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I Wish You More (A Personalized Book for Kids)


Wishes for My Kids

This post contains affiliate links. Thank you to I See Me! Children’s Books for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.

My little one, Daphne, is starting kindergarten this month.

It’s such a big milestone in the life of a child. And  a time of transition.

I could go through all the cliched responses of moms everywhere—How did this happen? It was just yesterday that she had big baby cheeks and was in diapers!

Daphne as a baby

—and I do, of course.

But what I want to focus on for her sake is the not the past but the present and even the future.

Daphne Standing Beside her Artwork

I want to focus on who she is now and who she is in the process of becoming.

I also find myself thinking about what I hope and dream the world holds in store for her.

I have so very many wishes for her. For both of my children.

My Wishes for My Daughters

I wish them joy. Joy in their experiences and interactions with the world.

I wish them peace of mind, within and without.

I wish them a big heart for themselves and others, to embrace the beauty, flaws, and differences around them with compassion and understanding.

I wish them the self knowledge and strength to be who they are rather than who the world tells them they should be.

I wish them a sustainable lifestyle and world.

I wish them the opportunities to follow their dreams.

I wish them the chance to see the world and experience other cultures.

I have so many wishes for my kids!

And I wish I could just wave a wand and make them all come true.

But I’m a mom, not a fairy godmother, and while I’ll do my best, I know that it won’t be that quick or easy.

For now, though, I’m giving Daphne, my rising kindergartner, a book of wishes ::

A personalized book that pairs the child's name with big wishes.

I Wish You More is one of the personalized children’s books by I See Me! Children’s Books and has her name throughout the book, paired with big wishes.

This is actually the personalized version of the New York Times bestselling book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld.

Here are some of the pages in Daphne’s copy of I Wish You More

We Wish You More Personalized Children's Book Pages

We wish you more ups than downs.

We wish you more hugs than ughs.

We wish you more stories than stars.

If you want to see all of the wishes and all of the pages in the book, you can preview the entire I Wish You More book on the I See Me! website here.

Daphne Reading I Wish You More Book on Swing

My favorite page is “We wish you more treasures than pockets” just because this has so been the case with both of my children, always gathering special rocks, feathers, shells, seedpods, and other treasures and filling their pockets and mine, their hands and mine.

We Wish You More Personalized Childrens Book by I See Me If you’d like to give a copy of I Wish You More to a child in your life, head over to I See Me! Children’s Books and tell them who you want to order the book for. They’ll ask for the child’s name, birthday, an optional photo, and an inscription.

This book would be pretty awesome as a baby gift, too… (It’s the kind of book I would have read to my daughters over and over their first year, as much for me as for them.)

Disclaimer :: I See Me! Children’s Books sent us this personalized book (I Wish You More) for free to write about. This is a sponsored post; all opinions expressed are my own.


  • Reply
    August 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

    How gorgeous!!! The book … AND your daughter. The most beautiful eyes and smile. My daughter turns 4 in about a month … It’s given me inspiration. Thank you!

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    Ellen Bober
    August 6, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    You made my day…and made me cry. Well, the first is true, the second only parially…reading thru the book i just ordered for our grandson’s birthday did. Still making me choke up. He is the light of my life and there is so very much we wish for him, now and into the far future. Thank you for all you do, and especially for this little piece of Thomas’s 4th birthday.

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      Jean Van't Hul
      August 8, 2015 at 5:15 am

      Oh, thank you for the comment Ellen! And you’re so welcome!

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    August 6, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    I love everything about this, Jeanne. Beautiful and I completely agree.

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    August 6, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Our #2 Is headed to kindergarten…she cannot wait and as tradition in our family, when you start K you get a gift… My Book About Me by Me, Myself and Dr. Suess … a favorite in this household :)

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      Jean Van't Hul
      August 8, 2015 at 5:14 am

      Oh! Good idea! We got that one for my older daughter when she was about this age. Thanks for the reminder!

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    August 10, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Perfect for the start of Kindergarden..

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