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Old 11-02-2012, 08:59 AM   #16
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We did the mat. Big problem with that is they signed into the area that goes under the frames. Not much just 1/4" but disappointing. We are going to have a custom frame made to hold it.

One thing to do is to get a color pack of Sharpies. That way each character is in a different color. Way fun for the effect.

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You could also get one of the frames that is just glass all the way to the edge and then clips to hold the matt and glass on. They sell them at Michael's and other stores, and are usually no more than a regular frame.

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Old 11-02-2012, 09:06 AM   #17
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My family cruises for thanksgiving this month and plan to have them sign a blank Christmas ornament.
This is such a great idea! I'm stealing for our cruise in Dec
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:13 AM   #18
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If I have 3 girls, do I need to submit them all separately, or can they all go in the same ziplock bag?
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:17 AM   #19
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We like the 9" vinylmations.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:13 AM   #20
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My family cruises for thanksgiving this month and plan to have them sign a blank Christmas ornament.
Good idea!! What kind of ornament did you get??

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Old 11-02-2012, 10:42 AM   #21
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We did the mat. Big problem with that is they signed into the area that goes under the frames. Not much just 1/4" but disappointing. We are going to have a custom frame made to hold it.

One thing to do is to get a color pack of Sharpies. That way each character is in a different color. Way fun for the effect.

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One thing I've read here is to remove the yellow marker. It doesn't stand up well to ageing and will fade more than the other colors.

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If I have 3 girls, do I need to submit them all separately, or can they all go in the same ziplock bag?
How many staterooms do you have? It's my understanding that the limit is 2 items per stateroom. As for putting them in separate bags or together, I don't know.

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Old 11-02-2012, 10:50 AM   #22
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Just a reminder that although you can request the signatures from princesses or both, you kinda get what you get. On our Magic cruise, we requested all, thinking we would get EVERYONE. Unfortunately we only got the Fab five but we were happy with anything. Beggars can't be choosers!
something similar happened to us in May. We dropped off 2 9" blank vinylmations for all the characters to sign, marked the paper stating all. They came back on the last day,one had all the characters signatures and one only had 5 signatures. We took it back to guest services and they got more on it so they were equal. If they were both the same it wouldn't have made a difference, however it made a difference as two kids, each different, especially when they asked for the same thing. It all got sorted out so in the end it was incredible, best souvenir of our trip
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:18 PM   #23
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Thanks everyone for all the ideas. I'm thinking about doing the Vinylmation idea. Does anyone know how much the larger ones run at the world of disney store downtown disney? Otherwise I might do the Photo Mat for a frame and buy a photo of my boyfriend and I at formal night. All the ideas are great tho. I really like that Disney offers this option. They can accept the candy you put in the envelope/bag, correct? I like that idea as a small present for them doing autographs.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:21 PM   #24
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something similar happened to us in May. We dropped off 2 9" blank vinylmations for all the characters to sign, marked the paper stating all. They came back on the last day,one had all the characters signatures and one only had 5 signatures. We took it back to guest services and they got more on it so they were equal. If they were both the same it wouldn't have made a difference, however it made a difference as two kids, each different, especially when they asked for the same thing. It all got sorted out so in the end it was incredible, best souvenir of our trip
I'm glad they were able to fix it for you. I think that is such a cute idea to have the vinylmations signed. Did you have one of the silver sharpies to have them sign with or did you use something else for the black?
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:23 PM   #25
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Good idea!! What kind of ornament did you get??

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I was wondering the same thing. I love the idea of a christmas ornament.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:32 PM   #26
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I was wondering the same thing. I love the idea of a christmas ornament.
I bought the ornament at ACMoore with a 50% off coupon so the ornament only costed 50 cents. It has a shiny coating to it and also is nicely weighted. Not to heavy or to light.

Here is a link to a picture on esty to what it looks like tho I bought it from AC Moore.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/91028694...ament-pkg-of-2

Has plenty of room on both sides for signatures.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:19 PM   #27
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I did the Photo Mats and the first time they signed really close to the edge so I had the problem with finding a frame to put them in. Next time I used some of the blue painters tape and taped off the edge to keep them from signing so close to the edge and then once I got them back I took the tape off and it was perfect!

The rule as I was told by Guest Services is that they will sign one item per child in the stateroom or one item per stateroom with no children. If they have time they will do an additional item as I gave them 3 5x7 photo mats and 1 8x10 so each of my kids have one for themselves and I have one for the family. Both cruises I got all 4 items signed.

I put them in a large padded mailing envelope with a ziploc baggy of Markers and leave the envelope unsealed.

After reading lots of information on here a couple other ideas I saw people give for things to sign are ceramic plates and signature bears. I love the ornament idea and we are cruising again in less than 3 weeks!! Yay!!
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I didn't bring anything on board for them to sign. I wished I had once I was on the ship. We bought a picture at Shutters of my daughter with Mickey. When we went to the Character Breakfast we had it with us, so we had Mickey sign it. One night when my daughter went to Kid's Club they were coloring Disney pillow cases with fabric markers. We brought hers to Guest Services the next day and a couple of days later it was back in our stateroom signed by many of the characters.
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Luv the ornament idea! Thinking of the Mickey symbol ornament - here is a link to some ornaments available on line if some of you want to get a Disney ornament before your cruise.

http://www.disneystore.com/home-deco...ts/mn/1000344/
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We did the mat. Big problem with that is they signed into the area that goes under the frames. Not much just 1/4" but disappointing. We are going to have a custom frame made to hold it.

One thing to do is to get a color pack of Sharpies. That way each character is in a different color. Way fun for the effect.

Jim
I found "rimless" glass frames at Michael's that worked great! It's basically a piece of glass that has clips that you can barely see. All of the signatures show perfectly!! Plus, the frame was pretty inexpensive...better than going the custom route, IMO.
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