Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hallmark - Holiday Gift Guide Review and Giveaway


When I'm Christmas shopping at stores, one place I always stop at is Hallmark. Where I live, there are two Hallmark locations. The one in the mall is the place I frequent to get unique gifts and quality cards. For 100 years, Hallmark Cards, Inc. has helped people connect with one another and give voice to their feelings.

When you think of Hallmark, the first thing that probably comes to mind is cards. Cards for every occasion are their trademark. However, they sell other things as well. Think paper party supplies, wrapping paper, picture frames, and ornaments. Oh, and recordable storybooks.


Hallmark's Recordable Storybooks are hardback books with stories from original and familiar titles. Holiday titles include Frosty the Snowman, The Night Before Christmas, and The Very First Christmas.

What makes these books special is the recorder that allows a person to retell the story. Once a person's voice is recorded, it can be saved so it is not erased. When the child opens the book to read, they will hear the story being told aloud by a loved one.


I received the Frosty the Snowman Recordable Storybook. I mistakenly assumed my 11 year old son would have little interest in it, but he quickly requested that I record my voice so he could hear it when he reads the book.

After going through the pages and mimicking the words written on the page, I saved the recording. Adam has since read the classic story numerous times, while hearing my voice tell it. I never have liked the sound of my voice, but the sound quality that comes through the speakers is pure. I don't particularly care for the pinpoint holes that adorn each page, but I assume they're there so the person reading can hear the voice talking clearly. On the inside of the book is a "To" and "Read To You By" section that can be filled out. The Recordable Storybooks are a neat concept and a treasured keepsake for the recipient.



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One person will win a Frosty the Snowman Recordable Storybook.

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Leave a comment with the title of another Recordable Storybook you like.

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Leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address in the comments. Giveaway is open to residents of the USA. Giveaway ends 11/24/2010 at 8 pm CST. Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

I received product for review from Hallmark. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.

116 comments:

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I also love the Guess How Much I Love You Recordable Storybook, these are such a wonderful idea! Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

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Tylerpants said...

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