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For those of you who follow our podcast, you will know that this week I interviewed Beth from The
This is Beth. She started The Collectionears Club as a way to help showcase her love of Disney while also showcasing other peoples love of Disney as well.
I met Beth about 6 months ago and her love of all things Disney is one of the things that makes you love her. She speaks about the Disney community the way people used to talk about communities they lived in. With warmth, caring and an appreciation that I think in some ways we have lost these days.
When you ask her what it is about Disney that makes her feel good she reminisces about when she was little and all the wonderful memories she has of her family at Disney as well as her sense of wonder that Disney movies gave her as a child.
When I talked to Beth about this idea she had, I asked her why she wanted to do this. She told me about a community she used to live in when she first got married where everyone in her neighborhood would bake cookies and go around the neighborhood to everyone's houses. They would sit around and drink hot cocoa and admire each others Christmas trees and holiday décor. It was a way to get to know the people in your community but also gave everyone a reason to feel joy and a sense of belonging. It gave her a real sense of having a family and community she belonged to when she was younger. Listening to her speak about it brought to mind the old days before the internet and social media when people took the time to care about their neighbors and the people who lived in their communities.
Beth's idea is to have everyone who loves Disney or maybe just enjoys Disney to send her pictures and/or videos of how they do Christmas. If your kids love Olaf and you use Olaf stockings she wants a picture or a video of it. If you and your family get a Disney ornament for your tree, she wants to see it and even know why it is so special to you. If your family is anything like mine, you have a ton of Disney décor around your house for the holiday season. Beth wants all of it! She wants to take all of our videos and images and create a giant slideshow video of how we all do Disney over Christmas from around the world.
Her goal is to create a video that we can all sit down and watch with our family's on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning and be able to share an experience with people from around the world.
She is hoping to make this a Christmas tradition and I love that idea so I'm sharing it here for all of you who don't listen to our podcast. If you want to participate you can find her YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o6fQZRe5Mk
Or message her on Social Media: Instagram: @the_collectionears_club
Facebook: The Collectionears Club
These are the images I have sent her from my personal tree this year. I hope lots of people take part in this because I personally love the idea and would love to see a huge video come together from all over the world.
Now I know a lot of you reading this (some of my family for sure) don't understand why people love Disney and so you won't be taking part in this and that is okay, but if you know someone who does love Disney and Might want to participate please send them the link to Beth's YouTube channel.
I hope you all have a wonderful and magical holiday season
Sending you all love and light