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$42.14 (USD)
Create a Memory Book about your life to keep memories safe and make sure your family history isn’t forgotten. Or make a Memory Book about someone you love – this can be a tribute to them, a collaborative effort or a book of remembrance. Create a Memory Book online about your life or that of someone you love, including photographs, pictures and your own words and then have it printed on lovely paper, in a hardback cover. There can be several reasons to do this: Write a book about your life, for yourself or for grandchildren or other family members, to keep those memories safe and to capture your life story. Create a family history book – all the members of the family can get involved to make sure your family history isn’t forgotten. Make a book about a parent or someone you love – this can be a tribute to them, a collaborative effort or a book of remembrance.

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Useful tips for how to create a memoire / autobiography or biography photobook

 

  • Audience - think about who you are creating this book for. This affects your content, tone of voice and whether you write in the first, second or third person, for example:

A memoire for the grandchildren: ‘Grandad’s first car. He loved it very much.’

A general memoire: ‘James was extremely proud of his first car.’

 

  • Plan out which memories and life moments you want to include.  It is probably easiest to do this in chronological order.

 

  • Try and find a photo or picture for each life event. Scan old photos at 600 dpi and also photograph them with a phone app, e.g. Google’s PhotoScan app, and select the better outcome.

 

  • In addition to life moments, you could include what made the person / you unique and special, including memories and anecdotes from family members, favourite food, sayings, poems etc.

 

  • You can create an account and share the login details with family members so that the book is a joint effort.

 

  • There are 17 double pages of content (34 individual pages) – it works well if you include a topic per spread, though it is possible to include a topic per page. If you need more pages you can add them for a small cost, to a maximum of X.

 

  • The book design follows best practice for the number of words per page, photo layout, graphics and the size of font. You can change the size of the font to include more words, but this is restricted to ensure your lovely copy is still legible.

 

Some ideas for what to include in The Memory Book

  • Parents, birth details, baby photos
  • Siblings
  • Early years -  schools, best friends          
  • Teenage years - home, key sporting achievements, favourite music
  • Early adulthood - first job, national service, university, key achievements, first car
  • Marriage         
  • Children
  • Holidays       
  • Work
  • Pets, hobbies and sports teams supported                      
  • Later life - retirement          
  • Grandchildren
  • Miscellaneous - favourite poems, food, books, music. Include input from family members.