We save lives.
We work with people to help them identify, craft and share their life stories in a meaningful way. We write, edit, archive and design books for our clients, and also offer Timeline journies and talking pictures. Individuals connect with those that matter to them and share their most valuable asset of life memories and wisdom.
You’ve got a life.
Whether you’ve logged in a number of decades or are just making your mark, there is a chance that you have forgotten feelings and events that helped shape your today. Days blur into weeks which quickly turn into years, and pretty soon you don’t remember significant details that occurred. As time hurries on, you may lose touch with who you were and how it led to who you are.
Don’t lose your past. Put it in context.
Nobody has experienced life just like you. You have rich stories and experiences to record and share. You may or may not be famous – but your perspective on the world is as unique as your personal journey. Your witness to life puts historical happenings into a context that can instruct others, helping them make better sense of their own world.
All that memorabilia, now what?
We are documenting our life more than ever before, but how helpful will it be if that material is not organized and honed to tell your story? Ancestor’s photos, writings, and material passed down add to the mix, gathered along with the photos and memorabilia of your life. Plus, today we are amassing gigabytes of digital photos that feed our social media. What happens to all of that material when we’re gone? What should be preserved, and who is to do it? Storied Gifts helps you organize your story – for now and for the future.
Organize your story. Re-energize for the rest of your life.
Understanding the timeline of your life is for everyone. Examining where you’ve been and recounting what you’ve accomplished brings to the surface the life themes that have driven you. Move forward with clarity by better understanding your past. No matter how far along you are on life’s journey, reviewing what brought you to your today is a powerful motivation tool and quite life affirming!
Contact personal historian Sherry Borzo today to talk about how best to preserve your history. Give yourself or someone you love a Storied Gift and help save a life.
Left: My father-in-law, Dr. Henry Borzo, spent over 40 years teaching the importance of history at Midwestern universities. He would instruct, "History teaches us lessons for today and for future generations." He would then stress the more profound lesson with a question."What is the most important history? The most important history is our own."
Right: This is a photo of me in 1969. I was a flower girl for my aunt and uncle's wedding. They sang the Carpenters tune, "Close To You." I thought it was all very romantic.
Sherry Borzo, Personal Historian
Sherry's other projects:
The Delicious Story