Sasha’s birthday isn’t until January, but we already have a present for her. It’s not that I’m super organized (or as some may see it, disturbingly anal). Rather, the gift is something I had to check out, even if it is a good eight months before I give it to my birthday girl-to-be.
The gift is a book, but not just any book. Whose Birthday Is It? is personalized, our copy custom-made just for Sasha. The super cute story about planning a surprise birthday party includes her birth date, her name, and a special inscription from our family to her. And it’s all illustrated with charming, brightly-colored pictures of cats, teddy bears, knights, monkeys, dinosaurs — basically, all characters young children adore — getting ready for a birthday bash.
Even better, the book is written by a friend. Erica Jacobs Green is a brilliant writer and former DC mom, who moved away when her family began life in the Foreign Service (check out her blog Navigating Wonderland about their current adventures in Iceland).
GIVEAWAY: You have a chance to win your own custom copy of “Whose Birthday Is It?” To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment telling me one of your favorite gifts your child has received (from you or someone else). To be eligible, you must like KidFriendly DC on Facebook. Get an extra entry for following on Twitter (let me know you did). A winner will be picked and announced this weekend.