Let us help you preserve family stories, traditions, values, and memories.
Capturing and preserving life’s big and small moments doesn’t have to be a daunting, complicated or even time-consuming task.
First, we'll meet you for an initial consultation where we can begin to understand the stories you want to preserve. We’ll guide you through exploring a list of questions to choose those that will help prompt dialogue about the memories you want recorded. At the end of the session, we’ll leave this set of questions with you so you can think more about how you’d like to tell your story. We’ll continue to adjust questions that will best capture the stories you want told.
We'll meet you at a place and time that’s convenient for you. Then, we’ll simply have a conversation, perhaps at your kitchen table over a cup of coffee. Our interview style is relaxed and inviting with an emphasis on putting you at ease. Our state-of-the-art audio recording equipment is non-intrusive. Our goal is to have the technology melt into the background so we can enjoy a good, old-fashioned conversation.
Your audio recording will be professionally edited to remove distracting sounds and glitches creating a smooth, even sound of your voice. This allows your story to shine through. Your final product is saved on a My Gift My Story USB drive and presented in our keepsake gift packaging. The audio file is also temporarily available in a password protected, secure environment for sharing with friends and family. Download instructions are available at the end of the project.
At My Gift My Story, we respect your privacy and take that responsibility seriously. Your personal contact information and your story will not be shared outside of our company and will never be sold or exchanged. No part of your story that you have disclosed to us in private conversation prior to and during the audio recording will be shared with anyone outside of the company without your explicit written consent. The audio recording of your story will be sent only to you and to those you designate in writing to receive a copy. No excerpt of the recording will be used for promotional purposes without your explicit written consent.