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How many times have you said to yourself, ‘I need to write this stuff down’? You could publish a whole book about the funny, interesting, sacred things you experience, if you just had the time. Well, guess what, now you do. With the Life & Times Annuary, it just takes two pages every year. Two pages of the highlights, lowlights, and everything in between. Before you know it, your legacy will be captured. All in one place, in your own words. That’s not just a gift to yourself, it’s a gift to future generations who want to know more about where they came from. This book is your answer. It’s your memoir, in the making.
Ever found a journal entry from an ancestor you’ve never met? After reading their words, it’s like you suddenly know that person way more intimately than when you just heard stories about them from other people. The Life & Times Annuary is kinda like that. Only it’s a whole book about your life, written by you, two pages at a time. Think of this book not just as gift for yourself, but a gift for future generations who would otherwise only know you through the stories they’re told. Because…how cool would it be to be the voice of the legacy you leave behind?
Life & Times is a living memoir for those who are rich with life experiences and short on the time it takes to capture it all in a daily journal. By completing just two pages each year, you’ll have a personal record of all the highlights, lowlights, and everything in between — putting you in charge of the legacy you leave behind.
The Life & Times Annuary is a living memoir for those who are rich with life experiences and short on the time it takes to capture it all in a daily journal. Instead of buckling under the pressure of keeping up a personal log day after day, the owner of this beautifully designed book will look forward to filling out just two pages each year with the highlights, and yes, even the lowlights, of the past 365 days.
Start anytime, any year, in any style you choose. We’ll help guide you. For instance, share thoughts about childhood homes, starter homes, and forever homes. Family vacations and family reunions. Adventures with friends and misadventures with pets. Career accomplishments and career setbacks. New additions and cherished losses. Silly things that made you laugh, sacred things that made you cry, and all the memorable people, places and things that made you one year wiser.
This unique literary keepsake is the perfect gift for baby showers, birthdays, graduations, holidays, weddings, and retirement parties. Or maybe it’s just a gift for yourself that will someday become a gift for your great-great-great-great-granddaughter.
Future generations will learn about your life, and get to know you as an actual person instead of a random family member they’ve heard stories about. Word by word, year by year, with the Life & Times Annuary, you create your legacy.
What are you waiting for?
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New company turns to old tech
to solve a contemporary problem.
Life & Times has created a new personal reference book: an annuary, to enable people to use pen and paper to remember their past, link them with the future.
ST. LOUIS, MO – Jan. 23, 2017 – Now that we have written thousands of posts on social media, and stored tens of thousands of photos in the cloud, how do we look back at our lives? Which of these will still be around in a hundred years? How can this mountain of data and information be at all useful in the future? A new company thinks it’s time to turn to old tech for the answer. Husband and wife team Jennifer and Brandon Wade have created the Life & Times Annuary – a book designed to be a diary for your years instead of your days. With just two pages allotted per year, it houses only your most important memories and has the ability to show you the long view of your life as well as be the personal reference book of your life.
Award-winning documentarian Brandon Wade has spent much of his career helping people dig through their family history to produce films helping to tell the life stories of their family elders. He noticed that it was so much easier to excavate meaningful visuals and stories from the distant past than more recent history in part because there was so much less to review. He noticed, “We are now collecting too much information for it to be useful. We have passed the information age, now we live in the editing age.”
This striking 8.5”x11” volume includes a place for your birth certificate in the front and a death certificate in the back, something Jennifer mentions provides a certain perspective. “If this book holds the memories of your lifetime in it, won’t it be valuable to others beyond your lifetime?”
The Wades also included a family tree that’s a little different than others you may have seen.
“We wanted to expand the definition of family so that the people closest to you were included and called out in your family history, not just those who shared an ancestor. When a neighbor or birth mother is part of your family life, isn’t it a problem when these folks get left out of our family history? Recording them in your annuary changes that,” said Jennifer.
So, maybe the way to solve this mountain of information is to actually return to something we all thought was behind us. Will pen and paper save our history for the future?
Life & Times is a St. Louis-based company whose mission is to provide low-stress tools to remember, record and preserve our life stories for ourselves and the generations to come. Their flagship product, the Life & Times Annuary, is now available for new babies through grandparents on their website at Life-and-Times.com.