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Every year, we give our kids something that we know they will love and cherish. Today I want to share it with you. This gift is special, because it involves reading. For this reason, I am excited to partner with Hallmark, as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.
”Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” ~Emilie Buchwald
When I was younger, my parents gave me a personalized book about myself, my brother and our dog. I can still remember it (because I still have it -haha!)
“Timmy and Becky went on a walk with their dog, Hooka. They went to see Mrs. Hubbard to get a bone for Hooka, but when they arrived, the bones were gone!”
The book was adorable and I loved it so much. Now that I am a mom, I read it to my kids and they love it, too. I guess there is something about seeing your name in a book that makes it feel so much more special than a ‘regular’ book.
Our kids are no different! First of all, they love to read and they love it even more if I read to them (each one from our 4 year old to our 9 year old).
This year, for Christmas I ordered a book from Hallmark, because Allie (our 3 year old) thinks that Ariel is the best thing since Ice Cream! (I know that it should be “since sliced bread”… but let me be honest in saying that I would pick ice cream over bread any day!). So, when I was looking around on Hallmark’s website for grandparent gifts, I saw the books and then this one caught my eye, so I personalized it:
It is so adorable. Here are a few more sneak peeks:
After an adorable intro page, Allie spots Ariel (on page 2). I customized Allies look! I gave her curly hair, brown eyes and brown hair.
Allie and Ariel have a fun adventure:
Arielle even gives Allie a seashell necklace…
And then it ends with Allie in bed… having sweet dreams!
Allie will be getting it on Christmas morning. I had to share it with you now, so you could do the same. I really cannot wait to see her excitement! I plan on getting our three boys their own books, too. It is on my to-do list for this week!
There are so many to choose from: Frozen, Super Why and so many more! You can look at them here. Oh! I almost forgot to tell you that it was $5 off because I purchased before 12/13. (You can take $5 off of itty bittys, too – that sale lasts until Dec. 20th). This offer excludes Hallmark Keepsakes product. There are a lot of new characters, like Star Wars, Barbie, Inside Out, Rainbow Brite, DC Comics and many more. The itty bittys nativity set includes an angel, Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and a stable.
If you are going to buy your kids a gift this year, buy them a book. In my opinion, the best gifts are those that teach our child: through books, experiences or other ways. I love to give these as birthday gifts, too!
Do you want to WIN a book, too? Leave a comment and let me know which book you would order.
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