10 years of capturing memories
We all love a celebration and the great family stories created around birthdays are always worth remembering … and after 10 years of helping everyone capture their own life stories we are now enjoying our own big birthday.
We are based in Bradford on Avon in the south-west of England and are 10 years old on February 15th 2017. We have spent the last 3653+ days creating award-winning gifts to help everyone from the young, to the not so young, capture cherished moments and memories, gifting a sentimental legacy for the future.
I was caring for my ill father when it struck me that there was so much that had been left unsaid and undiscovered about my Dad’s life. A keen public interest in family history was evident with the success of genealogy websites & television programmes. However, I recognised that it is less easy to find interesting facts and stories about the names featured on your family tree.
Together with my partner Helen, we set about creating a business that believes in inspiring and bringing people together by making it easy for them to capture and share their own real and amazing life stories from every step of life’s journey. From falling in love, to pregnancy, to exploring childhood holidays or schooling. From being a parent, grandparent, sibling or just celebrating a special family event, our from you to me range has it covered.
I really can’t believe how time flies, it seems like only yesterday we produced our first journal, but with so much that has happened it is hard to remember it all. I should have used a journal to capture our own story! What I do know though, is that our success has been due to the fantastic team we have, wonderful products and amazing loyal customers and we are delighted to recognise this as we celebrate our tenth birthday.
“It’s great to celebrate a milestone,” said Helen, who is known by our team as Creative Design Super Hero, “and I am extremely excited about the future. We have some really wonderful and innovative products planned for launch over the next couple of years, and to borrow a phrase from my old corporate employer – the future is extremely bright.”
We have now created over 100 journals in English, and other languages, which are available around the World, and last year we sold our 1 millionth copy. Laid end to end these would now reach from one end of the UK to the other!
Some of the questions in our journals take you on a real journey, so how would you answer some of these?
- What was the first piece of music you bought?
- What is the biggest change you have seen in your life so far?
- What is your biggest regret – and can you do anything about it?
- What are some of your favourite things?
- If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
- Who has been the biggest role-model in your life?
- What would you most like to do to have fun with someone in the next year?
To celebrate our 10th birthday year, we are running a series of competitions on our website and Facebook page to encourage you to share some of your own great family stories … stories that might not make blockbuster movies or make it to the national newspapers, but ones that to your own families make you smile, laugh and cry. So do please enter one or all of these and share your own amazing family stories.
We all love a good story.