by Makena W.
When it’s somebody’s unbirthday, happily ever after, or you just wanna say Hakuna Matata, Hallmark is the place to go. Yes, I really did just say Hallmark! Hallmark features many things-from cards to fuzzy socks. Disney has a very up-to-date relationship with Hallmark, releasing new stuff continuously. Today I want to focus on Disney signs that are sold in most Hallmark stores.
So, you wander into the Hallmark store in the local mall and meander while your mom is shopping for cards. Out of the side of your eye you notice a rather large display. It’s not the color that grabs your attention. In fact, there really isn’t much color at all … mostly browns and tans. For some unexplained reason, you head towards the display (must be the Disney radar). My eyes widen as I read the first sign that I see. “It’s Kind of Fun to Do the Impossible.” – Walt Disney. The signs are made out of what looks like wood, giving it an old feel. On each sign is a Disney quote, whether famous (“Reach For The Sky”) or not so famous (“Family can be friends, too.”). Under each quote is what movie it is from, or “Walt Disney” if he said it. If signs aren’t your thing, no worries. It doesn’t stop at signs. There are mugs, gift bags, snow globes, statues, a mouse pad, and more using the same format. They range in size from 4X4 inches to 2×6 inches or an even larger 8×8 inches and are a bargain costing between $10 and $20. They are perfect for the little spot on your wall that is void of Disney or, because they are also able to stand up, the corner of your desk. Let’s face it, we can all use a twinkling of Disney when we’re doing our homework! Your parents don’t have to worry about holes in the wall either because they are light enough to use 3M hooks instead of nails!! I simply adore these designs and own quite a few myself, including “If you can dream it, you can do it!” and “The most important thing is family.” – both quotes from Walt himself. Whenever I walk into my room and see those signs (they are on the outside of my door), I smile. They remind me of my favorite Disney moments. I recommend getting a few of these for yourself, giving them as gifts to those who can use a little Disney in their lives or even collecting them all (Shoutout to you, Jen Tremley). Unfortunately, these signs go very quickly so if you happen to see one that you want, I suggest you get it right away. Take it from me, it won’t be there when you come back for it and they’re not sold online!
***** Hey Lou, here’s an idea. How about we petition Hallmark to get some of the WDW iconic quotes made into signs? To see how it would look, check out the photo below.
Here is a brief list of some other memorable WDW Radio quotes worthy of a sign:
“Welcome to The WDW Radio Show, your Walt Disney World Information Station.”
“I love the box people!”
“I am uncomfortable – physically and figuratively right now.”
“A Whole New World…”
~Tony Caggiano, singing on the Aladdin ride. [5 hour show task]
“NJChristy is the best!”
“Keep moving forward.”
“Scott Otis does not condone the use of cell phones in a vehicle.”
~Tony Caggiano [during the 5 hour show car ride from Magic Kingdom to Babycakes]
~The Box People
“Don’t make me get the backscratcher!”
“Well, MakAttack is going on the cruise.”
~Tony Caggiano, sarcastically
“What did we learn today?” “NOTHING!”
~Dreamfinder and Nick
“Lou, we lost you!”
~The Box People
“Love the Dole Whip!”
~ Everyone who has ever had a Dole Whip
“DON’T. TOUCH. THE. BOX.”
~ The Box People
“You’re not the only pretty princess here, my man!”
~Scott Otis while walking through Fantasyland wearing a tiara
“Ugh, you guys again.”
Okay, so I didn’t get one guess for my Where in The World picture, so I will repost the photo for another shot at a correct answer. Again, this is the smallest Hidden Mickey on WDW property!
See ya REAL soon!
Quote of the Week: “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” – Walt Disney
Makena is a 13 year old middle school student who spends much of her free time researching Disney. She enjoys sharing Disney facts and even plans Walt Disney World vacations (including searches for secrets and Hidden Mickeys) for friends and family.