Saturday, December 11, 2010

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Hallmark Recordable Storybooks - ENDS 12/17 at Noon (CLOSED)

Give the Gift of a Moment in Time...

I few weeks ago, I was watching television and saw an adorable commercial featuring two little girls listening to a storybook that their grandmother was reading. But the grandmother was not actually there.  The grandmother had recorded her voice on a Hallmark Recordable Storybook that the girls had received for the holiday.  A remember thinking to myself what a wonderful idea to have a loved one's voice recorded and preserved to capture a moment in time.

Well last week, I was offered the opportunity by Hallmark to try out one of their recordable storybooks for myself.  I choose the holiday classic "Frosty the Snowman" since I still love this story even as an adult.

Let There be Light
The storybook has a hardcover and back with a recording strip at the bottom.  There are only two buttons - "record" and "stop" so it is not complicated to use. You need to be in a quiet place to record the story and the book should be laying flat on a surface. I found out the hard way that the room needs to well lit. I was in a dimly lit room when I first tried to record and story and I had all kinds of problems. Once I turned on the lights in the room, everything went smoothly.

Easy to use
All you have to to to record the story is turn to the page, hit the record button and then hit the stop button when you are done. Once the page is recorded, your voice will automatically play when you return to the page. If you don't like the way the recording sounds, you can record it again. To make the storybook even more unique, there is a page where you can record your own dedication for the book - how sweet! I dedicated my storybook to my son and told him to always remember that I love him when he plays the story.

Once you are happy with all the recordings, you lock the book so that no one can accidentally record over your voice by unscrewing the battery cover and sliding the switch to the "lock" position.

Hallmark Recordable Storybooks can only be purchased in Hallmark Crown stores.

There are 15 Hallmark Recordable Storybooks to choose from.  The current storybook choices for this holiday season are "The Night Before Christmas", "My First Christmas" or "Frosty the Snowman". These books would make a great keepsake gift so pick up one today!

This is one GREAT Hallmark coupon!
And use this $10 off $10+ coupon to get your Hallmark Recordable storybook at a great price! Coupon expires on Christmas eve.

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- The contest ends on December 17, 2010 at Noon EST.

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Disclosure: I was given a complimentary Hallmark Recordable Storybook for the purchase of writing this review and expressing my unbias opinion.



The winner of the Hallmark Recordable Storybook is Jeff L. of Waterford, MI

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