Melissa M. (7 Posts)

I fell in love with the magic of Disney when I was little girl growing up in Mass, on my first trip to WDW when I saw Chip stroke a little girl's face at a character breakfast at the Polynesian. I was hooked. Every other year we went as a family and in college I applied for the College Program and was hired at Typhoon Lagoon. At the end I auditioned for the entertainment/character dept. and the next summer I went back and worked VERY closely with Mickey 🙂 And characters 5'2 and under for that matter! 🙂 Years later my husband and I were married in a small wedding at the Poly and honeymooned at WDW. We now have 2 princesses of our own and TV news has brought us to California so we visit Disneyland at least twice a year, sometimes four times. I love to help people plan their trips, find myself saying "Have a Disney Day" and taking pictures to help people capture family memories. I delight in sprinkling Disney magic at home, work or play. Speciality: Character magic and helping overcome "PDVD" (Post Disney Vacation Depression, you know how you feel sick when it is time to leave) by sprinkling in Disney into everyday-chocolates on the pillow, postcards when you get home, picture books, news articles about what's new, calendars to countdown etc


Traditions – they are what make your holidays and events special. Adding Disney to those traditions can make your holidays even more magical. Even if you have a tradition that has been passed down for generations, it’s never too late to add a few new fun ones! This month, we will highlight some of our personal family traditions that show off our Disney side. Want to share yours as well? Read December – Holiday Traditions or email NDM130 for more information today! 

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What is your favorite Disney Christmas tree ornament? Our “just married” and the girls’ Mickey baby ears given at their birth top the list. Bringing each of the 100 ornaments or so out and putting them on display helps us relive each trip or occasion, favorite character moment, movie, favorite ride and specific year we made the trip to each Disney Park, like Disneyland 2014. It also makes it easy for people who need a gift idea for you!


To help ease the pain of leaving when vacation is over, make it a tradition to pick out and bring one tree ornament back at the end of each trip. I love to hear our girls laugh and share when they pull them out to put on the tree, “Oh remember this” or “Hey Pooh Bear”. My daughter shrieks with glee at each discovery. Sometimes we get two matching ones, as I think ahead of the day when they start their own family collection and will have this base of Disney magic to display and relive.  It’s a great way to share old and new Disney memories each Christmas season. Our tree looks a bit like Disney threw up on it, but I’m fine with that. And it’s a great way to welcome in the New Year which hopefully holds a trip and chance for new memories (and another decoration). I’m thinking we may need to start table top trees now themed to each character!

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