Recordable Storybooks

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Facts

  • Recordable Storybooks from Hallmark feature exclusive voice-capture technology that enables a person to record each page of a book and have it played back over and over as the recipient turns the pages.
  • The recording will not be lost, even when the batteries need to be replaced.
  • Hallmark introduced Recordable Storybooks in September 2009. Consumer response to the initial offering was so strong that they virtually sold out.
  • In 2011, Hallmark introduced Recordable Storybooks featuring Disney characters and its first Spanish-language Recordable Storybook called Cuenta Conmingo (Count on Me).

Product Features

  • Hallmark currently has 19 everyday Recordable Storybook titles available featuring both Hallmark original stories and literary favorites, plus a selection of titles available for the Christmas season.
  • Hallmark Recordable Storybook titles include:
    • Classic Literary Favorites: The Little Engine That Could, Love You Forever, Goodnight Moon, Curious You on Your Way, Guess How Much I Love You, and On the Night You Were Born.
    • Disney Character Stories: Winnie the Pooh's Plan Bee, and The Wish My Heart Makes for You starring Cinderella. All of the Disney titles also feature music.
    • Hallmark Originals: Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You, You Fill the World with Wonder designed for a new baby, You're a Hero! All the Ways You Save the Day featuring favorite Marvel superheroes and music, You Are My Sunshine, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep: A Bedtime Prayer, There's No Place Like Home And There's No One Like You, For Your Birthday The Most Special Day of All, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, That's What Grandmas Do!, Under the Same Moon, All the Ways I Love You, and My Little Princess.
  • Additional titles will arrive in stores throughout the year.
  • Consumers have found many creative ways to use Recordable Storybooks, including:
    • Parents stationed overseas in the military have recorded books for their children waiting for them at home.
    • Grandparents and other family members who live far away have recorded the books for the children they love as a way to be with them even when they can’t be physically present.
    • Family members took turns recording each page of a book for a loved one in a nursing home.
    • Adoptive parents have recorded a storybook for the child they were waiting to adopt in another country so the child would recognize their voices.
    • An entire family recorded a storybook for an adult child who lived overseas and couldn’t be with them for the holidays.

 

In Stores & Online

Hallmark Recordable Storybooks are available online at Hallmark.com, at Hallmark Gold Crown® stores nationwide, and in select other locations where Hallmark products are sold. Use the store locator on Hallmark.com to find the nearest Hallmark Gold Crown store.

Fun Fact

In 1915, Hall Brothers purchased engraving presses to begin printing and publishing greeting cards, becoming a manufacturer for the first time.