Wednesday, June 22, 2011



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This is one REALLY neat company! I did a giveaway for them here (I was waiting for mine to come in).

Here is a little bit about Kidlandia :
About Us
The founder of Kidlandia, illustrator and entrepreneur Brian Backus, has been living in a fantasy world of maps and monsters since he was a very little boy.

Kidlandia grew out of Brian’s 2004 concept to create personalized maps of imaginary kingdoms for children’s rooms. He believed that by providing children their own kingdoms, with friendly monsters as companions, kids would gain an increased sense of confidence, control, and self-worth. In addition, by naming the cities, islands, and other features of the kingdoms after family and friends, kids would feel more connected to those who love them. Brian, who produced educational multimedia titles for Disney and Voyager, was also intrigued by the idea that by engaging kids in namesake kingdoms, he could motivate them to understand maps, and accelerate reading skills.

Although the maps cost up to $2,000 and were only sold by word of mouth, Brian could not keep up with demand. He received consistent feedback that the maps were among the favorite gifts of a lifetime. In response to this encouragement, he determined to make the maps more widely available, and at affordable prices. Kidlandia was born.

Today, Kidlandia is comprised of a team of talented engineers, designers, and business professionals. Kidlandian team members share a passion to bring delight and meaning to the lives of children and their families. 2.5% of Kidlandia’s founding stock has been set aside as the basis for a future charitable Foundation benefiting children."

Kidlandia gave me a gift certificate to get something off their site to review. I chose the Fine Art Print Whimsical USA Map. This is really nice. I knew when I ordered it that it would be nice but I did not know that it would be this nice! Here are some pictures...

(Our Map!)

I put names of our friends and each family member got to choose where they wanted their name and they got to choose an item to put beside their name.

(That is one of my brothers "places".)

(My Dad's and my Mom's. My Mom had fun choosing what she wanted to put their.
She chose about ten things to put on her mountain.)

(My sister's ranch:)

We had a lot of fun designing this together. It was also fun looking at the map after we received it and seeing who could find the most of our friends on the map. We love our new map and can't wait to get a frame and hang it up on the wall for all of our friends to see. We can also make it a game to see which of our friends can find themselves on the map. Kidlandia is a great company that anyone (even the adults in my family were excited!) would love to have something from.

Disclaimer : I received no monetary compensation for
this review and giveaway. I did receive product for
review purposes. All quotes are from Kidlandia.
All thoughts and opinions are mine.

is a #1 company!


1 comment:

MaryB said...

This is the neatest idea. My daughter would LOVE it!