Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday giveaway: Win a Hallmark Recordable Storybook


Max is into reading lately. He likes anything about trains or trucks. Shocker, I know. I can sometimes entice him to check out other subjects if a book has a decent amount of purple, as the one above does. The Hallmark peeps sent it to us; it's part of the Recordable Storybooks line.


Basically, you record yourself reading the words on each page. Or you can record your kid talking. Or your Aunt Tillie. The instructions did not say whether recording your dog, cat or parakeet would work, and since we have none of those, I can't say. What I can tell you is that it's idiot-proof: You press a button, and the prompts tell you what to do. Every time you flip the page, the recording automatically starts. I enjoyed recording it, and even more, I enjoyed the look on Max's face when he heard my voice.


We also got I Love You Grandma, which I'm going to have the kids record and give to my mom. The books are geared toward kids ages 18 months and up, but both Max and Sabrina got a kick out of them. They're sold at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores.

Get psyched: I have two Hallmark Recordable Storybooks to give away, each worth $29.95. You can take your pick of any of the 15 books online. To enter, just check out the books and leave a comment below about which one your child would like.

Bonus entries:

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Tweet about this giveaway: Win a $30 Hallmark Recordable Storybook from @LoveThatMax, ends 12/22, http://tinyurl.com/2fj9n2y

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends 12/22 at 11:59 p.m. EST. I'll randomly pick the winners, alert you by email and announce it here.

Bon chance! Word, if you buy one regularly-priced Recordable Storybook at Hallmark through 12/24, you can get an additional holiday one for $19.95. Perhaps your iguana would like to record one?

Update: The winners are Tina Reynolds and lezanac. I hope you, your kids and/or your ferret enjoy!

115 comments:

  1. lol Racer wud love the same book Max does. He's into scary lol

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  2. That video clip was soooo sweet! I adored seeing the smiles on Max's face, let me tell ya! =)

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  3. Well, since I'm doing psychology research this semester on aggression in children ages 3-5 the message in "Bright and Beautiful" would just be absolutely perfect for me to test what I need to and to tell these kids just how special they are!

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  4. I was at Hallmark tonight and really want the Frosty one! Oh and the princess one for my niece. Loved the video, thanks for sharing.

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  5. I would love the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star book for my little boy.

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  6. I hate that I keep posting on giveaways, but you keep giving away things that my kid would love!!

    Eddie would be ecstatic with the Frosty book. He has a very, very, VERY strong obsession with snowmen, specifically Frosty. We're in year two of this obsession. I had prayed that it wouldn't return with the holiday season, but it's stronger than ever. Sigh.

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  7. Aaaaand, I follow you on Twitter

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  8. Mango would love to have "All The Ways I Love You".

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  9. I tweeted. http://twitter.com/#!/2ndheartmom/status/16007911893368832

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  10. We would pick Frosty The Snowman.

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  11. Follow you on Twitter; rhoneygee

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  12. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/rhoneygee/status/16033658511032320

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  13. Great video - love seeing Max smile!

    Allie would love the "Guess How Much I Love You" book.

    We already like you on facebook as well...:-)

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  14. Daniel would love to have "The Very First Christmas" book.

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  15. "Counting Kisses" for sure. :) Isaiah is growing more and more independent each day, but the one thing he can't get enough of is sweet kisses!

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  16. Night before Xmas

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  17. I would love All the Ways I love you for my niece or nephew due June2011! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  18. I like Love That Max on FB! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  19. My granddaughter would love Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! dlcwins55@yahoo.com

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  20. "All the Ways I Love You" would be perfect!

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  21. Nichole wants the Very First Christmas and wants to record it from her VMax to read to her aide's kids ages 4-10.

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  22. My in-laws turn 87 and 82 in January and it would mean the world to them to hear my son 'talk' in a book for them- believe you me, it would be read over and over and over again! The retirement communities in Florida will all be abuzz! (So either Grandparent book would be great)

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  23. I think Teo would love to hear himself read "Hey Diddle Diddle"!!

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  24. I would love to record on the night you were born for my granson that lives in another state. wilcarvic
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  25. probably the night before Christmas (or frosty the snowman)
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  26. "All The Waya I Love You" sounds very special and I would like to share it with Damian.

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  27. I like the I Love You Grandma Book!
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  28. The Night Before Christmas is a long standing, generational tradition in our family, so that would definitely be our choice!

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  29. I love ON the night you were born.

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  31. Following on Twitter @SCMOMOF2BOYS

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  32. These are great! We would like the Counting Kisses book.

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  33. Such a good idea! Giselle wants the All The Ways I love you one!! xxoo

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  34. I would choose "All The Ways I Love You" book for my little grandson.

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  35. I "like" Love That Max on Facebook.

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  36. This is VERy cool!!! I like them all, but especially night before Christmas as it's a favorite around here!! Perfect for our far-flung family!!

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  37. I would love "guess how much I love you"

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  38. I like you on facebook. y. spinks

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  39. I follow you on twitter @notoriousspinks

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  40. I'd love the the princess one for my daughter.
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  41. my daughter would love the Frosty the Snowman
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  42. my daughter would love Frosty the Snowman

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  43. I like The Very First Christmas book.

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  44. We're Not Scared of Anything would be my son's choice lezanac@yahoo.com

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  45. I follow u on twitter lezanac lezanac@yahoo.com

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  46. I like u on FB Lisa Taylor lezanac@yahoo.com

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  47. tweet http://twitter.com/lezanac/status/16974015289626624

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  48. I would love to get The Very First Christmas for my kids - they would love this! Thanks!
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  49. I follow you on Twitter - Erika105
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  50. I like you on Facebook - Erika B
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  51. I would like the book All the Ways I Love You for my grandson. dpschad@yahoo.com

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  52. We'd like the My Little Princess book.

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  53. I follow Love That Max over on Twitter (@psychotichouse)

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  54. The Night Before Christmas would be a favorite in our house!

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  55. OH, Christopher would love the Twinkle Twinkle or the First Christmas stoy. :) Those books are so neat!

    Merry Chrismas and thanks for the chance to win!

    Steph and Christopher

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  56. We also "like" you on FB. :)

    Steph and Christopher

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  57. our son would love frosty the snowman
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  58. I would like Hey Diddle Diddle. Love that nursery rhyme.

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  59. I'm following you on Twitter @Macmomof3
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  60. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/MACMOMof3/status/17219343704137729

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  61. We love Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
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  62. The princess one
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  64. I would really like to have the grandma book. My mom was just saying she would love to have this for my little boy so if something happened he would always have a book she would read to him. Kellyeandjosh@aol.com

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  65. Following you on fb. Kellyeandjosh@aol.com

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  66. Following you on twitter under the name camilong Kellyeandjosh@aol.com

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  67. frosty the snowman looks really cute :)

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  69. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/17261675056996352

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  70. She would love All the Ways I love you.

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  71. My daughter would love the My little princess book

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  72. Love Snowmen so it would have to be Frosty

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  73. Love Snowmen so it would have to be Frosty

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  74. Love Snowmen so it would have to be Frosty

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  75. I would love frosty! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  76. I'd like to win "The Very First Christmas."

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  77. Twitter follower @Lisa4Christ

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  79. I'd want "On the Night you were born" or else "guess how much I love you"

    Great giveaway! Thank you!

    catherine(dot)alley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. I would like the Guess how much I love you book

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  81. would love to send one to my grandduaghters

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  82. I think I would choose "The Very First Christmas". vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  83. would love to have "All The Ways I Love You". For my daughter.

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  84. I would like the Frosty book.

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  85. I would love to get the My Little Princess Storybook for my daughter. My husband works a lot , right now, definitely not by choice and he isn't home very night to put her to bed so to have him "read" the book to her would be so nice.

    ceemlovee at yahoo dot com

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  86. I liked you on FB as Christine Holliday

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  87. I followed you on Twitter as UwonderIknow

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  88. I tweeted
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  89. I love all the ways I love you eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  93. She would love Frosty The Snowman. Thanks!

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  95. Follow on Twitter - Naddez.

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  97. love the Frosty book debbie jackson
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