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People touch our lives from the day we are born. Over time, choices and moments continuously shape the pattern of our life tapestry.
Every experience is a thread that inspires it.
Through careful listening, we weave your special stories, family history, photos, life lessons, traditions and quotes into a thoughtfully organized, custom keepsake.
The result is a biographical publication that your entire family can cherish for generations.
A thoughtful gift ANY TIME of year for...
• BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES
or OTHER LIFE EVENTS
• HONORING YOUR VETERAN or SENIOR
• COMMEMORATING YOUR DEPARTED PET
or LOVED ONE
• DOCUMENTING THE JOURNEY OF OVERCOMING
A CHALLENGING EXPERIENCE or ILLNESS
The greatest respect that we can give our Veterans is a meaningful platform to express the greatest sacrifice of their life. Their story about how they bravely served their country should be documented and remembered. Our process is an opportunity to share how their service impacted others and themselves. This simple yet powerful balance of gratitude and connection can be easily translated as a Life Tapestry keepsake.
(Shown: Custom collage Tapestry cover example)
Family is everything. We also offer life celebration booklets that include
your loved one's biography, family lineage, memorial service / burial details and precious photos. This Tapestry experience can be very cathartic during a time of grieving—we are here to help you through it and to develop and deliver a conceptual keepsake piece that captures the essence of your loved one.
(Shown: Booklet format example.
Pricing varies depending on page count and quantity.)
Our pets hold that extra special place in our hearts. They epitomize and teach us about unconditional love and loyalty. We are blessed to have their support through so many of our life experiences. A Tapastry keepsake is the perfect way to remember and celebrate them.
(Shown: Basic Tapestry cover)
I am deeply passionate about human connection and the lessons that every person has to offer another through life experiences. Designing with meaningful purpose is at the core of my 20+ years of my life's work. I love the personal relationships I have developed and I especially cherish the stories of how I have come to know those close to me. I like to call a person's life story a "tapestry" because there are so many experiences—like threads— in a person's life that ultimately shape their life. My Life Tapestry is a beautiful way to express and create a lasting, tangible keepsake.
During Covid-19 times, families have struggled with the inability to connect with each other like they used to. Seniors have especially been affected by life challenges stemming from lockdown and isolation. Through this fun, interactive and introspective experience, I am honored to assist those wishing to creatively document and celebrate life in a way that is manageable, not terribly time-consuming.
As an example, my paternal grandparents died when I was only 8 years old. While I do know some things about them via passed down stories, I really wish that I had a keepsake told from THEIR point of view. It would have helped me feel more connected to them and given me the opportunity to know and understand really meaningful things about them. Things that THEY would have wanted me to know—in THEIR own words.
My mission and sincere hope is to help people creatively and tangibly articulate their lens of life: meaningfully and beautifully. Through this unique keepsake, family can fondly remember, revisit and pass along knowledge, memories and loving advice.
Together, we arrange a discovery call where we'll discuss your vision, answer questions, explain our process and to finalize your keepsake package and pricing. Email us and let's figure out a convenient time for a discussion about the keepsake. We can even arrange a Zoom call. Email us at Designmylifetapestry@gmail.com
After we receive your 50% deposit, our questionnaire is emailed to you to obtain personal information. At this time, you'll also start gathering photos that you'd like to include in the keepsake. Our average keepsake includes a minimum of 20 photos and a maximum of 35. A followup email will help to clarify any questions about your questionnaire answers and together, we will identify 3-5 topic answers that are top priority to include in the publication.
A first draft of the Tapestry copy will be presented for your edits via emailed PDF. Then, edits are made and resent to you for your final approval.
We develop a first draft of the designed keepsake—this includes your approved Tapestry copy (Step 3) and your select photos— for your review and design edits via emailed PDF. Edits are made and resent to you for final approval. The finished keepsake size is a tri-fold. Closed, it measures 7" wide x 10 and opens to 21" wide. Six panels of beautiful Tapestry!
Final printing and delivery. We kindly request that the project fee balance is satisfied at the time final edits are approved.
BASIC PACKAGE $629
Two hours of discussion time
One basic cover design
One story draft—including one round of collective edits
One complete keepsake layout with copy and photos w/ captions
Three quality-printed keepsakes
PREMIUM PACKAGE $799
Three hours of discussion time
One basic and one custom collage cover design to choose from
One story draft—including one round of collective edits
One complete Tapestry Keepsake layout with copy and photos w/ captions
Three quality-printed Tapestry Keepsakes
Signature Tapestry Keepsake Pouch
Additional custom cover collage design
Return of Non-Digital Photos
Print Ready PDF file
Professional Portrait photography
Professional Caricature colorized drawing
"Working with Cindy was so comfortable and easy! She is such a sweet, caring woman and very good listener. With my daughter's help on this project, I surprised my family with my very own Biography booklet. I was delighted with how it came out and excited that my life [story] is now "official", on paper and in their hands."
"What a gift! This collaboration with Cindy and my father to create his biography booklet — perfectly captured my Dad's life. I learned things about him that I never knew and we connected on a whole new level that I will always remember and treasure."
"When we lost my son, Cindy's beautiful booklet helped me in ways I couldn't have imagined. She captured the soul of our relationship and shared experiences in both design and words, and for that, I am deeply grateful. I highly recommend Cindy to anyone suffering a loss, going through a transition or simply desiring to capture the essence of a loved one's life. She will create a one-of-a-kind keepsake that will be treasured for generations to come."
"Cindy's thoughtful interview questions prompted so many amazing, wonderful and funny stories from my Mom. Stories that unraveled and gave life to the history of our family. The finished product was more than I could have ever asked for. When I presented it to my family, they were overwhelmed and loved every single page. To this day, when I am lonely and missing my Mom, I pull out the booklet and read through it and then hold it to my face...and my heart doesn't hurt as much."
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
Venmo, PayPal, Cash
ARE GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE?
HOW DO I ACCESS THE QUESTIONNAIRE?
Provide us with your email address and we will provide you with a Google form for you to complete.
WHAT ARE THE GENERAL AREAS COVERED IN THE QUESTIONNAIRE?
Family, Childhood, Love/Relationships, Career, Being Human, History, Favorite Things, Achievements, Inspiration
WHO TYPICALLY COMPLETES THE QUESTIONNAIRE? CAN MULTIPLE PEOPLE CONTRIBUTE TO IT? IF SO, HOW?
You may certainly invite others to participate in helping you with the Google form. Simply provide their email address during our discovery call.
HOW DO I PROVIDE MY STORY AND DESIGN EDITS?
We will provide a PDF for you to print and write your edits on. We strongly encourage using a RED pen to write all your edits on the print out.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE A "MY LIFE TAPESTRY" KEEPSAKE?
Depending on client responsiveness, we can usually complete your Tapestry keepsake between 4-5 weeks.
WHAT IS THE STANDARD SIZE OF THE FINISHED KEEPSAKE?
Standard size is 21" wide by 10 when flat which folds to 7" wide by 10. You can opt instead for a booklet format which is 7" wide by 10. Additional fees will apply depending on page count and saddle stitching (aka stapled spine).
HOW DO I PROVIDE YOU WITH MY PHOTOS?
You may UPS, USPS or FEDEX your paper photos directly to us. We also offer a Dropbox link for your digital files. We ask for a minimum of 30 photos, but encourage you to send as many as 50 for us to choose from.
HOW DO I GET MY NON-DIGITAL PHOTOS BACK?
Depending on your location, we will UPS/FEDEX return with a tracking number. Carrier rates apply.
WHAT IS THE COST FOR ADDITIONAL COPIES?
For the standard 7" x 10 piece, additional copies are $30 each,
We will not share your private information. For promotional purposes only, we may use your cover design.
IS THE PRODUCT PRINTED ON ARCHIVAL QUALITY PAPER?
WHAT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
Please reach out to us! Designmylifetapestry@gmail.com
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