We believe strongly in the LIFEBOOK experience
and we want to share it with everyone!
It's simple and beautiful in so many ways!
We provide the QUESTIONS
You gather the ANSWERS
we can help with
You upload your PHOTOS
we can help with
Here's what people are saying...
I am so glad to have discovered LIFEBOOKS, because I was able to create the most unique and personal gift imaginable for my mother’s 80th birthday. Not only did she feel honoured and valued, but she also knows that her story will be passed on to future generations.
My mom absolutely loves her book. The first thing she did was cry! She was overwhelmed at the high quality and the beautiful layout and kept saying she wasn’t worthy of such a book! Thank you so much for the immense effort you put into making it such a work of art. She went home clutching it to her bosom and says she is going to read every word tonight! (she will be up late 🙂
I have never seen anything like this before. It is such an amazing idea for a B’nai mitzvah gift. It would be cherished forever.
It really is a beautiful book. I have read it before, but I like to pick it up and read it every once in a while. It reminds me what an incredible life Goldie has lived and how remarkable she is, still at 95 years.
The LIFEBOOK that my family created for me left me deeply touched and humbled. It is quite beautiful and rich with details. They did a remarkable job as it truly captures who I am. It is very impressive including the added quotes, which are a perfect reflection of me too.
Before we started, I thought “my life isn’t so special”. I didn’t think I had much to say, but I enjoyed answering the questions that my granddaughter-in-law asked me. The book is beautiful and I am happy to have my ‘Bubby’s Chocolate Chip Cookies’ recipe in print. I smile when I think that my great, great grandchildren will know me too.
LET US ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS...
Every LIFEBOOK has a story line that follows a theme and it can span over an entire lifetime or it highlights a specific period in time, or special relationship. The books are designed and written to reflect not only the highlights or moments in time, but the sentiments, introspection, and the impact these things have on an individual and the people around them. It is an opportunity to express thoughts and an appreciation for the people in one’s life.
A LIFEBOOK is created to honour and celebrate life. It reads more like a story book and the questions, which are prepared to capture your personal story, help you to gather the content easily. We help with the choice of photos to accompany those words and special features that bring new perspectives to light. We also offer editing, interviewing, transcription and writing services, if you should feel you need them.
We are here to make your LIFEBOOK as unique and impactful as possible.
It really depends on which style of book you choose and how quickly you answer the questions and gather your photos. If you have to gather information from others, it typically takes longer than if you have access to all of the information yourself.
In general, you should leave 6-8 weeks to create a 40-60 page LIFEstory book. A LIFEBOOK that captures sentiments of appreciation can be created and printed in less time (3-4 weeks) — less information, but still very impactful!
Either way, from the time you submit all the answers to the questions along with the photos, I would count on a minimum of 4 weeks to create (2 weeks) and print books (2 weeks).
It is always best to leave much more time than expected because these LIFEBOOKS seem to have a life of their own. You will be amazed at the information you manage to collect and knit together into a beautiful story and how much you enjoy the process of gathering the information.
You do not need any experience at all. We have designed the product and process so that all you need to do is answer questions and pick the photos that will accompany your story. If you have little or no knowledge with regards to scanning and uploading photos, no worries, we have recommendations as to where you can go to have someone do it for you.
If you want your answers to read more like a story, we have editing services available to you and we can provide a quote to do so, but it is generally $30/hr.
The important thing to note is that we are here to help you succeed. We offer the services you require, should you need them, to help you create a LIFEBOOK to impress.
The cost to create a LIFEBOOK varies, depending on the number of pages, whether there are any special feature pages, custom illustrations, or editing services required for example. A general rule of thumb for most books is $12 per page (design, production and printing) + shipping.
createLIFEBOOKS’ services include:
- Personalized, insightful and comprehensive questionnaires, designed to help you gather the words for your book, including prompts
- One-on-one consultation time with a LIFEBOOK consultant, guiding you through the process and helping you with any difficulties along the way
- Design and production services, making sure the design of each page reflects the words on the page and overall the character and interests of the person/people the book is about
- Writing services, whether proof-reading or full editing, or transcribing your recorded answers, we work together to make the words you have written read like a story