Welcome to those of you joining me from Disney Donna Kay and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail.
When it comes to souvenirs at Walt Disney World, they come in all shapes and sizes. Everything from Magic Wands, like my daughter Sophie has, to princess costumes, vinylmation, clothing, you name it, they’ve got it! But for me, my must buy souvenirs are Disney Pins!
Sophie and I started collecting and trading Disney Pins around 2009 or so. For me, I like to look for collections of pins and only trade some of them, but for Sophie, she loves Pin Trading for what it is — an opportunity for her to trade pins with Cast Members to get that great pin in her eyes. I’ve even seen her trade down (trade one of better value for one of lesser value) — but since they are her pins, it’s her decision!
When I started collecting, I bought a starter lanyard, which came with some pins to trade with. Each season I get an idea of what I want to trade for or buy, and while we are on vacation, one of the great things I enjoy is looking at pins to see if there is one I want to trade for. I’ve got some pins that I absolutely love, but the one that I think I like more than any of them is the one I got in June — my special 40th Anniversary pin.
|Special 40th Anniversary Pin with Walt Disney’s Picture|
I spent a lot of time thinking about what pin I wanted to buy before picking that one, and I am pleased that I got that one!
The only thing that I make sure I do when I get a pin that I really like is to purchase the screw-on backs. These little beauties come with their own Allen wrench, and it makes it much safer to display your piece without fear of the backing coming off and losing your pin. If you collect pins, and want to display them, I suggest that you do this to ensure that you don’t lose some of your treasures!
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