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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Freebies from the Crib - This is Me Journal

We here at Tales like to think that we have a corner on the market for all things cool (and we have also been known to engage in shameless self-promotion from time-to-time). This freebie is no exception. Introducing This is Me - A Kids First Keepsake Journal, created and published by our own TftCarrie. We couldn't be more excited to bring Tales readers this fabulous new product.

Last summer, I sat with Carrie at her dining room table and we discussed her search for a great journal for her then 4 year old...and how she hadn't found anything that fit the bill. She wanted something her young daughter could use on her own but could also be collaborative for parent and child. No luck anywhere. Did she give up her search? Did she throw up her hands and say, "Oh well, I tried..."? No. Instead, Carrie went out and created her own.

There is nothing like this journal in the marketplace; most diaries and journals are geared towards older children. Carrie wanted This is Me to not only be a place where parents could ask their children questions and record their answers but also for kids to draw pictures and write down their own thoughts.

From the site: "The "This is Me" journal combines drawing, writing, creativity and simple scrapbooking to capture the year’s memories through your child’s eyes. Pre-writers will love dictating their answers to a parent while young writers will gain confidence in expressing their thoughts in their own words. This journal will prompt and preserve countless memorable conversations between parent and child."

Isn't this the kind of keepsake we all want for our kids? An opportunity to preserve those insightful/crazy/colorful things that our children say in a beautiful, easy-to-use archival quality book? We have all made the time to create baby books for our children...but what happens when they turn 3 or 4 or 8? The This is Me Journal fills the gap between baby book and pre-teen diary. I keep one for my 5 year son on my kitchen counter; having it close at hand means that we can fill it in whenever the moment strikes.

Not only does the This is Me journal belong in your bookcase for your own children, it also makes a unique birthday or Christmas gift. The website is beautiful and easy to navigate (props to our very own Marian for the design). If you've got a little artist at home, send in your child’s self-portrait to the gallery for a chance to win the monthly drawing for a free This is Me journal.

So check out the This is Me website and make your comment for a chance to win ONE of THREE, yes THREE freebie journals!

And if you aren't one of the lucky three winners, all Tales readers will receive FREE SHIPPING on any order of two or more journals made through the website before April 1st. Just
e-mail the code: TALES to sales (at) thisismejournal (dot) com requesting the refund once your order has been processed.

How to win this Freebie:
-You have until Saturday (3/22), midnight EST to enter.
-Make a comment (any comment) on this post
-Please don't post under Anonymous - use a Blogger login or the "nickname" category.
-Winner will be randomly picked and announced Monday(3/24) morning.
-Please only enter (comment) once.
-Tales contributors are excluded from winning the freebies--sorry :(
-Freebies can only be shipped to US addresses.

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