Thursday, February 26, 2009

How to be better than Grandma... the eyes of a child. Momentarily.

My first name is fairly common, but my mother had a late-seventies moment (as in the 1970's) and replaced an "i" with a "y" and well - the rest is history. A history riddled with tears on vacations because I couldn't get a license plate for my Strawberry Shortcake bike...or barrettes for my hair...not even a pencil with my misspelled "y" for an "i" name.

Damn. Life was tough. Thankyouverymuch, Mother.

My own life experience is probably the sole reason why I am a fervent believer that gifts should be personalized. Because you just can...

Recently I've started bestowing the ever growing number of minis in my life books from Frecklebox.

What is more fun than an entire birthday book with your name spelled out on cakes every other page or a coloring book complete with fire engines and your name in big letters? The seven year-old in me says, "Nothing better.."

Preview the Birthday Book here.

Preview the Rev It Up coloring book here.

LinkPreview the My Name is Book here.

They have a good selection and even a book for new big brothers and sisters. My guess is if the book has their name in it - it will lessen the blow of a new baby. Good idea.

Which would have been nice to have when my parents told me about the best Christmas present younger brother born December 27.

Mmmm. Not quite. See I was thinking more along the lines of the Strawberry Shortcake bake shoppe shaped like a strawberry.

And to add insult to injury - his name is totally normal and afforded him all of the personalized tchotchkes imaginable.

It's a miracle that I'm not more medicated...

More at 11.


PaperCourt said...

Cute post! A little story about my name....Courtney. As a child, it was hard to find stuff with my name. One day while visiting St. Augustine, FL with family friends, my mom gave me $5 to take to the alligator farm. She told me I could only spend $1. In the gift shop, I found "Courtney" shoe laces. Holy shi-ot, I'd hit the jackpot...except they cost more than $1 (but less than the $5 I had in my pocket). Being the good girl I am, I didn't buy them. I regret it to this day.

GrannySmithGreen said...

Oh, my, if you only knew how many times I looked for personalized what-evers! My name has been misspelled since day one. No y's or i's, just plain old fashioned! Loving all of the personalized books you've brought to our attention. I definitely want to do this for birthday presents, etc. Thanks!

thepreppyprincess said...

Cute post Miss News, these books are just the best. Hope you have a stellar weekend,

Toad said...

Once upon a time a good friend of mine created a personallized bd record. My name is zoom, I come from the moon to wish... a happy bd. Made a fortune.

I'd forgotten about that until now. Thanks for reminding me.

Happy Homemaker said...

Mary Fowler and Davis LOVE their personalized gifts from Auntie "Y not I".

You're the best- and you know it!