I’m writing this Blogmas instalment after a very long day of weekend rehearsals. I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather the past few days – there’s some dreaded cold/flu bug going around that currently has me in its clutches. Thinking about going home for Christmas is giving me the push I need to get through the last two chaotic weeks of semester 1.
Today I thought I would give you a little insight into what Christmas looks like in my little home in Abergavenny. My mum actually sent me some photos of this year’s tree as a little pick me up today.
Now, something you may not know is that, my family are Disney mad. We have visited Walt Disney World 9 times since I was born and my grandparents became Disney vacation club members long before I was in the picture. As a result it’s only fitting that our Christmas decorations have a classic disney twist!
When we were little, my brother and I each got to choose one set of Disney decorations from the Christmas store in Downtown Disney (now Disney Springs) and these were the decorations we were always allowed to put on the tree. My brother chose a Minnie and Mickey set with them both sat in various cheese shaped presents and I naturally chose a Disney princess set consisting of Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella and Aurora.
We also got baubles with our names on sent home from a craft session in primary school which my mum always puts on the tree. I usually HATE behind called Megan, but for this tradition I make an exception.
My mum’s not one for tinsel, so we fill the tree with star bunting, ribbon and lots of lights. This year we also have the new additions of Lumier and Elsa on our tree.
Peter Pan and Beauty and the Beast are my all time favourite Disney films so it seems only right that they play a large role in the decorating. We have lots of lovely tinker bell pieces but my favourite is the Tinks that shines brightly at the top of the tree. Who needs an angel when you’ve got this feisty fairy watching over you on Christmas morning.
I love that our tree is so unique to our family and I can’t wait to see it in person when I’m home on the 22nd!