I almost never do sponsored posts on this blog because I hate reading them on other people’s blogs so I only do it if it’s a product that I truly adore and think you’d love too. I’ve written before about StoryWorth so if you’ve been around long enough you already know that I use it and love it myself. But if you’re new here or need a refresher, here you go.
StoryWorth is a wonderful company that will email you (or someone you love) an inspiring story prompt once a week for a year. You (or your loved one) will just email your response back when you have time. You can keep your stories private or share them with others. And at the end of the year StoryWorth puts it all together as a memoir bound in a hardcover book. It’s crazy easy and it makes an amazing gift to yourself or to others. I used it on past Father’s Days and Mother’s Days and now I have two beautiful books filled with amazing stories that my parents loved sharing and that my sister and I and our kids loved reading.
If you want to read some of their stories you can read a few of my dad’s here or my mom’s here. I wish that I’d sent one to my grandfather before he died or my grandmother before her dementia got too bad, but I’m so lucky to have the stories my parents shared about their parents and that’s almost as good. And this year I’m buying a subscription for Victor because his grandparents may not be around to tell the stories we loved hearing over and over but he is here…and he has those stories in his head that can still that can be recorded. They are bloody and ridiculous and hilarious and sad and wonderful and contain more than a few unsolved mysteries that still haunt us, but it is not too late to preserve those stories.
If you’re looking for a great gift I cannot recommend StoryWorth enough and you don’t have to wait until it’s gifted to you. You can use StoryWorth to write your own memoir. Honestly, I got to go in and pick the questions sent to my parents every week and some of the prompts were so good that they inspired some of my own writing.
And right now if you click here you can get $10 off so it’s only $89 for one of the best books you will ever own. (And yes, you can buy extra copies of the book for grandkids or other family members. I’ve bought a ton of copies to share with family.)
It’s a lovely distraction when we’re all stuck at home, and another nice thing is that each week when your loved one sends in their response you’ll get a copy of their email so you can see what they’re writing about and ask them about it and suddenly you have something fun to talk about on your phone calls, which is really nice during this time when no one is really able to do anything worth talking about.
So if you want in just click here. I honestly cannot recommend it enough, especially since you may think you have no good stories but then suddenly you’re reminded of the time your grandma dug up a corpse and took it home for Easter and then you realize that maybe you do have some stories after all. You do. I promise.
PS. Tell the weird stories. Let the skeletons in the closet come out. Share your memories. Even the hard ones are treasures, I promise.