Below is a special Disney holiday gift guide to support Disney cast members who have been laid off or furloughed by shopping their Etsy shops!
While the pandemic has been hard on everyone in different ways, as a Disney fan my heart really goes out to the Disney cast members who have been furloughed or laid off. Disney has laid off over 30,000 on their cast members at this point, many of whom were with the company for years. Many of them have families to support, or have dedicated their lives and careers to Disney. Or maybe they were just starting out and were fulfilling their dream of working there.
There have been various ways to donate, but one way you can help these cast members is to support their side businesses or new ventures. Many of them create things, sell on Etsy, provide services, etc. I’ve collected a list (this is just a sampling!) of laid off cast members who sell on Etsy. I figured with the holidays coming up and lots of Disney fans to shop for, this would be the perfect way to support them and get some unique items as gifts.
This truly is just a small amount of cast member shops and services – I focused on Etsy but plenty have businesses run through their own websites, instagram, etc. If you’d like to check out all of the options join the facebook group Ear for Each Other. There are so many so I just highlighted some of my favorites here. Many of these things would be great stocking stuffers as well!
So if you need to do some holiday shopping and you want to support the laid off or furloughed Disney cast members at the same time, these shops are the perfect way to do so!
Here is the Disney holiday gift guide to support Disney cast members:
Happiness is Addictive – shirts, sweatshirts, bags
Fandom Sophisticates – hair bows, skirts, ears
Athel Artistry – Jewelry, ornaments, shoes
The Pixie Dust Supply Co. – headbands, scrunchies, dog collars, face masks
Christie Cox Art – Disney inspired artwork
Hayden Evans Art – Disney inspired art and stickers
My Small World Dreams – pins, notecards, stickers
David Rickli Photography – Disney Parks notecards
Ears and hair accessories
Threadful of Magic – ears
Bibbidi Bobbidi Bow by K – scrunchies, bows, masks
Sheri Godmother Design – ear buddy key fobs
What a Pair by Tori – ears
Flower Lou creations – scrunchies, bows, ears, masks
Happily Ever Haute – Jewelry, hats, face masks
Amber in Florida – face masks
Tinker Threading Co. – hand sanitizer holders, key fobs, ornaments, face masks
Incredibly Gifted Geek – earrings, water bottles, mask chains
Carter Creations Inc. – stickers, bookmarks, custom portraits
By the Bay Boutique Shop – ornaments, necklaces, key chains
Plane Crazy Designs – stickers
Kristyn Ann Designs – stickers and tumblers
Vector Mountain Supply – stickers, shirts
Always Kaley – stickers, magnets, artwork
Other fun stuff
Nothing in Particular – Christmas ornaments
John Mark Creates – stickers, magnets, ornaments
Rock Steady Crafts – cups and tumblers
Sig Mochi Creations – figurines, lanterns
Kaley’s Kingdom – Droid decals and masks
Autumn Tigan Design Co. – dog bandanas, shirts, skirts, pajama pants, face masks
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What’s your favorite item on this Disney holiday gift guide?