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Just Kids Gifts Personalized Children's Book

About two years ago, my husband and I gave our oldest son a personalized storybook for Christmas.  He absolutely loved that he was one of the characters in the book and, to this day, that book is still a cherished keepsake for him.  Our youngest son will be turning 5 in January.  He does not have a natural affinity towards reading books, so I wondered if having a special book made just for him would prompt him to spend a little more time reading?

Just Kids Gifts, a company owned by parents of an 18 month old toddler that sells personalized books, music CDs and DVDs, and photo DVDs for children, offers a vast selection of personalized children's books.  I looked through almost all of them and finally decided that The Train With No Name would be the perfect book for our preschool-aged son.  The reasons why I think this book is perfect for him are because he just loves trains and this book allows you to include names of up to three friends to be mentioned in the story.  I was able to include his big brother and twin sister.  This made the book more fun for everybody and our other two children did not feel left out.

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On the first page, there is a place for a special message to your child.  I took this opportunity to encourage our son to keep learning and reading.

We had our oldest son read The Train With No Name to the twins for a bedtime story.  I think big brother enjoyed reading the story just as much as his little brother and sister enjoyed listening to it.  In fact, when he was done reading it the first time, he said, "I wanna read it again!  Let's read it again!!"

I could not be more pleased with the reaction I received from the children in regards to this book.  Also, I have casually observed our youngest son grabbing a handful of books to sit and look through the past few days.  These personalized books would make a great gift for the holidays, a birthday, or another special occasion for any child, whether he or she is already excited about reading or needs a fun new book to help build that excitement.

To learn more about Just Kids Gifts personalized gifts, visit and Just Kids Gifts on Facebook and Twitter.  The 32-page hardcover book we received retails for $16.95 plus the cost of shipping and handling.

Thank you to Just Kids Gifts for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon and for providing an additional product for our contest prize.  This article was written as part of a campaign for the Family Review Network.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive one personalized children's book of their choice from Just Kids Gifts.

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Browse the selection of personalized books for kids offered by Just Kids Gifts. Then leave a comment telling me the name of the book you would choose to create if you win this contest. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:
1)  For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.

2)  For 3 extra entries, follow me on StumbleUpon. Then come back here and leave THREE separate comments with the link to your StumbleUpon profile.

3)  For 1 extra entry"Like" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page, then leave a separate comment here with the link to your Facebook profile.

4)  For 1 extra entry each, follow Just Kids Gifts on Twitter and/or "Like" Just Kids Gifts on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment for each with the link to your Twitter or Facebook profile.

5)  Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.

6)  Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.

7)  Subscribe to this blog's feed. Or you can follow me through Blogger or subscribe via email (widget is on sidebar). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

8)  Subscribe to A Blog of Goodies' feed (the sister site to 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, November 14th, 2011 at 10:00pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!