Shopping, decorating, baking, entertaining, wrapping, and shopping some more.
We can get very easily get so overwhelmed with all the tasks and duties of the holiday season. Our lives are busy ones to say the least but this time of the year kicks all that chaos into overdrive.
My latest? Our elf just arrived back at the house for another stint of sneaky tricks and messy antics. He was a little late in his arrival this year, due to the fact that it was just another holiday chore for me – a dreaded task which I put off as long as I could. Why did I start this madness anyway?
Then one morning I observed a moment between my daughter and Elfie the elf, that made me pause in my tracks. With a beaming smile and love literally pouring from her eyes, she was telling Elfie all about her day. With exaggerated arms and lively theatrical movements, my daughter re-inacted the days events.
This moment was entertaining, but also a lengthy and deep conversation usually reserved between close friends. Then, my daughter then placed a homemade card beside Elfie with hearts all over it, told him she loved him, and skipped out of the room.
All thoughts of ‘I wish I hasn’t started this‘ and ‘I’m too busy for this’ ceased to exist. There should always be enough time for entertainment, silliness and make-believe!
We tend to multitask and take on so much that some important aspects of life, including people, are often taken for granted and put to the wayside. When was the last time you set aside the phone, to-do list and chores – and went to see a great movie?
‘See the big picture’ is the topic of a very heartwarming video from Cineplex, which illustrates that Canadians wear their busy schedules like badges of honour and that the need for entertainment and enjoyment is important now more than ever before.
Grab your tissues, as this video is a good one.
Lily and the Snowman is Cineplex’s new animated short film. It’s about a girl named Lily and a friendly snowman, yet as time moves on, the business of life gets in the way of Lily enjoying the entertainment she once loved. By accident, she is struck by a beautiful childhood memory, and finds a whole new, even more important role for her friend later on.
Featuring a unique rendition of Genesis’ Follow you, follow me, Lily and the Snowman will be promoted across Cineplex’s social channels as well as shown to guests as part of the December and January Pre Shows featured at 162 theatres across Canada.
I truly love this video, it’s so touching with an important message to take the time for entertainment. It really means so much!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Cineplex, yet as always, all opinions are my own.