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Each book is handmade and comes ready to gift in a reusable wrap
The gift was incredibly well received. She’s been feeling down so I gave it to her early, over a week ago. When she opened it and wondered what it was, she immediately burst into tears seeing all the names of people writing about her. It was a very special moment. I think she’s read through it several times now and is in touch with people she hasn’t talked to in years, to say thanks.
Jesse, Sacramento CA
How it works
Create and collect
Sign up and create a new Recovery Fondfolio. Share the unique questionnaire url with everyone who you think would like to participate. You’ll be notified each time someone contributes. They can make edits, and so can you.
Make it personal
When you’re ready, add your customizations and place the order. You’ll get the digital version immediately and we’ll send you a pdf proof of the pages to approve before we start printing.
Each book arrives ready-to-gift in a reusable wrap, so all you need to do is find the right moment. And, like a compliment spoken aloud, everyone involved can share in the joy — even if they can’t be there to offer their support in person.
An important part of any recovery process is a strong support network people need people
Make it easy for loved ones to provide comfort
Include everyone everywhere
Share the questionnaire url with everyone you think your loved one would like to hear words of support from including friends, family and co-workers. This way, no one is excluded from participating in the moment, even if they can’t be there to offer support in person.
Make contributing convenient
People can contribute whenever they want, and from any device. Even the most tech-averse will find it simple. Each question has tips to spark ideas and we’ve created a helpful writing guide for those who get stuck. Even after they’ve submitted, people can continue to edit or add to their contributions until the order has been placed.
Generate meaningful words
Our questions are carefully tailored to generate thoughtful responses and spark memories. There aren’t enough opportunities day-to-day to tell our friends how much they mean to us, so these words often go unsaid. In a group card there’s only so much room so the sentiments tend to default to clichés, but with Fondfolio, everyone has the space, time and privacy to consider what this person means to them and write about those specific details. Each contribution will be printed, so deciphering handwriting will never be an issue.
You’ll receive a notification each time someone contributes and can view a list of all contributors from your dashboard. Each contributor can edit their own words and you can edit them all, just in case you need to fix spelling mistakes. Also, you’ll never run out of space — each book can hold up to 250 contributions, and we can do multiple volumes.
Nigel loved his Fondfolio! It was the perfect way to bring all his friends together when we physically weren’t able to due to travel restrictions. He had lots of laughs and was so happy. The packaging and overall quality was so beautiful.
Rhiannon, Victoria BC
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My mom LOVED it. She started reading it, cried, and had to come back to it later, but then loved it all over again. She was so touched.
Megan, Toronto ON
Fondfolios are customized for your friend, made to order, and produced by hand using a combination of modern technologies and traditional book binding techniques.
Coptic binding is used for maximum flexibility and durability — allowing the book to lay flat. No glue, just high quality paper and thread — made to last a lifetime.
Our wooden covers are sanded smooth and comprised of a fiberboard core with real wood laminate. Choose between Cherry, Maple or Walnut — all with a semi-matte finish.
We create a unique cover design for each book — no repeats! This, combined with the natural pattern of the woodgrain means that no two covers are ever alike, and they’re all beautiful!
Each contribution is printed on creamy 100% recycled speckletone paper. We carefully proof and typeset each spread to ensure the best reading experience.
After you place your order, we’ll follow up with a pdf of the pages so that you can have a final look before we start printing.
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. We’ll select a thread colour that best compliments your cover.
Collect as many contributions as you can — the more the merrier, at no extra cost.
The inside back cover of each Fondfolio is 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 the order is complete you’ll immediately receive a digital version of the Fondfolio which can be shared with everyone who contributed — great for those who can’t be there to show their support in person.
We’ll print a scannable code in the back of each book so the recipient can bring their words with them wherever they go.
I received the book on Thursday and gave it to Ed yesterday. He absolutely loved it! He read the names of everyone who participated and started crying. I would say that was a success! The book is beautiful, even better than I pictured.
Angela, Elkins Park PA
Portable words of comfort — all the contributions in a personalized Fondfolio website — easily share with everyone who contributed. An elegant alternative to cheesy group greeting cards.
$9 - $24
Digital + Hardcover
Everything you get with digital, plus a beautiful handmade hardcover version — each contribution occupying a spread. One-of-a-kind cover design. Free Furoshiki giftwrapping. A physical manifestation of love.
Digital + Custom
We offer some upgrades to help make your gift extra special: Solid hardwood covers, a custom slipcase (a cosy made-to-measure home for the book) and custom cover engravings (inspired by the recipient).
Don’t pay until you’ve collected all your words and you’re ready to order. All prices are in US Dollars (USD).
Shipping rates will be applied at checkout.
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