Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Made in the USA, Personalized Board Books by Pint Size Productions (Review with Giveaway, Ends 04/17/14, US Only)

Disclosure: We received a free board book in exchange for our honest opinion about it.

Founded in 2002 as the only US manufacturer of board books, Pint Size Productions LLC has produced hundreds of products and millions of board books for many of the world’s best-known children’s publishers, specializing in the design, development, printing and manufacturing of:

• Board books
• Cloth books
• Plush toys

Our board books are safe for children and we regularly test our books with the independent and certified testing lab Intertek Testing Labs. Our board books are in compliance with the ASTM and CPSIA safety requirements.
I cannot express enough how excited I was about making a personalized board book for Daniella!! She was so happy to receive  a book that is ALL ABOUT HER! As you can see, I made the book about her favorite things across last year.

I really like that Pint Size Productions even thinks about the details such as putting the title of the book on the binding!

Daniella loves how simple this book is and how she can relive memories while reading the book!

The book is very sturdy and durable and easy for her to hold.

She loves seeing all of the pictures of herself and being allowed to touch them as much as she wants.

Because she was only two years old when most of the pictures were taken, she does like to ask me questions about what she was doing, where we were when the picture was taken, etc. I love how the book opens dialogue and helps us talk - building new memories while reliving old memories!

Several of the pictures came out just stunning - like this one, which was taken using my camera.

However, some of the pictures, such as the next three, but also some others in the book, were not my first choice of pictures to include while making and personalizing this book.   

I did have some difficulty while creating the book. Their website has an uploader, of course, to allow you to select the pictures that you want to include in the book. 

However, while trying to upload my pictures, the website would not allow me to upload pictures from my Facebook account, which was an available option. I could connect to Facebook, but the website would not upload my Facebook pictures. This disappointed me because, as I am sure most of you do, the vast majority of the pictures that I take of my children are on my phone and are uploaded to Facebook. The only pictures that the website would allow me to select from were to upload directly from my PC files. I had pictures there from my previous phone, which was not a smartphone and had a poor quality camera and from my camera, which I barely use anymore since I always have my phone with me! So I was very limited on the pictures I could use and therefore had to select some pictures of lower quality (poor lighting, blurry, etc.).   

Again, Pint Size Productions pays attention to the details by allowing you to add a picture on the back cover of the book as well!

In the end, Daniella absolutely loves the book. So the poorer quality pictures don't matter to her - especially because Pint Size Productions has superb printing quality which made the pictures look nicer!  
 I can't say that I am displeased by any means. The book is adorable and of excellent quality. I did let them know about the Facebook issue a couple of months ago so I hope to hear from some of you who make a purchase that the glitch I experienced is fixed!! Pint Size Productions wrote a blog post about how to avoid this issue with their interactive books, maybe it would also help with their board books?! http://pintsizeproductions.tumblr.com/

• USA production of board books for small and large quantities.

• USA production of single orders of personalized digitally printed board books. You upload your photos and your text and we will print, bind and ship you your very own board book in 2 weeks!

• We have the exclusive license for the only personalized Sandra Boynton board book in the world.

• We have an exclusive license for Sandra Boynton's astonishingly soft and absurdly cute plush characters


Pint Size Productions is currently running a Spring time promo code which is perfect timing for Easter presents and will be good for 10% off your order. You can find the code on their Facebook Page so it is important that you "like" Pint Size Productions to stay informed of all future promotions and contests!
Plus, Pint Size Productions has created a special promo code just for you. It is:"PSPLovesGrowingUpNaturally" and it is good for 10% off your purchase.
Connect with Pint Size Productions-
Tumblr: http://pintsizeproductions.tumblr.com/
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/boardbooks/
Website: www.pintsizeproductions.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pintsizebooks
Pint Size Productions has generously offered a giveaway-
The winner will receive a Pint Size Productions $25 Gift Certificate allowing them to create any 16 page custom board book. The winner will also receive a promo code for free shipping within the United States of America.
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