Nov. 28

CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Board Book Albums Review & Giveaway!! *CLOSED*

About Board Book Albums, taken from their Website:

“In Jan­u­ary 2007, when my daugh­ter Lucia was a year old, we real­ized that she was some­what behind her peers in meet­ing cer­tain devel­op­men­tal mile­stones. We began hav­ing reg­u­lar ses­sions with a phys­i­cal ther­a­pist and an early learn­ing spe­cial­ist. It was amaz­ing to see how much progress Lucia made very quickly! By age 2, she began walk­ing well and try­ing to say lots of words. In order to encour­age her speech devel­op­ment, the early learn­ing spe­cial­ist (who is like a speech ther­a­pist, but works with chil­dren before they begin to talk) sug­gested that I find Lucia a photo album to fill with pho­tos of her fam­ily, toys, and other famil­iar objects in her world. When I was unable to find a kid-friendly photo album, I came up with the idea to cre­ate a board book photo album. This album has been a won­der­ful learn­ing tool for Lucia. She loves to turn the pages and look at pho­tos of her fam­ily, toys, and other famil­iar objects in her world. Stud­ies have shown that young chil­dren only have object recog­ni­tion with pho­tos. This means that before the age of two, they can not relate a draw­ing of an object with the actual object, but they can relate a photo of the object with the actual object.”

Kids LOVE pho­tographs of them­selves and their world — The Take Your Pix photo board books are just per­fect for that!
What a fun gift to give an expec­tant mom, before or after the baby arrives!! Chil­dren love pho­tos and will often look at pho­tos over and over, espe­cially the ones of them­selves as a baby.

The photo album is 7″ x 7″ with 10 pages. It holds 20 4″ x 6″ pho­tos. The cover photo frame holds a slightly smaller photo but you just need to trim a 4x6 to fit.
The book would make a great gift alone but for those who are cre­ative it can eas­ily be per­son­al­ized like a scrap­book.

One sug­ges­tion which would make a fan­tas­tic baby shower gift is to pur­chase sev­eral albums and dec­o­rate them but leave the pho­tos for mom to add through­out the year. Each album could mark a spe­cial mile­stone or col­lec­tion like “First Christ­mas”, “Me and my Dad”, “I love my Nana and Papa”, “First Trip to the Beach”, etc. Often moms are over­whelmed with tak­ing care of the baby the first year and although many pic­tures are taken, few actu­ally make it into albums. This would be a won­der­ful gift — pre-organized, dec­o­rated and a won­der­ful col­lec­tion of memories!!


These albums are a great cure for book bore­dom because they hold 20 4×6 pho­tos you can change out when­ever you like. Ani­mals, peo­ple, let­ters of the alpha­bet, vaca­tion pho­tos – the choice is yours my friends. Plus, they are per­fect for let­ting the kids dec­o­rate on their own with stick­ers, stamps or mark­ers. How fun is that? (p.s. there are some very cute dec­o­rat­ing ideas on their site)
They have really thick sturdy pages that are per­fect for lit­tle ones who like to tear or chew on every­thing in sight. The huge notches on each page also help them turn the pages more easily.

I was sent a VERY pretty Yel­low Take Your Pix board book album to Review, and I absolutely adored it! I will cher­ish this for years to come!!
The Take Your Pix photo board books have easy-to-turn pages but also cut-outs to make it even eas­ier for lit­tle hands. The book is the per­fect size, sturdy and very high qual­ity and will last through the many, many times a child will flip pages – it’s even easy to clean for the child with sticky fin­gers who is inspired to look at pho­tos in the mid­dle of eat­ing a peanut but­ter sandwich!!

Take Your Pix Board­book Albums are a unique way to share fam­ily pho­tos with your baby. Devel­oped by a mom who showed her daugh­ter pic­tures to help her improve her speech, Board Book Albums are designed to be inde­struc­tible, even in the hands of a baby. The hard, card­board pages are just like the dozens of board books we all give our babies, but they fea­ture pre­cious fam­ily photographs.

Par­ents could use these to teach babies the names of rel­a­tives who love them from far away, and mil­i­tary fam­i­lies could keep deployed par­ents’ pho­tos close at hand even!

Board Book Albums, LLC is proud to offer a new chunky board book style photo album that can be used by small chil­dren, big kids, and adults alike. The “Take Your Pix™” photo album (patent pend­ing) has sturdy pages, into which pho­tos can be inserted from an open­ing in the top of the pages. Unlike other albums, these albums have thick sturdy pages that are per­fect for lit­tle kids to han­dle (like the chunky lit­tle kids books). Notches have been added to the page edges to facil­i­tate page turn­ing. The photo album is 7″ x 7″ with 10 pages. It holds 20 4″ x 6″ pho­tos and has a cover photo frame that holds a slightly smaller photo (about 4″ x 5″, so you can just trim a 4″ x 6″ photo to fit). All of our Board Book Album prod­ucts are free-standing and per­fect for display!

Laura Miranti, the founder of Board Book Albums, has gra­ciously agreed to give away one “Take Your Pix” board book to one lucky Cool­Canucks Reader! You will really love this as much as I love mine, I just know it! Not only are they adorable and of excel­lent qual­ity, they are extremely inex­pen­sive and can be pur­chased from their web­site by click­ing here!

To enter:

*Head on over to Board Book Albums and let me know the colour you like best!

*You MUST ALSO SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side) via email! (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your comment!


*And thirdly for any entries to count, fol­low Cool­Canucks Via Google Friend Connect!!


————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

EXTRA ENTRIES: (Optional, these are there for you just in case you would like more chances of winning!!)

Fol­low @coolcanucks and @boardbookalbums on Twit­ter! Leave me your twit­ter name!

Tweet this con­test link­ing to @coolcanucks and @boardbookalbums! Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet! *Do this ONLY MAXIMUM of ONCE a day, and leave a com­ment each time with the Tweet Sta­tus Link*

Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

Grab our Cool­Canucks but­ton located to the right of the blog. +5, leave 5 comments


Sub­scribe to Cool­Canucks RSS Feed! + 2 leave 2 comments


Refer a friend to Cool­Canucks Forum – do not sign your­self up and cheat, I can check IP’s! Tell me who the refer­ral is, and earn 10 extra entries at once!


Pur­chase any­thing from Board Book Albums
for the dura­tion of the give­away
and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me in a comment!

**Give­away open to both Canada & US and expires on Decem­ber 19th, 2009**

A HUGE thank you to Laura over at Board Book Albums for spon­sor­ing us with this GREAT Con­test here at CoolCanucks!!

Our win­ner is

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  1. carolp8
    Decem­ber 17th, 2009 at 12:39 pm

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  1. Stephanie LaPlante
    November 29th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    1. I like the color yel­low best.

    2. I sub­scribe to your blog by email

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  3. Stephanie LaPlante
    November 29th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

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  9. Stephanie LaPlante
    November 29th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    I blogged your give­away #1

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  11. Stephanie LaPlante
    November 29th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

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    November 29th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

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    November 29th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

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    November 29th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

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    November 29th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

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  33. angela m
    November 30th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    i like the yel­low one
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  35. angela m
    November 30th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

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    November 30th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

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  41. Josie
    November 30th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

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  43. Josie
    November 30th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

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  59. Tommy
    December 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    I like the white album.
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  61. Tommy
    December 1st, 2009 at 12:22 am

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  63. Karry
    December 1st, 2009 at 8:46 am

    I like the white the best. I fol­low via google and sub­scribe via email.
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  65. Karry
    December 1st, 2009 at 8:47 am

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  67. Karry
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  73. RachelD
    December 1st, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    I like the blue board book.

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  75. RachelD
    December 1st, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    I sub­scribe through e-mail.

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  77. RachelD
    December 1st, 2009 at 10:27 pm

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  105. Tanis
    December 8th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    I gotta love the Blue!! One of my favs!! ;)

    I sub­scribe to the Cool­Canucks blog through e-mail (same as the required one) and I fol­low Cool­Canucks through Google­Con­nect (tanandjosh).

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    December 8th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

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  123. Tanis
    December 14th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

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    December 14th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

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  135. Tanis
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  137. Tanis
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  139. Tanis
    December 14th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

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  153. carolp8
    December 17th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    I like the yel­low one.

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    December 17th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

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    December 17th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

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  171. Rosey
    December 18th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    I like the blue one the best. Thank you!

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  173. Karry
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  177. Heather
    December 19th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    I love the pink one!

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  179. kathy pease
    December 19th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    i love the yel­low one :)

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  181. kathy pease
    December 19th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

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    December 19th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

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  187. dawn
    December 19th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    I like it in white and I am a fol­lower.
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  189. rajee
    December 19th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    I like yel­low bestr

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    December 19th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

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    December 19th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

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