Saturday, January 30, 2021

I am a Magic Maker

We're one month into the new year and as a gift to myself, I'm getting some stuff off my chest and leaving it in 2020.  It's time for some real talk- some deep, personal talk.  I've been working on this post for the past few weeks and I think I'm finally ready to release it out into the world.  Honestly, I'm a little bit scared, but here goes... 

Ever since I left my "real" job back in August of 2018, I've struggled to adjust to being self-employed full time and with working from home.  I don't have any regrets; this was the right decision for me.  At times, I've seriously questioned my decision; but overall, I'm happy with my choices.  Working from home is what I've always wanted to do.

Something that I've learned is that working from home and working for yourself isn't all it's cracked up to be.  I've had a hard time finding the balance between work and my personal life.  That's part of the reason that I made my decision to leave my job after all.  It's harder to separate the two when your business is in your home.  I have to make conscious efforts to separate the two when necessary.

Working from home has also presented it's own challenges.  It can be hard to focus and to have good time management when there are tons of distractions all around you at home.  That's part of the reason that I'm trying to use my new Disney Princess Planners.  I'm hoping that they will help keep me more organized and on a schedule.

Don't get me wrong, working from home and for yourself is the dream.  I don't want to sound like I'm complaining because I know that I've got it good.  I truly enjoy being my own boss and being able to make business decisions.  It sounds great- and it is- but it's also hard.  When you're the boss, you are the only one to blame when things go wrong.  You're also the one celebrating when things are awesome.  It's a mixed bag.

The worst thing for me personally has been worrying too much about what others think of me.  In most regards, I couldn't care less about what someone thinks about me.  I've moved past that phase of my life.  However, in situations regarding our businesses, I'm a lot more sensitive.  This is my baby, my soul, my art.  Each thing we make with care and love- each product feels like it has a small piece of my heart.

In regards to our businesses, I feel like I've been unintentionally bullied.  And it hurts.

It began when Eliot and I started to have to defend ourselves and our business.  I was so excited about Happily Ever Hatter and our success, but when I told others, I found many to be very skeptical.  I found myself defending our business to patients at my chiropractic office.  Eliot had a lot of similar situations with his co-workers.  I tried to laugh it off and say that you'd be surprised by how much we were making.  Mouse ears are profitable business.  Eliot told people they could laugh all they wanted to and that we were laughing all the way to the bank.  But it still hurt.

The reality was that we were making a lot of money... to the tune of five figures.  The year I left my job, we made more money for our business than I was making at my part time job- the job where my job titles were office manager, chiropractic assistant and receptionist.  When we realized how much money we were making, and how much time the business was taking up, that's when it suddenly made sense for me to work at home.  We barely had time for our personal lives because both Eliot and I were always working all the time between our "real jobs" and Happily Ever Hatter.

I was so proud when I left my chiropractic job to pursue working on Happily Ever Hatter full time.  My boss was so happy for me. The other doctors were also supportive and cheered me on.  I got so many well wishes from patients before I left.  Some were still skeptical, but most of them were happy for me because it was clear how happy I was about it.  My dream of working for myself was actually coming true!

And most people have been wonderful about it.  My travel agent friends have been amazingly supportive both in purchasing ears from us and with sharing and liking our social media posts.  I have friends from high school and college who comment and cheer me on as well.  It's wonderful to feel so supported.  However, not everyone has had a great reaction.  Some people just don't "get it" and that's been hard for me.  You would think people would be happy because I'm happy, but life isn't as simple as that.

I can usually tell when someone thinks I'm full of crap or insane.  When I finally went to get my hair cut back in July, I mentioned that I worked at home so I was hardly leaving the house.  The hair stylist asked what I did and I told her.  I was met with a bunch of questions, but they weren't the genuinely curious kind; they were the skeptical kind.  I proceeded to spend the rest of my hair appointment defending myself, our products and our businesses.  Then, I left the hair salon humiliated and hurt.

However, as hurtful as that experience was, it doesn't compare to when people who I care about make comments.  Some of my own family members have made hurtful comments.  Last year, someone who I've always trusted and have held in great respect told my mother that "all she cares about is Disney."  It's not that the statement was completely absurd; Eliot and I do have a great love of Disney.  What hurt was that the words themselves were meant to cause pain.  They were said as if Disney was more important to me than my family.  As if I was being a petulant child that's lost in a world of make believe versus the real world.  And those words cut into me deeply.

Words matter.  I can sit here and recite 'sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me' and all that... but the reality is that words can really impact someone and how they value themselves and their self-worth.

Here's where the truth talk comes into play... I was depressed for the majority of 2019 and for a good portion of 2020.  I silently struggled with my emotions and feelings and didn't let anyone else in.  I think Eliot intuitively knew something was wrong with me.  I hinted at it with a few family members, but I didn't come out and say it.  Each person had a tiny piece of my truth without me fully letting any one person inside my walls.  

It was a battle.  At times, I didn't even know what my purpose on Earth was anymore.  I struggled with finding meaning in my life.  Why did I get out of bed each day?  No one thinks that I do anything anyways, so why bother?  I went through an endless loop of hopelessness, desperation and self pity.  Each time I'd finally feel better about myself, someone would make a comment, or something would happen and I'd spiral again.

2020 sucked for everyone, but for me, it provided some much needed perspective.  I slowly found my way out of the hole I was in.  Suddenly, during quarantine people were talking about being lonely and that being ok.  It was ok to be depressed and to have feelings of hopelessness.  Mental health was something that we all were suddenly aware of and talking about... and that made me feel less alone.

After spending months at home, people saw the value in the arts.  Artists and creators were the people that helped get us through quarantine, similarly to how the essential workers, doctors and nurses were the ones getting us through the pandemic.  People were looking for the small pieces of magic in their everyday life.  

Somewhere along the way, right in the middle of quarantining during a pandemic, I had discovered my purpose.  I reaffirmed the value in my creative talents.  I've always been proud of them, but that was suddenly reignited.  I'd found meaning in my life again.

You may recall that in my 2021 Disney Goals post, I declared that my 2021 word of the year was PURPOSE.  It took a bit of a brainstorming session to arrive at that point, but once I found it, that was the only word that even remotely made sense.  

The word purpose has two meanings.  As a noun, it means "the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists."  As a verb, it also means "One's intention or objective."  Both of those definitions spoke to me.  As I mentioned in my goal post, the word has a special meaning to me.

The reason "purpose" means so much to me, is that for a time, I'd lost mine.  I was alone in the darkness- partaking in an unwanted silent battle.  It was a struggle, but somehow I made it through, reentered the light and I found my purpose again.

About a month and a half ago, right when Eliot and I were in the last hours of our busy holiday season, I came to a revelation.  We were right in the middle of it.  There were mouse ear and desk accessory orders all over our dining and living room... and piles of shipping labels, boxes and packaging supplies everywhere.  We had slept all sorts of weird hours.  That particular day, I'd literally only seen two hours of daylight in between sleep and taking a really long nap most of the afternoon while Eliot was at work.

However, instead of feeling irritated, tired, annoyed or in despair, I was happy.  I even stopped in my tracks for a minute to acknowledge and watch the beautiful colors of the sunset.  As I sat back down to go back to work and get us organized for what needed to be done that evening, I felt thankful.  I was grateful that we were working so hard- and we were so busy completing orders... grateful that in the middle of a world wide pandemic when people were struggling, Eliot and I still had many orders to fill.

Even though 2020 sucked for everyone, I finally felt like I'd found myself again.  Eliot and I busted our butts over those last few weeks before the shipping deadline.  We were able to send out our products and make peoples' Christmas morning a little more magical.  Our little handmade treasures were going to make someone else's day a bit better.  That small piece of my heart crafted with care and love was going to live with it's new owner.  And after the year we'd all had, in that moment, I couldn't think of anything else that I'd rather be doing than giving others the gift of magic and joy.

I've rediscovered the reason I'm here on Earth.  I know what I need to do in order to fill my own cup, and more importantly, I'm ok with it.  I don't really give a darn what people think of me.  Love me or hate me, I'm here to live my life for me- not anyone else- and I'm going to do whatever makes me happy.

Yes, I still care what people think of our businesses- they are like my children- but I'm working on being less sensitive about it.  I've come to the conclusion that some people don't "get it" and they never will.  It's not my mission in life for them to get it.  Plus, I'm trying to remind myself that some people who are critical are probably ticked off that I'm working at home, for myself, selling handmade items.  I'm only 36 and I'm living out my dream, and some people are probably jealous of that fact.  Like Taylor Swift sang, "the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate" and I need to "shake it off."  And I am.

This year, I'm focusing on taking more time for myself.  I'm making time to create, to craft, to read, to learn and making time for self-care.  Most importantly, I know that I need a dog.  I've always known that pets are therapeutic, but I finally came to the conclusion that I don't just want one, I need one.  As I've mentioned before, Eliot and I are planning to get two puppies sometime this year.  I'm really looking forward to that.

As I look ahead into the rest of 2021, and beyond, I'm doing so with purpose.

What is my purpose?  I am a Magic Maker.  

I'm proud of my job.  I'm proud of the businesses and products that I painstakingly created and nurtured over the past seven years.  I'm proud of the time and effort Eliot and I have put into them.  Right now, our businesses are our children- and I'm proud of how much they've grown.  I'm proud, humbled and incredibly honored that people entrust us to create special treasures for them and their loved ones.  I am proud about what I do for others through our businesses.  And no one can take that away from me.

I'm creative and I like to make things.  It's what I'm most passionate about.  I'm always thinking of a new product to make for our shops, or new decor or artwork to create for our house.  There's nothing wrong with that or with me for wanting to do that.

I've found my purpose.  I am a Magic Maker.  I'm here on Earth to spread magic and joy to others... and I can't think of anything else that I'd rather be doing.  °o°

Friday, January 29, 2021

Jumping Through January

We're four weeks into 2021, and it's already been a whirlwind.  I'm happy to report that I've been able to make more time to write blog posts; however, I still thought that I'd stop in to write a quick update on what we've been up to this month.

We had a pretty quiet start to 2021.  Eliot had both New Years Eve and New Years Day off so we took advantage by going to Portland on New Years Eve Day.  We went to the mall and then we went over to Chipotle for dinner.  After eating in our car, we headed over to Walmart to grab a few supplies and to get some food.  We decided to get drinks for New Years, and I got a chuckle about finding a Frozen Lego set in the middle of the wine section.  (Eliot cracked up at my "Some decisions were made here" comment.)  

After that, we went home and changed into our pajamas.  Then, we proceeded to spend the rest of the evening sitting on the couch, snacking, watching television and ringing the new year by watching the ball drop from Times Square.  It was weird to see Times Square so quiet, but with the current pandemic, it was what we expected.

At midnight, Eliot gave me a quick kiss before diving onto his computer.  The new Loungefly bags for February were being released for pre-order at midnight.  After a quick glance, I immediately fell head over heals in love with the new Mickey and Minnie Sweet Treats set.  Eliot pre-ordered the mini backpack, wallet, Minnie Mouse ears and the Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich crossbody for me.  (He spoils me!)

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New Years Day, we slept in really late.  I was in no mood to get up early after staying up until about 2:00 am.  Eliot decided to make an entire pack of bacon and I made myself some eggs with cheese.  After that, we spent the weekend relaxing, cleaning the house a little and setting up the new Christmas tree.

Things sped up and the days started to fly by.  Before we knew it, it was time for Eliot and I to go to our eye doctor appointments.  Of course, that was also the same day as the attack at the Capitol.  After that, we watched a lot of news the following days.

On January 10th, Eliot and I traveled to Massachusetts to go to the Disney Store at the Burlington Mall.  It was nice to take a break from the news, and to get out of the house and go somewhere.  It was a really nice day trip and mini getaway!

The following day, Shop Disney released their Love is an Adventure collection and I bought a few new pieces of Up merchandise for our living room.  That arrived a few days later and I was so excited!  I'm happy with all of our new items and I'm even planning to get a few more for other rooms in our house!

I spent the rest of the week watching a lot of news and staying up to date on political stuff.  I'm not really into it, but I wanted to know what was going on.  I actually watched the Impeachment announcement live while making some delicious candy apple slices.

In order to not let the political stuff drive me insane, I started working on a few new Snowblade Creations desk accessory samples while I was listening to the news.  That Wednesday and Thursday, I completed two new desk sets.  (Here's the Mickey Galaxy set and I'll be posting about the other one here soon!) 

The 2021 NHL season started for the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, January 14th.  I knew that I'd missed watching the Sharks, but even I didn't realize how much until they were back.  It was nice just to hear the voice of our announcer!  After 10 months, the Sharks were back and it was so sweet to see our boys in teal again!

The next day, we celebrated Happily Ever Hatter's 7th birthday on the 15th- which is also National Hat Day.  It was fun to look back at all of the fun memories I've had while in business.  It also motivated me to make some new designs for Happily Ever Hatter.

The next week, Eliot took Wednesday off for Inauguration Day.  He'd never watched one before, so we spent most of the day watching the footage.  Afterwards, I was feeling really uplifted and inspired about all of the history that was made.

Last weekend, my brother Jeremy came up to visit us.  His birthday was Saturday the 23rd.  Our parents and Nana were supposed to come down, but they canceled their trip with coronavirus cases spiking in southern Maine.  Instead, Jeremy arrived here Saturday afternoon.  Then, we all drove up to Portland together.  We went to Newbury Comics at the mall where Eliot and I got a new Olaf and Bruni Funko Pop.  Then, we got two pastel Snoopy plushes at The Paper Store.  (Jeremy had fallen in love with the one I'd gotten a few weeks ago, and I'm so happy they still had them at the store!)

After the mall, the three of us went over to Target where we bought a few snacks for the evening and breakfast for the next morning.  On the way home, we picked up a to go order from Chili's for Eliot and me.  Of course, the birthday boy had to have his Pat's Pizza.  We took our food home and ate it while watching Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max.  Before bed, Jeremy had a small piece of cake that I'd bought.

We all slept in on Sunday.  Then, Eliot cooked the bacon while I made bacon wrapped cinnamon buns and scrambled eggs.  Jeremy didn't say much about the meal, but it was devoured in record time.  We visited for a bit longer before he gathered his things and headed home.  It wasn't a super exciting birthday weekend, but we were glad to have Jeremy visit and that we could celebrate his birthday with him. 

Unfortunately, shortly after Jeremy left, Eliot started to feel unwell.  We think it might have been the food he had from Chili's not agreeing with him, but we weren't sure.  He ended up staying home from work both Monday and Tuesday due to bad stomach pains.  While he was home, we spent most of the time relaxing on the couch watching the news or a few Hallmark movies from our DVR.  Thankfully, by Wednesday he was feeling a lot better and he went back to work.

Which brings us to today   It's hard to believe that we're already almost a month into 2021, but here we are!  Thankfully, I'm feeling really good about where I am right now.  

We've had a really productive month: Eliot and I both had our eye exams and I finally ordered new glasses.  We both had our dental cleanings yesterday morning.  I'm also finally scheduled for a visit with a nose, ear and throat specialist in April.  We've made plans of what to do with our tax refund money when we get it.  Eliot and I have also made a plan to work on the house in order to get it finished.

Most importantly, I'm feeling really refreshed, uplifted, optimistic and motivated!  I'm hoping that I can ride that wave into February so I can get a lot of things accomplished this upcoming month as well!  "If you can dream it, you can do it!" °o°

Thursday, January 28, 2021

New Product Alert: Galaxy Mickey Desk Set

Today I wanted to let you know about a new desk set that just arrived over in Eliot's Snowblade Creations shop.  Our newest arrival is our Mickey Mouse Galaxy Desk Set!

We have gotten a great response for our desk accessories since we first debuted our Spaceship Earth Desk Sets last May.  (In fact, we had a lot of customers purchase them as Christmas gifts!)  Since then, Eliot and I have been working behind the scenes designing new desk sets as well as individual items.

The galaxy theme is a huge trend right now but I've actually been obsessing over it for the past two years.  As soon as Eliot gave me a few desk items that had minor flaws, I immediately knew what I wanted to do with them.  Since we weren't planning to sell them to customers, I knew they'd be perfect to use to make more sample products!

It took us a little bit to get a full set of desk items.  I didn't want to interrupt our schedule of printing orders for customers so instead Eliot tucked them in whenever we had some time.  We've actually had all of the items printed for a bit now, but since we were so busy with holiday orders, I opted to wait until afterward to work on my new designs.

Two weeks ago, I finally took the plunge!  After reviewing a few different galaxy painting tutorials on Pinterest, I picked out some paints and dove in.  It took me one afternoon to paint all of the colors.  The following day, once I was sure that everything was dry, I added the white star splatters to the design.  Our newest desk set was done!

I'm so happy with how all of these pieces came out and I absolutely love the colors that I picked.  The desk accessory set is exactly as I envisioned it.  Plus, the colors also match my office pretty well, so our sample set might end up living in my office!

Plus, we have a few options available.  I can add silver and/or gold confetti stars to the galaxy effect.  We also have a few options of Minnie bows that would match the set.

Our new Mickey Galaxy Desk Set and the individual pieces are all available now over in our Snowblade Creations Etsy shop!  This set is definitely out of this world!  °o°

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Disney Princess Happy Planners

We're a few weeks into 2021, and it's already been interesting.  After seven days in, I was ready to cancel my "2021 free trial", but now that we're a little farther along, things seem to be going a bit smoother.  I'm still optimistic that it will be a good year.

In fact, I already feel like I've had more going on this year.  Maybe it's just my optimism, but I feel like I've had more things to schedule.  Eliot and I went to the eye doctor earlier this month, and tomorrow morning we have our first dental cleaning of 2021.

In my 2021 goals, I mentioned that I got some Disney Princess planners that I wanted to use.  For a few years now, I've wanted to use a planner to keep myself organized.  I haven't actually used a physical planner since I was in college, and even then, I mostly used my computer calendar to stay organized.  At the time, it made sense since it was easy to repeat my classes, club meetings and other things on my schedule.  However, now that my schedule is more loose, I think it makes more sense to have a physical planner to use instead.  Plus, I absolutely hate putting appointments in my phone.

The past few years, using a planner to stay organized has become a trendy thing to do.  Nowadays, busy moms and career women are self proclaimed "planner babes" while using colorful pens, stickers, sticky notes and more to stay organized.  Planners often also include daily mantas, inspirational quotes, and goals.

This concept has had me hooked for a few years; I just needed to buy a planner and take the leap.  I love scrapbooking and this is similar to making page layouts- just with your schedule.  I'm also obsessed with stickers; I have been since I was a kid.  Add colorful pens in all shades of the rainbow and I'm in.  I'm so excited!  After admiring other people's planner layouts on Instagram for years, now I'm finally joining the club!

You can imagine how excited I was when I discovered that The Happy Planner was partnering with Disney.  Last year, I had heard that they were coming out with a Mickey and Minnie collection as well as the Disney Princess Happy Planner line that was being sold at Walmart.  I knew the princess designs would be perfect for me!

I've been keeping my eyes peeled for months.  The collection was first released online and promptly sold out.  Finally, I found my 12 Month Princess Planner with Cinderella, Tiana and Snow White at our local Walmart along with one pack of stickers.  (These are the exact two products that I've found the most in my travels.)

For Christmas, my brother Jeremy bought me the Disney Princess Happy Planner Guided Journal and the small planner with Ariel, Tiana and Aurora in the set.  (He knows how much I love Rapunzel and Ariel so that's why he chose those items.)

On our way home from Christmas with my family, Eliot and I stopped at the Newport Walmart.  Jeremy, Eliot and I had stopped there on the way home from Thanksgiving so I knew they had most of the Disney Princess planner items from the collection in stock.  I didn't buy any over Thanksgiving, so I wanted to go back to see what they still had.  While there, I ended up getting the other two small planners and I decided to also get the Desk Calendar to put on the wall downstairs.

Before leaving Walmart, I also grabbed the Planner Storage Pouch to put my larger 12 Month Planner in.  I'm so glad that I got it.  There is plenty of space inside to store my planner as well as my stickers and sticky notes.  There are also two removable pockets that you can put pens or markers in.  I'm hoping this will make it easy to carry around and help keep me motivated and creative!

As for the smaller calendars, my plan is to combine all three of them into one planner with all of the princesses.  Then, I'll probably try to use the other ones in the future.  I think the dates are already marked, but I'm thinking that I might just get some new inserts for next year.  I really wanted the sticky notes that came with each set, and that's the main reason that I got all of them.  (I really wish they sold the sticky notes separately!)  But, I'm sure I'll figure something out; I don't like to waste things!

If you're looking for a way to stay organized this year, The Happy Planner Disney items are a great way to do so.  I've seen items from the Princess collection at both Walmart and Michael's.  You can also find some of the Mickey and Minnie items at Joann's and Michael's.  Of course, you can always find items on The Happy Planner website too!

I hope Disney and The Happy Planner make more fun products in the future!  In the meantime, I'm going to keep myself busy and organized this year with my new Disney Princess Happy Planner items!  Time to break out the colorful pens and stickers!!!  °o°

Friday, January 22, 2021

Fun Find: Disney Bernie Memes

Bernie Sanders memes are the gift that keeps giving and I couldn't help myself- I had to round them all up into a post.  If you have been online at all the past few days, you've seen at least one of the Bernie memes with him sitting in a chair bundled up at Joe Biden's Inauguration Ceremony on Wednesday.  Due to social distancing, Bernie is sitting all alone... which only made it easier to Photoshop him into other photos.

There have been a lot of Bernie meme photos that have made me laugh out loud, but my favorites have been all of the Disney photos.  From theme park ride photos to being inserted into iconic movie scenes to saving a seat for the night time shows, Bernie sure seems to enjoy hanging out with our favorite mouse.  There are so many that I had to separate them into sections.  Here is a round up of my favorite Disney Bernie memes: 

Bernie and the Hall of Presidents

We start with Bernie campaigning to be in the Hall of Presidents. 

Waiting outside until they let him in. 

He's made it on to the stage with the other presidents... complete with a Mickey mask. 

Bernie Inserted into Movies, TV Shows and Theater Productions

It's the Circle of Life... Healthcare for all... ♫

Ready for an adventure... 

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Cute Mittens.

Hanging out with Deadpool.  Bernie doesn't look amused.

Bernie doesn't look impressed with the Muppet Show.

"Why do they keep inviting me to these things?"

Bernie is not a fan of charades.

Bernie seems to feel left out of Hamilton.

"I'm watching it Berrrrnnnn." 

Bernie as the Child.  (Also, my Key to the World boss Jeff made this edit!)

Battle of the lightsabers... winner gets healthcare for all.

He kinda fits right into this Mandalorian scene.

Learning about the force.

Watching this lightsaber battle.

Bernie sure loves his Star Wars movies!

Bernie at Disney Parks, Resorts, and Cruise Line

I'm sure a lot of people feel this right now. 

Same Bernie, same.

And same with the fireworks too.

Bernie heard this is reopening this summer so he's already waiting in line.

Taking a quick ride down the Disney Cruise Line Aquaduck.

He's got an entire monorail to himself.

But he'd much rather ride up front.

This made me laugh hysterically loud.

But this was even better... Bibbidi Bobbidi Bernie!  (My boss Jeff also made this gem.)

I could see Bernie actually doing this.

This... so much this.  I miss Paint the Night.

Bahahaha... perfection.

Taking a mid-day break to go for a ride on the creepy clown slide.

Bernie unimpressed... this is too perfect.

Hahaha!!!  If you know, you know.

Now they've replaced the broken Donald animatronic with Bernie.

Bernie hanging out on Main Street USA.  (Jeff also made this!)

This would be me outside of the Disneyland main gates.

Bernie seems unimpressed that he can't hang out with his friends inside.

Most expensive day ever!

Bernie On Disney Parks Rides

First ride of the day, Tower of Terror. 

Next up, Rockin' Rollercoaster.

Quick stop to hang out with Elsa on Frozen Ever After.

Now it's time to fly with Dumbo in Fantasyland. 

Going on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride.

He made it on to Peter Pan but he seems unimpressed with the long line.

"It's a Small World After All..." 

Taking a spin on the teacups. 

Bernie made his way over to visit the Haunted Mansion.

He's decided to hang out with the hitchhiking ghosts for a bit.

Next up is Splash Mountain.  (Jeff made this one too!)

Bernie takes a trip on the famous Jungle Cruise.  (I love the joke!)

I could see Bernie as John in Carousel of Progress.

Bernie was recruited to help save the universe from Zurg!

Bernie was picked as "That Guy" on Monsters Inc.  Too funny!!!

Finally, Bernie decided to take a trip into space to end his Disney day.

And that's my collection of Bernie Sanders memes!  I'm sure the Bernie memes will keep on coming.  This isn't even all of the Disney ones that I found.  Bernie's been on Splash Mountain at least three different times.  (He must have a special super speed Fastpass to get on all these rides.)  I have many travel agent friends, and I follow a lot of Disney groups so I've seen so. many. Disney. Bernie. memes.  They're hilarious!

I hope these silly memes made you laugh.  If anything, having way too much fun with Bernie memes is something I think we all can all get behind.  Who knew that Bernie Sanders would be the one to unite the entire country after all?  °o°

Please Note: I did not make any of these memes and I don't claim ownership of the photos or the jokes.  Most of them I've seen uncredited on Facebook from other people who have shared them.  I just wanted to put them all in one spot so we might try to find some humor in a time when we could use a smile.