Tuesday, November 13, 2012

2012 Holiday Gift Guide I See Me Personalized Books Plus Giveaway

     I See Me was created by a husband and wife team soon after their first son was born.  They had received a personalized book for their son.  This gift was nice, but it sparked the couple to think of how it could be better.  The first I See Me book was My Very Own Name.  It was meant to be an educational book to help children to recognize the letters in their name and spell their name.  Their mission is to increase self esteem in children through personalized books that celebrate the uniqueness of each child.  I See Me carries many different books and many for different occasions.  I was sent a beautiful Christmas story called A Christmas Bear for Evan.  

     This is a sweet story about a little boy that is excited for the Christmas holiday to come.  He writes Santa a letter to ask for a special bear for Christmas.  Santa delivers that special bear and leaves it under the tree.  I had to book made for Evan.  Evan's name is in the title and repeated often throughout the book.  Not only is Evan's name in the book, but there are a couple of mentions of Jayden too.

     I have had personalized books before for Jayden, but this book really has some great pictures and a real story line.  I like that not only is Evan's name repeated throughout the book, but is is also worked into the illustrations on most pages, such as on the stockings, on a tree ornament, on the gift box, on the door to his room and so on.  The book itself is high quality hard back.  The pages are thick and colorful.  You can personalize a message on the inside cover.  The book also comes with a sweet letter from Santa just like in the story written right to Evan.  Additionally since the book is called A Christmas Bear for Evan there is a small Gund teddy bear just like the one in the book that comes with the book.  The teddy bear is soft and well made.  Evan likes to hold onto the bear as we are reading together.  He also leans forward trying to touch the pages of the book.

     The I See Me books are great gifts when you want to give something personal.  These books can be beautiful keepsakes.  I know we will keep Evan's book and probably read it every Christmas.  I would love to get some of their other books for both the boys.

Arizona Mama Holiday Gift Guide

Buy it:  I See Me A Christmas Bear For ___  $39.95

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Win it:  One (1) Arizona Mama Reader will win an I See Me Personalized Book ABC What I Can Be. 

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Thank you to I See Me Books for sponsoring this review and giveaway.  
I was provided the above mentioned product for review purposes.  I was not compensated in any way.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced.  disclosure


  1. My daughter would love the "My Very Own Fairy Tale" book:)

  2. My son would love the My Very Own Pirate Tale book! He loves Jake and the Neverland Pirates.

  3. my daughter would love the "Super Incredible Big Sister" book

  4. My Very Own Pirate Tale... Yarrrr!

  5. the Who Loves Me? and Personalized Lovie Blanket Set

  6. I want the My Very Own Fairy Tale Storybook