Christmas 2023 was the second Christmas celebrated in our new home. We can’t believe how quickly the time has passed here. I must admit it has taken me a year to feel finally settled in our new routines. It also took Little E a while to adjust, I think she had the biggest changes to overcome. Hopefully, we have now jumped over all of the hurdles we faced. This year Little E decorated our 2023 Christmas Tree. It is full of decorations that are meaningful to us and this year we were able to add a few more.
Our 2023 Christmas Tree
We only added one handmade decoration to the tree this year. Technically it’s not really handmade but it is a decoration that Little E created. She designed Christmas cards at school and one of the options was to buy the design as an ornament. So I ordered it as it also had the year printed on it. If she creates one next year I will order that one too.
Decorations From Our Travels
We were able to pick up a new ornament when we were on our Disney Dream Bilbao cruise. They were sold out of the Europe 2023 versions but I found this silver snowflake with the Disney Cruise Line logo in the middle.
Decorations From Our Christmas Days Out
This year we used our Silver Merlin Annual Passes for our Chrimstas days out. We booked a trip to Chessington World of Adventures Winters Tale. Booking to visit Santa at Chessington too. As part of the photo package, you could have the photo put into a Christmas decoration. We got one to add to our tree.
We also visited the LEGOLAND Christmas Event. Our Christmas trips didn’t go to plan last year as we both caught Covid after moving into the house. So I also booked a visit to meet Santa at LEGOLAND just in case we didn’t make our Chessington visit. This gave us the chance to get another photo Christmas decoration.
New Disney Decorations
We also added to our Disney decorations this year. We were given a Disney 100 bauble as a gift from Nana and Pappy.
On a shopping trip to ASDA, we found a new wreath, a Disney 100 bauble wreath.
Another year of being able to add memories to our tree, I wonder what will be added next year!