The Christmas Snowflake—A review

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If you are looking for a great Christmas gift the whole family will enjoy, then you should take a look at The Christmas Snowflake. From the creators of The Little Boy Who Lost His Name, which we loved, The Christmas Snowflake is a personalised book about a little snowflake and her journey to find the family she wants to be with at Christmas—yours!

The Christmas Snowflake

Personalising The Christmas Snowflake

When you create the book online you can include up to 9 members of your family (we went for mummy, daddy, Jacob, nanny, grandad, grandma and grandpa) and their names will appear in several places throughout the book, including on Christmas stockings hanging by the fireplace. It would make a great joint present if you have more than one child.

When the book arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to find it was hardback, so it will last really well year after year. The paper is also really nice and thick. It’s really nicely illustrated, with lots to look at for younger children. Jacob enjoyed looking at the book and listening to me read it. He is a bit little for it though—I think next year he’ll enjoy it even more. I think I read it’s aimed at 3-8 year olds (I can’t find where I saw that now though, so I may be wrong!).

Reading the Christmas Snowflake

Jacob enjoyed being read The Christmas Snowflake

The story is very sweet and the verse rhymes nicely. On the way to meeting your family, Snowflake comes across lots of characters having fun at Christmas. We see foxes, bears, deer and robins among others.

At the end of the book there’s a pull-out Snowflake ornament. This can be kept and hung on the Christmas tree year after year. I thought that was a lovely touch and a great way to end the story.

Snowflake ornament

The Snowflake ornament attached to the book

We have hung our ornament on the mantlepiece for now—it’s never too early for Christmas decorations, right? I can’t wait to add it to the Christmas tree when the time comes.

The snowflake ornament hanging on my fireplace—it’s too early for a Christmas tree yet!

Close up of the Snowflake ornament

great Christmas Eve present

If you like the idea of a Christmas Eve box for your children, but don’t necessarily want them to watch films the night before Christmas, then the Christmas Snowflake is a great alternative. Everyone can read along together as a family snuggled up before bed. It would make a great family tradition.

The Christmas Snowflake is £19.99, which I think is really reasonable for a gift that can be used every year.

*We were kindly sent a copy of The Christmas Snowflake to review, but all thoughts are my own. Links are affiliate links.

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21 Comments

  1. November 4, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    Ooo I’ve been looking for Christmas books this one looks fab, I’ll have to look into getting it, thank you! Xxx

    • Kelly
      November 7, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      It is brilliant! Thanks for reading 🙂

  2. November 5, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    This sounds fab – I don’t have any christmas books and the little one loves me reading to him at the moment! #blogstravaganza

    • Kelly
      November 7, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      It’s really good! I think it will last for years too which is always nice!

  3. November 5, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    I love Christmas books, this one look like it would be a great addition to our library! Is it bad that I’m excited about Christmas already!? Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

    • Kelly
      November 7, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      It’s never too early to get excited about Christmas 😉 x

  4. November 7, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    I love children’s books and this one looks fabulous! A great xmas eve gift #thedreamteam

    • Kelly
      November 7, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      It’s really great. I highly recommend. Thanks for reading 🙂

  5. parentstoolbelt
    November 8, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    We love these personalized books. This one looks especially good. Thank you! #fortheloveofBLOG

  6. November 11, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    We have a huge number of Christmas books already, but you can never have too many, can you? My son loves one called “Santa Needs A Wee”, which I recommend! #KCACOLS

  7. November 11, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    What a lovely sounding Christmas book #KCACOLS

  8. thesingleswan
    November 11, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    This book looks absolutely lovely. I think we will get one. Pen x #KCACOLS

  9. November 12, 2017 / 2:13 am

    A personalized book for the holidays sounds wonderful! I’m looking into this one! Thank you for the tip! #dreamteam xo

  10. November 14, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    That’s so lovely that you can have up to 9 people! Lovely thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofblog

  11. Mainy - myrealfairy
    November 15, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    I enjoy reading a book when it has that personal touch to it. Really lovely to sit down with the kids and see them get all excited because they are featured in it.
    Thanks so much for linking up to #KCACOLS hope you come back next time.
    Mainy

  12. November 19, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Beautiful! We have the little boy who lost his name. I know it will run for years. It’s so well written. I’d love to get this but I think I’ve overstretched myself already this year. Fab review.

    Thanks for linking up to #KCACOLS

  13. queerlittlefamily
    November 20, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    This will be perfect for my bubby when he’s a little older.

  14. queerlittlefamily
    November 20, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    Forgot to add #kcacols

  15. November 22, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    I absolutely adore personalised books. This one looks great. A christmas one makes it even more special! #KCACOLS

  16. November 23, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    It is such a beautiful book, we also received a review copy just haven’t quite got round to reviewing it yet! #KCACOLS

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