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The Illustory - Best Gift for Children (from Creations by You)

Updated on May 29, 2014

Great Gift for Future Artist, Author and Illustrator

Are you looking for a gift that will last forever? That will create memories for your child? How about giving your little writer something that he/she can keep and cherish the rest of his/her life? A gift that will create memories and will build your child's confidence. What if that gift is something that could be published? Illustory from "Creations by You" is the answer. When our child was very little, she loved having a notebook and a pen. She enjoys scribbling, writing and drawing things. My daughter always wanted to draw tiny people, things and places . She wrote stories of princess, super heroes, imaginary friend, and many others. Few years ago, when she was around 7 years old; our family decided to have Christmas at our home for the first time. It has always been at my sister-in-law's home. My daughter was so excited of the idea and very much anticipated the joy of being around family; she decided on writing a story about the occasion. Indeed, we had the best Christmas ever in our home. That joyous gathering was on her young mind and she could not stop thinking about it - she composed a story about our first Christmas at home.

We were looking for a writing pad and a nice notebook that she can transfer her story. We came across this very creative tool, the Illustory by "Creations by You." This is very good for children who love to draw and make stories at the same time. My child was so thrilled thinking that her work will be published. She always talked about having her own book published and being read by kids in the library. To her, this is a dream come true. (We still have the book, did not reach the library yet. LOL!)

How it works?

Your child could choose between the two methods:

1. Mail-In Production:

Where a child can write his/her story on the pages provided. There is a space on every pages for their drawings. The kit includes: instructions, story planner, 20 book pages, 2 cover pages, 10 washable markers, order form, complete cost to make a standard book and postage-paid envelope.

2. Internet Production:

Your child can work on the internet by going to www.creationsbyyou.com/storybook - you'll help him/her to create an account. Just follow the instructions provided. My daughter used this method and uploaded some photos she needed for the project.

Instructions:

Book cover page

Story Page...

The Finished Product

My child was so proud having her book published - she's been showing them to her grandma, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She dedicated the book to: Mom and Dad and to the rest of the family. It has been few years since her book was "published," and has been a part of our Christmas gatherings; thanks to "Creations by You." Her book made us remember that first Christmas party at our home. It would be a bitter sweet reminishing this year though - one of our special guests that year, our dear grandma Chick left us on Memorial day, she was 93 years old. Our daughter misses her very much. My family lives in the Philippines and grandma Chick was the only grandma she had here. It was a blessing that my daughter made this book before grandma passed away. We will always remember her every time we open my daughter's book.

Illustory was one of the greatest gifts our child had. I am sure that every family have their own little artists and story tellers, Illustory is a great tool for them. Remember that their work will be" published" too! Have a great day!

What's inside?

 

Dedication.....

 

Peek inside the story

 

Another page...

 

and one more

 

Illustory a gift for a lifetime.... - Creations by you...

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      jmgjfuhfvgbk 2 years ago

      guflyrf

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      That was fun doing that!:-)

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      This is an awesome gift. Children will feel proud of their accomplishments. There's no other other gift like this.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      What a nice gift idea, i like it.

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      Great gift idea! Thanks!

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      Mozaika 5 years ago

      Excellent! This is indeed a unique and creative gift that will increase in value as kids get older. Bookmarking it for the use with my own kids! :) Thank you!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      What a nifty idea and I can see why she was so happy with it.

      I've been encouraging people to make family memory books using blurb.com. It really is much easier than people think to self-publish now.

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      E L Seaton 5 years ago from Virginia

      This is neat. When my twin daughters were small, the got a book with each of their names in the title and that was as personal as it got. Thanks for sharing a marvelous way to publish somethng with help from the wee ones.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a great idea - my daughter would love this!

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Wonderful, thanks for all the great info. Thumbs up and angel blessed.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Wow, I never knew such a thing existed. Thank you so much for sharing this information.

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      JoyfulPamela2 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      What a fun, creative idea!

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      @baby-strollers: I'm glad, thanks!

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      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      My 4 year old is quite 'an artiste' so this is great for him.