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Old 05-09-2014, 01:03 PM   #31
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For the light cards, you only need them on the new ships (Dream and Fantasy). The Magic and Wonder don't have the card slots.

We got 2 of them in our FE. It was really handy.
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Old 05-09-2014, 05:42 PM   #32
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We are an adults only cabin and my favorite things have been from people's home towns. Someone from Louisiana gave us gumbo mix, New Orleans souvenir plastic cups, beads, a magnet and a post card. We got something similar from other cities, too. It's definitely not just geared toward kids.
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Old 05-09-2014, 05:49 PM   #33
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My DH is worried that he is going to get "junk". I told him that most of the time, people are pretty thoughtful with what they put in their FE gifts. That being said, I tried to make ours as customized as possible, with pins of each person's fave Disney character, some Starbucks coffee or hot cocoa (for the adults), handmade bows (for the girls), and candy and fun stuff (for the boys).

I don't think my DH will quite "get" the whole idea until we are actually on the ship...
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:54 PM   #34
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My DH is worried that he is going to get "junk".
You very well may. Some cruises have been better than others. I'm being honest. We are done with the FE after this year. We will have been participants for 13 of our cruises and it's run it's course..........

That being said, my fave gifts were 1) home made wine glass charms, 2) little bottles of alcohol, 3) cut out cookies (which we brought home) and 4) candy from the UK

DD loved the Lego cruise ship she got (very cute!) and I'm sure there were others that were favorites, but that stuck out as a top one

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Old 05-09-2014, 07:42 PM   #35
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FE amount?

How much do folks typically spend of fish extender gifts (per kid/cabin)?
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Old 05-10-2014, 09:12 AM   #36
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How much do folks typically spend of fish extender gifts (per kid/cabin)?
It's completely up to the person. We have recieved pirate tattoos which were really inexpensive but totally awesome on pirate night, and I have no idea what the most expensive thing would be, perhaps the embellished tote bag. It's all in the fun of it.
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:53 AM   #37
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I'm glad to hear it. I'm in the middle of making a Light Card / Souvenir Magnet as our FE gift! Shhhh, don't tell those in my FE group. I found the blank cards on Amazon (if I had more time I would have collected old gift cards).



Did you order these printed or make labels? I have old gift cards I'd like to use but I don't know how to designs the graphics. These are perfect. Thanks.
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Did you order these printed or make labels? I have old gift cards I'd like to use but I don't know how to designs the graphics. These are perfect. Thanks.
Thanks -I'm glad you like them. I designed and printed them myself on full sheet labels. I sent you a PM. I hope my FE group finds them useful - I got the idea from Disney Cruise Line Blog
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:58 AM   #39
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I'm doing embroidered tshirts with disney characters for the kids on my list!
That's such a nice gift! Do you have pics?
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I will after I hand them out on our July 7 cruise! I until then my photo book is sealed :-)
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Old 05-11-2014, 02:52 PM   #41
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I'm glad to hear it. I'm in the middle of making a Light Card / Souvenir Magnet as our FE gift! Shhhh, don't tell those in my FE group. I found the blank cards on Amazon (if I had more time I would have collected old gift cards).



I love these!! Would you be willing to send me a message on how you made them. These would be perfect for our adults only FE in August!!
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:04 PM   #42
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I love this idea for the light cards! Do you mind sharing the file for printing? I have plenty of empty gift cards so this would be great.
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How much do folks typically spend of fish extender gifts (per kid/cabin)?
I spent well over $200 on all my FE gifts.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:44 PM   #44
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How much do folks typically spend of fish extender gifts (per kid/cabin)?

It can vary greatly. If you are extremely creative and crafty, and you can buy some raw materials cheaply and make the gifts, you can probably get away with not spending too much and keep the costs down. If you are not creative or crafty at all (or simply don’t have the time), and you have to purchase all the gifts, it can get quite costly when all is said and done.


I’ll probably need my flame suit for this, but here goes anyway. I think we’re reaching a tricky point with the whole FE thing. Let me be clear with this though…I do believe, in general, that everyone’s hearts are in the right place with what they do. I don’t really think people are purposefully being ostentatious at all. However, it does seem that some of the gifts are becoming more and more elaborate (which usually means more expensive). I think the primary reason being that people just try to come up with unique ideas that haven’t been done before. I know it’s also nearly impossible to try to set any kind of limitations. It’s also human nature to not want to feel like the family who gave out the worst FE gifts. So, I believe many families probably use the best, most elaborate gifts they’ve received in the past as kind of the benchmark for what they will give out in the future. So it sort of becomes an “upward” spiral, if you will.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:46 PM   #45
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I love these!! Would you be willing to send me a message on how you made them. These would be perfect for our adults only FE in August!!
I tried several times to send you a PM and it wouldn't go through. Would you send me one and I'll just reply to it. Thanks.
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