This year, Hallmark has more great gift ideas for those little loved ones that live far away from you.
They have expanded their recordable holiday storybook titles to include “Frosty the Snowman” and “The Very First Christmas”. The books feature voice-capture technology, which records the readers voice right into the book. When a page is turned, the book automatically plays the text on that page in the reader’s voice.
This year, you can make your little loved ones feel like you are right there with them reading their favorite holiday classics. The instructions to record are really easy and you turn the page, record, and read what is on the page. Then when the child opens the book, the recording sounds. The great thing about this is that the child doesn’t have to keep up with the book because the voice on the next page will not start until they actually turn the page themselves.
In addition to the two new titles, Hallmark also carries “The Night Before Christmas”.
Hallmark also has numerous titles (and growing) of regular, non-holiday themed stories that can be read all year round including “All The Ways I Love You”, “My Little Princess” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” to name a few. Check out their Storybook Page to see all of their titles plus which ones are coming soon.
As I write this, I am thinking about those in the military who are away from their families for long periods of time. This gift would be a great idea for children who are missing their parents and would still give them the chance to hear their mom or dad’s voice each night before bedtime. Its never as good as the real thing, but it is a nice idea.
We received “Frosty the Snowman” to review and it is adorable. The book is sturdy and the illustrations are fantastic.
We live away from all of our family and are hopefully visiting next summer. I plan on bringing this book along with me and having a different member of the family record each page. The book is basically the actual song “Frosty the Snowman” so I may even ask everyone to sing their page.
Stop by your local Hallmark or check them out online for this great gift idea.
* I received a sotrybook for free to complete my feature. The opinions expressed in this post are mine only and are in no way influenced by any outside factors.
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.