Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (Gift Idea)

This is actually not a book review, rather a gift I am super excited about giving to my kids this year.  They’ll love the book, as Dr. Seuss books are some of their favorite (like Green Eggs & Ham for my LM and they’re both loving How the Grinch Stole Christmas! this time of year.)  But I’m taking it a step further and hoping it is something they will come to cherish.

I purchased two copies, one for each child, wrote a letter to them on the inside cover, and then made the back into a travel log.

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The letter includes our prayers for them as they grow up and that God will be their ultimate guide in life and that we pray they come to know Him personally and trust Him as their guide.  Some of the scripture I included (and I’m sure there are so many more good ones) are:

the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalm 121:8

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9

Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble. Proverbs 3:23

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. Psalm 91:11

Then the back is to record all of our travels as a family, and I hope they continue to record their travels when they (tear) are on their own.  I’ve listed the date, place, and reason/who we were with.  It’s something I would have loved, and I hope we can bring out each year to update and reminisce.

I’m sure others have done similar things.  I do this in addition to a yearly photo album, which in the back I try to record what we did each month (where pictures were taken.)  I’d love to hear of any unique way you record things for your kids!

Here is another item that I was thinking about getting for the family someday too – a map to do something similar:

1020392National Geographic ”My World” Personalized Map

What gift are you most excited about this year?


Filed under Calling, Celebrations, Chapters, Children

4 responses to “Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (Gift Idea)

  1. That is a wonderful book. My daughter got a copy for her college graduation. As a nanny, she gave it to the chldren when she left them. I love your idea, hubby and I had a wedding book that talks about how we met and at the back, I put all of the places we lived. thanks for this post.

  2. Mom

    Wow! Another wonderful memory(s) your kids will cherish. Sorry I didn’t do this…..:)


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