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  • the story

Tell Me A Story

A lasting family keepsake to give to or complete with a grandchild, A Grandparent's Journal helps you tell the story of your life.

Features prompts such as "Where I grew up," "Favorite Family Traditions," "What I did for fun," "My least favorite job," "My favorite ice cream flavor" and "A place I would like to visit." With space to write a short response to each question and two pages dedicated to holding favorite photos, this is a great way to get a glimpse into a grandparent's life, and hopefully spark additional conversations.

Handmade in Rhode Island by Jason Thompson.



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  • details
Handmade
Exclusive
Item ID
18293
Made from
100% recycled paper label stock, cotton
Measurements
7" L x 7" W; 22 pgs.
  • the maker
Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson began making hand-bound books in 1991 after being inspired by one that his wife gave him as a birthday present. The original books were made with simple hand tools: a knife, bone folder, glue brush, needle and thread.

As his company grew, Thompson hired more people and moved the business to six increasingly larger studios. His wife Ilira eventually joined the team as general manager, and now, Thompson employs a team of skilled artisans who create quality albums and books from hand. collection

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GRANDPARENT'S JOURNAL
 
4.0

(based on 313 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (110)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (140)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (184)
  • Attractive (84)
  • Sleek design (74)
  • Well organized (56)
  • Durable (51)

Cons

  • Smaller than expected (86)
  • Flimsy (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Poor layout (5)
  • Small (5)

Best Uses

  • Archive (37)
  • Everyday use (21)
  • Organization (15)
  • Gift (13)
  • Display (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (152), Budget shopper (51), Casual photographer (43), Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (206)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (218), No (34)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Grandparent (20), Other (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (23)

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5.0

Beautiful

By 

from Ga

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about GRANDPARENT'S JOURNAL:

      It is beautifully crafted. Very sturdy and elegant.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Grandparent
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Mother’s Day

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Grandma loved this!

      By 

      from New York

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction
      • Well Organized

      Cons

      • Unattractive Design

      Best Uses

        Comments about GRANDPARENT'S JOURNAL:

        My children gave this to my husbands grandmother for Christmas and she really enjoyed going through the questions with them and the memories triggered by the journal.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Grandparent
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

         
        2.0

        Nice, but too expensive

        By 

        from New Orleans, LA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • CUTE

        Cons

        • Pricey poor value
        • Small

        Best Uses

          Comments about GRANDPARENT'S JOURNAL:

          A sweet gift, but I wouldn't buy it again or suggest it to anyone. Not worth the money. Too small, not enough pages. Bought similar books for my parents that were 1/4 the price & I was much happier with those. My grandmother liked it, and that's what's important. I just wasn't impressed with the product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Grandparent
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great idea!

          By 

          from Brea, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Strong Construction
          • Well Organized

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Archive

            Comments about GRANDPARENT'S JOURNAL:

            I love that I will have this book to document my grandparent's life.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Grandparent
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

             
            3.0

            Cute but overpriced for what it is

            By 

            from Nashville, TN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

            • Poor Layout

            Best Uses

            • Archive

            Comments about GRANDPARENT'S JOURNAL:

            This product will be great for our grandparents to fill out; however, other than the pretty cover, it was not worth the price for the simple layout.
            There were questions I would've not thought to include, but this seems as if it could be easily made by anyone. My grandparents don't have the best handwriting anymore, and there wasn't tons of space for each question. They may actually type out their stories and paste them in.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Grandparent
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Great Gift for Grandparents

            By 

            from Virginia

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Archive

              Comments about GRANDPARENT'S JOURNAL:

              I purchased two of these journals for each set of grandparents. We're excited to take a look after some memories have been recorded for posterity. I have a hard time shopping for my parents, and this turned out to be a great gift.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Grandparent
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              One of a kind keepsake

              By 

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Attractive Design
              • Easy to Use
              • One of a kind
              • Personalized
              • Strong Construction
              • Unique
              • Well Organized

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Christmasholiday Gift
                • Creative Projects
                • Family photos
                • Gift
                • Hand Written
                • Meaningful
                • Sentimental Keepsake
                • Traditional Prints

                Comments about GRANDPARENT'S JOURNAL:

                I felt this was the perfect gift for my grandmother. We've built a relationship off of memories and I want my kids to know them too. We recently lost my grandfather, and in planning the funeral and memorial service, looking through old photos and books, I learned more about my grandfather's life than I had ever known. I wanted to get the story written down, and who better to do that than his wife- my grandma. This was exactly what we needed, a wonderful way to remember their relationship, our family, our heritage, their memories and so much more. I love that it was hand bound and supporting an artist, and my grandma loved that she could journal and add photos and other clippings. I gave it to her for christmas, and told her to fill it out at her convenience and give it to me at a point in my life she feels is special be it my wedding day, or to my first child so that her and my grandfather's story lives on for generations to come.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Grandparent
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                4.0

                Gorgeous!

                By 

                from Charlotte, NC

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Organized

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about GRANDPARENT'S JOURNAL:

                    I bought two. My mother and mother in law are sentimental people so I'm hoping this will be a gift they can give back to my children.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Grandparent
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    3.0

                    Grandparent's Journal

                    By 

                    from Illinois

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                    • Poor Layout

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about GRANDPARENT'S JOURNAL:

                      Just not enough room to put your thoughts. Would have preferred there to be room for both Grandparents to journal.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Child
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      GREAT...

                      By 

                      from Washington DC

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy To Load Photos
                      • Not To Big Not To Small
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Well Organized

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Archive

                        Comments about GRANDPARENT'S JOURNAL:

                        This happens to be my 2nd purchase of this item. I think this is a wonderful gift for new grandparents. Great in size however, covers all important mini tree family info.

                        No cons except the price is a little high.

                        What I love about your company are the unique gifts.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Other
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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