There are some people that are just harder to shop for than others. Ahem, inlaws. And grandparents. And sometimes even parents who buy themselves the things they need throughout the year.
Today I am SO EXCITED to share a gift idea to solve all your problems, and create some meaningful connection. I’ve already used the program AND purchased a second one for someone on my list this year. Did you know my grandpa was a professional boxer?
You know that one gift you gave someone, years ago, that they still love? Maybe they bring it up from time to time. Maybe when you go over it’s still sitting on their coffee table. Maybe the smile on their face when they opened it isn’t one you’ll forget.
StoryWorth is that gift.
When you buy a StoryWorth subscription, your family member will receive 1 email a week with a question about their life, such as “What’s the best advice your grandmother ever gave you?” or “Did you ever pull any great pranks?” (StoryWorth has a library of over 600 questions, so there’s plenty of inspiration for you to choose from.) All they have to do is reply via email or phone with their story, and it’s saved to your account. At the end of the year, StoryWorth prints all their stories in a keepsake book (just in time for next Christmas!). How neat is that? I love that this gift is one that brings you closer over the next year AND is something you can cherish for generations to come. It’s all the perks of giving an “experience gift” and all the benefits of picking up a thoughtful heirloom piece.
Can you tell I’m super excited about this?
I’m working with my Grandpa to record some of his stories using StoryWorth and I was initially worried because he isn’t much of a typist. But, he’s an avid storyteller and I knew that at some point I wasn’t going to remember the tales he would tell around the fire pit on our annual family camp outs in southern Utah. With StoryWorth you have the option of either typing your story each week OR you can call in and record your story over the phone. The recording is saved to your account and you can have it transcribed to be added to your book (but I might also have to put all the recordings together so I can have the audio saved too).
Essentially, StoryWorth breaks down the process of writing out your best family stories over the course of a year and then puts everything together into a beautiful keepsake book.
Like I said, something to get excited about.
Imagine how much your grandma would like to to share her favorite memories with you each week? Or maybe it gives you a reason to talk to your in-laws each week and share those stories with your kids? Or maybe you moved away from home and this is the perfect thing to give your parents (they can work on it together).
You could get the siblings together and give it to your parents. And then, each week for the next year all of you would get an email with your parent’s story for that week (you can add as many recipients to the weekly stories as you want, no extra cost). And then you could just order extra copies of your final book. Done. Or you could give it to your spouse and the two of you could work on it for the year (and how neat would it be to give a copy of it to your kids years from now?). Plus, you can make it as personalized as you like. If you don’t have time to get super involved, StoryWorth will pick the questions each week and compile the final book. But, you can also go through and add some of your own weekly questions and add family pictures to your final heirloom book.
However you do it, whoever you give it too, this is the perfect family-centered gift. I know you’ve been struggling with at least one person on your list. You’re welcome.
(and by that I mean thank-you StoryWorth for helping me with some of the hardest people on my list each year!).
And, from now until Christmas you can click here to take $20 off your order!
P.S. This also works SUPER well as a last minute gift because all you need to do is sign up (although I recommend printing out a little coupon, wrapping it up in a little box, and adding a little card about how excited you are to learn more of their story over the next 52 weeks).
This post was created in partnership with StoryWorth and I’m SO glad to have found something I’ll use for years to create something to last for lifetimes.