My son has 4 grandparents and 8 great grandparents. He may never know just how lucky he is to still have so much extended family. Sadly, we know that he will likely never remember his great grandparents or how amazing they were. My family is huge on preserving memories and that is why I knew we had to try StoryWorth to pass along my grandparents’ stories to future generations. I partnered with StoryWorth to bring you this review. As always, all opinions are my own.
StoryWorth – The Perfect Gift For Grandparents [Plus Giveaway!]
StoryWorth documents, organizes, and keeps the memories of your loved ones so they can be passed down from generation to generation for years to come. It is an online company that prompts your loved one with a weekly question about their life, past and present. These stories are then added to a master book, full of questions, answers, and stories that are printed and bound into a beautiful keepsake.
How It Works:
1. Once a week, StoryWorth emails your loved one a question you have never thought to ask or might not have taken the time to ask.
2. Your loved one simply replies with a story, which is shared with you each week, as well as added to their book.
3. At the end of a year, their stories are bound into a beautiful keepsake book.
What Is Included:
Each subscription comes with a year’s worth of story prompts for one storyteller and one hardcover book with a black and white interior and full-color cover. Note you can order as many additional books as you would like to ensure everyone in the family has their own copy to keep. You can even order your book in color for an additional fee.
The coolest part is, you can be as involved (or surprised) as you would like! As the gift giver, you can choose the questions your loved one receives, edit the questions, or add your own, or, sit back and simply wait for the finished product. The first email I received with my grandmother’s response was to a question I create just for her. It brought such a smile to my face to see her answer!
StoryWorth has a whole library of question prompts they will automatically send out each week. Don’t worry if the storyteller misses a week. They have as much time as they need to reply and can always log in to their account to add/edit/change a story/response. Storytellers can even include photos that go with the story if they would like!
When the subscription ends, you will receive an email with the option to renew for another year, or to print the book. They do not print the books automatically so you always have time to make adjustments as needed until the project is complete.
The whole process is super simple. First, I checked with my grandmother to make sure she loved the ideas as much as I did and of course, she did! You do need to make sure that the recipient has access to email as that is how they will receive their questions and submit their answers.
Then, I went online to sign up for StoryWorth. You simply add in some basic information such as the recipient’s name, email address, and your own email address. You can choose to remain on the account or take yourself off to keep the answers a surprise.
Once I was signed up, (which took about 2 minutes), I went through and edited some of the questions. StoryWorth must have hundreds of pre-written questions, but I have some of my own! So I edited a few of theirs, added some of my own, and deleted some that I didn’t think would fit for my grandma. You can even select the order in which the questions are sent or, you can do nothing and StoryWorth will take care of all of it!
One thing I learned from StoryWorth is that my family actually changed our last name when they migrated here from Sweden. Our last name was Olson, but my great, great grandfather decided there were “too many” Olsons, so he changed it to Engwall which means “grassy meadow”. See what kind of cool family history you might discover by signing your grandparent or parent up today?!
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