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Holiday Magic "Hush, hush" says the Moon. If you have a toddler tiddle toddling about, you probably know the Moon and Me. It's a lovely series about the toys in a dollhouse that magically come to life whenever the moon shines.  As the holiday season approaches I am reminded of the magic that children see, feel & experience. It's not just about Santa. It's the anticipation of splendor, the pure joy in knowing that something wonderful is going to happen. This is a new personalized book at  My Great Keepsake  where we pride ourselves on custom gifts that are sure to bring joy and become keepsakes in years to come. As a young girl I received a dollhouse for Christmas. The holidays were always magical at our house. We were not rich but we had everything we needed and most of what we wanted, if you know what I mean. My Dad liked to build things. That year, he made a dollhouse for my sister and I to share. Literally. She had one side of the house and I had the other.
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" I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." Anne of Green Gables L.M. Montgomery said it best and I couldn’t agree more. I love October!   We took our granddaughters apple picking last week. What fun! While I'm not sure that I'm an apple picking aficionado. It is my "go to" fall excursion every year. The air was crisp and the sky a brilliant blue, leaves crunched beneath our feet as we searched row after row for different varieties of apples. This weekend we made a pie and a crumble. My Mom took out the Johnny Apple Peeler and the rest is history. The satisfaction of the warm cinnamon/apples baking and the joy of watching the girls reap the reward of a true farm to table experience begins my fall journey. I love the cool nights that call for soft snuggly blankets while watching a movie. We no longer need the ceiling fans, instead, we turn on the small fireplace to gently warm us. I enjoy driving both near and far, enjoying the gloriou

'Tis the season!

It's that time of year. You know. Gift giving season. I won't go on about the "reason for the season" because I'll assume that you, like me, know the reason for the season. Everyone has their own tradition based on whatever ideology they embrace. When I was a child my Mother always went a little overboard at Christmas. Most holidays really, but especially Christmas. She was one of eight children. I was one of four. She made Christmas magical. . I don't mean to give her all the credit. Dad was there too but in our little world our Mom was the cruise director. We all had special outfits, stockings and personalized gifts. Generally speaking, we went to my Aunt & Uncle's house on Christmas Eve. When I say 'house' I mean three story walk up on a small side street in South Boston. My Grandmother lived on the first floor, my Aunt and her family on the second floor. There were many things we could count on at the family Christmas party. We always

The Countdown is on! Only 2 more days until #Frozen2

In this personalized Frozen 2 storybook, your child enters the Kingdom of Arendelle, home to Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Sven. It is up to the group to save the Kingdom, which has become trapped in a perpetual winter. Epic adventures await, as the group encounter the might and power of the elements, uncovering ancient mysteries along the way. This personalized adaptation of the Frozen sequel features the recipient’s name all the way through the story. What’s more, their name will be featured on the front cover AND on the opening page where a personal message can be added. Upload their photo at no additional cost to make this "the" treasured holiday gift. #Frozen 2     #Elsa and Ana     #Olaf     #Disney's Frozen 2     #Personalized Frozen 2 gifts     #Personalized girl gifts for Christmas     #Personalized girl gifts for Hanukkah     #Christmas Gifts     #Hanukkah gifts     #Coolest holiday gifts

Washington National's Win The World Series!

Personalized Books Update! Books for 17 teams updated with the 2019 season. Plus, brand new Washington National's book! Features the National's entire history including their first ever World Series win! Highlights of the 2019 Season. Emboss recipients name on the front cover - FREE! Add name and personal message to the dedication label on the opening page - FREE! Gift box is available for $10, takes it up a notch.  Whatever team your rooting for, this is the perfect gift this holiday season. #Personalized gifts     #Sports gifts     #baseball gifts     #world series 2019     #washington national baseball     #baseball fan

Personalized Fun Filled Activity Book - Counts down til Christmas!

Much more than an advent calendar this 24 Sleeps ’til Christmas activity book counts down the days to Christmas in a fun, educational and exciting way. On every page is something seasonal to keep the kids amused. There are puzzles, illustrations to color, creative drawings to be completed, carols to be sung , even recipes to be followed. On top of this the book has festive facts and figures, Christmas jokes and is personalized throughout with a child’s name plus a message on the title page. The large format 17 x 12″, spiral bound book has laminated, stiff board covers so it can be used free-standing or it can be wall hung using the built-in hanger. Build up their excitement to the main event from 1st December with the 24 Sleeps ’til Christmas #Kid books     #Christmas activity book     #Kids advent activity book     #personalized kids book for christmas     #Christmas fun for kids     #fun for kids at Christmas

Naughty or Nice???

  It's that time of year. You know. The naughty and nice phrase gets dusted off and thrown into just about any interaction we have with our kids, grand kids and sometimes with each other after we've had a cup or two of eggnog at the office Christmas party.  Let's face it. There are only 37 days 'til Christmas. It's all in good fun. Who's been naughty or nice brings to mind not just the naughty in us but the best in us and who we strive to be. Santa just adds to the fun. Take a look at your gift list. Our Naughty and Nice list prints are perfect for friends and family. Add them to your secret Santa gift, it'll be a hoot! In a bind for a quick gift? We offer both a mailed print OR an easy pdf download. Both reasonably priced and personal. That makes it the best gift of all.  Happy Holidays! #naughtyornice   #nicelist   #naughtylist   #heknows   #startbehaving   #checkingittwice