This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. The 3 winners for the Back to School Giveaway from Cherish Bound are: #4 Lindsey, #65 Renee, and #16 Katy. Have fun with storytelling!

I had the opportunity to go to a mini storytelling festival sponsored by Cherish Bound a few weeks back. They’re getting us ready for the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival held yearly in Orem, Utah, coming up in the next few weeks. This Storytelling Festival is a 20 year tradition in which famous and fabulous storytellers come from all over the world to tell their tales. If you’re going to be in the Utah valley Sept 3-5, stop by to hear a tale or two!

To help celebrate the upcoming Festival, Cherish Bound wants us all to get in on the storytelling fun by giving away some storybooks to you. Their company specializes in helping you create a family storybook that will be cherished for years. You choose your style and create your story. You can use your own words or those from your kids, then add in pictures to complete the tale. Now you’ve got your own ‘cherished bound’ book!

Cherish Bound Books

The storybook I chose to make is a Family ABC Book. What I did for my story is I took pictures from our family photos and corresponded it with a letter from the alphabet: B is for Ball, C is for Cookies, Q is for Quilt, S is for Sledding. Now my kids can look at this book and see themselves in the pictures, reading it any time they want, seeing their story in the alphabet!

Cherish Bound Book


Today, Cherish Bound is giving away 3 gift certificate packages for you to make your own story. There’s a $100, $75, and $50 gift certificate prize for 3 winners. I’ll randomly pick the first, second, and third places winners when it’s time to pick.  And they’re also giving away a coupon for everyone else to enjoy and join in the storytelling fun. Send an email to cb{at} and mention “Make and Takes” blog and they’ll give you a free activation code, wahoo!

Giveaway Entries: For your chance to win one of three Cherish Bound Gift Certificates, leave a comment on this post by Monday August 17th @ midnight. I’ll announce the winner chosen from random on Tuesday morning August 18th. Good luck and have fun telling stories.