A Christmas Collection of Memories | Hallmark Recordable Storybooks

A Christmas Collection of Memories | Hallmark Recordable Storybooks will show how Hallmark is contributing to connecting families and creating memories this Christmas. I believe Hallmark will make another year of memorable history with its recordable storybooks. The Recordable Storybooks line was introduced September 2009; but, I for one never recall seeing a commercial about this wonderful product. Now-a-days with jobs being scarce and the high cost of flying many people will not be taking the long distance trips to grandma’s house like yester years. This storybook line can assist in connecting families and creating lifelong memories that will be great for Christmas, but can last throughout the years.

If you’re familiar with my hubs then you know that I am not a writer that attempts to sell, sell, and sell; but, I do love to research a topic thoroughly and share that information. In this case, the little girls in the commercial below intrigued me to recall how it feels to be long distance from loved ones during the holiday season.To me nothing would be better than being able to receive such a personable gift as the Hallmark Recordable Storybook from a grandmother or favorite relatives at Christmas time. Yeah, I guess you can tell it made me yearn for some of my own childhood memories...

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

When I was a child sometimes my parents would let my siblings and I open one gift the night before Christmas. Just imagine the memories that can be created by surprising a loved one with a familiar voice of someone living far away. What a great way to celebrate Christmas eve...

Hallmark Recordable Storybooks Facts and Features

Voice-capture technology is what enables a person to record each page of a book and have it played back again and again as the recipient turns the pages. It is truly the next best thing to being there in my opinion. Just imagine a child’s eyes that hear a mom or a dad’s voice reading to them who is in the Armed Forces overseas and unable to be there to read the children a bedtime story. As a matter of fact, Hallmark became partners with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Foundation to Donate 20,000 Hallmark Recordable Storybooks to U.S. Troops.

Last year titles include 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.

A Christmas Collection of Memories | Hallmark Recordable Storybooks

The original books were designed for an adult to read to a child; however Hallmark has added about 15 Recordable Storybook titles this year with some titles being perfect for adults and children to record together or for children to record for a grandparent and others. This will allow families to put their heads together and become innovative in finding ways to create fond memories that are unique for their families’ situations and or design. Listen to how these families feel about the Hallmark Recordable Storybooks:

Here are a few examples one might consider:

  • Family members who live far away can record the books for the children they love as a way to be with them even when they don’t have the luxury to be physically present.
  • Siblings and other family members can take turns recording each page of a book for a loved one in a nursing home or ill in the hospital.
  • A child awaiting adoption in another country can hear a story recorded by his adoptive parents and learn to recognize their voices; and who knows maybe learn a little of the language if there happens to be a language barrier.

The recording is supposed to last a lifetime and never be lost even when the batteries need to be replaced. No longer do you have to be absentee grandparents, godparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, etc during the holiday season.

Last year these books sold out quickly and I suspect that this year will be the same especially with the commercial time it has been given.

Record, Save, and Give - It is the next best thing to being there if you live a long distance away or it can assist in encouraging quality time if you are a busy parent on the go. A child loves having things close to them that provides them with thoughts of security and the comforts of being at home with loved ones.

Wrapping Up...

A Christmas Collection of Memories | Hallmark Recordable Storybooks is a "must have" for this Christmas in my opinion. But hurry while supplies last, like I said early, last year the storyline sold out before Christmas and already appears to be selling fast...

Don't procrastinate and be one of those individuals attempting to pay way too much on eBay for a story book the week before Christmas or a special birthday. But always remember:

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. -Burton Hillis

If you have given this gift to a loved one already please feel free to share your experience in the comment section. As always comments sharing your thoughts about the subject matter are always welcomed!


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gr82bme 6 years ago from USA

What a cute idea. I think I have seen this on tv.

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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hi gr82bme, you are exactly right and it was the commercial that inspired the hub. Thanks for the read. :)

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gr82bme 6 years ago from USA

They are so cute. I will have to share this on FB and Tweet

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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

LOL, Hi gr82bme, thanks for stopping by and reading a Christmas collection of memories|Hallmark recordable storybooks. I'm glad that you like the idea behind this hub as well. I love watching the kids smiling faces in the videos. :)

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sunforged 6 years ago from Sunforged.com

the writing stage ended 55 days ago (when this was published), there is no reasonable or fair reason why elements of that challenge would still be taken advantage of at this very late point

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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@sunforged - Sorry, I sent you an e-mail concerning finishing up the 30 hubs. Assumed that silence meant consent since I saw a few other late hubs coming in and knew that you would be monitoring hubs submitted. Sorry for the confusion, I've removed everything. Thanks for the heads up! :)

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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Ah yes it's these great Hallmark memories that mark the holidays down as great treasures. Happy Holidays :)

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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

I agree Katie what I wouldn't give to have my mother's voice reading one of these books, now that she is no longer with me. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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