Posts Tagged ‘life stories’

Maps Help Capture Memories

Hearing parents and grandparents share stories about their childhood and teenage adventures is something you’ll always treasure… and maps are a great icebreaker to start the conversation. We often use period maps to launch a memoir project and lately we’ve been exploring some really cool maps from the 1930s. It’s been a joy to watch […]

Dad, Tell Me a Story…

Every time I visit my dad I try to capture one story about his life. I’ll find a quiet time when we are alone and ask, “Dad, tell me a story about your life that you’ve never shared with me before.” Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about my parents just by starting a […]

A Special Gift for Mom

First, a BIG thank you… We just wrapped collecting stories for our Mothers and Life Lessons book. Many thanks to the 25 sons and daughters who contributed stories about their moms for the book! Each story is wonderful and together they are truly magical. It’s been an honor to work with all of you on […]


Mothers and Life Lessons

What is the single most important thing you have learned from your mother? Maybe it’s a key life lesson or an important character strength she demonstrated while you were growing up. Perhaps it’s advice she gave you to help navigate through tough times or a kernel of wisdom you uncovered while learning about her early […]

Your Visual Storyline

One of our favorite graphics in the visual memoirs is a two page illustration we create based on the important events and people in your life. We create each storyline using the photos you supply, along with the important details like who, what, when and where. Some clients also like to include historical events that […]

Welcome!

Welcome to Unlock My Story! What happens when a storyteller becomes friends with a graphic designer? Unlock My Story LLC is the vision of two lifelong friends that each bring their complementary skills to the design table to help clients unlock and tell their life stories. Together we create visual memoirs of your cherished memories, […]