Pay It Forward Friday | Christmas Castle

Christmas castle Miami Kendall 2015The month of December has come and gone, but sweet memories remain of the new and fun things we did together as a family. One of the things that was a first for us this past Christmas was visiting our local Christmas Castle!

The Hannah family puts together, along with many volunteers, a spectacular light and Christmas decoration display in the front lawn of their very home!

The lights are synchronized to holiday tunes and they also have a snow machine to make it feel even more magical.

Many have compared the Christmas Castle to that of Disney and, as if bringing such a delightful spirit to an entire community wasn’t enough, the Hannah family uses the Christmas Castle as a means to collect donations for autism awareness.

Each year the wonderful people behind the Christmas Castle donate around $8,500 to the Dan Marino Foundation for autism and aim to top the previous year’s donation every time.

Our family, as well as many others, had our hearts filled with a little more Christmas spirit and joy with the Christmas Castle and we were especially warmed by the support for increasing autism awareness.

So to all those that help bring the Christmas Castle together,

You are ALL spectacular human beings!

The Christmas Castle is located at 12331 SW 109 Terrace, Miami, FL and operates throughout the month of December in the evenings. You can check out specific dates and times, as well as videos from past years, on their site:

http://www.christmascastle.us/

Christmas Castle 2015
Having a great time with my bro and sista from anotha mista, Amber 🙂 My mom and hubby were behind the camera.

If you would like to share some pay it forward ideas, stories, and inspiration and/or if you know of someone or an organization you think should be highlighted in the series feel free to contact me at YOUnfolded@gmail or on my contact page for the opportunity to be featured! This is my way of paying it forward to all of you 🙂

Much Love,

Nena

 

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32 Comments on Pay It Forward Friday | Christmas Castle

  1. Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:
    What a great prompt and way to spread good feelings. Since I am in my “happiness kick” right now I thought I would share this. Check out her “Pay it Forward Friday!” -OM
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  2. Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:
    What a great prompt and way to spread good feelings. Since I am in my “happiness kick” right now I thought I would share this. Check out her “Pay it Forward Friday!” -OM
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  3. The Christmas Castle is spectacular! It’s funny you mentioned Disney because that’s exactly what I was thinking while looking at it. It reminds me of “it’s a small world” at Disney World. Very fascinating!

    • Yes, it was very beautiful and it will be a place we will frequent for sure:) And the pics are only the surface because the music and synchronization with the lights was just amazing:)

  4. The Christmas Castle is spectacular! It’s funny you mentioned Disney because that’s exactly what I was thinking while looking at it. It reminds me of “it’s a small world” at Disney World. Very fascinating!

  5. Your words are so genuine they exudes simple caring for others. We need more hearts like yours in this world. Keep the spirit high and the energy flowing. Your feelings are contagious! <3

  6. Your words are so genuine they exudes simple caring for others. We need more hearts like yours in this world. Keep the spirit high and the energy flowing. Your feelings are contagious! <3

    • And your words are always so enlivening and heartfelt:) Seems like you are like spirited and may we continue to be encouraged to uplift those around us. Bless you as you touch lives!

  7. Beautiful- I especially love that mascot! ? From me and autism-blessed families everywhere, thank you for your and your family’s support of organizations and individuals like the Hannah family and the Dan Marno Foundation, who constantly seek to provide resources and expand research in the field of autism. And thank you for sharing with us the wonderful idea of “Pay it Forward”. You’re a wonderfully selfless, inspiring and dedicated human being and sharing others’ attempts at making the world a better place proves just that! Love you!

  8. Beautiful- I especially love that mascot! ? From me and autism-blessed families everywhere, thank you for your and your family’s support of organizations and individuals like the Hannah family and the Dan Marno Foundation, who constantly seek to provide resources and expand research in the field of autism. And thank you for sharing with us the wonderful idea of “Pay it Forward”. You’re a wonderfully selfless, inspiring and dedicated human being and sharing others’ attempts at making the world a better place proves just that! Love you!

  9. Awesome!! We visited a house that goes all out with lights synchronized to music and gives the donations to St.Jude Children’s Hospital in memory of their little boy. It is not as BIG as this, but still was very nice. Love the snow machine part!

    • I love seeing houses all decked out for Christmas. Any house nicely decorated is fun to see and what a sweet memory of their little boy?
      The snow machine was pretty neat to have since we don’t get any of the real stuff down here.

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