Mama Monday : Holiday decorating

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Hi Mamas, We are sharing some of our favorite holiday traditions with you this week and one of my personal favorites is decorating our home for Christmas. Christmas is my favorite holiday as you all know. We don’t go completely Disney in our decorations but there’s quite a bit.

Outside you will find Tow Mater and Santa Mickey!  My sons like to say good night to them often.

Inside you will find most of our Disney decorations on our tree. The tree is not all Disney though. Actually I would say most of it is other ornaments. Each year we do get a few new ornaments. Sometimes we each get one and sometimes we get a family one. A few of our favorite’s from years past are below. Each one has special meaning from the Mickey Ears that were a gift following a multi-family trip for Mason’s first birthday, to Reed’s first ornament(Pooh), Jiminy Cricket is my husband’s favorite, and the Hoffbrau is one of the ones we have bought at Epcot.

And this year we opted for the family ornament-a Disney cruise ship, since we enjoyed the holiday cruise on the Wonder this year.

Under the tree you will find some presents wrapped with Disney wrapping paper. This is the first year in quite a while that I went that route. The paper at Target had a vintage feel to it and I loved it so there it is. Santa wraps in a different paper in case you were wondering.

And last but not least, Buddy our Elf gets in the Christmas spirit and likes listening to the snow globe with Mickey and Minnie. He even received his Mickey ears this Christmas too!

Other than all the wonderful Disney touches, the part I love about decorating our home is doing it together. It’s an all hands on deck adventure and usually takes two days to complete. We decorate the outside the week of Thanksgiving and the inside is usually the day after we get the outside decorations up. This year I had a special moment with the boys when they really wanted to touch the nativity set. It’s a sentimental set and very fragile. I let them touch it though and I told the Christmas story to them. I love those moments that aren’t planned but end up just right this time of year.

I hope your holidays are filled with a lot of precious moments and family traditions and that you are warmed inside your heart.

I will be taking a week or two break from blogging as I make some changes to the blog. Here’s a hint though-there will be a new blogger joining me for 2014! Stay tuned on facebook to see exactly who that might be.

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