Last updated on July 23rd, 2017 at 09:13 am
The entire idea of “keepsakes” is drastically different from what it was in our parents’ days.
Back when “limited edition” meant something, you could hold onto baseball cards, Treasure Trolls and comic books and know they’d be valuable—limited supply saw them appreciate with a little care and a lot of patience. But with mass production and the days of collecting memorabilia making way for downloadable content and digital everything, the collections that once stood the test of time don’t hold up like they used to!
But there’s one thing we pass down to our children that’s still in scarce supply no matter how many trends they see come and go in their lives.
And that’s their names.
From the same people behind the ever-popular Lost My Name books— serving nearly 1.7 million children globally so far as the world’s most technologically advanced children’s book with a story personalised to them—they’ve done it again!
The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home is a story that takes everything the 100-person team at Lost My Name learned from their first book—The Little Boy/Girl Who Lost His/Her Name—and kicked it up a notch by leveraging current technologies to really produce a story that kids can call their own!
Set as a journey home from the depths of outer space for a child and their robot friend, Intergalactic really personalises the tale! From their appearance, seeing their name spelt out in stars, and even little details like the country flag on their ship and the numbers on the front door to their house… there’s a lot put into the experience from the details you enter when you order! It uses NASA’s open source photography of outer space to weave rich visuals that’ll keep your kid flipping Intergalactic‘s pages time and again to make sure they’ve caught every little detail!
The book costs $38.99 per copy (with free shipping worldwide), but if you’re down to roll the dice, we’re giving away a copy to one lucky reader here at Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad! As always, it’s all about using the simple Gleam widget below, and who knows—maybe your kid will be the one lucky enough to find a copy sitting on their doorstep! (Contest open to Canadians aged 18+ living outside of Quebec. Contest closes August 31, 2016 @ 11:59 PM ET.)
The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home—Because Kids Seeing Themselves in Print is Simply MAGICAL.
It’s easy to get consumed by stuff—we want our children to have more than we ever did, but it’s a challenge to make sure the things we give them matter. The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home is a rare example of something your child can keep in their life whether it’s 20 minutes or 20 years from now.
Even if you don’t win, I hope you choose to check it out—after all, with the names we have today, it’s far easier than picking up a trinket with your kid’s name on it when you’re on vacation!
Good luck to all who enter, and until the next,
Disclaimer: In exchange for this post, both my boys received copies of The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home of their own! Sure, the older one can’t yet read and the younger isn’t even crawling yet, but they’ll appreciate this when they’re older!
…man, I really have become my father….