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Old 01-28-2013, 11:47 PM   #1
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Help with character autographs

we are going on our first cruise in april and i just read that we can drop off pillow cases at the front desk and they will bring it back with character autographs by the end of the cruise. i think this is a really neat idea especially since ds is only 3 and super shy. so i could imagine that we will have trouble collecting autographs. does anybody know if we can drop off other items instead of a pillow case? i dont think we would ever display or use it in any way and i thought of maybe just dropping of a nice piece of cardboard and framing it.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:38 AM   #2
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my wife and i droppedd of a photo mat the characters signed, they we have a photo of us from the cruise in the mat. there is lots of things u can take.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:58 AM   #3
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My wife and I dropped off pillow cases and had them signed, but friends of ours had photo mats for signing. You could probably drop off just about anything you would like signed, hats, t-shirts, etc. As for the pillow cases, we had the princesses sign one, and the rest of the characters sign the other. Now my kids will only sleep with that pillow case or the ones that they got at the Pluto pyjama party in the kid's club. Have fun.
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We've done photo mats! Just make sure you mark which direction you want them signed. The first time we did this the characters signed vertically and I wanted it horizontally. DH cheered me up by saying "Well I guess we just have to cruise again until they get it right!" Love that man!!

We have done the pillow cases but prefer the photo mats. But my all time favorite was a 9" white vinylmation. I put in the big pack of Bic markers with a fine point. It came out great!! It sits on the corner of DD's desk right by her bedroom door. I see it every night and it brings back good memories!

Just as an FYI, drop off the set of waterproof markers otherwise you will probably get all dark colors. People will warn you that you won't get your markers back but I have every single time. Tell the CM at GS which characters you want. We just request as many as possible. The item will be on your bed on the last night of your cruise!! You are allowed 2 items per stateroom. So go for the pillow case but then head to Michael's or AC Moore and buy a big photo mat and include that. I always put my photo mat in a white kitchen garbage bag so that it doesn't get dirty down and back from the ship!!

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We have done posters and photo mats as well that came out great.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:02 PM   #6
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thanks everybody, really like the photo mat idea
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thanks everybody, really like the photo mat idea
Just did this on cruise last week they turned out awesome!!!
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Here is a photo of our at that we had done on our cruise to Alaska in 2012

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Here is a photo of our at that we had done on our cruise to Alaska in 2012
We have a similar frame (black and in silver marker) but did you draw the "Disney Cruise" yourself??? In any case, NICE!!!!
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we are going on our first cruise in april and i just read that we can drop off pillow cases at the front desk and they will bring it back with character autographs by the end of the cruise. i think this is a really neat idea especially since ds is only 3 and super shy. so i could imagine that we will have trouble collecting autographs. does anybody know if we can drop off other items instead of a pillow case? i dont think we would ever display or use it in any way and i thought of maybe just dropping of a nice piece of cardboard and framing it.
Note that you should include any markers you want to be used for this. It is assumed that the CMs do not have anything. Also, they do this on their free time, and most will include a bag of chocolate or candy (think halloween) as a favor. I believe they cannot accept tips.

Besides pillowcases, the other common item are frame mats. Make sure you mark the orientation. You can also ask the type of characters you want - Fab 4, Princesses, as many as they'll fit, etc, or to only use a white or silver marker for a black frame for example.

Put everything on a big zip lock bag and write on it your name and stateroom number.

Best has been to get a set of Sharpie medium point in different colors.
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Nope the cruise sticker is for scrapbooks, and I got it at micheals craft store. The at is 16x20 I've and the pic is 11x14 size
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We dropped off scrapbook paper and it turned out great.
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We brought blank canvases & photo mattes for the characters to sign. We included sharpies (which were returned) and a bag of candy for the CMs.

The canvases were the kids' favorite.
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We have done posters and photo mats as well that came out great.
What did you mean by a poster? With a picture on it?

Canvas? Like a blank painting canvas?

Thanks?
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Yes! We used a blank painters canvas! It turned out great!
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