The latest product my family has been asked to review is a video product called Your Amazing Name – Personalized Adventures for EVERY name! by CrossTimber – Name Meaning Gifts.
When ordering this product, you fill out a form with several personal details about your child, including a letter to your child about their name and an upload of a picture of a piece of artwork they have completed in real life. It is woven into their special video, and their name is spoken throughout.
Children will discover their name origin and meaning on this 28 minute cartoon adventure.
For a more detailed look on what the video itself will be like, check out this preview video by the product creators:
As you can see, a lot of love and care has been put into the development of this product. It shows as you view all of the personal touches and thoughtful interactions between the characters during the cartoon. I love that it is loving, positive, and has been shaped by Biblical references and values.
This would be a good Christmas or birthday gift idea, and can be given to the child from family, friends, or other important adults. It is a video made especially for your special child, and it will make them feel loved and important! Not only that, it will remind them of God’s love throughout the video as well.
My son was most excited to see his own drawing that he had colored in the video. In fact, as my older kids were watching with him, they were fascinated about it, too!
After I took that little video of him, he started dancing around, excited to see his piece of art come to life and follow him along on his Name journey.
On part of the personalization that you send in when you order, a letter that you’re asked to write to be included is incorporated into the video. It is supposed to tell about how your child got their name. We added information about our naming pattern, and it was cute hearing the character read it aloud for Ethan so he could hear why we named him Ethan.
We added information about our naming pattern, and it was cute hearing the character read it aloud for Ethan so he could hear why we named him Ethan.
My son received this as a 5th birthday gift from me and my husband. He found it pretty fun to watch, but it was a little long for his attention span. The video was slow-paced for him and ran for over 28 minutes. An option I would love to see in the future would be to have the option to purchase a shorter video with less customizations, and also have the choice of this longer video with more customizations.
I think very young children may have a hard time paying attention this long like my little guy, and older children will have no issues with it and will probably want it to even be longer!
Due to my youngest son’s age and attention span, we watched this personalized name gift over a period of 3 sessions.
This is a Christian product and you will hear things from the Bible and verses being quoted in the video on and the name meaning plaque at the end of the video.
Do you love the idea of a personalized name plaque like the one they show at the end of the video? If you want, you can purchase a copy of this plaque as an accompanying name meaning gift, which would be cute to present to your child as they’re being presented the digital version in the video!
You can also purchase a DVD hard-copy of your name meaning video. You would still receive the digital copy of it, but for someone with a weaker internet connection or maybe no access to Wifi, the video could be presented to them in the DVD format so it could easily be viewed on their television.
As an extra bonus, we received some free printables that were personalized for Ethan. They included a coloring sheet, maze, a destop name sign, handwriting practice sheets with his name and also with a Bible verse, and more. We liked this as a fun extra!
CrossTimber has a giveaway going on right now if you are interested in checking that out. See below:
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Each personalized video is different, and it is great for all ages, but especially younger children. To see how other families enjoyed their customized name gift, click on the banner below to read other Crew reviews: