Last year for Christmas I bought my parents each a subscription to StoryWorth – a year of story starter questions, sent by email, for their response. The responses are sent to each of us kids as they answer and at the end of the year (soon!) they will be compiled into a book. Photos can be attached to the emails and they will be included. The questions can be chosen from a list of several hundred in different categories – early life, parenting, work life, school, marriage, and more – and you can put them in any order you want or even write your own questions. The questions can even be recorded on a voicemail and transcribed (for a fee or by a family member) for those who are less than tech savvy, although it really is as simple as replying to an email.
We haven’t received the books yet, but the responses we have read so far are gift enough! Stories of their parents, of their school years, of their vacations and their first cars and first jobs, of their wedding day, and their advice for their grandchildren – all of it is priceless. There have been funny stories and touching stories and really sweet and meaningful stories. I have cried while reading them and shared them aloud with friends. I am impressed with the wisdom they have shared and I can’t wait to see it bound in a book!
If you need ideas for a Christmas gift for anyone wise and wonderful in your life, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend StoryWorth. They are a sponsor for the Satellite Sisters podcast, which is how I learned of it last year, and they have a promo code (sisters) for $20 off a subscription.
I’m receiving no compensation for this post and review. I should work for them, but this is my unsolicited gift idea and one that I have been raving about all year long! StoryWorth is sooooooooo great!