Fondfolio allows you to create a beautiful collaborative book filled with sincere and heartwarming words from loved ones. A personal gift, for someone special.
How it works
Enter some basic information about yourself and the recipient then select the type of event – this will determine the content of the questionnaire.
Share your unique questionnaire url with the friends and family of the recipient. You will be notified each time someone contributes.
When you’re ready, customize the design and place the order. We’ll begin production right away and will notify you as soon as it ships (gift wrapping included).
For life’s significant events
Times when giftcards, chocolates or flowers can’t communicate the depth of your gratitude for another’s existence
A lasting record of an individual life through thoughtful anecdotes and memories of their friends and family. Gift a reminder of good times had and those still to come.
For all their hard work, good spirits, and loyalty, a Fondfolio from their co-workers will remind them just how much their presence will be missed.
What better gift to give a couple on their wedding day than the memories and wisdom from everyone near and dear, including those unable to attend.
Illness & Recovery
When a loved one is struck with illness or simply needs their spirits lifted, this gift will show them in a very tangible way, how much they are cared for.
Words of gratitude
They loved it! They both cried tears of joy at the great memories that were shared with them. Thanks for making a great and beautiful gift for two of my favorite people. The Fondfolio site and process itself was seamless. I’ll be sure to tell my friends and family about your great service.
— Meghan, Moving
Having contributed to a friends Fondfolio in the past, we were thrilled to receive our own at our “post-elopement” party. The night was an emotional blur and went by way too fast. But the Fondfolio lets us relive those memories over again, and was truly the best gift.
— Amy & Scott, Wedding
Huge thank you for the birthday gift you made up and sent over for this young fella’s special day. It’s not often you’ll see me getting emotional but your book did – what an excellent idea! I was really touched so many people took the time & effort to have an input.
— Allan, Milestone Birthday
Probably the best gift I’ve ever had! It makes me laugh and cry – I feel so loved every time I read it.
— Vicky, Milestone Birthday
I was given a Fondfolio as a 30th birthday gift from friends. The feelings I have reading this outpouring from those I love most will always be cherished.
— Ryan, Milestone Birthday
These are the types of gifts we need to give more: you are doing something with deep purpose and impact: thank you.
— Kyle, Milestone Birthday
My partner’s birthday present was not only a gift for him, but for everyone involved... In a world driven by immediate consumption and fast pace you’ve managed to stop time and connect people in a meaningful way that we can cherish as a keepsake forever. Your team did a great job of making the experience easy, painless, and enjoyable.
— Rylee, Milestone Birthday
Fondfolios are customized for you, made to order, and assembled by hand using a combination of modern technologies and traditional binding techniques.
Each contribution is printed on creamy 100% recycled speckletone paper.
Sewn with durable waxed Irish linen thread, the exposed spine allows for an infinite number of contributions, and serves as a visual reminder of the real human connections expressed within — the more the merrier, at no extra cost.
Our wooden covers are sanded smooth and comprised of a formaldehyde free fiberboard core with real wood laminate — choose between cherry, maple (both with a semi-matt finish), or unfinished birch.
The front cover is engraved with the name of your loved one and is cut with a distinctive living hinge pattern — allowing it to flex elegantly as one continuous piece of wood. Warm and naturally patterned, no two are ever alike, and they’re all beautiful.
Each Fondfolio is dated and the inside cover engraved with befitting words from a socially conscious visionary — we’ll select from one of our favourites.
We giftwrap each book in a locally-sourced vintage scarf using the Japanese “Furoshiki” technique — another unique touch that also helps reduce our impact on the environment.
After you’ve completed your order you’ll immediately receive an interactive version of your Fondfolio which can be shared publicly with everyone who contributed.
Warm words, shared.
Your Fondfolio contributions stored online forever in a personalized Fondfolio website—share the lovely words with everyone who contributed. Sort responses by question type or read individual responses.
Digital + Hardcover
Everything you get with digital, plus a beautiful handmade hardcover version—each response occupying a spread. Free Furoshiki giftwrapping, free shipping. Something tangible to treasure.
Digital + Custom
Custom illustrations inspired by the contribution content, engraved on the covers? Solid hardwood cover? Handmade book box? The only limits are that of your imagination, let us know what you’re thinking.
Don’t pay anything until all contributions have been collected and you are ready to order. All prices in US Dollars (USD). Use offer code WORDSMATTER10 for 10% off your first purchase.