Last Updated on March 4, 2011 by Jody Halsted
Continue your bedtime ritual when you're far from home
While I do most of my traveling with my girls on tow, there are times when I venture off on my own- or with my husband, if I'm really lucky!- and my girls spend time with their grandmother or aunts, uncles and cousins. They don't miss me as much as I would like to think they do when I'm away, but I know they miss the evening ritual of a bedtime story.
Just before I left for the BlissDom conference a couple weeks ago, a package arrived from conference sponsors. In it was a recordable storybook from Hallmark called All the Ways I Love You. I managed to hide the book from my girls (who think that every package that arrives on our doorstep must be for them), recorded myself reading the story and set it on the kitchen table for the girls to find when they woke. My youngest, who is attuned to my every waking moment, wandered downstairs before I left. I gave the book to her as I made breakfast. She “read” it three or four times before her sister made it downstairs. “Hey Brenna!” she said excitedly, “you have to see this awesome book that reads itself!”
According to my husband the book was “read” constantly while I was away. Thanks, Hallmark, for helping keep our bedtime ritual in tact while I was away!
Want a Hallmark Recordable Storybook for Your Family?
The Hallmark recordable story book is easy to use and can be re-recorded, as well. It's great for parents who travel for business and for grandparents who live far away. Hallmark recordable storybooks are available at Hallmark stores and other Hallmark retailers for $29.99.
Hallmark has kindly offered a recordable storybook to one reader of Family Rambling. The winner will get to choose from the titles: All the Ways I Love You, Counting Kisses and Guess How Much I Love You. Other titles are available for purchase.
To enter: Leave a comment telling me who you would gift a recordable storybook to.
For extra entries:
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Copy and paste this tweet: I want to win a #Hallmark recordable storybook from Family Rambling : https://familyrambling.com/?p=1875 Please leave a link to the tweet in the comments. (You can tweet and enter once daily)
Make sure I can easily find an email to contact you; I will not search for one. Contest ends February 22, 2011 at 11:59pm CST. I will draw the winner February 23, 2011 using Random.org. The winner will be contacted via email and/or Twitter and will have 3 days to respond. If I do not hear back from the winner within that time another winner will be drawn.
Disclosure: the book was included in a swag (stuff we all get) package sent to attendees of BlissDom.