You guys know how much I love books. I mean I’ve talked about them enough over the last few months haven’t I?
The thing is I loved books as a little girl and would literally be reading all the time. It was a running joke in my household that you couldn’t get my attention as I always had my nose in a book. And I have so many fond memories of the books that shaped my childhood (some of which you can read about here) that I want to make sure that Henry gets that same experience.
I really think books make the most perfect gifts. Maybe it was your favourite book from when you were little (like when Alice and Arran bought Funny Bones for Henry just because they adored the book as a kid), or it was a book you really wanted to read but never got the chance to (we have the entire Faraway Tree collection from Emily, which I have never read, but am so looking forward to reading to Henry when he is older), or maybe it’s a book that they can treasure forever.
Earlier in the month I wrote about Lost My Name and their amazing personalised books. We adored their first book, so were over to moon to receive their second one – The Intergalactic Journey Home*. Whereas the first book talked all about creatures that spelled out your little ones name, The Intergalactic Journey Home is space themed, but ends with your little one coming home – and of course it’s personalised to your actual home.
What I love about this book is that it is the perfect keepsake. As it includes an ariel image of an iconic local landmark (for us it was the Solent and the Skinaker Tower in Portsmouth), as well as a Google Maps shot from above your home, it is perfect to remember your first home with your little one.
For us, we are lucky, we own our house, and will likely live here for a large amount of Henry’s childhood, which makes this all the more special. I know I for one have fond memories of all my childhood homes, especially now I’m all grown up and have my own home.
The story itself is very sweet, and a god length for storytime. But for me, it’s the fact that we can keep this book until Henry is all grown up, and he can have it as a little reminder of his childhood.
And really, what is more lovely than that?
You can get 15% off your first order with Lost My Name by following this link. The perfect 2016 Christmas present for your little one, in their first home.
*PR sample provided – opinions, as always, are my own
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As a mother who loves to travel, I’d love to take Henry on a trip to Disneyland Paris someday. The trip won’t be cheap, but I’ve learned that I can buy or rent a Disney Vacation Club timeshare on the DVC Resale Market at a steeply discounted price.