Inspired by our good friends and family — that lovely lot who make life great — we created Fondfolio because we believe there should be more opportunities to tell those people who brighten our days exactly why we think they are awesome, and get really specific about that “why”. Fondfolio allows you to tease-out and […]
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Fondfolios were originally made using traditional handmade hardcovers of bookcloth and paper. Now use a wooden cover design because this material made more sense to us, conceptually — it’s warm, naturally patterned (meaning each one is unique), and it offers more opportunities for customization, we also just think it looks better! Check us out on […]
We’ve set a minimum of 12 contributions, just so each book has a healthy thickness 🙂 and there’s no maximum — our unique design allows for an infinite number. Most Fondfolios tend to receive ~ 20 – 30 contributions, on average. The most we’ve ever seen collected was 92. We’d like to see that record […]
The contribution order defaults to chronological, rewarding those who didn’t need as many reminders ;). We can also order alphabetically by first name if you’d prefer, let us know as it’s not yet an option on our website. In the future we’re hoping to offer more flexible sorting options.
You have to wait, once you complete the purchase the contribution form closes (preventing more contributions) and the digital version is generated.
We will proof and spell-check each contribution before we print. If you want to make edits yourself, you also have the ability to edit the contributions from within your Fondfolio dashboard.
We’re working on a robust Save for Later feature, but in the meantime you can simply enter your email address at the bottom of the contribution form in the Send me a Copy field and click Submit, then continue to edit your contribution later, as many times as you like using the link in the […]
Due to their collaborative nature we think that Fondfolios are a great gift to give as a group. We are planning to implement a cost-splitting feature which would allow you to share the cost among all the contributors, but in the interim we show you the price per contributor on the Order page.
French Paper’s recycled speckletone, with delightful flecks and shives, is made from 100% Hydroelectric power. We think French’s is a great company, but being in Toronto we’d prefer to use a Canadian supplier. Thing is, we haven’t yet found someone who is producing a product like this and is able to ship smaller quantities.
For most occasions, the best situation to give a Fondfolio will be at a party or gathering, where everyone can share in the moment of joy (and sneak a peek at what others contributed). We also have tips for particular occasions where a unique opportunity or a special sensitivity could be taken when presenting the gift.
The primary inspiration came from our good friend Christina Del Degan who, back in 2014, wanted to do something special for her SO’s 30th. She reached out to us with the initial idea to send out a few questions to all the important people in his life and do something with the results and, working together, we helped her to create what eventually became a book. The whole process from start to finish was such a joy, receiving and reading the contributions every day, seeing it all come together and witnessing everyone’s warm reaction to it when it was revealed at the party. Not to mention our own personal joy that we and others felt from expressing those words to our dear friend. That experience stuck with us, and we realized quite soon after that we wanted to turn this into something that anyone could create for anyone else.
At Fondfolio we understand that we don’t have enough opportunities to express real gratitude towards the important people in our lives and that the best way to do this is simply and with your own words. That’s why we created Fondfolio – it’s a vessel for the love and affection of many people directed towards a someone special.
Everyone who contributes will also get a boost of good feels just for having contributed. Like when you give a stranger a compliment, but ten-fold.