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Old 01-12-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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FE Info for Disney Dream Feb. 21st-24th 2013!!!!!!

I Am very new to this and my first time starting a FE!!!! So lets hope it works and hope to see everyone and lets have some fun!!!!

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Welcome to the Fish Extender Exchange Group for the February 21st – 24th, 2013 Disney Dream Cruise!If you'd like to join, please post here that you'd like to join. Then for privacy, please E-mail me at Anna.lau2009@hotmail.com the following information:

-- DISboard username
-- Cabin # (if you know it already)
-- Family Last Name (helps with personalizing family gifts)
-- First names of those participating, ages of kids in cabin and whether boys (B) or girls (G)
-- Any special cruise celebrations
-- Any food allergies, etc
-- An email address for your family

If you are uncomfortable posting any of the personal information, you can simply say "Adult, Male" or "Girl, 8" for example.

For those who are new to this fun cruise experience, the Fish Extender itself is a pocket panel you hang from the fish shaped hook outside your stateroom. These can be homemade or you can purchase them on sites like Etsy, you can also find some pictures on Google or DIS forums. Families that join the FE group hang the Fish Extender outside their cabin and then exchange little gifts with others participating in the group by putting little gifts in each other’s extenders.

Here is a thread with some basic info about it:
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=378

It's a ton of fun, not just for kids, and you can either give one gift to each cabin, or a gift to each person in the cabin. You can give gifts a few times throughout the cruise or just once. No real set rules, just exchange and have fun! Gifts can be homemade or store bought. That's part of the fun . . . the variety of gifts that everyone brings!

Our group will close Friday, February 1st. This allows people time to order, make, assemble, personalize, etc their gifts. Thank you!!

Guidelines for our fish extender:
1. Each cabin is to provide AT LEAST one gift to each cabin participating in the fish extender. You can provide a gift to each person within that cabin, just the kids, or one gift for the whole cabin...that is up to you. Of course, you are welcome to give more than one gift...but the minimum is one.
2. All gifts are to be delivered between the cruise leaving port on Thursday, February 21st until 4 PM on Saturday, February 23rd. This gives people time to still be able to pack their bags on February before we leave the ship the morning of February 24th.
3.Please include a tag with your DISboard’s user name on the gift. This way everyone knows who the gift is from.

Here is a list of IDEAS of what you might want to bring for the FE on the cruise...to add to your packing list if you'd like:
1. The FE gifts that you are making/preparing -- total number will be announced after our February 1st sign up deadline.
2. An FE pocket/hanger to hang outside your cabin. You can find them on eBay by searching "Fish Extenders" or you can make one or search on line other places.
3. A zip tie to help attach your FE HANGER. Some people have commented theirs have sadly walked away...but if you attach it with a zip tie...then it is not as likely to walk away.
4. Scissors to cut the zip tie when you're packing...LOL! Don't want to leave it for someone else.
5. On the forum, some people recommend bringing thank you notes so you can write a quick note to the person who gave you a gift.

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If anyone have any questions feel free to ask. My name is Anna. I may not know the answer since Im extremely new and my very first Disney Cruise,but Ill try my best to give you an answer!!!!
Thanks!!!!!

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Old 01-12-2013, 03:33 PM   #2
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I Am very new to this and my first time starting a FE!!!! So lets hope it works and hope to see everyone and lets have some fun!!!!

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Welcome to the Fish Extender Exchange Group for the February 21st – 24th, 2013 Disney Dream Cruise!If you'd like to join, please post here that you'd like to join. Then for privacy, please E-mail me at Anna.lau2009@hotmail.com the following information:

-- DISboard username
-- Cabin # (if you know it already)
-- Family Last Name (helps with personalizing family gifts)
-- First names of those participating, ages of kids in cabin and whether boys (B) or girls (G)
-- Any special cruise celebrations
-- Any food allergies, etc
-- An email address for your family

If you are uncomfortable posting any of the personal information, you can simply say "Adult, Male" or "Girl, 8" for example.

For those who are new to this fun cruise experience, the Fish Extender itself is a pocket panel you hang from the fish shaped hook outside your stateroom. These can be homemade or you can purchase them on sites like Etsy, you can also find some pictures on Google or DIS forums. Families that join the FE group hang the Fish Extender outside their cabin and then exchange little gifts with others participating in the group by putting little gifts in each other’s extenders.

Here is a thread with some basic info about it:
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=378

It's a ton of fun, not just for kids, and you can either give one gift to each cabin, or a gift to each person in the cabin. You can give gifts a few times throughout the cruise or just once. No real set rules, just exchange and have fun! Gifts can be homemade or store bought. That's part of the fun . . . the variety of gifts that everyone brings!

Our group will close Friday, February 1st. This allows people time to order, make, assemble, personalize, etc their gifts. Thank you!!

Guidelines for our fish extender:
1. Each cabin is to provide AT LEAST one gift to each cabin participating in the fish extender. You can provide a gift to each person within that cabin, just the kids, or one gift for the whole cabin...that is up to you. Of course, you are welcome to give more than one gift...but the minimum is one.
2. All gifts are to be delivered between the cruise leaving port on Thursday, February 21st until 4 PM on Saturday, February 23rd. This gives people time to still be able to pack their bags on February before we leave the ship the morning of February 24th.
3.Please include a tag with your DISboard’s user name on the gift. This way everyone knows who the gift is from.

Here is a list of IDEAS of what you might want to bring for the FE on the cruise...to add to your packing list if you'd like:
1. The FE gifts that you are making/preparing -- total number will be announced after our February 1st sign up deadline.
2. An FE pocket/hanger to hang outside your cabin. You can find them on eBay by searching "Fish Extenders" or you can make one or search on line other places.
3. A zip tie to help attach your FE HANGER. Some people have commented theirs have sadly walked away...but if you attach it with a zip tie...then it is not as likely to walk away.
4. Scissors to cut the zip tie when you're packing...LOL! Don't want to leave it for someone else.
5. On the forum, some people recommend bringing thank you notes so you can write a quick note to the person who gave you a gift.

--------------------------------

If anyone have any questions feel free to ask. My name is Anna. I may not know the answer since Im extremely new and my very first Disney Cruise,but Ill try my best to give you an answer!!!!
Thanks!!!!!
Please include my family we are in the same cruise and day... so happy to know you are organize one... I will email you with the information you needed. Thanks....
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:48 PM   #3
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We are in! I will email you our info. Thanks!
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:22 PM   #4
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**** Everyone don't forget to use magnet only decorations for your cabin doors!!!!!! Tape/adhesive will damage doors and you may get charged for damages!!!!!! I will keep everyone updated!!!!! Thank you!!!!
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I have added your thread to the cruise meet list

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Old 01-19-2013, 12:45 PM   #6
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Hello Friends!!!! A Disboard member have brought to my attention about a thread about disappointing fish extender gifts. It is causing others not wanting to participate or join anymore. Which is very sad

Disboard members who have done the FE have said all they received was candy. Or really "cheap" /oriental trading gifts. And lets be honest, no one wants that....

AND IF YOU PARTICIPATE IN FE, YOU MUST GIFT EVERY PARTICIPATING FAMILY/MEMBER!!!!

So there will be some gift guidelines we should ALL go by.....

- If you are purchasing FE gifts for individuals, they should be at value from $5 to $10. I know everyone is not made of money so if you want you can gift for the whole family and morally should value $10 or more per family.

- If you are Hand Making gifts, they should be thoughtful and crafty. Something everyone can use.

- As for CANDY..... You can gift small amounts of candy only if you intend to gift a SECOND gift either Purchased or Homemade. We all Love candy but not in excessive amounts. We all know the kiddos don't need anymore sugar than the cruise already provides.

***** Think about what you would like to receive and what would disappoint you. That should help you think of what to gift others.

***** It is not required that the gift be "Disney Themed" just something the Family/Individual can use on board, at home, etc.....

***** For those who think this is too much money and work, you don't have to participate.

*****DEADLINE TO JOIN IS FEB. 1st!!!!!!! That way everyone has time to purchase and hand make gifts!!!!!

*****And for those who are participating, lets have some fun and help make this a enjoyable experience and special for everyone!!!!!

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to message me!!!!

Thank you friends!!!!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:15 AM   #7
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9 more days to sign up for the FE for Disney Dream Feb.21st 2013!!!!!!!!!
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How many cabins signed up so fat? 3?
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:52 AM   #9
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Yes, only 3 so far. I am worried other Disboard members don't get on as much as we do and will miss the deadline
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:38 PM   #10
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Just emailed! 29 more days!!
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:30 PM   #11
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Hey KristiPynz, I need you to re send your email. I have not gotten a email from you yet. Again my email is Anna.lau2009@hotmail.com.

Thanks!!!!
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We'd love to join if it's not too late! I just learned about the fish extender and we'd love to participate! I'll email the information soon!
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Just resent!
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:18 AM   #14
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Hey Kristi

Send me your info in a private message on Disboards just in case.
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Kristi,

I'm sorry, I am having trouble getting your email, so send your info to me in a private message on here please!!!!

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