Thursday, January 24, 2013

customized board books for your baby

I've been eying these customized photo books from Pinhole Press for awhile.  Plug in photos of family and friends, press "order," and in no time flat you'll have a way to enjoy the faces of loved ones with your baby.   Especially since we live in Sicily and Lena's entire extended family lives in Virginia, this seemed like a wonderful way to help her remember their names and faces.

However, as with most things in life that cost money, I just looked.  I did not do.

And then what should my mother-in-law get Lena for Christmas but a customized photo book!  It came from a company called Pint Size Productions.  After browsing around, I really like Pint Size because it's much more customizable and they also offer many more book options.  I'll be going to them with any future board book orders, I think.

Lena's Marmee (which sounds like "Mommy" when she says it these days) put together a beautiful book with all Lena's aunts and uncles from Elliott's side of the family.  She loves it!  Below is a little video I took of Elliott and Lena reading it together on the night she received the book.  Makes me want to make one for my side of the family!

Have you ever made a customized photo book?  Or a board book?  What's your favorite online resource/company to use?

P.S.  This is not a sponsored post.  
The day when I am actually cool enough to have a sponsor, I might dance a little jig and post a video of that!


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    1. This was the first time she'd seen it, David! She knows who you are now. :-)

    2. Aaaaaa! She is so smart she can already see the resemblance. Davy-Doo!

  2. Precious! And what a GREAT idea! I've never heard of this until now...but this aunt will definitely be doing this for future birthdays and Christmases. Thanks for the suggestion, Becca.

  3. Brilliant and wonderful! Although any here might not have survived as favorite board books were often consumed - literally- during nap time. (Saved the half eaten favs in a keepsake box for each offender just for fun.) I bought a soft, chew proof photo book and slipped in family pics for the youngers. We laminated pics and put them on a ring for the olders. I think it helped them all feel deeply connected to family we see infrequently - the bonds are still so strong.

    1. I clearly need to get a laminator! I think it would be fun to have as kids get older, too, and you want to laminate other things.

  4. Love it! I've been wanting to do something like this for awhile but haven't gotten around to it. And that's so cool that Lena has a Marmee--that's what my mom went by to the grandbabies as well. :)

    1. Really? That makes me so happy! It had been a Garber family joke that my mother-in-law would be Marmee one day... and when the time came that is the name she chose to be called by her grandchildren. I love it as it just seems so cozy and comforting. And it's pretty easy for little mouths to say!


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