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How Campers Decorate for Christmas

It's Quickly Becoming That Time of Year!

It started last month. I first noticed it in Costco, then at Walmart, and this weekend something even popped up on Amazon. The holidays are coming. And everyone has skipped right over Haloween and Thanksgiving and gone straight to Chrismas. So unfortunately, with still over two months to go, they've got me thinking that there are now only 50 shopping days left before Christmas!

We'll be Celebrating at Home
Unlike 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 Celebrating Christmas in the Movies

Cousin Eddie Celebrating Christmas in the Movies

Decorations For Your Trailer or RV

As long as we have family living near by, we aren't likely to spend Christmas in our trailer. A lot of people do though. Particularly here in Orlando where the campgrounds and RV parks are full at Christmas with families spending their vacations here.

We always 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 this year for decorations outside our home.

Decorating a Small Travel Trailer for Christmas

Decorating a Small Travel Trailer for Christmas

Getting Out to See Everyone Else's Christmas Decorations

If you're like us, you may have made it an annual event to drive around one evening to see how everyone else has decorated for Christmas. It never occurred to me before last year, but I discovered how much a lot of people decorate in the campgrounds. If you're home for the holidays and there are campgrounds nearby, you might want to include a visit to a few of them to get you into that camping mindset.

The photo below is from Fort Wilderness at Disneyworld here in Central Florida. Not only do you see the normal decorations, but many people there work the Disney theme into the display.

Christmas Decorations at Disneyworld's Fort Wilderness

Christmas Decorations at Disneyworld's Fort Wilderness

  Facebook - Trailer and RV Decorations Group

Last year I got the idea to start a small group on Facebook to share ideas. It's gotten a few other decorating posts during the year, but it's mostly about Christmas. If you scroll through the posts, you'll find a lot of great ideas people have discovered to work camping into their Christmas decorating.

Please check out the group. As you start getting ready this year, I'd love for you to share some photos of how you include camping in your decorations.

- Denny
 
Me and my friend Dev thinking he should be Santa for Christmas

Me and my friend Dev thinking he should be Santa for Christmas!

Denny's Product Recommendation
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Search for Christmas Tree Ornaments on Amazon
What it is

No particular recommendation here, but Amazon has a large selection of camping related ornaments.

Why I like it
What 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
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