Record your voice for your little ones!

United States
December 9, 2015 11:10am CST
The older I get, the more I want my grandchildren (and greats!) to remember me. A couple of years ago, I bought four of the record-able books from Hallmark. There were several different ones, but I bought "The Story of Christmas" for each of our four grandkids. My husband and I took turns reading and recording the story on each page. The kids seemed to like them, but I do think the books will be more meaningful after we're gone. It will be nice to be able to hear our voices. I need to buy one more book now that we have our sweet great-grandbaby, Allie Marie! If you want a unique gift, check out the Hallmark store. I think they still carry these books.
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@LadyDuck (147221)
• Switzerland
9 Dec 15
This is a great idea, so even the children of your grandchildren will be able to hear your voice.
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• United States
9 Dec 15
I hope so. Unless the books get damaged, I'd like to think they could hear our voices.
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@LadyDuck (147221)
• Switzerland
10 Dec 15
@1creekgirl Record your voice on a DVD using your computer, even the books get damaged this will remain for many more years.
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• United States
10 Dec 15
@LadyDuck Thanks! That's a great idea.
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@TRBRocks420 (73705)
• Banks, Oregon
9 Dec 15
That's a wonderful idea. I would do anything to hear my Grandma's voice again.
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• United States
9 Dec 15
I know, wouldn't it be wonderful to hear our grandparents' voices again.
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@TRBRocks420 (73705)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Dec 15
@1creekgirl Yes and, my Grandma did think about that too unfortunately the person who took all the tapes of holidays my Grandma made, never shared them and, said they were ruined in a flood, makes me mad because the would have been my prized position.
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• United States
10 Dec 15
@TRBRocks420 Oh, that's so sad. They lost a treasure that can't be replaced.
@Auntylou (4324)
• Oxford, England
9 Dec 15
What a good idea. I would love to have had a recording of my brother and parents. Will see if they have this in the UK
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• United States
9 Dec 15
Do you have Hallmark stores there? If not, maybe other companies carry the record-able books.
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@Pattitude (1299)
• Newton, North Carolina
20 Dec 15
I did the same. I bought The Night Before Christmas for my granddaughter and I also saw a tip online about starting an email account for her and when she grows I will give her access to it. She will read my emails through the years.
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• United States
20 Dec 15
That's a very hi-tech way to keep a journal for her!
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@Pattitude (1299)
• Newton, North Carolina
20 Dec 15
@1creekgirl I should give my daughter the password, in case I'm not alive by the time she grows up, but hopefully I am!
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