Decorations...for this royal mother, this is a must. I like to surprise my family by setting the stage for an unforgettable holiday. Sure, you can buy a decorated 18 inch tree from the Disney florist, but I bought a 3 foot lighted tree for $19. I placed the tree and a few new Disney ornaments which will serve as gifts in a box carefully packed with bubble wrap. Added to this box of treasures are ornaments from home, a tree skirt and wreath for the door.
Stockings...these are added to pad the boxes and are so delightful in decorating our "home away from home." I have purchased several "stuffers" for these stockings. A Starbucks gift card for the coffee lover. These can be used at the Starbucks located on Disney property. A Disney gift card for my pin collecting prince, and another for my princess for a visit to Downtown Disney's TrenD. Last but not least, a spa gift card for a majestic massage for the king of our castle. I think I will have some very happy noblemen!
Presents...yes, presents! For this trip I am wrapping the packages and placing them with love and care into padded boxes. We save the larger gifts for when we return home to continue celebrating the season.
Transporting the magic from here to there...not by reindeer, or pixie dust, but FedEx is what works for us. Call ahead 10 days prior to arrival to your resort for an exact address and any directions to mark your goodies so they will be ready and waiting.
Share with us some of your experiences, tips and personal touches for spending Christmas at Disney. Who knows, maybe we will see you there!