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It's Quickly Becoming That Time of Year!
I first noticed it in Costco, then at Walmart, and this weekend something even popped up on Amazon. The holidays are coming. The stores have skipped right over Halloween and Thanksgiving and gone straight to Christmas. So unfortunately, with still a bit of time to go, they've got me thinking that it's time to start counting down the days!
We'll be Celebrating at HomeUnlike Cousin Eddie below, we'll be at home with our small travel trailer tucked away neatly beside the garage. For us, our camping focus will be on adding one or two new camping ornaments on our tree or elsewhere in the house. Once you start looking, you'll find an enormous variety of Christmas ornaments and displays that feature small travel trailers and RVs. You can always find something that fits your style, even something like Eddie here if you have a bit of a warped sense of humor!
Cousin Eddie combing his Holiday Decorations and Camping
Decorations For Your Trailer or RV
Now that we live in Tennessee and it's getting cold outside, we aren't likely to spend holiday time in our trailer. When we lived in Florida it was different. Partularly being in Orlando, the campgrounds and RV parks were packed for the holidays. Families just love going there whenever they can get away.
By the way, we usually buy extra strings of white twinkle lights when they go on sale after Christmas. We string them up all year long in our campsites to give us low-level light at night throughout our space. Without spending another penny, these lights can be redeployed during the holidays to decorate your RV and things around it. I've even been thinking of putting them up around our trailer here at home for some decorations outside.
Christmas Decorations and Camping with a Small Travel Trailer
Getting Out to See Everyone Else's Holiday Decorations
If you're like us, you make it an annual event to drive around one evening to see how everyone else has decorated for Christmas. I decided a few years ago to check out a local campground. There were even more decorations there then in our neighborhood. If you're home for the holidays and there are campgrounds nearby, try visiting them to get you into that camping mindset.
The photo below is from Fort Wilderness at Disneyworld. Not only did we see holiday decorations, but many people worked the Disney theme into their displays.
Holiday Decorations and Camping at Disneyworld's Fort Wilderness
Facebook - Christmas Decorations and Camping Group
In 2018, I got the idea to start a small group on Facebook for people who love camping with RVs to share Christmas decorating ideas. It's now full of great posts with photos showing of camping related Christmas decorations both at campgrounds and back at home.
If you celebrate Christmas, please check out the group. As you start getting ready this year, it would be great if you would share some photos of how you combine Christmas decorations and camping.- Denny
Me and my friend Dev thinking he should be Santa for Christmas!
Denny JohnsonMy wife Fay and I live in Knoxville, TN. We love traveling with our Casita. I created tinyTowable.com to share things we've learned along the way. Be sure to check out all the information, the campground reviews, and especially the free Small Travel Trailers Beginner's Guide . If you like what you find, please subscribe to my Emails so you don't miss any future articles.
What it is
No particular recommendation here, but Amazon has a large selection of camping related ornaments.
Why I like itWhat I always like about Amazon...
- You can read other people's reviews of each item
- Easy returns if you don't like it once you receive it
Christmas Camper Photography Backdrop
What it isA great photo backdrop for taking a picture for your Christmas cards, newsletter, or just sharing on Facebook. It's 7' x 5' and made of vinyl.
Why I like it
- Great way to share our passion for camping with our small travel trailer with all our friends at Christmas time
- We have no other way of getting a real background setup as nice as this
- Being vinyl, it should hold up fine for us to pass on to other camping friends for their use next year
Santa's Snow Trailer
What it isA table top Christmas Decoration, perfect for anyone loving small travel trailers. A member in my Facebook Group (mentioned above) posted a video of theirs. They got it last year and said they really loved it. It has a built-in timer that runs for 6 hours, and repeats every day. Unfortunately, it's a bit pricey, but if you don't mind spending a bit on unique Christmas decorations, this may be one you'd like too.
Click here to see a video of it in operation/
Why I like it
- It's unique and combines my love of small travel trailers, Santa, and the Christmas season
- There's a built-in timer so it will automatically come on each evening