Toy brands come and go but not Disney. Disney is a brand I came to know and love from the time I was a little girl, way back in the eighties and of course, it existed long before then. Back then, a plush Mickey Mouse toy was on so many wish lists and of course, I had to get a few too. It’s no surprise that when Kayden was born, one of the very first plush toys we got for him, was Mickey Mouse. To this day, this is still a toy that in my opinion will never go out of fashion as it is so loved and how can it not be! In this post I am going to share more about #FromOurFamilyToYours
If you ever watched your child or even someone else’s child look at Mickey Mouse, you will relate to the joy that it brings children and even adults. For me, the love of the Disney brand started off with animations like Duck Tales, Mickey Mouse and Friends, Gummi Bears…the list goes on, there’s just so many to mention, to present times of how this brand has grown, from movies to series, etc. Have a look at the list here and I bet that you may not even know that some of these are under the Disney brand!
So why am I even mentioning all of this? Well, to be quite honest, these memories were triggered by a Press Release I received, which I will share below. It could not have come at a better time. I meant to post this about two weeks ago, but I realised that many of you celebrate Christmas on the 24th and 25th of December, even if not religiously, but the togetherness of loved ones.
The past week, more than ever, my personal Facebook newsfeed is sadly dominated by funeral notices and posts about loved ones of those near and dear who are in hospital or some of whom have even died, as a result of the Corona Virus. It seems to me that the new strain of this virus is spreading faster and it’s scary.
I feel that at a time like this and this festive season particularly, more than any other, we appreciate the magic of family, friends and togetherness. It’s something we may have taken for granted. When I think back to my Disney memories, they stem from my childhood – it’s associated with love, smiles and joy – when I think Disney, I think “magic”.
This video encapsulates this so well and I’m so touched by it…
The following is from the Press Release:
The heart-warming storyline is inspired by the themes of traditions, family togetherness and nostalgia, and introduces two new characters – a grandmother, Lola, and her granddaughter – alongside familiar friend Mickey Mouse who features as a much-loved toy, gifted to Lola as a young child by her father in 1940. With each passing year, Mickey comes to symbolize Lola’s childhood and a present day connection to her granddaughter, ultimately inspiring a festive surprise on Christmas morning.
The story is accompanied by the emotive vocals of UK artist and Ivor Novello Rising Star nominee, Griff (19), who performs ‘Love Is A Compass’, written by songwriting/production team, PARKWILD. To celebrate the theme of festive family traditions, Disney is encouraging fans to head to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to share their own past and present festive memories using #FestiveWithDisney and #FromOurFamilyToYours
#FromOurFamilyToYours is Disney Africa’s largest festive retail campaign to date and offers the perfect opportunity to stock up on those gifts for every member of the family – from stocking fillers, toys, apparel, books and so much more – featuring the very latest and greatest from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars.
UK artist Griff, who performs ‘Love Is A Compass’ said: “I was excited to get involved in Disney’s Christmas campaign. The lyrics of the track and the storytelling in the advert are powerful, and important. The theme of family and loved ones are so front of mind for many of us – especially this Christmas.”
I know many of you are doing last minute Christmas shopping and even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, check out the variety of Disney products at your favourite retailer. Whilst I always and still do believe in presence over presents, if you are in a position to spoil loved ones, do just that and create some magic with this loved brand and to many, most loved brand, not just the toys, but the movies etc. that have and continue to bring people together. It’s the time to spend with family and loved ones, it’s magic, it’s Disney!
I’ve deliberately delayed this post as I know that many of you will be giving or receiving gifts over the next few days during this festive season and I encourage you to share posts of these precious memories. I say this with a lump in my throat, because quite often, I think of loved ones we have lost and don’t have enough photographic memories of. I know memories are etched in our minds and in the heart, but there’s just something so very special, when you look at a photo and it somehow magically takes you back to that place, person and moment.
I’ve partnered with Disney and am giving one lucky reader the chance to win the following hamper worth R885!
1 x Mickey & Friends: Tattle Tales book – R235
1 x Mickey & Friends plush – R480
1 x Pixar Die-Cast car – R170
To stand a chance to win, all you have to do is, comment on the post below, by sharing a festive memory inspired by Disney, using the following hashtags: #FestiveWithDisney and #FromOurFamilyToYours
I also encourage you to share posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the above hashtags – please tag me as I would love to see them.
T’s and C’s
- South African residents only
- Competition ends at 8am on the 29th of December 2020
- Prize is not transferable nor exchangeable for cash
- The prize will be delivered in the new year – 2021
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#FromOurFamilyToYours I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful festive season. Be safe, be appreciative and create magic by making wonderful memories through the presence of being with each other.