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The Gift of Reading

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Holiday traditions are extremely important for me, and I make sure every year, we continue those same traditions. I am talking about trips to see Santa, skating at the tree in Rockefeller Center, an evening to see George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, just to name a few. Each year, we add something new, while doing our best not to miss anything as the years pass.

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Another tradition started two years ago was to get each child a personalized book from I See Me for Christmas. Reading is so important, so anything that makes the kids excited about it is welcomed. They loved their I See Me books so much, that I’ve started in introduce books for birthdays, and other special occasions too. The illustrations and stories make these books so special; and the dedication and photo of the child marked on the cover of each book truly makes each their own.

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This year, Gemma received I See Me’s newest book of the season, My Christmas Sing-Along Book & Songs. The hardcover personalized book includes a CD featuring twelve classic children’s Christmas songs, each personalized with her name! The book was such a big hit that she even took it to her preschool the next day, where her whole class sang along to the tunes.

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Siella has just started to read, so I went for the My Very Merry Christmas book. This board book features charming illustrations of a Goose, Chipmunk and other furry friends who deliver a note about Siella to Santa. At the end of this story, the animals circle the tree that they have adorned with her name spelled out on the ornaments.

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Ryder received the My Magical Snowman book. The magic all starts when forest creatures come together to build a special snowman friend just for him. My absolute favorite part is when the Snowman tells Ryder that he is as “unique as a snowflake” and that his love is the magic that fills up his heart. The story in this book is truly heartwarming.

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I was excited to see that if you purchased each book as a gift set, you receive a personalized coloring book based on the book you choose, along with a personalized ornament.

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The ornaments were a huge hit with Ryder, Siella, and Gemma.

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I couldn’t be happier that we are continuing this tradition with the littles. We’ve been reading our new books for the past week, and it’s been fun unearthing our I See Me books from the two years past. I hope to continue this tradition for as long as I can, and I hope by gifting these to our friends and family, they too will continue the gift of reading each year to their children.

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11 thoughts on “The Gift of Reading”

  1. I love the idea of giving fun books for Christmas. I’ve been getting books for my kids every Christmas since they were babies. It’s a great way to get them interested in reading.

  2. I’m so thankful I’ve been raising a voracious reader. I think this would definitely help bring out the love of reading for my middle daughter. Personalization is everything nowadays.

  3. I loved books as a child, and I still love them now. I see my grandchildren taking an interest in storybooks at such a young age, which is very good. I will take a look at these I See Me books and get it for them.

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