Another Chance to Win a Hallmark Recordable Storybook…

I-Love-You-Grandma-Recordable-StorybookHere’s another chance to win a Hallmark Recordable Storybook PLUS ten more to giveaway to a local charity of your choice!

In July, Janice showed you an adorable video of her little Olivia reading a Hallmark Recordable Storybook that Janice recorded for her and now it’s my turn…

But this time, it’s not my voice being recorded in the book… it’s my girls’ voices.

Yes, the storybook in this video is called “I Love You Grandma” and Julia and Sophia are recording their voices to send to their Nonna (Grandma) in Italy.

Their little voices at these tender ages are so precious they need to be remembered. Listen as Julia offers to help Sophia say her part and near the end my heart melts at the sound of 2 year old Sophia saying “Apple”. I can’t imagine how many times I will watch this 2 minute video.

Take a look…

Hallmark has ten Recordable Storybook titles available in Hallmark Gold Crown stores nationwide. Each title retails for $29.95. For more information, visit

And as Janice mentioned, there’s a “Share Your Story Tab” on Facebook where people can submit their own personal stories.

Win for you AND for Charity!

We have one Hallmark Recordable Storybook to giveaway, PLUS ten more copies for a local charity of the winner’s choice!

As these Storybooks have touched lives from coast to coast, Hallmark wants to share all the Storybooks have to offer with members of your community, particularly those who may be separated from family or in need of gifts to share with loved ones.

Hallmark is providing 10 copies of a Recordable Storybook (selected by Hallmark) to donate to a local charity of our randomly selected winner’s choosing.

The selected charitable organization must be local to the winner, serving their area, (for instance, a military base, children’s hospital or shelter).

Because these books record voices, people who are separated from loved ones, such as children or people in the hospital, military families, or families in crisis, would be wonderful receipients.

Enter To Win

To enter, simply leave a comment letting us know the local charity to whom you would like to donate the ten additional copies if you win.

The winner will be chosen by random.

This giveaway will close on Friday, Sept 10th. We will announce our winners on Saturday, Sept 11th. This giveaway is open to US residents and is void where prohibited. Please see our site’s terms and conditions of use for more information.

While in order to simplify entering for you we no longer accept extra entries, please feel free to share this contest on Facebook and Twitter, and/or sign up for our newsletter, or add our feed to your reader. And you can like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter if you want!

Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.
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Please Note: Hallmark provided prizing for this giveaway along with product samples. This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Hallmark. As usual, my opinions are completely my own!


  1. says

    I would love to win this to record my husband’s voice for my children for our upcoming deployment! I would then ask that the 10 books be donated to my local Army Community Service office to share with other military families!

    What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you Hallmark!

  2. Debbie Ramirez says

    This would be a great gift to donate to Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Ca as well as Oakland Children’s Hospital! Pick Me! I would love to donate these books! My husband lives away from us for 2 months or more each year, this would be GREAT for my husband to record himself reading so our 5 children could enjoy him reading to them while he is away!
    Awesome giveaway! Thank you and Hallmark!

  3. says

    I would love to donate the 10 extra copies to our church (St. Patricks in Cedar Falls, Iowa) for their Christmas toy drive. They collect books, toys, clothing, food, etc. for children of incarcerated parents. These kids seem to have so many strikes against them … that it is really heartwarming to help make Christmas special for them. Thanks for hosting such a lovely contest 😀

  4. says

    The thought of this book makes me tear up. My husband is currently deployed and my daughter has started speaking since he left. She asks daily where Daddy is. To know there’s a book out there that I can send to him to record for her makes my whole week!

    If I were to win, I’d love for the 10 books to be donated to the Fort Carson Army Community Service Office to share with other military families that are in the same situation that my daughter and I are in!

  5. says

    I would donate the extra copies to my son-in-law’s army company who is being deployed soon. That would be a wonderful gift to the children (and my grandson) while their parents are away for a year

  6. says

    That is such a wonderful idea. Love it. It would be great to donate it to Toys For Tots. There are so many children who don’t have their own books.

  7. says

    I would LOVE this Idea…and I know there are MANY military families that would love to share this gift!! I would LOVE to pass this on to them but I am not sure how…How great would it be to get a Story read to you by your parent overseas?!?!? Please Pick me!!

  8. kathy D says

    I would love to win for my mom she is far from my sisters kids and misses them tons…… I would donate Sweet Dreams I group that gives a pillow, pillow case and PJ’s to kids in need at Christmas

  9. Sarah W says

    I would love this for our son, when his dad is out to sea and we can’t recieve calls. I would like the extras to be donated to the USO for other military members. These deployments are hard on our kids and even our service members voice in a book would be a great thing for them.

  10. says

    Wow! 10 for a charity is awesome! I first thought of my local children’s hospital, and now I can’t decide between that and the troops. Either way…thank you Hallmark!

  11. Aimee Netherland Neu says

    Favorite Charity: Sutton Children s Hospital — Allie Beth was there for over three months last year. The love and care that they gave her was PHENOMENAL – and the kids there would have a blast – to make a child smile while they are going through so much is priceless and that is what the staff at this hospital does daily!

  12. Kelly Ann T. says

    I would donate the copies to Santa’s Helpers, a local group that adopts families for Christmas. Thank you for the chance to win.

  13. says

    I am so with you on recording little voices! They’re priceless! I’d love to donate books to our local chapter of Blue Star Mothers, who collect donations to support military families!

  14. says

    I would love this because my husband could record his voice for the kids. My husband is a geologist and is gone 3 weeks or more at a time, and he doesn’t always have good reception for calling or even email. I would love to donate to the women’s shelter in Pottsville.

  15. says

    How sweet, I’d love the extra copies to be donated to Campbell Co.Tennessee Childrens Center. The children have been abused and neglected often by their own parents but they still love their parents and miss them when they are removed and placed into foster homes so having the books would be great to hear their parents’ voice and seeing their faces.

  16. says

    I’d like them donated to Ladies of Charity, a local Catholic organization that helps people with food, clothing, and other supplies. Thanks.

  17. Kelly Landis says

    I would like to donate to Myra’s Place in Collingdale, PA. Myra’s Place is dedicated to empowering women who have suffered trauma and issues related to trauma. Their programs and initiatives are designed to help those women in need by enhancing their coping skills through therapy, unity and hope.

  18. Brenda Rupp says

    I would love to win one for my nephew whose father keeps getting deployed but will be back in September. Since he is going for a career in the service, he will be deployed again I’m sure. I would love to have the other sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
    dancealert at aol dot com

  19. says

    This would be a great opportunity for me to seek out an organization and volunteer with children.I would donate them to the San Jose childrens shelter in San Jose California. I worked there while I was a Girl Scout and the children are still in contac with their parents usually, but have been removed due to abuse or other problems. These would be great for them to communicate with their family.Thanks!

  20. Paula Evander says

    If I win these books, I would like to donate them to a local food/clothing shelf called ACBC in Anoka, Minnesota. This charity helps all families in need in our area. Thank you!

  21. katklaw777 says

    This is my kind of giveaway!!!
    I enjoy paying it forward…….
    I would donate mine to the Peotone-Monee Public Library Foundation in Peotone, Illinois.
    I know they will put them to good use.
    Thanks for having this fine giveaway!

  22. Vickie Couturier says

    I would donate them to our local foster care program,the kids love to recieve books like this


  23. Tabathia B says

    I would either donate to the domestic violence center for abused women (for their children) or to the salvation army/dss to hand out to children for christmas
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  24. says

    I would donate the extra books to the Salvation Army and to our Church Mission. Both are such wonderful places that help families in need at all times.

  25. Lois says

    I would donate these to the local childrens hospital. I think it would be so comforting to the children there to be able to hear a story read to them from a loved one whenever they want.

  26. Angela says

    I would donate the books to the University of MN Hospital PICU in Minneapolis. My friend’s daughter was there for most of her short life for heart complications and I know that this is something that the families there would love.

  27. says

    I would donate the books to the NICU at the University of Iowa Hospital.This outstanding hospital as blessed my family 3 times. Thay saved my granddaughter when diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 4 years ago and recently , my twin grandsons, born prematurely at 28 weeks.All are doing fine. One twin is still there.Walk the halls and see all the children,who have been there for a long time, they would LOVE a book from a sibling or friend to help them through their Long days.God Bless the staff at Iowa City. They are the best.

  28. says

    I would donate these to CiCi’s Auctions! Its a fundraiser to help pay medical expenses of a little girl severely disabled by choking on a piece of fruit. :-(

  29. Mary-Frances C. says

    I would choose to donate to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. They treated my baby cousin (who was a drowning victim).
    mommieseatsoggycereal at gmail dot com


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