Last year I made a book all about my sweet granddaughter's so very short life. It started with her birth, that made us all hold our breath until she finally took a breath, and ended with her funeral 2 1/2 months later. That and the pictures taken by the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep foundation are the most special things that my daughter has from her sweet baby's life. My daughter cried when I gave it to her, and so did everyone else when they saw it. In fact I still cry when I look at it. There is nothing that could mean more to me except having Zariah back with us.
I am not going to lie, the place I published it at was quite expensive so I was looking around for another place to do another one and I found the I See Me site that does all kinds of personalized things, not just the books I was looking for. Personalized gifts always seem a little more special and the person receiving it knows how much work and care you put in it for them.
Look how cute some of these are:
Here is some information from the I See Me web site:
"The World According To [Your Child] is a personalized book that makes it easy to capture this precious stage in your child's life. This stunning, 20-page professionally typset hardcover book features the child's own drawings and classic comments about his or her world. Size of book is 11" x 8 1/2". The kit includes interview questions to ask the child, such as what the child wants to be when he or she grows up, the child's favorite things, and more. Color markers and drawing sheets are provided for the child to do 6 drawings, including a self-portrait. Once we receive the child's interview answers and drawings, we will produce a beautifully printed book that's ready for all-about-me storytime! The $29.95 price includes the kit, the first copy of the professionally printed book, and shipping this first copy of the book to the recipient once we receive the child's materials. A recipient of the kit in the U.S. will have no additional fees to receive their book. The kit includes an option to order additional copies of the same book. The books make very special grandparent gifts!
The kit includes:1. Instructions with interview questions for the parent to ask the child. We personalize the interview questions, using the child's information that you provide above.2. 8 Color markers3. Drawing sheets requesting the child to do 6 drawings: a self-portrait, drawing of the family, how the child writes his or her name, the child as a superhero, the child's favorite toy, and the favorite place that the child has visited. The drawings can just be a few lines or scribbles, and the book will still be very colorful and fun. The goal is to capture this stage in the child's life!4. Postage-paid envelope for the parent to submit the interview answers and drawing to us, so that we can print the book. 5. All of these items are in a designer box.You will pay to ship the kit during check-out. If you select "standard shipping" at check-out, the kit will actually arrive in about 1 week. If you select "Air," it will arrive in 3 business days. Order 4 or more kits at once to be shipped to the same address, and standard shipping is FREE!
The parent can take as long as needed for the child to complete the interview and drawings. (It usually takes 1-2 hours to answer the questions and to do the drawings.) Once we receive the child's completed materials, we will make the book and it will arrive approximately 3 weeks later. We are not able to expedite the production of this highly customized book. We will cover the cost to ship the first copy of the completed book with domestic delivery.
Our guarantee lasts for the child's lifetime. If the child doesn't like something about the book, we will refund your credit card. If there is an error with the spelling of the child's name or the birth date, we will remake the book for free. If a page in the book rips 10 years from now, we will remake the book for free and even pay to mail it to the child. We stand behind our products because our goal is to uphold your reputation for giving distinctive gifts, and we want to create a unique keepsake for the child that will last for a lifetime."
Here are some of the other things they personalize:
Nancy at the I See Me company has generously offered to let one of my readers win and make a book of their own. I can't even begin to tell you what a great offer this is and how much you will treasure the book forever. All you need to do to be entered is go to the I See Me site and take a look around. Come back here and comment about what you think of the site and product.
Extra entries? But of course! Just leave a comment for each one you do so I can use Random.org to do the drawing.
1 entry for following me
1 entry for grabbing my button
2 entries for telling a friend and having them comment and mention your name
3 entries for blogging about this giveaway and linking to this post and the I See Me site.
Giveaway ends 6/20 11:59PM
12 hours ago