I can long remember how one Christmas, my parents gave my siblings and I each a personalized story book. At first we thought they were just regular story books, but as we began to read them, we realized they were all about us! It was one of the most special Christmas gifts we ever got because we knew they were personalized for each one of us. We all had a different story which used our individual names in a unique and exciting story! This was nearly twenty years ago. Now that I have kids of my own and several young cousins, nieces, and nephews, I don’t struggle to find them the perfect Christmas and birthday gifts.
Personalized story books are the perfect gift for any child weather your son or daughter, grandchild, nephew, niece, or cousin. Any child will feel like a star when they get to read about themselves in a book. A few months ago I have given my child a personalized story book for his birthday. This time, not only did his name appear in the story, but his best friend’s name was also printed in this particular book. He was amazed and so excited. At age 6, when he is just learning how to read, he won’t put this personalized story book down. He loves to see his name and read about himself, his real-life best friend, and the other story book characters.
I don’t know why any parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or anyone would ever buy a child a book that doesn’t include that child as the main character. Personalized story books make children more interested in reading, and really heightens their self confidence. If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “give a child the gift of reading”, you can do just that, but also give them the gift of being the star of the story.