From the time my kids were born, I always make it a point to include reading to them in our routine. When they were younger, I would read to them every night before they go to sleep. They’ve always loved reading; which is why I would always give them a book as a gift for any occasion. But now that they’re a little bit older, they seem to have a shorter interest in books; and seem to be more interested in playing other toys. I guess it’s my fault because I somehow let our bedtime story slipped into the every day craziness of our lives.
Today, I’ve partnered with I See Me! to bring you personalized children’s books to make reading time more interesting for your kids.
About I See Me!
I See Me! provides the highest quality, most personalized children’s books available. They opened for business in May of 2000. The owners received a personalized book as a gift for their first son in 1998. While they loved the fact that it was personalized, they thought that the illustrations could have been much better and the story more customized to the child. Thus I See Me! was born. You can read more about them here.
About The Personalized Book
I See Me! offers a wide variety of personalized children’s books for different occasions which I really liked. Among them are hardcover storybooks, board books, and coloring books that you can give as a birthday, Christmas, or Easter gift.
We were provided with We Go Together Like Personalized Book. Sisters, brothers, and best friends will cherish this personalized storybook that features them on every spread. You can read more about this here.
About The Customization Process
I love how I See Me! let you customize your book as much as you want. During the customization process, you will be asked to provide the children’s (or kid’s) name, their gender, their hair color, and their skin tone. You can also add a dedication which you can select from their list of options, the sender’s name, and the year it will be given; you can also upload a photo of the recipients if you prefer; and, for an additional cost, put the personalized book inside a keepsake gift box with a bow. Processing and delivery of your order take around 2 weeks; but they do provide expedited shipping if you need it sooner.
Please note that customizations may vary per book.
Reading Our Personalized Children’s Book
I showed the personalized book to the kids one Saturday morning after we had breakfast, and they got excited when they saw it. We all sat comfortably on the couch, and started reading. To my surprise, both the kids listened attentively and sat quietly until we finished reading our personalized book.
I find it really adorable that the children are compared to popular word pairs — hello and goodbye, peanut butter and jelly, thunder and lightning, sunshine and rainbows, and more — throughout the text. And I also love how they incorporated the children’s name all throughout the book.
Because of this collaboration, I re-discovered how much we enjoy reading books. So I will do my best to incorporate it back to our bedtime routine.
I love the concept behind I See Me!’s personalized children’s books. In fact, 2 years ago, even before I started blogging, I got my daughter her first Christmas book from I See Me! I loved it so much that I planned to get another one for my son’s first Christmas. But life got so busy and I totally forgot; I didn’t remember to order him his personalized book until it was too late.
The way I See Me! personalize their books and their graphics are just too adorable. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who are looking for a great book option to give a child.
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This product was provided for free by I See Me! in exchange for my honest review. As always, thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own.
What did you think of this post? How do you like the idea of gifting a personalized book to a child? Have you gotten a personalized children’s book from I See Me! before? How did you like it? Let me know in the comments. You know I always love to hear from you.