Why give your child A story when you can give them their story?

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You’re child may never know the special people and events of their family unless the stories are preserved and shared in a meaningful way.


You have special photos, details and stories but no time or know-how to create the heirloom personalized children's book you know they would love. You want them to engage and connect to their heritage, to understand that they are part of an important wholeness of family, and a past that has shaped their present.

In the meantime, that child you treasure will be barraged with the messages from screens, peers and society. How can you give them the reinforcements to learn that their story of family history is there to bolster and encourage their resilience? 

Give them a personalized children's book with details of an important person(s) or event(s) in their family history, and engage them again and again that their family's past is their story. 



Your child's personalized children's book



  • You feel sad that your child won't truly know that special relative(s) so important to you and the family because they are gone.

  • You have a story or several to tell, and probably a number of significant photos, but you don't feel you have the time to get a book completed. 

  • Maybe there are relatives who live far away and won't see your child often. You'd love for your child to know that all these special people are part of their world, and care about them.

  • You want your child to have values and stories to call on as they grow, to guide and help them navigate life. 



  • You and your child read the personalized book made just for them not once but many times. Your child may even ask questions, and you'll be glad to answer their questions. They are learning to be interested in their family history!

  • Your Personalized Children's Book helps that family member stay alive in the storybook you share with your child.

  • By creating this book for one child, you realize there are several other children in the family (and perhaps a few adults) who want a copy. The work is done, and the copy is easy and affordable to order.

  • Other gifts for your child will be used up or "grown out of," but this heirloom personalized children's book is a treasure they'll keep and share with their own children in the future.

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Reading to a child is such a delight. You turn the pages as they sit close and listen. they absorb the unfolding story as you read. the child is actively learning. you want this time to share lasting messages and ideas, not just a story, but one that is truly theirs. 

We understand that time and a plan is the only way you could ever create a personalized children's book. We have a package for you, and your time commitment is small. We'll do the work to create this personalized book that you'll review before the project is complete. The result is a treasure you will gift to your precious child, and perhaps a few others in the family, too. 




CHILDREN'S history book Package

Storied Gifts offers a complete range of writing, editing and book production services to create the personalized children's book featuring a special person(s) or event(s) that will captivate your child. 

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What can you expect when you work with Storied Gifts?



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A Personalized Children's History Book with the legacy value includes:

  • A 90-minute interview with you or your special family member with a Storied Gifts interviewer who will capture the information you wish to feature in your child's history book. We'll ask questions to guide you to a cohesive and compelling piece.

  • We'll arrange to receive scans of up to a dozen photos we will use for the book, and to determine your custom design.

  • A story will be crafted from your information with your child in mind.

  • Custom design and photos will be crafted into a personalized book. You'll review a digital version before we hit print. 

  • A 25-page, 8x10 (landscape) hardcover personalized children's book complete with your featured story.




the personalized children's history book package




Investment will vary depending on the scope of the book.

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Telling stories to last

“My Grandma meant the world to me. She passed when both my kids were still very young so this book is special because I can use it to teach my children about their wonderful Great Grandmother.”


--Wendy B.

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Hello there,

The second of our children had flown in 2009, and I was in my mid-40s eager to switch gears in work as well. I wanted to do something meaningful, something that utilized talents and ignited joy. My husband asked, "If there were anything you could do for paid work (note the stress on pay!) what would it be? I said, "Drink coffee and listen to people share their stories."

With his support and lots of my naivete, I started Storied Gifts and a dozen years later there has been lots of listening.

Personalized Children's Books have evolved as I've become a Grandma. I've witnessed how my grandchildren eagerly look at photos and want to hear the stories of people in their family. Books sharing family stories provide the opportunity to teach, strengthen bonds, and help the child realize they are part of a greater whole of family.

Are you short on time, and looking for a pro team to help you create an heirloom gift for a child in your life? Let's talk about your Personalized Children's History Book!






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Is working with Storied Gifts right for me?

Yes, if you have lessons and stories about the highs and lows of your company to share. It is especially valuable if you want to inspire others through what you've learned along the way. 

How much time will it take to complete my personalized children's history book?

The length of time will depend on the scope and design of your book. The interview will determine those points, and from there we can narrow your time expectation.  

Custom illustration is available in tandem with custom design. Ask us about this service.

Custom illustration is available in tandem with custom design. Ask us about this service.

Is the book content mine, and can I continue to order copies?

Your book and all the materials that accompany it are yours. Due to our enthusiasm and pride in your completed book we may ask permission to do a bit of web bragging but only with your consent. The additional bonus of completing your book is that it is so easy to simply order additional copies to share as you wish!

Do you outsource any of your work?

We work with professional interviewers, designers and writers who have been a part of our team on multiple projects. We work in tandem to produce a book that not only meets your vision, but also our shared Storied Gifts high standards. 

If I book today, how much do I pay?

Pay half at the launch of your personalized children's history book project, and then the other half at the completion.






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