Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hallmark's Recordable Storybook Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to Hallmark I got to review their Recordable Bright and Beautiful Book! I was so excited about this review! These recordable books are so neat! I am giving the one I got and made to a special child that I know will just adore it!

I think the idea of this is wonderful! Grandparents that don't live really close will love this! There are many really neat ideas for these books!

You can go watch a video showing you how special these books are here!
Thanks Hallmark for the awesome products!

If you cannot be with your loved one due to work obligations or long distance, why not send them a recordable book with your voice to show them how much they are loved. Hallmark’s “Bright and Beautiful A Child’s Blessing” is a recordable storybook where your voice is captured, recorded and saved. When your child or loved one turns the page of this recordable book your voice will be heard reciting every word.

Bright and Beautiful a Child’s Blessing makes a great gift for holidays, birthdays, special occasions or any time of the year. This book reminds your child or loved one how much they are loved, even when you cannot be there in person to tell them.

This book has been written based upon the hymn All Things Bright and Beautiful. It speaks about creatures big and small, birds that sing and flowers in bloom. It talks about the warm pleasant sun, the moon, mountains and everything bright and beautiful. Your child will become mesmerized by your soothing voice as you guide them through the story. What a wonderful, meaningful gift of love to those you care and love.

Steps to Personalize the Recording

  • To start recording, just press the button and begin reading aloud until you have completed each page. You can repeat a page until you feel comfortable with the recording.
  • Toggle the switch once you have completed the book to lock in the recording. By locking the recording you prevent it from being erased, even if the battery needs replacing your recording will not be lost.
  • You have just completed the entire process - it is that easy. Your book is now ready to be presented to your child or loved one. They will be able to enjoy this gift for years to come!

  • Little ones love being lulled to sleep by a familiar voice. Record yourself reading a bedtime story to give your child sweet dreams when you're away on business, out for the evening or any time you can't be there in person.

  • Is your spouse serving overseas? Capturing the voice of the
    soon-to-be-deployed parent is a great way to help a child feel
    connected during Mom or Dad's absence. Also, a Recordable
    Storybook read by the little ones and mailed to the enlisted parent will be a great surprise and a breath of fresh air.

  • Do Grandma and Grandpa live far away? A book recorded by the grandparents will help close the distance and keep grandchildren familiar with their voices.

  • Use a Recordable Storybook to help improve your child's reading skills. Listening to the recorded pages while following along is an easy lesson that never feels like homework!

  • Capture the voice of an ailing loved one for years to come for
    a family heirloom that'll be treasured. The recording will last even after the battery is changed.

Now here's the exciting part...


Thanks to Hallmark I get to
give away one of these books!


To win...

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Giveaway ends on Tues. Aug.
24th, 2010!


DISCLAIMER:
*I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.*

196 comments:

Bee and Rose said...

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Claire said...

This is a gorgeous idea, I'd love to receive one of these books as a gift.

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Time to Blog It Up! said...

Ahhh I would love to win this book, I is great being a grandma. I also am a follower on your sight and will follow on facebook. thanks for the chance to win.

Pam said...

My husband's parents live in the Philippines so this would be fantastic for us!

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Katie said...

My grandmother did this for me years ago when I was a child... except she read regular books on a tape and recorded her voice... it was amazing, and to this day, one of the best gifts I have to remember her voice by!

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What a great gift for my five year old grandson.
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I would love to have this for my children to keep and to pass on to their children one day. What a great family heirloom it could become. These are so personal and beautiful. joskellyrn@yahoo.com

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Chip said...

We have one of their books that came out at Christmas. My daughter loves turning the pages and listening to her grandma read them to her. This would be another wonderful book.
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

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Carrie said...

And I saw the news about this giveaway via Apple Blossom's blog post! I would love to be included in this. I was looking at these at Hallmark just the other day and thought this would make a perfect gift for a certain Nana in our family.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

My niece would love this! Thanks so much to introducing me to this concept - what a great gift.

Best
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Bakersdozen said...

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ossmcalc said...

I would love to have one of these recordable books to send to my grandson in hopes that he won't forget my voice since I do not get to see him but maybe once a year.

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Jon_Lefkove said...

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This would be perfect for my daughter. Her grandparents live far away.

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what a great keepsake i would love to have this for my grandmother to make for my son.
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This would be nice to have for my son so that he could still hear my voice when I have to be away from him.

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lknott said...

First I have seen these. Would love to win to leave a lasting message for grandkids. Love to read books to little kids!!


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I love this I always buy Hallmark Recordable cards! Love a storybook!
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Timster said...

What a very special keepsake!

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This would be perfect for me - I live in MD my grandson in LA

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