So many of us have stacks of photos that we have been meaning to scan. Let us help you transform this chore into a fun, creative project, that excites and inspires you!-Erik and Faye Krippner
FAYE: I have had a passion for book creation and design since I was a little girl.
My mother and I created a hardcover book of my grandpa’s memoirs (nearly 300 pages of wonderful stories!) and gave the book to him at a family reunion. He was delighted to see his words in print!
When my mom became terminally ill, we wrote and designed a children’s book of her life for her granddaughters. She had fun going through her childhood photos, and loved including sweet letters to her granddaughters in the book. My mom reflected on her beautiful life, and made something that would carry on after she had passed. The book we created continues to serve as a bond between her grandchildren and their grandmother.
Since then, Erik and I have written many life stories for others, at all stages of life.
This is very satisfying and humbling work, that means a great deal to the people involved. We love helping people find ways to share their stories, hobbies, and history in one-of-a-kind books.
ERIK: Some of my most memorable childhood moments were spent with my grandfather in his workshop, watching his strong hands as he introduced me to woodworking tools. I matched his pace in the garden as we sweat together in the sweltering Texas summer. His words still carry on in my mind: “It’s all in how you hold your mouth,” and “let the tool do the work.”
I received a degree in forestry at Louisiana State, and made my way up to the Pacific Northwest, where I worked deep in the evergreen forests. In the evening, we told stories of our days and our lives. I also spent many evenings sharing stories with my fellow hikers on my seasons hiking the Appalachian Trail.
I have always enjoyed organization, writing and music, and am now a massage therapist with my own practice. I appreciate listening to others’ stories, and relish their passion as they speak of their past