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Old 11-18-2012, 02:34 PM   #16
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Get a few gift cards from Disney online, you can order custom ones where you upload each kids pic to be printed on the card -- that way it's easy to tell which card belongs to each of them :-)
You can get their pictures on gift cards? Love it.

I'm truly out of my element and appreciate every bit of direction and advice.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:36 PM   #17
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Here you go:

https://www.disneygiftcard.com/cards...n/personalized
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:09 PM   #18
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Too fun and thank you for the link!
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:44 PM   #19
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This is brilliant! Tell me more....where do I get the template? I'm truly loving this. All 3 of my kids love to draw so this could be a huge it if I can do it right. I'm the least crafty person on the planet. I swear my anxiety level increases when I walk into a craft store; just so much stimuli.

Here's the site for Smash Books. I've ordered several from Amazon but I've also seen them in several craft stores http://www.eksuccessbrands.com/kandcompany/smash/

And here's the site for the Simple Stories Snap Albums, I've only seen this sold in online scrapbook stores
http://simplestories.typepad.com/sim...nap-ideas.html

And here's a youtube video that shows how you can use QR codes in scrapbooks to tie in websites and videos http://youtu.be/Z4_b3asmqSI Skip to about 7:30 to see it in action!

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:12 AM   #20
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You could order the planning DVD and watch it with the kids. Or if you have Netflix they have the 6 DVD Disney Parks DVDs, and you could order/stream the Disneyland one!
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:51 PM   #21
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Make sure they all open their present at the same time or it will ruin the surprise!

Maybe get them Disneyland gift cards that they can spend while they are there.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:08 PM   #22
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Here's the site for Smash Books. I've ordered several from Amazon but I've also seen them in several craft stores http://www.eksuccessbrands.com/kandcompany/smash/

And here's the site for the Simple Stories Snap Albums, I've only seen this sold in online scrapbook stores
http://simplestories.typepad.com/sim...nap-ideas.html

And here's a youtube video that shows how you can use QR codes in scrapbooks to tie in websites and videos http://youtu.be/Z4_b3asmqSI Skip to about 7:30 to see it in action!


Wow, thanks! The Smash Books look like so much fun. And thank you for the video. I had to google QR codes.

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You could order the planning DVD and watch it with the kids. Or if you have Netflix they have the 6 DVD Disney Parks DVDs, and you could order/stream the Disneyland one!
Great idea! I just did it I wonder if the new planning DVD has Carlsland?

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Make sure they all open their present at the same time or it will ruin the surprise!

Maybe get them Disneyland gift cards that they can spend while they are there.
Smart. That wouldn't be good if they opened them at different times. I'm going to do the personalized or favorite character gift cards.



Thank you all so much for helping me with this.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:14 AM   #23
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Is this your first time to DL? We are also DVC members and go to DL at least once a year and WDW about every other year. My kids love going but they don't get as excited as they did the first couple of years of us going.

I think August might be a little to far out. I'm actually thinking more in the line of my 13 year old. He loves going but doesn't really start getting excited until a couple of weeks before we go.

I would play it simple and get gift cards ( I like the personalized cards idea). Maybe you could fold the maps into a gift card holder.

Have fun on your trip!
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:15 PM   #24
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I am going to go against the group and say that I think this is not going to be as exciting as you think it will be. I thought maybe I was a bit off and asked DD14 and DS19, they both agreed with me.

Is the potential of this trip the only gift will receive from you this year?
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:45 PM   #25
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My brother and I surprised my mom last year for her 50th... We got a huge box and loaded it with black red and yellow balloons so when she opened it they would fly up. Then we made a Build A Bear that we put in the box as well... We got one of the recordable voicebox things for it so when she hit the "CinderBear"'s paw it said "Pack your bags, we're going to Disneyland!" She was so stunned we had to explain to her that we were serious
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