Talking Pictures. An easy and affordable gift for you and others.
Is there a box of photos lurking in your closet that are unidentified and disorganized? Or maybe you have photo albums but no details about the pictures. Turn those photos into Storied Gifts Talking Pictures! Through the fun process of an interview you'll tell stories and details while we digitize your photos to complete a compelling video for you to share. It will be almost as if you're sitting next to someone telling the stories and information about your pictures! You decide the size of the project by choosing the number of photos to turn into Storied Gifts talking pictures.
Timeline Splash Keepsake. Organize your past, Energize your tomorrows!
Establish some organization of your life by piecing together experiences in a structured manner. In just a few hours Storied Gifts will help you complete the Timeline of Your Life, laying out many of the events that you remember – and perhaps some you’d forgotten! You’ll see the themes of your life with fresh eyes that also brings clarity to your tomorrow, and pinpoint stories to consider elaborating on if you choose. Storied Gifts will create a personally designed Timeline Splash, a life map, to display and share with friends and family as you’d like.
Choose a package that works for you.
We are especially passionate about the interviews, the digitizing and the creation of boutique books that celebrate and preserve personal history. Below are some of the packages that can lead to that or powerfully stand alone on their own.
STORIED GIFTS PACKAGE #1: ORAL HISTORY
Often the biggest hurdle is just getting started. That's why we developed the Storied Gifts Oral History package to help you bring your family stories, memories and life lessons to the surface. It's the perfect option if you're not prepared to take the plunge into the full book project, but still want to get your stories preserved. Let Storied Gifts help you accomplish that nurturing goal. With the Storied Gifts Oral History package you'll get:
- The preliminary interviews – four to eight relaxed and engaging interviews – with Personal Historian Sherry Borzo, vetting out key stories you want to cover.
- We cover topics from stories of ancestors and relatives; reflections on growing up; parents, home and school; friendships, milestones accomplishments and reflections on the past, as well as thoughts about the future.Questions and ideas presented to jog your memory for the project
- The completion of a biographical information form and project plan by Storied Gifts
- Finished product includes labeled CDs of your preserved oral history, ready to share!
STORIED GIFTS PACKAGE #2: ORAL HISTORY AND EDITED TRANSCRIPTS
In this second level we conduct the four to eight interviews and then transcribe the materials to written format that allow you to edit and polish the wording and precision. This format also permits others to read the narrative of your stories and life wisdom.
With the Storied Gifts package #2 you'll:
- Be provide with all the benefits offered in the Oral History package
- Review and edit your oral history transcript, adding any additional stories that come to mind as we proceed with the process.
- Work with your Personal Historian and complete a visual timeline presentation of lifetime events, a hugely powerful tool that assists you in remembering your past in more vivid detail, and sharing your memories with others.
STORIED GIFTS PACKAGE #3: PROFESSIONALLY BOUND HEIRLOOM BOOK OF YOUR PERSONAL HISTORY
This package takes the interviews and transcripts to the highest polished level by presenting your personal life story in an individually designed and beautifully bound book. Professionally produced, this book will be an heirloom that family and friends will proudly enjoy.
Whether you want to share a narrative divided into traditional chapters with an overarching theme, or create a piece that is graphically driven with chiefly photographs and key text additions, your book will be treasured for generations to come. Package #3 includes:
- All of the features of packages #1 and #2
- Professionally written and edited narrative copy
- Individually designed features based on your stories and preferences
- Collaboration and assistance in developing themes and the narrative style of your book
- Pagination and layout of all the elements of the book, from preface to appendix
- Inclusion of photos and other memorabilia throughout your memoir
- Oversight and professional deployment of printing process of your personalized book
Your life is comprised of many parts. Share them with the perfect Storied Gifts themed approach.
There are many methods to sharing stories of your life with all the places, people and events you cherish. Here’s a sampling of themes that you can select and share with the help of Storied Gifts.
The Big Event Chronicle
Interwoven into the daily stories of our lives are the major markers—significant trips, special relationships, a particularly proud achievement, a career or business venture, or times we showed tremendous courage. These are events you want to share with friends and family! Enlist your own personal historian to conduct interviews with you and the important players of these pivotal times to flesh out the full story. The result will be a keepsake for family and friends to all enjoy!
Wedding Guest Keepsake
Capture the compelling stories of your special day with this special keepsake. The frenzy of your wedding doesn’t always allow time to visit with all your guests to hear their best wishes. Sherry, your personal wedding historian, will creatively interview guests and record their shared memories and feelings of you and your special day. You can designate special family and friends to be interviewed. Storied Gifts will also work with your wedding photographer or candid photographers to create an invaluable record of your special day. A beautiful book with photos and anecdotes to remind you of your abundance of loving family and friends as you build your life together.
The family’s together having a great time and the stories are flying! Family reunions have so much going on that you can never take it all in, winding up at the end of the weekend wondering where all the time went. Hire Storied Gifts to help capture some of those great stories from your family’s history, both old and new. We preserve them along with photos and the result is a beautifully bound chronicle of the event, with loads of history for everyone to enjoy and share.
Knowing your business story and sharing it in a meaningful way with others is a powerful sales tool. Commission Sherry, host of the award winning podcast Entrepreneur People: Real Stories, to help you harness your unique story of dreaming, planning, and building your business. Clients and prospective clients will be fascinated in what you do and why it matters. Whether looking to add content for your website, create new brochures, an eBook or other presentation media, Sherry’s expertise will help you share your entrepreneurial story in a significant way.
Maybe you’re well on your way with your memoir and just need to know where to go next, or perhaps you need encouragement along the way to get your project done. Tap into Sherry’s network and knowledge to realize your goal of completing a personal memoir project. With writing, interviewing, and self-publishing know-how, Sherry is ready to provide resources and ideas so you’re not overwhelmed with those piles of documents and photos. Turn your intention into the well-organized reality of a book that you’ll be proud to say share.
Pet Stories. Yes, Rover has a story, too!
They make us laugh, provide us unconditional love and companionship, and sometimes they even vex us. But those of us who have pets know why we love them. Storied Gifts provides you the opportunity to share your favorite stories and thoughts about those furry and feathered friends.