We know there are a lot of scary things happening in the world right now and we know that more and more of you are spending a lot of time indoors to keep yourself and your children healthy. With that being said, we wanted to shine a little light by sharing some fun activities you can do with your kids from home. As a small business who supports Vancouver’s professional film and theatre actors, we would be lying to say that our little company isn’t feeling the weight of this uncertain time. With the theatre and film industry grinding to an abrupt halt in this City, many of our artists have watched their contracts suddenly vanish and are left wondering how to make ends meet. We want to support our Arts community the best we can, and so here we are, doing what we do best: turning lemons into lemonade, and horses into unicorns!
Here are some new exciting service offerings for you to consider as you sit at home, restless for the 5th night in a row as you rack your brain for ways you can support these insanely talented young artists (and also find that ever-elusive roll of toilet paper).
Gift Certificates: Email firstname.lastname@example.org and purchase a Gift Certificate NOW that is good for the indefinite future (starting at $100).
Video Message (2 minutes): 1 for $25, 4 for $80
Receive a video message from one of our amazing available characters! Just give us the name and email address you would like it addressed to, and any special notes or mentions so we can add that extra sprinkle of magic!
Live Video Playdate (20 Minutes): 1 for $45, 4 for $150
Want to step it up a notch?! Book in your one of our available characters for a one on one Zoom date with your little one! Watch their eyes light up as they realize their favourite character is online with them, reading stories, singing songs, sharing lessons, etc!
Snail Mail Letters: $40/15 letters, $70/30 letters.
Receive letters from our most popular characters, so your child can experience the joy of a snail mail pen pal (say that 5 times fast!).
All letters will be packaged and delivered in one large envelope to avoid any cross-contamination. Parents can distribute them as they choose (we recommend popping 1 in the mailbox every 2 days).
Make a Donation
Want to support the Arts? Send us an email about making a donation! As we only use actors from professional graduate programs who now work in film and theatre, we’re big advocates of supporting artistic projects in Vancouver. Many of our performers volunteer 2+ times a month with organizations like Children’s Hospital, Make a Wish/Children’s Wish, YNOT4TOTS, Canuck Place, and Ronald Mcdonald House (to say a few!). Send a little “thank you” their way and we’ll make sure it goes towards supporting an upcoming artistic endeavour!
In a time of uncertainty, we hope this list gives you some joy and inspiration. Keep your torches bright in this dark time; the shadows seems to lessen when we all stand together.
The Pacific Fairytales Family