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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!
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!).
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.
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.
A 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.