It's that crazy festive logo again! That means another amazing opportunity to find a special gift for your little loved one! This time, I'm bringing to you I See Me Personalized Children's Books--you may remember that last year after I found out about I See Me, I created the perfect book -- well really the perfect book about the Perfect Name, as part of my 2013 Gift Guide. Now that my son is intrigued and obsessed with books (and his name) as a preschooler, the book is a fave for sure.
This year, we wanted to celebrate the holiday season with 25 special books all about the festivities of the season and the whole together time activity will culminate with his opening a book personalized to fit HIS own "Twas the Night Before Christmas Story."
We loved this book because of the detail that you could include. Family member names, pets, hair color, skin color, a dedication, even a photo can be included in this fun gift that wraps detail for your child/children into the traditional Christmas Eve story. The fantastic color and detail on each page (as seen in the stock photo from the I See Me website, below, illustrate the warm and cozy festive feelings that many have during the holiday season!)
On a bittersweet note, we included our pup, Chinook in our story and she went missing about two weeks ago, so we are always going to have that little bit of a memorial to her and how much my son loved her in the few months we had her with the reading of this book each year. We're still hoping she'll get reported to us or return, so keep your fingers crossed for us!
So, our new tradition -- you should consider it yourself! There is the drawback of a present a day for almost a month -- I don't want to encourage you to raise an entitled beastie -- BUT the present is a book. Each day. Sort of like an Advent Calender of sorts - wrap and label each book 1-25. The "crown jewel" of the Christmas countdown can be your personalized book about Christmas Eve! Our son hasn't actually seen this book yet, but judging by his excitement over My Very Own Name lately, I know he'll be thrilled! I love giving these keepsake type gifts to our children (rest assured, #2 will have some books of their own as well!) because while toys come and go, children love to read and love to read about themselves for years to come! It is something that can also be given with a pile of other mementos at graduation for a good laugh and cry.
There are loads of other personalized books and gifts that you can peruse while searching for the perfect gift. Plenty for girls -- princesses, pastels, and pretend while there's a smashing collection for your little brutes as well! New babies? Covered. Lunchboxes, placemats, stickers and more await your personalizing pursuits all in one place. Really you could gift for any age at the I See Me site! These gifts require a little planning and thought and are wonderfully received because they are made with love. Share a little of your time each night reading a special gift to your child - you won't ever regret those few minutes when you look back!
HURRY! December 16th is the last day to order for guaranteed delivery by Christmas! Act now!
Disclosure: We were given a complimentary book for the purposes of our Gift Guide this year. That said, we love I See Me Books and have given our honest opinions here about their great books! No further compensation was rendered.