Anyone here going to a Disney Park for the holidays? Yes, I know our loop topic is a Disney Christmas at home, but I have a point- I promise. My family has only spent one Christmas in Walt Disney World, but boy, we relive that memory over and over again. In part because all 12 immediate family members were together for a 2 week extravaganza, and subsequently have story after story of a happy moment or a priceless episode. But every December that memory literally comes to life. During that stay 6 years ago, my sister, brother and I made what I then thought was an extravagant purchase; we bought a fully decorated Mickey Mouse Christmas tree for my mother’s room at the Grand Floridian. We wanted a place for the children to gather that Christmas morning, to stack our presents and to make a hotel room more festive and homey.
|Our tree came complete with cookies and decorative chocolates.|
We gave little thought to what would come of that tree afterwards, and yet that is when the real magic began. We shipped that tree to my mom’s house in Queen, NY (thank you Diane the Grand Floridian Concierge), where it remained in that box until the following December 1st. You see, after 54 years, my mom had just moved out of the house I grew up in. With my dad’s passing, she could no longer maintain a 3 story home, and certainly couldn’t decorate the house for the holidays in the manner she once had. Enter Mickey Mouse in a Santa’s cap. With one pull, and subsequent plug in socket, she had a piece of family, and Christmas decoration and Disney magic right in her apartment. What could have been a very sad time became bright with a steady flow of pixie-dusted memories and constant smiles, and every year since it does the same for her and our entire family. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving! I’ve never spent a better penny.
Soooo, whether you are spending Christmas in Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort or parked next to your own hearth, contact a Custom Gift Builder at Disney Floral & Gifts; you will be making a purchase that lasts a lifetime. Holiday trees are not cheap (they range in cost from $150-$500), but are a happiness INVESTMENT! Our Mickey Christmas Tree has become such a family tradition that we couldn’t imagine celebrating without it. We now add a new Disney ornament each year. I can easily see my own sons sharing it with their children one day.
Oh Disney Christmas Tree, Oh Disney Christmas Tree… how lovely are your branches!
Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Delightfully Disney (and blogging home to one of the incoming 2014 Disney Parks Moms Panelists)!!!
Here is the map to our Magical Blogorail Loop should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop~ Magical Mouse Schoolhouse
2nd Stop~ Return to Disney
3rd Stop~ DIStherapy (You are here.)
Final Stop~ Delightfully Disney