Printable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes

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Printable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes from WDWPrepSchool.comHousekeeping at Disney World is called Mousekeeping and it’s a good idea to tip them daily.

The going rate for tipping is about $1 per day per person. I often just leave $5 for our family of 4.

(It’s important to tip daily since different people come throughout your stay – if you leave an amount at the end, it probably won’t get to all of the people who cleaned your room during your stay.)

I’ve done Mousekeeping envelopes in different ways. You can keep it simple and just use regular envelopes. You might get the kids involved and have them decorate or write on them to dress them up a bit.

Or you might want special envelopes that you make on your own.

There are lots of envelopes online but I’ve never liked them much. They often use clip art and look pretty cheesy.

So….I decided to make my own.

Here are a few facts about the envelopes below:

  • they come in 3 different formats – JPG, PDF and Gimp
  • each uses a different font to match the theme of the picture and the font name is listed and linked under each picture
  • the envelopes fit a bill exactly so no folding of money is necessary
  • if you want to customize it in any way, use the Gimp format (Gimp can be downloaded here)

On to the envelopes!

Printable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes from WDWPrepSchool.com

Font used: Agent Red

Gimp version

 
Printable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes from WDWPrepSchool.com

Font used: Orange Grove

Gimp version


 
Printable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes from WDWPrepSchool.com

Font used: Disney Epcot Center Regular

Gimp version


 
Printable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes from WDWPrepSchool.com

Font used: Amazonica

Gimp version


 
Printable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes from WDWPrepSchool.com

Font used: Princess Lulu

Gimp version


 
Printable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes from WDWPrepSchool.com

Font used: Minnie

Gimp version


 
Printable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes from WDWPrepSchool.com

Font used: Lion King

Gimp version


 
Printable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes from WDWPrepSchool.com

Font used: PokerHunters

Gimp version


 
Printable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes from WDWPrepSchool.com

Font used: Tangled

Gimp version


 
Printable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes from WDWPrepSchool.com

Font used: akaFrivolity

Gimp version


 
Printable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes from WDWPrepSchool.com

Font used: Kelvenized

Gimp version


 
Printable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes from WDWPrepSchool.com

Font used: Princess and the Frog

Gimp version


 
Printable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes from WDWPrepSchool.com

Font used: Tangled

Gimp version


 
Printable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes from WDWPrepSchool.com

Font used: FF Erikrighthand

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Printable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes from WDWPrepSchool.comPrintable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes from WDWPrepSchool.comPrintable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes from WDWPrepSchool.comPrintable, customizable (and cute!) Mousekeeping money envelopes from WDWPrepSchool.com
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Heather November 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Hi! I love these!! I am trying to print them out for our upcoming vacation and for some reason it doesn’t display right and when I print them out, nothing is on the page…any suggestions?? Thanks for your help!!

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Cheryl November 23, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Did you click on the PDF? That’s what I’m doing now, no problems at all!

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cat October 23, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Love these. Have printed them out for our upcoming 10 day stay at Disneyworld! We’re also staying at Disneyland beforehand for 4 days (flying from Australia so thought we’d make the most of the trip) and thought I’d print some out for there as well. Might be obvious, but I’m presuming the housekeeping staff in Disneyland are mousekeepers too??

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Shannon Albert October 23, 2014 at 8:27 pm

I just checked with Casey who runs the DLR Prep School site and she says they are called that so you’ll be good to use them for both. :)

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cat October 23, 2014 at 8:38 pm

lovely. Thanks =)

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Jennifer September 28, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Thanks for making these very nicely designed envelopes free to the public. We are taking our first Disney trip next month and I had planned on tipping anyway, but being able to print out these envelopes just makes it that much more “Spirit of Disney.”

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Roxanne July 2, 2014 at 4:59 pm

I am a teacher, however, during the summer I occasionally work in housekeeping. Being a housekeeper- I cannot tell you how excited I would be to get such a wonderful thank you note and tip!!

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angela July 1, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Thank you so much for the idea. I just printed some out for are stay.

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Janie April 17, 2014 at 11:58 am

I love these envelopes!!! I used them last month and our Mousekeeper got such a kick out of them. I know this because each day she did something or left something so cute in place of them. By the end of our stay, she had a nice collection of envelopes and we had cute photos.

The only suggestion I would make is to make it obvious they are for the Mousekeeper (leaving a peek of the money sticking out and a handwritten thank you on each of them worked for us).

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Britney April 7, 2014 at 7:38 pm

We need a Frozen one of these! I’ve been trying for an hour to get one to look right and no luck. I am absolutely in love with these! I plan on printing them all for my trip in November!

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Molly Sawyer April 2, 2014 at 9:28 am

What size envelopes do these work with? I’m getting ready to start this project for our trip in just 4 weeks. I need to go out and buy the envelopes and want to make sure I buy the correct size. Thank you.

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Shannon Albert April 2, 2014 at 9:35 am

You print these on regular paper, not envelopes. After you print them, you cut them and fold them to create envelopes.

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Molly April 2, 2014 at 9:44 am

I am sorry. What size envelopes do the print outs wrap around?

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Shannon Albert April 2, 2014 at 9:46 am

You don’t – you just print them on regular computer paper and then fold them to create envelopes. You don’t need to buy envelopes or wrap these around envelopes.

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Samantha February 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm

we used these back in october and loved them! and I am pretty sure our Mouse keeper did too. They found the anniversary card my husband gave me and decorated our room to suit. It was so sweet! (They also had fun setting our daughter’s stuffed animals in funny poses too!)

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Kelle February 4, 2014 at 4:42 am

Ohhhhh I love these. In Australia we actually don’t tip so to have these as a guide will prevent any embarrassment. Your site is amazing and soooooooo
informative. Any chance you will add a frozen one?

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Carol December 9, 2013 at 8:31 pm

We are leaving this Saturday morning and I just found your site.
Love these mousekeeping envelopes. I printed a different one for every
day! Thanks so much for the great designs.

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Vernica December 8, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Shannon,

I just love your site! I am planning our second trip for June 2014 and I had no idea about so much, one being mousekeeping!! I will be using these cute envelopes on our next trip. Thanks to you and your site, I am sure this trip will be even more magical than the 1st!

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Melissa Bryant November 16, 2013 at 8:04 am

Hey Shannon! I just wanted to say that I have printed these to get ready for our trip in December and I LOVE them! I printed them at kinkos (b/c it is a lot of colored ink to use when you are staying 7 nights) then sent the picture to my husband overseas when I was finished putting them together. He thought that I bought them! Thanks for them. They are awesome!

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Marc Schreiber October 4, 2013 at 5:53 pm

How about one featuring All Star Music, please.

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Marc Schreiber September 30, 2013 at 11:49 am

I have been through GIMP and cannot figure out how to replace an existing layer image with one of a different photograph without having to input all of the cut lines. Please help me Shannon.
Marc

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Lisa Lawrence September 20, 2013 at 6:59 pm

We used them at Art of Animation last week and it was fun. I even got a thank you from our mousekeeper!

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Dani September 1, 2013 at 4:23 pm

These are precious! Thank you for sharing. They will be perfect for our upcoming WDW trip for my son’s third birthday!

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Jen August 9, 2013 at 10:46 am

These look great! I can’t wait to print them for our next visit. Thank you! Thanks also for all the great tips you included in this article (and all the others). Your site is certainly a valuable resource.

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Diane August 9, 2013 at 9:58 am

These are great. What a great way to teach our little ones about expressing gratitude for good service. We’ll let the grandkids choose the envelope design they want to leave each day.

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Elizabeth July 16, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Please please please do an envelope for each princess in silhouette! I absolutely love the ones you have now (Ariel, Pocahontas, Tiana, and Rapunzel), and I would be so happy if I could get all 11 for our (very long) trip. :)

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Rachel July 9, 2013 at 9:32 pm

I love these!
I’m obsessed with planning for my Disneymoon in Sept. 2014, but I’m running out of things to do! These will help :)

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Rachel June 29, 2014 at 11:04 am

Ha! This was like reading a comment from myself! We’re also taking our honeymoon in Disney (we were married in 2012, but time off from work hasn’t worked out until 2014!) in September! Crazy!

Hope you have a GREAT Disneymoon! :-)

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Andrea Valenzuela July 2, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Belle and Jasmine please!

Belle as a graphic version but Jasmine in silhouette or graphic would be fab!

These are awesome, thanks so much!

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Kristin June 27, 2013 at 10:47 am

These are SO great! I thought it would be fun to use the CARS one for our Magical Express driver and have it say “Thanks for the ride”. I used GIMP to edit your itinerary, after a very slow process of figuring out what to do with that program. UGH. I thought this would be easy, but I can’t even edit the text. It flips it horizontally and changes the font automatically and no matter what I try I can’t get the layer to rotate. (Only the text within the layer will rotate, and then you can’t see it!) Any tips????

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Debbie P June 18, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Hi
Could you make one for me for All Star Movies…. or just All Star Resorts?

Love these! I plan to use the and put the money inside the envelopes before we leave home, it seems I never have enough time to make the envelopes when we get there and just put the money on the bed.
Thanks!!
Debbie

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Jordan June 9, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Hey there! Love these envelopes and the many options you have! I have Gimp on my computer but have not explored using it much. These say they are “customizable” is there any way I can add our room number to the bottom of it? I found the text box option in Gimp but don’t know what font you used or anything. Need help!
Thanks!

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Diana G Blaine June 4, 2013 at 4:22 am

Thanks!! These are awesome! My little one will love putting these out daily.

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Corrie May 29, 2013 at 6:23 am

These are so cute! I love them. Just printed them for each day we will be there!

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Katy May 21, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I just found your website today and have fallen in love with it! The suggestions, little known facts, and GIMP files that are full customizable are amazing. We are taking our kids 2 years and 3.5 years to Disney in January. My husband and I’ve been several times and we took our daughter when she was 18 months but I’m very excited to plan a trip that the kids will actually enjoy. I’m going to start my very own binder today :-) Your website is going to help me more than you will ever know!

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AmazonsRock May 13, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Would it be possible to make Incredibles themed envelopes? The Mousekeeping staff is pretty incredible, so it seems rather fitting!

Also wondering if you could do any Mulan and Snow White themed envelopes. Those princesses are favorites in our house. While we can find Snow White themed items pretty easily, Mulan is a little harder to come by.

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Crystal May 11, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Love this site!!! You have single handedly saved my sanity when planning for our vacation in June! I was wondering if you could make mousekeeping envelopes that could be colored by my kids? I tried to print these in black and white but it still comes out too dark. Thanks!!!!!

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Cathy July 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm

On the Disney website there is a “create” area called MagicArtist that lets kids print calendars and note cards. We use the calendars to count down to our trip and the note card envelopes for Mousekeeping. You can print them in b&w so kids can color them. Now that mine is older, I think we will start using these!

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Kara April 22, 2013 at 8:46 pm

These are great! I plan on printing to use for tips during our September trip this year. I am thoroughly enjoying learning all your great tips! I would love to see an envelope with a simple Minnie and Mickey!!!

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Susan McFarland April 1, 2013 at 10:55 pm

LOVE THEM!!! Can’t wait to use them and have my money all set aside before we even leave. THANKS a TON for all your advice! We are first time goers and never even thought about mouskeepers in our budget planning. My one suggestion is my favorite ole bear…… Winnie and his buddy Tigger.

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Erica April 1, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Hi,

I love using these! I was wondering if you could make one for the Art of Animation hotel. Im going later this year and am staying in the finding Nemo section.

Is it possible to make an envelope with either of these themes?

Thanks so much for sharing these envelopes!

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Trisha April 14, 2013 at 10:14 pm

I was about to post the same thing!! We are staying in a Nemo room this fall as well. We would love a Nemo, A0A, or Captain EO envelope. Thank you so much for these!

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sharon January 29, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Thank you for sharing your envelopes they are so lovely.
This year is a special trip for us as it’s our daughters 18th & 16th Birthday’s so for the first time we’re staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge. If you have time would it be possible for you to design a mousekeeping envelope for AKL?

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Shannon Albert January 29, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Great idea! I added it to the bottom of the post.

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sharon January 30, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Thank You, just what I was looking for :-)

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Molly Sawyer April 2, 2014 at 9:55 am

LOL!!! Thank you!

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Jenny October 30, 2012 at 11:53 am

Took a little stalking to find your blog. I remember you talked about it on facebook. Thanks for the envelopes. I’ll have Madison cut them out and put them together for use on our trip in 39 days!

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Kris October 5, 2012 at 9:19 am

That is a great idea, love the restaurant tip envelopes and some for the bell hop at the end of the trip when they take your bags to the front. I would love those, also could you do a Rapunzel and Pascal but as the silohouttes? Thanks. Love your stuff by the way, found you on the DIS board :)

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Shannon October 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Added a Rapunzel and Pascal version to the bottom. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Tina October 2, 2012 at 8:34 am

Have you thought about making them with a restaurant theme? We will be doing the dining plan and have the majority of the restaurants and meals selected before we go, so I will have a pretty good idea of what the tip will need to be (don’t want to eat the same thing at every restaurant so pre planning in some variety). I think I will be making restaurant tip envelopes ahead of time with the appropriate cash in the envelopes. I don’t like to carry cash so being able to store the envelopes in the safe for the trip (except the ones I need for that day) would be some piece of mind. Also, last trip my mom asked the waitress about the best way to tip them and she indicated cash was the quickest and safest to make sure the waitress got the full tip in a timely manor.

Printing them ahead of time will let me but the date and ADR confirmation number on the envelope so one more helpful planning idea.

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Shannon October 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm

No, hadn’t considered that. We don’t carry much cash usually and just write the tip on the credit card receipt. Your tips should be based on how much you order, even if you’re on DDP, and you won’t necessarily know that beforehand.

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Tina October 15, 2012 at 10:35 am

If your as OCD as I am you would know you final total… I plan on picking everything out ahead of time. I had passed by stuff before not realizing it would be the only time it was on a menu. Actually, I am planning on making my husband have the coconut shrimp (one of his favorite things) at Rainforest as that is the only place that has it at DW. Don’t want to have any regrets. :-) Also generally speaking we will have an idea about the total and can adjust it at the table of course but it will let me not have to worry about having enough cash for tips I should be pretty close. I usually don’t carry cash but only plan on doing it at Disney for the comfort of the wait staff. When my mom asked the waitress indicated it could be several weeks to a month before they would get tips from your card (especially your key to the kingdom as everything does not process through until you check out).

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Lori September 29, 2012 at 8:06 am

I love these envelopes! I would love to customize them, but I am having trouble with the gimp file. Every time I click on it to open it up, it opens a page with tons of text. Any ideas how to do this?
Thanks!

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Shannon September 29, 2012 at 10:48 am

Try 2 things. 1.) Make sure you have Gimp installed before clicking on the file. 2.) If that doesn’t work, save the file by right-clicking on it and then open it from your computer.

Hope that helps.

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Lori September 29, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Thank you! That worked!

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Kristy September 25, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Love ‘em, Shannon! Thanks!

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Shannon September 25, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Thanks…and you’re welcome! :)

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Colleen September 24, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Saw that you were also taking comments on other would love a Alice and a Marie….

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Shannon September 25, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Been looking for some images that will work on the envelopes but haven’t found one yet. I’ll keep looking!

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Colleen September 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm

So glad that I found your website…these are so much better then the plain number 5s that I used last year….Printing for Christmas 2013 and putting in my new Disney Binder that I am creating for me and my Sister In Law…Glad to see you are a fellow Texan!!!

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Sarah September 24, 2012 at 8:40 am

Girl, you are awesome! These are fantastic! Now I just have to decide on which two to use…we’re staying with DVC points, so Mousekeeping will only come on day 4 and day 8. (I’m almost bummed about that! lol)

Thanks so much – I’m so glad you started doing all this just in time for our big trip! :)

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Shannon September 24, 2012 at 9:26 am

No, you’re awesome, girl! :)

Glad you like them. At least you only have to remember to tip twice I guess? You can always request towels and things between cleanings if you need them.

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Tina September 24, 2012 at 8:27 am

These are awesome. I love the idea of just printing them and making the envelope much more unique than just printing on a standard envelope.

I definitively will make some adjustments as I plan to put a note on my envelopes about room temperature. I am always cold and the mousekeepers think they are doing me a favor by turning the air down to 60.

Awesome designs!

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Shannon September 24, 2012 at 9:25 am

Thanks, Tina! Great idea to add a note to your envelopes. We are a 75 degree thermostat family so 60 would be way too cold to us too.

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Cary September 24, 2012 at 7:23 am

These look really great! I am excited to use them!

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Shannon September 24, 2012 at 9:24 am

Thanks, Cary! Let me know if you have any requests or questions on how to use them.

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Danica September 24, 2012 at 7:15 am

Yay! I was just going to make my own, because I feel the same way about the cheese factor of many I have found online! I LOVE the silhouette ones that you did! I guess I just lean more towards a clean, graphic design. Now, to still make my own, or print these…that will probably be the easiest decision I have to make for this trip! Thanks!

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Shannon September 24, 2012 at 9:23 am

Glad you like them! The silhouettes are also my favorite but characters are fun for kids so I wanted to have a mix here. I’ll be using the silhouettes for my own trip though.

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Laney September 24, 2012 at 5:26 am

I’m not very computer savvy….do you just use a regular piece of paper and then cut them out? How would you use a regular envelope? Thanks! They are awesome!

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Shannon September 24, 2012 at 7:50 am

Yep, just a regular piece of paper! Instructions are shown on the files after you download then.

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