I am into genealogy. I love having cassettes of past generations with actual voices and stories on them. We are very fortunate to have these cassettes of many of our family members who have already passed from this world to the next.
I was so excited to learn that Hallmark had a recordable storybook that the giver can actually read page by page using their own voice. I just had to have one for my Grand kids. We do not know when we will be taken from this earth and I wanted my Grand-kids to remember what I sounded like.
The Night Before Christmas Recordable Storybook is larger than I expected. It is a nice size storybook. It is so easy to record each page so when the kids open it they can hear my voice reading to them even though I live so far away.
To Get started, simply open the book and press REC to hear the recorded prompts. They will guide you through the recording and playback process from start to finish. It is so easy! Once you are pleased with your recording, simply slide the switch to LOCK.
Hallmark's new Recordable Storybook features amazing new voice capture technology, recording the reader’s voice, which is captured within the book. When a child or adult turns a page, the book automatically plays the text on that page in the reader’s voice.
Recordable Storybooks are great alternatives for out-of-town grandparents, parents in the military, or parents who travel on business who still want to “read” to their kids from across the miles.
The voice was much clearer than I expected. It is suggested that you make the recording in a quiet place with plenty of light. The batteries are replaceable. Hallmark guarantees that the voice will not be deleted when new batteries are added.
I was so pleased with this recordable storybook that I went to Hallmark to purchase one but they were all sold out.
This is a great gift within itself but when you add the value of future generations having your actual voice to listen to it is an added bonus. o
If you are into personalized gifts, genealogy or just like to read to your family when you are not there, this is the perfect gift. I give this book a 5 Star and recommend it to everyone who has a child or person who loves Christmas stories on your list.
I loved this product! It is the kind of product that I enjoy giving. A product that gives meaning to "family Christmas".
NOTE: Photo added with permission from Hallmark