Memory Books & Memoirs

Tell your story

Tell your story in a memory book or memoir

Whether you want to preserve your family tree uploading old scanned photos, or want to tell a life story that can be shared for years to come, a memory book is a fantastic way to document your life. 

Our books can be created with as much or as little text as you like, so you can write a full blown memoir, or simply create a photo book with images from the past. Do your parents or grandparents have a history which you want to share with your children? Immortalise their memories in a printed scrapbook, which will make a unique present for any occasion.

Collecting the Content

 

This is the most important step when creating a memory book. We recommend organising the photos you want to use as a first step. You may wish to scan and upload old photos - make sure you save all the photos you want to use in one folder. You can then easily access this from our Bob Designer Software, dragging them easily onto each page.

 

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Adding Video Footage

 

Maybe it’s a first dance from your wedding, or perhaps you have a nostalgic family clip you wish to look back on. When you create a memory book with our software, you have the option to add video footage which can be accessed via a QR code. It is a great way of bringing past memories to life once again. 

 

Interviewing Relatives

 

A memoir is a beautiful way to document the colourful lives of your family members. It can sometimes be tricky to work out the best way to collate all the information. We recommend an interview, asking open-ended questions to really allow your relative to tell their story. Make sure you record whilst you interview, so it’s easier to relay into text when you come to creating their memoir.

 

Create your memory book

Lost and Found Negatives

 

"To me this has been a project that has brought me closer to my ancestors and given me renewed pride in my hometown. The fate of these photographs was destined to become ashes but I feel privileged to have been able to salvage these images and preserve them for future generations in a Bob Books photo book." - Ibolya Nemeth 

 

Inspiration 

Our Bookshop is packed with some of our favourite memory book inspiration. From family scrapbooks to unforgettable memories there are so many themes to consider. Below are some of our favourites.

A short history of the Seniors - Tony Senior

Beautiful collection of old family photos, bringing history to life by author, Tony Senior.

Our Family History - Ian Packham

A beautiful collection of family photos from 1905 from the Packham family.

"Steady the Gunners!" - David Cartwright

A fascinating memoir of life in the army by David Cartwright. This book is filled with incredible descriptions of David's time in the military, including incredible photos throughout.

Easy as 1, 2, 3

Make your customised photobook following these simple steps

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Choose your creation method

We have a variety of ways to help you create your perfect photo book.

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Get creative

Add your photos, artwork, text and own style.

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Place your order

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