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Personalized Night Before Christmas book cover featuring a girl named Amelia dressed as a reindeer and holding a tray of treats for Santa. Behind her is a festive tree and various animals peeking out.
The most personalized Christmas book, ever.
Your child is the star of their very own book.
Your child’s sibling can make a cameo in the book!
Select your Santa’s skin tone.
Your family members each get their own stocking.
Add two family photos to your book.
Include a special message to your child.
Personalized Night Before Christmas book cover featuring a girl named Amelia dressed as a reindeer and holding a tray of treats for Santa. Behind her is a festive tree and various animals peeking out.Sample page from Night Before Christmas personalized book, with main character in bed dressed up as a reindeer with her animal friends surrounding her.A festive scene of the main character dressed as a reindeer, hanging Christmas decorations with animal friends.  The main character's sibling, also dressed as a reindeer, is also shown.Three Santa Claus characters with varying skin tones are depicted to show the customer that they can personalize their Santa.A fireplace mantle with four different stockings, each with a different family member's name on it, is depicted to show the customer they can personalize the Christmas stockings.Copyright page from the Night Before Christmas book showing that this book was made especially for the child (his/her name is inserted here). The child's family photo is also displayed here.Last page of the book showing the child's photo, a plate with crumbs on it, and a dedication message written to the child by the customer.

NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

All the creatures are stirring with excitement in this lively retelling of the classic Twas the Night Before Christmas. Who can settle them all down? Watch your little one work a little holiday magic just in time for Santa to arrive!

In addition to your child's photo and dedication, personalize your Christmas book with two optional family photos and more!

“Truly, the perfect keepsake gift."
— Mina B.

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  • Perfect for kids 3-8 
  • 32 pages long
  • Available in hardcover or softcover format (8.5" × 11")
Copyright page and Page 1 of A Monster Mess personalized children’s book.  Copyright page shows that this book is made especially for <insert child’s name> and also has an animated gif showing how you can personalize your book with a photo of your family, a pet, artwork.  Page 1 shows a glimpse of the book personalization with the child’s face inserted into the main character of the book

Personalized with TWO smiles you love.

Before Santa thumps down the chimney, your child will have to get all of the creatures to bed in this personalized Christmas book.

They might even get help from their sibling on a page or two!

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Two brothers are dressed with Santa hats, with the older boy embracing his younger brother. Inset is an image of how they would appear on the sibling page of Night Before Christmas, where both are dressed as reindeer with the older in the forefront and the younger in the background standing next to a decorated Christmas tree inside the house.
A colorful selection of red, white and green stockings, each personalized with a different name.

All of the names on Santa's list.

Hooray! Everyone in the family has made it onto Santa's "Nice" list this year, and will see their very own personalized stocking hung over the mantle.

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Copyright page and Page 1 of A Monster Mess personalized children’s book.  Copyright page shows that this book is made especially for <insert child’s name> and also has an animated gif showing how you can personalize your book with a photo of your family, a pet, artwork.  Page 1 shows a glimpse of the book personalization with the child’s face inserted into the main character of the book

Because not all santas are the same...

Everyone has their own vision of what Santa Claus looks like. Pick Santa's skin tone to best match yours.

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Three different children (Latino, African American, Caucasian) standing next to each other with illustrated bubbles over each child's head. Inside the illustrated bubbles are illustrations of Santa Claus, each with a different skin tone to reflect the customization available in Night Before Christmas.

The Perfect CHRISTMAS Gift

Christmas is a magical time of the year, and what better way to extend that magic than with a totally unique, personalized Christmas book your child can keep forever?

Made of thick, acid-free, archival quality Mohawk paper to withstand the test of time.

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A girl wearing a Santa's hat and holding a brown paper wrapped package with a red and white striped bow. Blue background with white dots to look like snow.

About The Author

When children’s author Marsha Hayles was a little girl, she loved cuddling with her own stuffed animals as she eagerly awaited Santa’s arrival. Back then she celebrated Christmas in her hometown of Rochester, Minnesota, but now celebrates Santa’s arrival in Rochester, New York.

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Photograph of children's book author Marsha Hayles, standing outdoors with a tree behind her

Reviews

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“My grandson loved this book. Seeing his name & face in the book brought a huge smile to his face. He immediately wanted to read the book!”

—Susan C.

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“This personalized book brought surprised faces & happiness to our family at Christmas.  My Grandson & Daughter-law immediately paged through the book with delight.  Two family photos included in the book are priceless.  Will definitely be ordering another!  Love love love it!” 

—Susan K.

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“My granddaughter was fascinated that her face and family pictures were in her storybook and she is only 2 1/2.”

—Phyllis M.

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“Our Read Your Story books arrived today! These are way beyond my expectations! The quality of the pages, pictures, binding are supreme! I can't wait to share these stories with grandson. They are so entertaining and beautifully illustrated. Of course, having our sweet grandson as the star makes them my favorite stories of all time. Thank you so much for this priceless gift!"

—Betsie W.

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“I loved seeing my daughters' faces when they saw their books for the first time! They asked how they got in there and were just amazed. The story of the monster mess is hilarious. Nothing beats reading and having them shout out “that’s me!” 

—Susan Y.

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“My toddler especially is obsessed [with his book], and asks us to read his monster story multiple times a night!” 

—Shannon P.

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