Saturday, November 1, 2014

I See Me! Books: My Night Before Christmas Personalized Book *Holiday Gift Guide*

Thank you I See Me! for the book to help with this review
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Welcome to I See Me! where we provide the highest quality, most personalized children's books available. We opened for business in May of 2000, after a year of active product development. My husband Allan and I received a personalized book as a gift for our first son in 1998. While we loved the fact that it was personalized, we thought that the illustrations could have been much better and the story more customized to the child. Thus I See Me! was born.
With the holiday season approaching, everyone wants to find the perfect gift for a child. Something that they can use over and over and is practical. I have just the gift for you! I See Me! Books offers a variety of items for you to choose from that can be personalized to cater to your child. I wanted to highlight the Christmas books that I See Me! offers because they're perfect for the upcoming holiday. Their new Night Before Christmas is a great spin on the typical story we've all heard as children, and now that our oldest daughter is 7 and reading, I knew it would be a fun book for her to read to her sisters on Christmas Eve. 

When the review for this book first came up, I was hoping to be able to input she/her/girls where the names would go so it could be one general book for all the girls and kind of start a tradition of reading it every Christmas Eve, but after using their great preview mode, there was a couple places the book wouldn't make sense. Because of this, I decided since Madison is the oldest and she can now read, it was only fitting that she receive the personalized book with all her information and her name. 

When you personalize this book you have a ton of options!!! You have the child's name, optional photo of the child, if their hair is curly or straight as well as its color, if they have siblings, and you can even input your animal and their name! I was blown away at how much detail this book offers, and I was happy to see it in person once it arrived. 

The pages are bright and colorful, the book is of great over all quality, the personalization looks like its truly part of the book, and the little extra touches really sets it apart from other books. There's 32 pages to this book, and you'll see your child's name and their siblings (if applicable) through out the book on stockings and presents. We put in our their dog Hayley as the animal choice, and you'll see it through out the book a couple times with a dog name displaying her name. The over all size of the book is 9x9 and because you put it together, shipping is about two weeks after date of purchase. 

This book retails for $35 plus shipping, and they also offer birthday books, sibling books, other holiday options, coloring books, place-mats and more! I've reviewed with them a couple times now and I truly love what this company offers. They're well worth the price because they're so treasured and amazing quality. 

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Amber Ludwig said...

Love this!! Such a classic tale and it means so much more with personalization!! What an amazing gift this would be!!

Donna B said...

How sweet this would be as a Christmas gift. Loved the review and thanks for some new ideas for Christmas!