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I See Me Holiday Books Review

What Are I See Me Holiday Books?

I See Me Holiday Books are personalized children’s books that add a special touch to holiday celebrations. These unique books are designed to make children feel cherished and valued during festive seasons like Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and more. They’re not just your typical storybooks; they’re personalized to feature the child’s name and sometimes even their picture, creating a magical reading experience.

The History of I See Me Holiday Books

The story of I See Me Holiday Books began with Maia and Allan Haag, parents who wanted to create a meaningful and personalized gift for their own children. In 2000, they founded I See Me, a company dedicated to producing high-quality, customized children’s books. Over the years, their holiday-themed books have gained popularity for their imaginative storytelling and personalization.

Different Versions of I See Me Holiday Books

I See Me offers a wide range of holiday-themed books, each tailored to a specific occasion. Some of the popular versions include:

  1. My Christmas Adventure: An enchanting Christmas tale filled with holiday magic and the child’s name integrated into the storyline.
  2. My Easter Adventure: A delightful Easter story where the child goes on an egg-citing adventure with the Easter Bunny.
  3. My Spooky Halloween Adventure: A Halloween-themed book that turns the child into a brave trick-or-treater exploring a haunted house.
  4. My Very Own Hanukkah: A personalized Hanukkah book that educates and entertains while celebrating this special Jewish holiday.
  5. My Very Merry Christmas: A classic Christmas story featuring the child’s name and a heartwarming holiday message.

I See Me Holiday Books Review

Christmas is right around the corner, and it is so difficult to find the perfect gift that will be memorable and make Christmas *magical*.  My MES is four this year – that perfect MAGICAL age when she can still see the angels and hear the tinkling of Santa’s sleigh bells on Christmas Eve.  I want this Christmas to be really special for her; with a new baby in the house and her two older siblings off and about, poor MES sometimes gets put to the side.  This year I found a wonderful gift for her from I See Me books.  This gift will be perfect for Santa to hand her when we go to the mall for our annual visit.

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You see, every year, I want the kids’ trip to Santa to be special, so while I corral them through the line, Papa Bear covertly makes a trip to see the elves at the other end.  We wrap a special book for them for Santa to give them at the end of their visit.  It is so much fun to see the delight in their eyes to know Santa has a present JUST FOR THEM.

MES will be receiving a BEAUTIFUL book from I See Me books.  A Christmas Bear for Me is a beautiful, heart-warming, personalized story about a child’s Christmas wish for a special Teddy Bear friend. A Christmas Bear for Me captures the anticipation leading up to Christmas morning and the magic of receiving a special gift from Santa.  The child is the “star” of the Christmas book and his or her name is featured throughout story.

Naughty and Nice List

And this isn’t like other personalized books where it’s a poorly written story and the name is just thrown in the text.  MES’s name appears everywhere in the book – in the illustrations, on the nice list, on the stockings, and in the text!  The child’s name and the names of his or her siblings or relatives are incorporated into intricate illustrations of stockings across the mantle and more!  It is a beautifully written book that brings the magic of Christmas into our home!

Names on Stockings, I See Me Books,

This gift set includes a cuddly, mini 6″ Gund’ plush bear that is designed to match the bear in the story.  I was expecting a bear, but a GUND?  It is so soft and cuddly and the perfect size for MES to carry with her everywhere.  He will become her best friend!  You can choose an 11″ bear for an additional $8.00 or a 14″ bear for an additional $13.00.

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My favorite part of the gift set – as if it could get any better from the high quality paper and gorgeous illustrations – is the letter to MES from Santa Claus himself.  It duplicates the letter in the story, so that on Christmas morning when she awakens to her Christmas treats, she will find the same magic that we read to her the night before.  How AMAZING is that and what a perfect touch to an otherwise perfect gift!

letter from santa

This gift set is truly a keepsake that MES can read to her children and tell them the story of how Santa brought her this special present when she was little.

If you’ve ever seen a personalized book before, throw those thoughts out the window.  I See Me creates the most beautiful and well-written personalized books on the market.  They have adventure stories for boys like My Very Own Pirate Tale  and ABC books that feature your child as the star.  Why, they even offer board books for the littlest of the family.

You can find holiday books for Christmas and Hannukah, but hurry!  there isn’t much time to order to receive your personalized book before Christmas!

I love the coloring books offered at I See Me.  My Very Own Fairy Tale Coloring and Activity book shows a girl how absolutely unique and special she is!   Fairies bring letters one by one to spell out your child’s first name in rhyme. At the end of this beautiful story, they crown her to be their fairy princess. Your child will have fun coloring in their personalized pages and completing the learning activities at the end of the coloring book.   There are handwriting pages in which the child spells her name out and each page offers a different activity featuring the child for whom it was made!  There are also Christmas coloring books and coloring books for boys.

The placemats are adorable also.  They feature cute graphics and the child’s name on each one.  There are special discounts when you purchase more than one too!  What a deal!

Expanded Information

I See Me Holiday Books are mainly crafted with creativity, love, and imagination. The primary “ingredients” include a child’s name, occasionally their photo, and a captivating holiday narrative. These elements come together to create a truly one-of-a-kind reading experience for kids.

Expert Tips for Enjoying I See Me Holiday Books

  1. Choose the Right Occasion: Select the book that matches the holiday or celebration you want to commemorate, ensuring it’s a meaningful and timely gift.
  2. Personalize Carefully: Double-check the spelling of the child’s name and any other personalization details to ensure accuracy.
  3. Make It an Annual Tradition: Consider making I See Me Holiday Books a yearly tradition. It’s a wonderful way to mark the passage of time and create lasting memories.

Storage Information

These personalized books are keepsakes, so storing them safely is crucial. Keep them in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight, to preserve their quality. If cared for properly, they can become cherished mementos that children can revisit as they grow.

FAQs for I See Me Holiday Books

  1. Can I order I See Me Holiday Books year-round? Yes, you can order these books throughout the year, but it’s best to order them well in advance of the specific holiday to ensure timely delivery.
  2. Are there age restrictions for these books? I See Me Holiday Books are designed for children of all ages, making them suitable gifts for infants, toddlers, and older kids alike.
  3. Can I include a personal message in the book? Yes, many I See Me books allow you to add a heartfelt dedication or message to make the gift even more special.

Known Alternate Names for I See Me Holiday Books

These books are commonly referred to as “Personalized Holiday Books,” “Customized Children’s Holiday Books,” or “Children’s Name Books for Holidays.”

Lauralee Saad loves homeschooling her three kiddos: Ballerina, age 8, Big Boy, age 6, and MESS, age 3. She enjoys sewing when she can find a spare corner to set up her machine and dig out fabrics, cooking and baking – especially if the kiddos are helping, and enjoying a good book after the kiddos have gone to bed. She is thrilled to have welcomed a baby girl into the family on March 23, 2012.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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