Recently I attended Lost My Name’s NYC Event to launch their new book, The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home, hosted by Liz and Kristen of Cool Mom Picks. I’ve been in the blogging scene long enough (8 years) to know that if they think a company is worth their time, it’s worth my time too. And they were right — Lost My Name is a personalized book company that’s very different.
My little boy and I headed in to Manhattan on a chilly Sunday morning. We entered another world, complete with fun (not scary) monsters and space exploration. He was offered an astronaut costume and eagerly put it on. Upon seeing the projection of the moon on the wall, my little guy just gravitated towards it.
We loved meeting the team and learning about Lost My Name. As an former educator and mom of three, I love to give books as presents and putting a personalization spin definitely amps up the cool factor. It’s a keepsake and will inspire a love a reading (a win/win for this mom).
Check out Lost My Name’s short video about this book. It’s so cool!
And here’s the people behind the book. It’s not some faceless corporation, but a small business started by three parents. This is what goes into making your Lost My Name book.
Ordering your Lost My Name Book:
Ordering is pretty simple. Simply go to their website and pick which book you want. They have two choices right now and you can personalize which gender you’d like for both.
You input the child’s name, their gender and hit “Create Your Book”.
Next you get to choose your adventurer. While I was glad there were a few choices, I think a few more would have been better, ie. more hair colors, more multi-culturalism. My son is a redhead and I chose what looked like acid orange/yellow hair. He may not care that much, however, I am teaching him to celebrate the fact he looks different from his brunette brother and sister. My sister-in-law is Korean/Japanese/Hungarian, so none of these would have matched my nieces. However, this is a new company and I’m sure they will get more choices.
Then you put the child’s home address in and a satellite map comes up with their address. Instantly. It was really cool. It was accurate, but you can drag the map around if you feel it’s not. It works with a bing map, right in the Lost My Name website. While we may not always live here, it’s a great keepsake for my child to help remember where he lived when he was young.
The best part? You’re giving your child something completely for them – their name is in this book as a constellation, their home is in this book. What a wonderful gift for a child — and it’s ONLY $29.95. Plus if you don’t mind waiting for shipping (it may come to me in 11 days), the shipping is free. If you need it sooner, you’ll have to expedite it.
This may become my go-to gift for birthdays – thank you Lost My Name! I can’t wait to see what else you’ll do.
Disclosure: I was provided with a voucher for a free book and party swag.
What a great idea for a present for some sweet kids, great memory
Thank you Nancy it was lovely to meet you!
We will indeed add more customisation as we grow up… 😉
Waving from London
Just in case someone wants to buy a book, you can get 15% off using this discount code :)- http://www.lostmy.name/friends/onikepe-owolabi
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