We’re just a few days away from Christmas. This year has been hard on everyone. Many of us have taken a financial hit, vacations have been canceled, and we haven’t been able to spend time with some of the people that we love. There have been some upsides as well, but most people agree that we somehow have to make sure that 2021 is better.
Disney is all about magic. I’m not just talking about the theme parks, I’m talking about the brand. I’d like to encourage you to find a way to treat yourself to some Disney magic this holiday season. You can make that magic yourself.
The magic doesn’t need to be giant. You don’t have to surprise your family with a trip to Walt Disney World. Instead, find something small that you can do that will put a smile on your face, and on the faces of those around you.
You could make Mickey pancakes or Rice Krispies treats. Maybe you’d like to recreate a favorite food from your last Walt Disney World vacation, there are plenty of recipes on Disney Parks Blog. Your magic doesn’t have to be edible. Create a Mickey-shaped Christmas tree ornament, or sketch a favorite character with a Santa hat on. You don’t even have to create anything. Watch a favorite Disney movie for the tenth time, or find a new favorite. Remember, Soul is being released on Disney+ on Christmas Day.
If you live in a town where people like to decorate, drive through the neighborhood to look at the lights. Play Christmas music in the car, and when you get home enjoy some hot chocolate. Throw in two small marshmallows and one large one to create a Hidden Mickey.
Of course the magic does not need to be Disney related. It doesn’t even need to have anything to do with Christmas. A kind word or two can literally turn someone’s day around.
This Christmas is going to be tough for most of us. We’re all missing family and friends. Still, I’d like to encourage you to look at your blessings, and to make the most of the season. Merry Christmas, a few days early.