I am going to make those index cards and I need help.

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  1. disalways

    disalways Mouseketeer

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    I am going to attempt be super organized and make out the index cards. I know that I want to put the dinner and lunch reservations, EMHs, Special events, time of fire work shows... but what else do you all put down on the cards? I want to make one card per day... right? How hard is it to use the computer to make the cards? Or should I hand write them?

    Is there a thread that already has all of this info? Any help would be fabulous.
     
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  3. tmonferdini

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    Mine are 4x6. I prefer WordPerfect and that's what mine are done in. I can email it to you if you have WP. Anyway, at the top, I have the park, day, date, hours of special events (parades, fireworks, etc.) that I don't want to miss. Also ADR #, time & place. After that, I have my touring plan, which only goes through lunch or a little after, as we will be taking a break at the hotel. I have all of the rides/shows color-coordinated as to which "land" they are in, so I know where I need to get to for the next ride.

    I also did an evening card (I will put them back-to-back and have them laminated). But on the eve one, it will have the same stuff at the top, park, day, date, *eve*, times of special events (more so for eve than morn), adr #, time & place.

    Then the list of what I would like to try to hit that I didn't get to in the morning, special places for photo ops, list of anything special to look for (at the stores), etc.

    I'm going to punch a hole in the corner and keep them on a ring & bring the ones I will need for each day.

    I also typed out cards for each park that include best times for rides/shows, where to view parades/fireworks, etc. and will be taking those with my daily touring cards. Did this for a 2-day trip this past spring & it worked great. This is the first time we've ever been for 10-nights & I'm trying to be super organized.
     
  4. disalways

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    Oh wow, tmonferdini! Thank you so much! I would love to see what you do... It sounds like you cover everything. My email is sagemoma@yahoo.com

    Lucky you! Ten nights... what a blast you are going to have.
     
  5. disalways

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    thank you sooooooo Much tmonferdini! Wow... it is very detailed. This is great! :goodvibes
     
  6. elt0307

    elt0307 Earning My Ears

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    tmonferdini...could I please see your cards too? I've been thinking they would be a good way to organize a trip and yours sound GREAT.

    erikat_3559@hotmail.com

    Thank you!
     
  7. ZoZo

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    I make smaller cards on the computer - they're credit card-sized, and I laminate them. Because they're so small, they fit very easily into the small wallet I use when traveling. I measured a credit card and made sure that the dimensions of my cards were just slightly smaller than a credit card.

    I put the following on my cards: park hours, parade/fireworks times, EMH schedule. And I also put trip specifics on one: ADRs, confirmation numbers, and phone numbers (cell phone numbers of all travelers in our group, town car phone number, hotel phone number, WDW dining phone number). I also make one card that tells which park we plan to go to on which days.

    I don't make one for each day -- I just put the info on the front and back of each card, then laminate them. I think that for our trip in October, I made up four cards, front and back -- then laminated them. You can use a pretty small font and get lots of information on there.
     
  8. rgionet

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    ZoZo,

    I love this idea! I'm going to have to try this for our next trip! :banana:
     
  9. pamjb

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    tmonferdini,

    I would love to see a copy of your index cards in Wordperfect. I make index cards, but do them the old fashioned way, a pen, a marker and a ruler. Would make my life so much easier if I could do them on the computer.

    I guess my email addy would help...DoH!

    pjblank@msn.com
     
  10. loulabee

    loulabee Earning My Ears

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    i love this idea !!,can you send me info too??

    My email is twizz417@aol.com


    thanks so much:goodvibes
     
  11. *DisMom*

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    tmonferdini,

    i know, i know, but could you e-mail to me too!! I did something sort of like this on our last trip, but yours sounds more detailed and organized!!

    jstiglets@cableone.net

    thanks!!
     
  12. Luv2Camp

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    I'd love to see them too! I've already made mine, but yours sounds much better. My e-mail is kbailey2@embarqmail.com. Thank you!
     
  13. tmonferdini

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    I've sent to everybody so far. I hope they are helpful. I prefer the 4x6 card size & the font (Comic Sans) are easier for me to read "on the go" so I don't have to stop and squint in the sun to figure out where to go/what to do next.

    As far as the "best times" cards go, those came from the Tour Guide Mike website & I tweaked them a little to fit MY needs (they didn't seem to print exactly right as they were - many people had problems with the margins). I can't give that info on through this site, but it's all available on tgm.
     
  14. Georgia Girl2

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    I would love copy! Tried to make my own, couldn't get it to work:rolleyes1
    We leave on Tuesday!!!!:cool1:

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    Thank you!!!!!!!
     
  15. eventamy

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    Could you send it to me too? Thank you so much! We leave in 3 weeks and I was just thinking about doing this and how!! :cool1:

    eventamy@hotmail.com

    Thanks
    Amy
     
  16. akstory

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    I would really love a copy - I have mine done in print, but I like your idea much better :)

    astory@good-sam.com
     
  17. tmonferdini

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    hotzem, sent yours.

    Also, if anyone else is interested that doesn't have WordPerfect, I've been playing with it in Word and think I got it close to the original, if you want me to send it out, just let me know WP or Word.
     
  21. Minnie M6

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    Please oh please could I get a copy? I have been looking for something exactly like this. No rush, as we aren't going until December 7 (10 months, 6 days) :cool1:
     

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