If you’re looking for a great gift, there’s nothing like a personalized birthday book for kids. Add a personalized ornament for the tree and you’ve really made them smile! I See Me! provided me with a personalized copy of their My Night Before Christmas Personalized Book and Santa’s Coming! Personalized Ornament for my family to experience and share our thoughts with you.

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Personalizing the Night Before Christmas was a lot of fun, because there are so many options to make it unique. Personalization included some typical items like name and family names, but this book also allowed for gender, skin color, hair color, hair style, and pets. The personalization went throughout the book in both the illustrations and the story. The story is the very familiar Night Before Christmas, but with familiar names and places cleverly included. The illustrations included family names on the stockings, town name on signs, and even the cat’s name on a pet bed. It was so much fun to read a story we all know so well and catch all the places it was rewritten for our family.

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The books are well made with heavy pages and strong binding. They will last through many years of reading… and this will be a book you’ll want around for a long time. The artwork is beautiful! The colors are vibrant, but there is a soft and soothing quality to the images. This would make a wonderful bedtime story for the holidays.

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By comparison, the Santa’s Coming! ornament was a bit disappointing. The print is nicely done and vibrant, but the rest is nothing spectacular. The ornament is very lightweight. The print is slipped into a slot on top of the ornament and is not sealed off in any way. Ultimately, it is an ornament and should be treated delicately like other ornaments. I just found it a bit of a disappointment… I wasn’t blown away by it like I typically am of other things I See Me! creates.

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If a book or ornament is not quite the Christmas gift you’re looking for but you still want something special, I See Me! also offers a wide selection of other items including colorful Lunchboxes, fun Puzzles, creative Coloring Books, special Placemats, great Stickers,  and Growth Charts to grow with! Keep them in mind beyond the holiday season too… their products make great gifts for any occasion!

Pros: Seamless personalization. Beautiful illustration. Well made books that will become family treasures.

Cons: Ornament was a bit disappointing.

I received this at a discount in exchange for my opinion. As someone who relies on honest reviews to make purchases, I work hard to provide other consumers with a thorough, truthful, and unbiased opinion of my personal experiences.

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120x60WhiteLogoI See Me! provides the highest quality, most personalized children’s books available. They opened for business in May of 2000, after a year of active product development.  The founders received a personalized book as a gift for their first son in 1998. They loved the fact that it was personalized, but thought that the illustrations could have been much better and the story more customized to the child. Thus I See Me! was born. Their mission is to increase self esteem in children through personalized books that celebrate the uniqueness of each child. The goal of I See Me books is to show each child how absolutely unique and special he or she is, to teach the child how to spell his or her name, and to build vocabulary skills.

  • My Night Before Christmas Personalized Book – Nestle your child all snug in bed with this classic personalized Christmas story. This beautifully illustrated storybook is sure to become a tradition your family will cherish every holiday. ($34.99)
  • Santa’s Coming! Personalized Ornament – Your child will love being the star of the Christmas tree with this beautifully illustrated ornament featuring his or her name and photo. ($9.99)

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