If you are a grandma you know the feeling of a grandchild who recognizes your voice by a word or two on the phone or from the other room when you first arrive for a visit. The squeals of "Grandma, Grandma!" from nothing more than the sound of my voice is pure joy to me.
I often yearn to hear the voice of my own grandmother who passed away before I was born and of my other grandmother who passed away when I was a young girl. That was back in the day of silent 8mm home movies and old fashioned film developing!
Today's technology makes it possible to capture the voices of those we love. I am a memory making, tradition creating, and a very sentimental grandma. I give my grands new pajamas at Christmas as part of their Christmas gift because of the feeling it gives me to know that they are snuggled safely in their beds at night wearing the pajamas that they know I picked out especially for them. I think of it as a way to show my love for them when I can't be there.
When I learned of the Recordable Storybook collection from Hallmark I knew they were right up my alley as the memory making and tradition creating grandma I am. I also thought of the long distance grandma's who could use such a product to help develop and maintain a bond with their grandchildren where there are many miles and missed days between visits.
Grandpa's Voice Too!
In my own family my son in law was taken away for extended times on business and his three little boys missed him deeply. When time and energy allowed he called to visit with the boys in the evenings and he would occasionally have a Skype session where he would read them a bedtime story. The boys loved hearing their daddy's voice.
The Recordable Storybook Collection would be a great way to help ease the child's pain of missing a loved one for any number of reasons. The books would be a great idea when grandma lives far away, when mom or dad are going to be away, or like me.....a grandma who lives near but loves knowing that my grands can hear my voice and feel my love for them whenever they choose to open the book.
The books are easy to use and the recording is protected even when the batteries need to be changed. The Recordable Storybooks feature voice-capture technology by recording the reader's voice directly into the book. When a page is turned, the book automatically plays the text on that page so even the youngest child can use the book all by themselves.
This would be a great gift for any occasion. Hallmark has a new holiday collection that would be perfect for long distance grandma's and grandpa's or anyone who wants to share a precious holiday gift with a child they love.
Check out the Hallmark website or your local Hallmark Store to see the entire Recordable Storybook collection. They are currently offering a $10 off coupon on their website (for just 2 days) on the purchase of any Recordable Storybook so check it out today!
For me, I picture my grands wearing their pajamas that I gave them, snuggled safely in their beds, and now listening to a bedtime story in my voice. I love being a grandma, I love technology, and I love the Recordable Storybook Collection from Hallmark!