A beautifully illustrated children's book, capturing the excitement of your child's first ever Christmas.
Tips on writing the story
- Read the story below so you can see how your answers fit in the sentence
- The story is written on behalf of the child. Select more than one child in the dropdown, and we'll change the story inside to be "Our Dad" etc.
- Only use capitals where they are needed eg: proper names.
- Remember punctuation if needed within your sentence (commas etc) - we'll add punctuation to the end if appropriate!
- Include "the" if needed eg: "the park" and remember verbs eg: "playing football".
- We read each book and will amend tenses etc, but will not amend your spelling or the content of your answer.
- On the inside front cover we print a personalised message so they can treasure the book for years to come.
- You can select the skin colour which best suits your child (click on the image thumbnail to view).
This is the story of (child’s name) and his very first Christmas. He was born on (birth date).
Home is (street where they live)where he lives with (names of family). (Home town) is a very long way from the North Pole.
For (child’s name)’s First Christmas the (surname) family buy the biggest tree they can find and decorate it with glitter, baubles and tinsel. (name of family shown on decorations).
The (family name) hang up their stockings on Christmas Eve ready for Santa to fill with presents. (Name of child shown on stockings).
They leave out a mince pie for Santa, candy for the elves and a carrot for Rudolph. (Names of family) all go to bed early to wait for Santa to arrive. (Name of child shown on present).
On Christmas morning, they open their presents. (Child’s name) likes the ribbon and paper most of all.
It’s always (type of weather - raining, sunny, cold etc) in (home town) but they all wish for snow… so they can go sledging and make a whole family of snowmen. Christmas dinner always starts with a bang in the (surname) household.
(Child’s name) favourite food is (favourite food) but Christmas is special.
There is a new food he hasn’t seen before. It’s round and green and called a sprout. What’s that all about?!
After all the presents, and food and excitement of the day.... they all fall fast asleep. They can’t wait to do it all again next year.(child’s name shown in lights on the tree).
Message shown coming out of the present on the last page - (Child's name), Have a wonderful first Christmas and a happy and healthy new year, with a gift tag with who the book is from.
A Christmas Keepsake
This is a gorgeous keepsake for the family to commemorate their child’s first Christmas. Printed throughout with your unique details, each story is utterly personal to you.
On the back page we print a Christmas message "(Child's name), Have a wonderful first Christmas and a happy and healthy new year" - with an illustration of a gift tag printed with the names of who the book is from.
Based on 15639 reviews
Printed in Britain
Suitable for ages 0-6
"I received a personalised 1st Christmas book for my nephew. I was very impressed when it arrived, he will cherish it forever. I looked around at many retailers online and felt letterfest really had the best quality options."
Lyndsay - Bedford
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Sizing and quality
We're obsessed with the quality of our products, from the storytelling and illustrations to the luxurious finish. Choose from a soft cover or upgrade to a beautiful hard cover which is laminated to protect your book.
Size: 210 x 250mm / 8.25 x 10.8 inch
Unique adventures that don’t cost the earth
Made with your child's future in mind. All of the paper we use is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified, which means it has been made from wood sourced responsibly. Personalised printing prevents waste and is cleaner than traditional printing - we strive to create products that are unique and environmentally friendly.
How long will my order take?
After ordering, books take 3-4 business days to produce. If you’ve selected Express delivery we will then post with a next day courier. If you’ve opted for Standard delivery we post tracked Royal Mail which takes 3-4 days. For international orders, books to Europe take about 5-7 days, Rest of World about 10-14 days. To help, we show the expected delivery date from when you order at the top of the page under the book’s title.
How do I track my order?
Once dispatched, tracking will be emailed to the email address you provide when placing your order. The book should fit through most letterboxes, however couriers and Royal mail will sometimes leave packages in safe places or with neighbours, so always check your tracking.
I’ve made a mistake, what can I do?
Unfortunately once you have paid for your book at checkout we cannot make any changes. So be careful when entering your text in the order form - we do not amend spelling! However we know mistakes can happen, so can offer reprints at a reduced price if you need a new copy. Please email us at email@example.com and let us know your changes.
Can I send direct to someone else?
Yes, at checkout you can enter another address for delivery. We won’t include prices in the shipment.
Is the book suitable for multiple children?
Can I see a preview of my book?
We show all the pages inside the book in the image gallery so you can see the illustrations and story before buying.
Do you print books in other languages?
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I bought this book for my Nephew who is only a month old so thought it would be a lovely keepsake for my sister and brother in law as well as something they can read to him. They absolutely loved it and so did I. I was a bit worried with how it would come out as I added their dogs names in and you never know with personalisation as sometimes it comes out literally how you've put in the box but obviously this wasn’t the case and I was really pleased with how the dogs names were put in. Thank you so much!
I made an error when ordering the book I emailed and asked for it to be changed they said it would be but then it wasn’t was such a shame because the book is amazing
Ordered 3 different books and they were all great. Great quality and lovely stories with the kids names in. Hopefully Letterfest can continue to grow to their personalisation options - my niece actually has brown curly hair and that wasn’t an option. But overall very pleased.
Really pleased with this purchased. So personalised. Cannot wait to read this with my little girl this Christmas and many more to come.
No problems with order or delivery.
Really lovely little book that can be treasured for years.