Alyssa Collazo: Flattenme Review♥

Flattenme Review♥

All stories have a beginning. This is theirs. Years ago, her husband caught their daughter on film eating a gobstopper – 15 photos taken over 24 minutes and 10 seconds. The photos were arranged in a book and given to her daughter as a special gift. It was love at first sight. Her daughter slept with it, ate with it, took it on road trips. Love-worn and long-admired, the book slowly fell apart, just like the fur on the Velveteen Rabbit. Their lives are defined by stories – stories of childhood, of triumph, of loss. Even wild stories of the imagination. When a child pretends to be a pirate or a princess or a fairy, she truly believes she has changed, become part of a different world for that moment in time. She has invented a new story of her own. It is in this world – one of imagination, inspiration and gifts of the heart – in which Flattenme was born. They seek not only to spark the imagination of a child, but to take a story which starts as a moment in time – a photograph – and then becomes something entirely new. So, storytelling first. And then, what? Wonderment and delight is not the sole domain of children. We all have the chance to find magic within ourselves, allowing our own stories to unfold. As Arthur Clarke once said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

 I’m a HUGE fan of personalized gifts. I like when something is a little extra special for a child. I was sent a copy of “Blessings For Lilyana & Sophia" to review. I really like the fact that you can include a dedication of up to 6 lines with up to 35 characters in each. This is a perfect way for the child to remember who gave it to them. Throughout the book, in poem style, there names flows in and out of the blessings/story. The verbiage is beautiful and well-written but the illustrations really packs an extra punch! The colors and life-like pictures draw their eyes and hold their attention. With a sturdy hard cover, solid binding, and personalized message, this book is sure to be treasured for years to come. This one-of-a-kind keepsake book, Blessings for You, is a great gift for new baby gifts, baby showers, christenings, confirmation, first communion, baptisms, birthdays, holidays or for just any occasion to say 'I love you'. Overall,  I have to say that out of all the personalized books I’ve seen, this one is probably my favorite.  It’s well made and well written. Flattenme has done an excellent job in making a high quality product.

DISCLAIMER: All products received are complimentary for testing purposes from Flattenme. All opinions stated are my own and are not influenced by any affiliates.

25 comments:

  1. this is the first time i heard about personalize book and it sounds like a really great idea! This would make a great gift! I am keeping this one in mind :) thanks for sharing

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    1. It makes the perfect gift, this is our second personalized book and my girls really enjoy them!

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  2. Personalized books are such a great gift idea!
    ~ Kimberly

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  3. I love personalization story books, especially when they replace the name of the character with your child's. This is cute!

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    1. That's the BEST part! My girls really LOVE this book!

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  4. Adorable. The illustrations look fantastic!

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    1. The illustration is my FAVORITE part, it's sooo detailed! Unlike any book we've ever read!

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  5. I love personalized gifts as well. They are way more thoughtful than any other gift. Love the book, my boys would to own one.

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    1. I couldn't agree more! I can't wait to get them another one, I'm thinking Valentines day ;)

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  6. I love personalized gifts that is made special. You can create out of your artistry and talent.

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  7. What an awesome idea, and I really like your post. I love personalized gifts, especially ornaments. My boys each get a new one each year. I'm definitely going to give a personalized book this year as well. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, we really love our personalized book!

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  8. I LOVE Flattenme books! We have one that is about owls, which is so perfect for us because my blog is named after an owl. I remember being young & my Grandma buying us personalized books so I am so glad I can do that for my kids now :)

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    1. I plan on adding Owl Always Love You to our collection very very soon!

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  9. Now this concept is new to me. I'm going to look more into the flattenme books. Thanks for the new ideas.

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  10. What a beautiful book, and what a great keepsake! :)

    Jenn, x@jenn.nu
    http://www.jenn.nu

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    1. I couldn't agree more, I can't wait to add more Flattenme products to our collection!

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  11. Wow, the illustration is beautiful!! This would be a great gift to share with my kids, personalize books are the best. Great concept!

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    1. The illustration is my FAVORITE part, it's sooo detailed! Personalized books make the PERFECT gift!

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  12. My daughter has one of their books and we love it.

    Michelle F.

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    1. Which one does she have? My girls LOVE this book!

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  13. My daughter has one of their books and she loves it.

    Michelle F.

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