Today’s post sees the first in my series of Pandora Christmas 2015 reviews for the month, with a closer look at the Pandora Disney Minnie’s Holiday Wreath charm! :D As a Disney Parks exclusive, the Holiday Wreath is available only at Disney Parks locations in North America, or online from the US Disney store.
This charm was originally called ‘Minnie’s Holiday Wreath’ by Pandora, but the Disney Store seem to have changed it to ‘Mickey’s Holiday Wreath’. I prefer the original name, for reasons I’ll explain in the post!
What I love most about this charm is that it’s Christmassy, but also so delicate and cute-looking. The delicate wreath detailing, studded with green stones and combined with little silver bows, is very pretty and would go beautifully with Pandora’s existing feminine bow charms. It’s a subtle way to add a little festive cheer to your bracelet, without having to indulge in the less versatile red enamel detailing of many of Pandora’s other Christmas charms.
In person, it looks pretty true to the stock image, although the green stones are a little cooler in tone in person.
What you don’t realise from the stock image, however, is the patterning of the Wreath. In person, the wreaths are shaped into the traditional Mickey/Minnie mouse silhouette, with a little silver bow – so cute, and a very subtle little homage to Disney if you don’t like the more in-your-face pieces. (This is why I’m also continuing to call it Minnie’s Holiday Wreath, as Pandora originally titled it – if it has a bow, then it’s Minnie! :P).
I ordered my Holiday Wreath from the Disney Store, and was thrilled when it came with the adorable exclusive Disney Parks box. It just makes the purchase that extra bit special! You can see the cream inside of it in the photo right at the top of this article. ^^
The charm is an openwork, and fairly lightweight in person. This works well for its tinsel design.
The charm has the usual Pandora and Disney Parks hallmarks, one on each side.
I have gone with two styling ideas for this review, demonstrating what I mean about this charm’s versatility. My first features a variation on my favourite delicate pave design, which offsets pretty whites and pastels against the darker oxidised chain.
With its bows and sweet detailing, the Minnie charm looks at home with the delicate Dainty Bow clip and Ballerina, while the lilac stones of the heart charm complement the subtle green.
On the other hand, the Minnie charm works beautifully in full-on festive designs as well! ^^ Here it is in residency on my Christmas bracelet:
However, it would also look nice, perhaps, as part of a Christmas design that focused on festive decorations and ornaments – you could put it with the ornament baubles, any of the Christmas trees, the present charms or the Candy Cane for example! :)
This is such a sweet design, one which nicely blends delicate bow motifs with Christmas fun. I’m surprised Pandora haven’t done something similar that isn’t Disney, as the design seems like it would have universal appeal. My favourite detail of the charm are the little silver bows, which are so pretty and understated. The Disney aspect doesn’t figure that much in this charm for me – I mainly bought mine as I liked the tinsel/bow design. However it is a nice way to add a subtle dash of Disney to your Christmas bracelet, without going all out with the red enamel that features prominently in other Mickey/Minnie pieces.
The Minnie Holiday Wreath is $75, and is only available from US Disney Parks locations or the Disney Store online.
What do you think of this charm? Have you hunted down any of the most recent Disney Parks designs?