Photos from Disney World or characters signing photos of the child

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I told my mom that i was sponsoring a child and her name is Arielle. I know Arielle likes watching Arial the mermaid on tv. My mom thought it would be fun to get a cutout of the child's face or body and do a group photo when my family visits disney world or comes to Hawaii on vacation to take pictures of the cutout like they are part of the photo. I think it's cute, but I am curious whether this would make her feel sad because she couldn't go to those places. My mom also suggested that they get photos taken with disney characters and have the characters sign a photo of my sponsored child or something like that. I think it would be special, but I don't want her to feel sad, but rather give her hope and feel happy and that she may see those places one day or that I care about her and wanted to send her something that would make her feel good. Can you give me advice on whether these suggestions are appropriate?
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I think that is a great idea!! As long as the characters aren't dressed scantilly, it should be perfectly fine!! :) And I also think having the characters sign her photo would be so precious to her. I am sure that she will treasure it forever. have fun!!! :)
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I think that is incredibly sweet and thoughtful...however, I am like you in the fact that I would be unsure if under the circumstances it may not be received as kind and thoughtful as you and I see it. I too would worry that she would be sad that she wasn't really there...I would like to see more feedback on this one. We too are going to Disney soon and think it is a great idea if acceptable.
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I was wondering the same thing! We are going to Disney this fall, and was trying to come up with ideas on what I could send our child. I don't want him to feel sad, but thought if I could get Mickey to sign something for him- that he would like it. Intereseted to see others throughts on this subject.
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I am going to post this on OC. I still strongly believe this is a grand idea and your child will love it!
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I got two responses already that I want to share with you all-

Luara11 (OC username)
"Ok My family and I are big Disney freaks!!! So I have sent pictures to my children along with Disney coloring pages and stickers!!! Mainly because we tend to have more photos of us from vacation!!! I don't think it would be wrong!!! Disney is pretty universal!!!"

Karen K (OC username)
"I sent packets and pictures about our latest Disney vacation to all of my kids. I told them about me receiving the trip as a gift from my daughter and how excited I was. I took pictures all week with them in mind, picked up literature (they have things in French and a few other languages in the customer service places). I found 3D postcards in one of the gift shops.. lots of fun stuff. I did include pictures of us getting autographs from the princess characters, but made it a point to say that they were people wearing costumes. I, personally, want to be dead honest with my kids about these kind of things. I don't want them finding out that Mickey is pretend and then wondering if Jesus is pretend, too, since the same person told them they were both real. If that makes sense. Anyway, I don't worry about them being jealous, I think they love it! I did stay away from anything to do with fairies. Just my own decision."

My family agrees that it would be fun to send as long as you don't overdue it (you know sending hundreds of pictures- everything in moderation)
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A couple more (I just thought you would like to know lots of opinions. I didn't edit them at all, and I am reposting all of them here)

Sally and Amanda R-
"I actually used to work at Disney World and my best friend performs in shows and parades there, so I have sent my kids a lot of pictures from our trips! I tended to go with a vague "Florida" reference rather than "Disney World," until my 7 year old in Mexico wrote that she had learned about my country and her favorite thing was the Magic Kingdom. After that I started picking up park maps in Spanish, postcards, stickers, etc and she loves them.

When we met our children in Ecuador, they even had Buzz Lightyear and Cinderella at our dinner party. The children all knew Cinderella and were SO excited to meet her and get their picture taken with her! I can understand why some people would want to shy away from discussing anything related to Disney, but especially as it is such a part of my own life, I share about it quite often. I just try to stay away from the materialistic aspects of WDW and instead focus on the family time - especially watching my best friend as she performs in the parades."

Linda T.-
"We will probably be doing Disney, Epcott, and Sea World sometime in the next year, before the oldest grandson turns 10 and we would have pay adult entry price for him. :-)

I'm sure we'll take and send lots of pictures."

Emily Emily_Gksaves99.....-
"I did princess letters/fairy tale stories for my girls and lion king for my boys. I tied in the princess story with lessons from the bible. i shared beauty and the beast with most becuase thats my fave and i talked to them about being a princess because God is the king of kings and that the story teaches lessons about looking at the heart and the outward apperance."

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