If you’re anything like us, you’re just flat out in love with the magic of the holiday season. Take some snow, a bit of eggnog, and sprinkle in friends and family gathering from all over, and you’ve created the recipe for some pretty special memories. It’s around this time each year that we celebrate by looking back at past Disney Corporate Christmas cards, created exclusively by The Walt Disney Company. These rarely-seen cards—first distributed in 1930—were created for the who’s who of Hollywood and their families, along with the talented men and women of Walt Disney Studios.
With the holidays quickly approaching, we’re feeling pretty jolly ourselves! As an early gift to you, our extended family, enjoy a peek into this festive time in Disney history.
The personal note from Lilly and Walt is the cherry on top of this beautiful card.
Recognize any of these little-known characters? The Three Little Pigs (1933), the little mice from Mickey’s Orphans (1931), and even Clarabelle Cow all make a cameo in this card from the early ‘30s.
Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Pluto are looking as happy as ever, and who could blame them? 1937 was a monumental year for the Walt Disney Company, as the company finally finished production on their first full-length animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
A cozy-looking Mickey Mouse saunters along, candle in hand, casting a beautiful snowflake glow.
A little wooden boy makes an appearance in the 1939 holiday card to celebrate the Christmas release of Pinocchio.
Merlin, Arthur, and Archimedes join Mickey and friends to build a magical snowman in celebration of the new year.
Which card is your favorite? Let us know in the comments, and from our Disney family to yours, Happy Holidays!