Last updated on April 4th, 2021 at 02:37 pm
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 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…
8 replies on “The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home”
My grandmother got married in 1910,my mom in 1947,and me in 1993 all with the same wedding ring i will pass this on to my daughter
I will be passing along the blanket that my grandmother knit for me to come home from the hospital in – my mom wrapped me in it when I came home from the hospital, and I brought my babies home from the hospital in it, and I hope they will bring their babies home in it too when (or if!) they have them. It is white so gender neutral. My grandmother passed away a few years after my first child was born, but I am so glad she got to see her first Great Grandchild brought home in the special blanket she made.
I’ve kept our son’s first outfit and printed pictures. Who knows how long digital will last!
I kept a wooden rocking horse that was handmade from a friends and my daughter favourite doll!
we have a local newspaper from the day they were born
I have a memory box for my son. I put pictures. Hand written letters. A few pieces of clothing. And homemade gifts. When my son turned one a friend made him wooden blocks with his name and symbols representing his name and culture. It is very special.
I am leaving my children an heirloom chain and pendant.
A lot of pictures and memory things – art they do, notes about their birthdays and Christmas.