Osian has recently received two lovely gifts from My Very Own Gift Company. Who are a company that specialises in gorgeous hand crafted personalised gifts for children. There's a lovely little video on their website, which show gives a great insight to their products, and showcases them all in use.
Firstly, Osian received a personalised place mat. Which comes in the option of two designs, and both come in either pink or blue. I decided to go for the contemporary design. The top centre of the mat is personalised with Osian's name, his date of birth, star sign and a message from me. You can choose your own message, but I just couldn't think of any, so My Very Own Gift Company helped me by giving me a list as inspiration, and I ended up choosing one from the list. The mat's filled with the alphabet, and an object along with each letter. The letters are written in upper and lower case, then underneath it says a word beginning with that letter, e.g. 'f is for flag'. For some reason I thought the mat would be quite thin, but it's thick and of good quality. It's easily wiped clean and has plenty room for Osian's cutlery, plate and drink. The mat's also handy to use when Osian's colouring, especially with felt tips, as he makes such a mess with those at the moment.
The last page is filled with the alphabet, with a word and picture for each letter. This is Osian's favourite page, he sits there pointing to the different pictures asking 'what's that', then hands it to me because it's my turn to ask him. He knew the animals and foods before hand, but he's become familiar with many of the other objects, and can nearly name the whole page.
Osian's book's definitely going to be kept as a keepsake. Actually, as will the mat, I don't think I could ever part with either of them, they're just too lovely.
Osian telling us what noise the elephant in the book makes
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Disclosure - We were sent the book and mat for the purpose of an honest review, all words and opinions are my own.