One of my several personal goals is to become more organized by taking care of things early on so that I’m not feeling pressured and irritable instead of being able to take the time to enjoy the occasions I have planned for. At the top of the list is shopping for Christmas presents our four grandkids will truly enjoy, not toss aside once the excitement passes a few days later.
Specially chosen storybooks, I believe, are gifts that can become keepsakes enjoyed throughout a lifetime,Â revisiting rememberances ofÂ childhood Â and, if carefully cared for, shared as parents with their own children. I’ve found just the right books to give to each of my four grandchildren, ages 5 mos to 10 years, this Christmas,
I don’t think you can ever go wrong with giving quality storybooks as gifts to children if you take time to find the right ones that will peak their interest. Personalized books that are “all about me” do just that! ISeeMe.com has wonderful storybooks that can be easilyÂ personalized for the special children you buy gifts for. (See below for limited time savings!)
A Christmas Bear for Me is a beautiful, heart-warming, personalized story about a child’s Christmas wish for a special Teddy Bear friend. A Christmas Bear for Me captures the anticipation leading up to Christmas morning and the magic of receiving a special gift from Santa.
- One child is the “star” of the Christmas book and his or her name is featured throughout story.
- The child’s name and the names of his or her siblings or relatives are incorporated into intricate illustrations of stockings across the mantle and more!
- Gift set includes a cuddly, mini 6″ GundÂ® plush bear that is designed to match the bear in the story. You can choose an 11″ bear for an additional $8.00 or a 14″ bear for an additional $13.00.
- Gift set also includes a personalized letter to the child from Santa!
Awards:Â Mom’s Choice, Creative Child Magazine and HomeSchool.com
A popular personalized Hanukkah gift storybook for kids is A Hanukkah Bear for Me. In this beautifully illustrated, personalized story, the child lights the Menorah, plays with a Dreidel, enjoys chocolate Gelt and Latkes, and on day eight receives the gift of a cuddly bear. Sure to be a family classic, the story is written by award-winning author Jennifer Dewing and illustrated by Wilson Ong.
- One child is the “star” of the story and his or her name is featured throughout the story.
- The child’s name and the names of his or her siblings or family members are included on an illustration of gift tags on presents around the menorah.
- Gift set includes a cuddly, mini 6″ GundÂ® plush bear that is designed to match the bear in the story.
- The story features a personalized letter to the child from the gift-giver telling the child what a special lifelong friend he or she will be for the bear.
Â The World According to Me , ages 4 – 12, is a personalized book that makes it easy to capture this precious stage in your child’s life. This stunning, 20-page professionally typeset hardcover book features the child’s own drawings and classic comments about his or her world. (My favorite!)
The kit includes interview questions to ask the child, such as what the child wants to be when he or she grows up and the child’s favorite things. The kit also includes drawing sheets, color markers and instructions to draw a self-portrait, a picture of the family, and more. The parent simply mails the drawings and interview answers in the return envelope, and the book will arrive in 3 weeks!
Or, you can make your book online today using the online book builder, and watch your child’s book come to life! You will receive the book 3 weeks after you produce it online.
Awards:Â iParenting, Mom’s Choice, Creative Child Magazine and HomeSchool.com – Take a virtual book tour of The World According to Me at www.ISeeMe.com
Personalized children’s books make special gifts for girls. This enchanting storybook is a powerful way to show a child how absolutely unique and special she is. My Very OwnÂ® Fairy Tale is a hardcover, professionally bound book that transports little girls into a magical garden where flower and berry fairies crown her as their fairy princess. Beautifully illustrated fairies bring letters one by one to spell out the child’s name, while describing character traits that make the recipient alone the perfect princess. This award-winning storybook makes a keepsake for new baby girls through age 12!
As an added touch, this educational book includes the child’s birth date, a printed dedication to the sender, and an illustrated Fairy Patch featuring 62 fairies with interesting facts about their flowers and berries. The book was written by Maia Haag, illustrated by Joyce Patti, and made in the USA.
Awards:Â Â Mom’s Choice, Creative Child Magazine, HomeSchool.com and Family Choice – Click Here to take a virtual tour of ‘My Very Own Fairy Tale’ at ISeeMe.com
In My Very OwnÂ® Pirate Tale, entertaining sea creatures bring letters one by one to spell out your child’s name, and they describe why he or she is the perfect candidate to be the captain’s first mate. The sawshark brings the S, the octopus brings the O, and so on. At the end of this adventurous pirate story, your child’s name is revealed as the secret to opening the treasure. Includes an illustrated encyclopedia of 62 sea creatures with fun facts about each. Filled with beautiful, hand-painted illustrations, this hardcover book is a unique keepsake that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Awards:Â Creative Child Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, iParenting AwardÂ – Click Here to take a Virtual Tour ofÂ My Very Own Pirate personalized book at ISeeMe.com
For children ages 0 – 6, there is Who Loves Me? It is often said that there is no better gift that you can give a child than love. Who Loves Me? features the names of family members and friends who love the child, and encourages the child to reach to the sky when asked “how much” each of one of them loves him or her. This beautifully illustrated book reassures the child that he or she is loved “so much” by each person, with melodious rhymes describing the depth of each individual’s love. Written by Jennifer Dewing, with colorful, whimsical illustrations by Maria Carluccio, this hardcover book is a perfect gift for a new baby or young child!Â
Awards:Â Mom’s Choice, Creative Child Magazine and HomeSchool.com
My Very OwnÂ® Name is a beautifully illustrated personalized children’s book that helps children to learn to recognize letters and spell their names. In this hardcover, professionally bound book, animals bring letters one by one to create the child’s first and last names in rhyme. A jackal brings a J, an ostrich brings an O, and so on. At the end, the animals celebrate because they’ve created the perfect name.
As an added personal touch, this award-winning book includes the child’s birth date, a printed dedication from the sender, and an illustrated encyclopedia of 61 animals. This storybook is made in the USA and written by Maia Haag.Â
Awards:Â Â iParenting, Mom’s Choice, Creative Child Magazine, Benjamin Franklin Award and HomeSchool.com Award – Take a virtual book tour of the Personalized Children’s Book “My Very Own Name”
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