Followup: A Little Disney in Your Decorating


A while ago I shared some of my Disney holiday decorations, and invited you to share yours. Disney is popular with a lot of you! Here’s what you sent.

Mary Virginia wrote:

Disney Christmas ornaments are my favorite way to incorporate my two
favorites: Disney & Christmas!

As a young child (5 years old, actually), I apparently begged enough that
my mother brother and I each an ornament. His was Mickey and
some presents stuffed in a stocking. Mine was Tinkerbell. Every year,
these were my favorite ornaments to find on the Christmas tree.

Sadly, those ornaments are no more (thanks Katrina). However, I went to
WDW last Christmas, and bought a new special ornament: a glass ball shaped
like Mickey with a bride Minnie and a groom Mickey. It says “Just Married”
and I got it personalized with our wedding date. It doesn’t match ANY of my
other ornaments, but I don’t care! It is my new favorite. Who knows what
kind of ornament I’ll come home with this year!

From Melissa:

Most years, I just love to put out the monorail and circle it around the tree. We also have the Polynesian, Grand Floridian, and the Contemporary where the monorail circles, and right in the middle in front of the tree…. Why, Cinderella’s castle of course! The Christmas tree varies from year to year, but my favorite is the theme of magenta, teal, and purple!

We got married one year ago this weekend, and I am planning on getting at least one Disney Christmas ornament each year. Our first one was the Bride & Groom Mickey & Minnie sitting in a ring, and for this year, I have these adorable snowglobe ornaments!

As you can probably tell, we love Disney and I cherish each and every time we go, which is at least once a month!

Emma, all the way from Surrey, England, writes:

Nearly all of our tree decorations are Disney-related! We have a Mickey & Minnie tree-topper rather than a star or angel; I have bought sets of baubles from the Disney Store – and each trip to WDW we buy one more decoration for our tree 🙂

Happy Holidays!

Dale Knight says:

We have an Alice in Wonderland themed Christmas Tree. It’s upside down and has a tea party set up underneath of it. We also put a “hidden mickey” on each of our six themed Christmas trees.

(I’d love to see a picture of that one! 🙂 )

From Pat:

A little late, but here is my Disney Decorating:

I have a beautiful Mickey & Minnie Tree Skirt, my tree is about 3/4 Disney ornaments(Characters). The rest are some old family and some of my favorites that came from EPCOT’s Germany. My DD stocking is Mickey, I have a singing Tigger & Roo in a rocking chair, and don’t forget the Mickey Shape hanging door bells. We have cookie cutters in Mickey Shapes for our butter cookies and I always have Disney wrapping paper for some gifts.

Merry Mickey Christmas to all.

From Lauren:

We don’t have a separate “Disney Tree” but I’d say about 40% of our ornaments are Disney, all pretty much by accident. Whenever we travel we always pick up an ornament (or 2 or 5!) and it seems that Disney ornaments have prevailed over every other vacation we’ve taken!! Other than that, we have a small Disney themed train and a plush Eeyore we picked up a couple years ago who likes to sit in front of our fireplace. Thankfully our pets never thought he was a toy and accepted him into our home!

Damico writes:

My wife Karin & I are long time Disneyworld enthusiasts (my first visit was one week after opening). We decorate our entire 8 foot tree with Disney ornaments of every type that we’ve collected over the last twelve years. We generally add 4-5 ornaments a year and are getting to the point have having to pick and choose what will fit !!! Every visit (usually 4-5 times per year) we hit the Christmas store in the Marketplace to see what’s new. In addition we have a niche in one of our living room walls that I use to build a Disney Christmas village every year using pieces bought over the years. Everything goes up Thanksgiving weekend and comes down after New Years so we celebrate a month Of Disney Christmas.

(Sounds like it’s time to get a bigger tree! 🙂 )

Thanks to all of you for sharing your Disney decorating tips.

Have a very Disney New Year!

Laura Gilbreath is a native of San Diego, CA. She has been making the trek up Interstate 5 to Disneyland since she was a small child and terrified of talking tikis and hitchhiking ghosts. She and her husband Lee enjoy trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World, as well as sailings on the Disney Cruise Line.

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