Snoopy has been a cherished childhood character for me. This year, I decorated a Snoopy Themed Christmas tree with childhood treasures.
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I have wanted to put together a Snoopy themed Christmas tree for years! My love for all things Snoopy and the Peanuts gang goes back to my early childhood years.
I bought my first stuffed Snoopy when I was about five years old at the Hallmark store after saving up my allowance for weeks.
That stuffed Snoopy toy went everywhere with me and I even dressed him in different outfits. I was not a baby doll loving little girl, but give me some stuff animals and I was happy. This probably explains some of the reasons I have four pet dogs right now.
As I grew up, my love for all things Snoopy continued and family members and friends have given me Snoopy and Peanuts themed items as gifts over the years. I even have playing cards and tissue packets with Snoopy on them.
Of course I have never minded at all if anyone ever gave me a Snoopy item. I have kept a collection of them all, and especially that first stuffed Snoopy. He is a little dingy and ragged looking but I still have it nearly 50 years later!
For the 70th Anniversary of the Peanuts comic strips, I just knew this year was the best year to finally put up a Snoopy themed Christmas tree and display some of my Snoopy items.
Even I was surprised at how many I actually have and the variety of the items.
There were also a few things I made this season to add to the Christmas tree display and I will share those in other posts this week as well, including the comic strip ribbon you will see on the tree.
This tree design started out with a much smaller tree that I planned to put on top of the credenza in our family room, however, once I pulled out more Snoopy items from the closest, I realized I needed a much bigger tree. So I purchased a 6.5 foot tree for my first Snoopy themed tree.
The lights on the tree are retro LED lights I picked up at a local Christmas store. They are the right look for this themed tree.
The ornaments and decorations on the tree are a combination of Hallmark Keepsake ornaments given to me by a wonderful and close friend over the years.
This year she surprised me with the beautiful tree skirt as an early Christmas present since she knew I was planning this tree.
Some of the ornaments are old handmade ones that were made for a church sale probably 20 years or more ago. I don’t even know who made them but my mom give me the ornaments long ago.
A Snoopy Tree Topper will be a future purchase to complete this tree.
I don’t have a Snoopy tree topper (yet) but the only small stuffed Woodstock I have was perfect for the top of the tree.
Most of the other items were given to me by family members. I can count on one hand the items I actually purchased for myself.
The small dog house is another DIY project I will share in a later post.
My husband has commented that the family room just makes him smile it is so festive and filled with Christmas this year. I will share my mid-century themed Christmas mantel next week.
For some people, it is Disney and Mickey items that they collect – such as my friend who gifted me so many of these Snoopy items – but for me it will always be Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang.
At least we will always know what to get for each other as gifts. For her, always Disney, and for me, always Snoopy.
Hugs and Merry Christmas,