided as a convenience to users; Beach Treasures And Treasure does not control or endorse their content.

Shellebrating Christmas in July!

Posted by Jody on July 28, 2011

Can you believe it?  Christmas ornaments are already popping up in card stores all over the country.  Yep, It’s Christmas in July!

So many touristy areas have Christmas shops that are open year ’round.  We have one here in Historic Old Town Albuquerque and there’s a Christmas shop near the Plaza in Santa Fe too.  We are the kind of travelers who try to go home with a Christmas ornament carefully tucked away in our suitcase, no matter where we visit.  Sure, lots of vacationers do this, but we beachcombers can add our own personal touches to the standard Christmas shop fare and transform these basic store-bought decorations into our very own kitschy little beach treasure mementos.

Kitschy Beach Treasure Ornaments

This is a really easy seashell craft idea for seashell Christmas ornaments.  You don’t need to leave them boxed up in the attic or packed away in the garage, though. We keep these two out all year-long with our “memento tree.” (A little cast iron display “tree” we purchased from Orvis)

“Santa, Buried in the Sand,” was personalized by the addition of little shell pieces that two of my daughters and I found on Daytona Beach, FL.  We were in Florida during college-search-summer for our second daughter. Of course we hit the beach! (She ended up in Tulsa.) “Sand Castle” was given to Greg, by our sweetest-ever four-year old grandson, as a Christmas gift last year.  It’s Oh So Special  because he had decorated the “sand” by gluing on small seashells Greg and I had found on Sanibel Island earlier that December.

FYI:  There are only 150 days until Christmas!

Kitsch you later!  -J-

One Response to “Shellebrating Christmas in July!”

  1. I love the castle (of course it does not hurt that my son made it!).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: