Still wondering what gift to give for Christmas? I gotta great idea!
Hallmark has Recordable Storybooks…
“…record each page of a book and have it played back over and over as the recipient turns the pages. The recording will not be lost, even when the batteries need to be replaced…”
The Night Before Christmas
All the Ways I Love You
Bright & Beautiful
Hey Diddle Diddle!
I Love You Grandma
My Grandpa and Me
My Little Princess
Thank You God For Everything
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
and We’re Not Scared of Anything.
“…Hallmark expects to have about 15 Recordable Storybook titles available. The original books were designed for an adult to read to a child. Subsequent titles also are perfect for adults and children to record together or for children to record for a grandparent.”
Consumers have found many creative ways to use Recordable Storybooks, including:
Parents stationed overseas in the military have recorded books for their children waiting for them at home.
Grandparents and other family members who live far away have recorded the books for the children they love as a way to be with them even when they can’t be physically present.
Family members took turns recording each page of a book for a loved one in a nursing home.
Adoptive parents have recorded a storybook for the child they were waiting to adopt in another country so the child would recognize their voices.
An entire family recorded a storybook for an adult child who lived overseas and couldn’t be with them for the holidays.
I received a copy of The Night Before Christmas.
When I had completed recording the story, I needed to use a small Phillips screwdriver to remove a cover to access a switch, and move it from the “UNLOCK” position to “LOCK”. This is the same location that houses the three replaceable AAA size batteries.
When my daughters were young, I found birthday cards that allowed me to record my voice on them. In their late teen years, they reminded me about them, and stated that they had liked them.
The Hallmark Recordable Storybook reminded me that, when I was a child, I had been given a small portable reel-to-reel recorder, had recorded the voice of my great-grandmother, and for many years had listened to it for comfort. The recorder and recordings have been lost for many decades…but I can remember what she said, and how she said it.