Emotional over a piece of metal

A few years ago on one of my trips to Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida, I discovered something called Disney Pin Trading.

This is when the addiction began.

Many Disney pin collectors probably feel the same way I do. You start off with a few pins and begin trading with Cast Members at Disney Parks, and then you do your research to find out about anything Disney pin related. In time, your collection grows, you meet wonderful pin traders, attend events, join forums, pin trade online and search for your latest grail!

All pin collectors and traders are different though. Some have 10 pins, some have 5,000 pins. People have diverse interests and collect different types of pins. But what do all pin traders have in common? We all have a story to tell and an affinity to Disney pins.

I’m sure almost every pin collector knows their first pin they purchased, right? Why is that? It’s because there is an element of emotion involved when purchasing pins or trading with others. You are searching for pins for your collections or whatever catches your eye. Like anything in life, when you do something you love, passion and emotions are standard.

To sum it up…

It’s a piece of metal, and so much more.

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