Inscribe-It Books

by Jennifer


I love giving books as gifts — my children’s friends’ birthday parties, baby gifts, my friends’ birthdays, Christmas — any occasion is acceptable.

One of the unique features that I love about Inscribe-It is that your inscription is printed on the first page. It’s the exact same book you’d buy in the store, but with a custom printed page bound at the beginning of the book. Not only can you include an inscription, but you can include a picture as well. What an extra-special touch!

When I was offered the chance to try out Inscribe-It‘s service, I knew exactly what book I’d select as a special keepsake for my children. Both of them fell in love with Marley — the world’s worst dog — this year.

So I picked out Bad Dog Marley, and I knew the perfect inscription to make it a keepsake.

To Amanda and Kyle, from your Good Dog, Shadow.

July 2009

The picture is our annual Father’s Day picture, which included my husband’s best-loved (or at least most loyal) “child” — our dog Shadow.

They offer books in many categories, and I can think of so many gift-giving possibilities. In addition to a birthday gift, what a great way to welcome a new baby, or commemorate this first day of school, or mark a graduation.

One winner (U.S. only) will win their choice of book (up to $30). Visit their site, then tell us which you’d book you’d select, and how you’d inscribe it.

Inscribe-It is also running a twitter contest all month, so after you enter here, just tweet @inscribe_it with the book you’d get and how you’d inscribe it. One person will win each week! Check out the details on their homepage.

This is part of the 2009 Back-to-School Giveaway. We’d love it if you helped spread the word!

  1. Leave a comment on this post as your entry.
  2. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. One entry per person.
  3. New giveaways will be posted through August 26. Winners will be announced August 31.
  4. Check out the list of the other giveaways in the 2009 Back-to-School Giveaway at the main post.

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Jennifer lives in Houston with her family. In addition to reading, she enjoys travel, Bible study, food, and fun. She blogs about some of these things -- when her nose isn't in a book -- at Snapshot.

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1 MJ August 16, 2009 at 7:00 am

I’d pick Princess Baby for Reagan. I’m not sure if I’d inscribe it for Christmas or her borthday but it would be

For Reagan – The best Little Princess ever!!!


2 Bytes of Memory August 16, 2009 at 7:43 am

oo this is such a neat site! I would probably give my son The Monster at the End of This Book. I would put the picture of him in his Elmo shirt and say Happy Birthday from one monster to another.

3 corinne August 16, 2009 at 10:46 am

How sweet! I’d pick Pinkalicious for my niece Emily, and I’d inscribe it: To Emily, our favorite glamour girl. Thanks for the opportunity!

4 Jennifer August 16, 2009 at 1:12 pm

I would choose “My little golden book about God”. As a present to my daughter when our son is born. She loves books and it would be great way to give her something when the new arrival comes with all the extra attention.

I would write in it:

Dear Penelope,

We want you always to know how important you are to me. And of course how important you are to God. We love you so much. You will always be our little sunshine, and nothing is ever going to take that away.

your biggest cheerleaders,
Daddy and Mama

5 cris August 16, 2009 at 3:35 pm

I’d chose Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude, and inscribe it: For a cool little dude. We hope you love your new school this year!

Mom and Dad

6 judy brittle August 16, 2009 at 3:56 pm

I would choose Henry Huggins for my grandson and I would inscribe it:Just wanting to let you know I’m proud of you. Now be happy and have fun! Love Grandma

7 Lindsey August 16, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I would choose Fancy Nancy and inscribe it to my daughter, my little fancy pants. :-) Thanks for the great giveaway! I love the site!

8 GAhome2mom August 16, 2009 at 6:56 pm

I would like to purchase many of the classics:
The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit and Peter Pan. We have several of the books listed for children already but not the ones I have mentioned. Thanks.


9 SANDY August 16, 2009 at 9:02 pm

big boys use the potty

10 Abi August 17, 2009 at 9:32 am

What a hard decision! Lots of good books. I think I’d love to win the

Sisters, A Cup of Comfort

11 Michele August 17, 2009 at 11:36 am

I would select the Princess Baby for my daughter. What a great gift idea!

12 Kerrie Mayans August 17, 2009 at 12:29 pm

That is a cool idea. I would choose Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and inscribe it with a birthday message for my daughter who will be 8 later this year.

13 Danielle Gerstenberger August 17, 2009 at 3:19 pm

I’m trying to get a headstart on Christmas presents for this year and this would be a great present for my youngest son, who is all about books right now!

14 veedee August 17, 2009 at 4:51 pm

The Wonderful World of Oz in hardcover would be my pick! Just inscribed “The world is still a wonderful place!”

15 Michele Dunn August 17, 2009 at 5:06 pm

I would pick the book “The Story of King Arthur and His Knights” and I would inscribe it “To my wonderful son Damon on the occasion of your eighth grade graduation always remember you are loved. Love, Mom

16 Janna Johnson August 17, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson

17 Jake Lsewhere August 18, 2009 at 1:54 am

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

18 Tonya Froemel August 18, 2009 at 7:42 pm

I would give my daughter The Secret Garden and I would inscribe in it how this book was one of my favorites as a child.

19 Christine August 19, 2009 at 1:01 am

I would choose the Wonderful Wizard of Oz for my son and say “This was one of my favorite stories when I was a child, and I hope it becomes one of your favorites too. I love you. Love, Mom”

20 Christie Jensen August 19, 2009 at 11:48 am

The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit for a back to school book for my kids.

21 Katherine C. August 19, 2009 at 2:41 pm

My hubby loves peter Pan, I would order that and inscribe it from him to give to our son.

22 Melissa August 19, 2009 at 11:20 pm

I think I would want The Time Machine. My son loves science and this science fiction book would be great. I would probably have it inscribed with something like. To My Little Scientist, May you always succeed in everything you choose to do and put your mind too. Mommy loves you always.

23 Janelle August 20, 2009 at 8:47 am

The Monster at the End of This Book

To my son,
Life is full of surprises, happiness and fun. God Bless you and know that we love you so very much!
Love, Mom and Dad

24 Susan C August 20, 2009 at 11:07 am

They have The Pokey Little Puppy-one of my all time favorites!
smchester at gmail dot com

25 Jennifer M August 20, 2009 at 1:03 pm

I’d pick Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass, and have my daughter write the inscription to her best friend.

26 Alicia August 21, 2009 at 11:55 am

My First Counting Book-for one of my 3 friends pregnant right now!

27 Benita G. August 22, 2009 at 3:53 am

I’d select The Age of Innocence. It’s such a wonderful turn of the century book. I’d inscribe it. Enjoy, life and don’t grow up too fast.


28 Randy Bailey August 22, 2009 at 11:59 am

I would choose Pinkalicous

29 Amity August 22, 2009 at 9:21 pm

I would choose The Jungle Book and inscribe it “To Faelan – May you live as playfully as Mowgli.”

30 Ginny August 23, 2009 at 1:57 pm

I’d pick Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, not sure how I’d inscribe yet have to think of something clever from Alice :)

31 Linda Kish August 23, 2009 at 5:58 pm

I would pick Princess Baby and put something like for Eden from Aunt Carrie and Uncle Eric

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

32 Carol Lawrence August 23, 2009 at 6:27 pm

Alien Bounty by Author: William C. Dietz. Inscribed:To the Sci FI nut I married. I Love You.

33 Kathy Scott August 24, 2009 at 12:36 pm

My son would love Time Machine.

34 Ed Nemmers August 24, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Happy Monday!

35 Kristie August 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Big Boys Use the Potty would be great for my little guy who I plan on potty training soon!

36 Jennifer Hedden August 24, 2009 at 10:21 pm

the Princess Baby

37 Abby Joy August 25, 2009 at 5:05 pm

I’d get Big Boys Use the Potty for my brother’s little boy–it would be too funny because of an inside joke that my brother will be sure to tell his son!

38 Sheila Hickmon August 25, 2009 at 6:43 pm

I’d choose Pinkalicious and have it say, For Nana, We love you!

39 Bambi M August 25, 2009 at 7:06 pm

I’d pick 150 Tips & Tricks for New Dads for my hubby, and inscribe a dedication to him inside and that baby and I both love him very much!

40 Erica G August 25, 2009 at 8:52 pm

I would like to win!

41 Kelly F August 25, 2009 at 8:57 pm

I would choose Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and I would inscribe it for my boyfriend!

42 Bridget Michelle Combs August 26, 2009 at 1:33 am

Aww! I saw the comment toward the top about the monster at the end of this book. My favorite as a child. I’d love to win this and get that for my grandson!

43 djgroz August 26, 2009 at 12:18 pm

I would Like to Win a prize. Thanks for giving me a chance!

44 kathy pease August 26, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Thank you for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY.. Please count me in :)

45 jeanine August 26, 2009 at 2:05 pm

i’d pick the “princess baby” book and inscribe it with my newborn daughter maggie’s name.

46 Marie August 26, 2009 at 2:47 pm

I would give my daughter Black Beauty because she loves horses and I would inscribe it with her name and something about following her dreams (which is to own a horse farm!).

47 rita August 26, 2009 at 2:56 pm

What an awesome gift concept!

48 DanV August 26, 2009 at 6:25 pm

I’d pick Baby Animals

49 Karen Gonyea August 26, 2009 at 6:55 pm

Baby animals is my pick :)

50 Daniel Oliver Jones August 26, 2009 at 6:57 pm

how creative!

51 Veronica Garrett August 26, 2009 at 9:26 pm

I would love to win this for my granddaughter.

52 Rajee August 26, 2009 at 11:41 pm

I would choose “My little golden book about God”.

53 DeeAnne A August 26, 2009 at 11:56 pm

I would love the princess baby for my little girl. HOW SWEET

54 REBECCA STEPHEN August 27, 2009 at 12:18 am


55 veedee August 27, 2009 at 1:57 pm

I earned an extra entry with today’s newsletter!

56 Danielle August 30, 2009 at 7:10 am

I would give Cinderella and Other Tales by The Brothers Grimm to my daughter. I would inscribe it with, “To XXXX, You will always be our little Princess. Love, Mom and Dad.

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