The Annuary, A Gift of Memories

The Present Life

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This is a guest post from Connie Hendricks over at The Present Life. Recently I had an opportunity to visit with the creators of the Life and Times Annuary, a book for recording a lifetime of memories.  I think this book would make a wonderful gift, and I wanted to find out more about it.  So here is my Q …


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Research professor and author Brené Brown said it best, “vulnerable is brave.” Sometimes life is a little bit less than graceful. We stumble, fall short, or crash and burn. Pain can build slowly over time as an immovable truth becomes more clear, or it can strike quickly out of the blue. We humans have enormous, soft, beautiful and courageous hearts. We use …

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As a historical documentary filmmaker, I have had this angst -this worry- about how I would do this job in 50 years, when there aren’t letters to one another, there aren’t photographs available because they are stored on old media, or password protected (no locked) in the cloud. How do we tell your stories if we don’t know who you …

Mother's Day Gift Idea

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All mothers have a unique story to share. If you have kids of your own, you’ll understand that being a parent is quite the adventure! Raising kids is not for the faint of heart. Decisions, sacrifices and that never ending battle with the piles of laundry are what most mothers are facing on a daily basis. If you are reading this …

Annuary Graduation Gift Idea

Graduation Gift Idea

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  We all know a graduate who is taking the leap out from the nest and starting to become a self-sufficient adult. This is one of life’s major milestones. For some, they might be moving out, getting ready for college in the fall. For many, they might be starting a job and becoming part of the workforce. And for others, …

A conversation with annuarian Rhea

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We caught-up with Rhea, an annuarian in Rock Island, IL, to talk about how she uses her Life & Times Annuary to journal her life. She really enjoys the layout of the annuary, and how even though she is used to typing on her phone or computer, she has embraced the lack of dependency on technology to leave her legacy. …

The Life & Times Annuary on Paula Sands Live

The Life & Times Annuary on Paula Sands Live

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We were fortunate to spend the afternoon on Paula Sands Live to talk about our Life & Times Annuary.

“I feel like the Annuary is the perfect gift.”

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I feel like the Annuary is the perfect gift. You can literally give it to anyone, at any stage in their life. I’ve given it to my parents who are in their 70’s, as well as to a 1-year-old for her first Birthday. I bought one for myself, to try and document my life, and one for my husband. I …

Write about the war in your annuary.

“So, tell me about yourself.”

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You know when you meet a new person for the first time, either at a party or church or at a meeting for work, and they ask you, “So, tell me about yourself.” We all have some sort of answer. Some of us try and dodge it, like me, because I’m introverted by nature and small talk is not something …

Have an annuary but don’t know where to start?

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Do you have an annuary but don’t know where to start? We understand! Trying to start documenting your life is overwhelming, no matter who you are. But we have some tips to get you off and running without feeling stressed out. We are here. We designed this for you, with you in mind. We are sorry you feel overwhelmed. Here …