Celebrate your favorite people with a holiday gift that connects

Fondfolio helps you create a one-of-a-kind book for a special person by collecting thoughtful words and stories from everyone they care about.

Handmade to order, designed to last.

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Each book is handmade and comes ready to gift in a reusable wrap

How it works

Create and collect

Sign up and create a new Fondfolio. Share the unique questionnaire url with friends and family of the recipient. You’ll be notified each time someone contributes and can edit as needed.

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.

Enjoy togetherness

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 will share in the joy — even if they’re not there in person.

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There aren’t enough opportunities to tell those important people how much they mean to us

Give a gift that keeps on giving

Include everyone everywhere

Unlike traditional gatherings, everyone can participate no matter where they are. And, once you’ve completed your order, the digital version allows you to share the contents with everyone online. That way, no one is excluded from joining in the celebration.

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

In daily interactions it can be hard to tell someone how much they mean to us, so it just goes without saying most of the time. With Fondfolio you can collect words that may otherwise go unsaid and, like a compliment spoken aloud, everyone involved gets to share in the joy.

Get reflective

Our questions are carefully tailored to generate thoughtful responses and spark fond memories. The prompts for each question make writing something genuine and heartfelt easier — much less intimidating than a blank card or being put on the spot in person — introverts rejoice!

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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. You really helped make her birthday special this year, even though we weren’t able to be together.

Megan, Toronto

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Love Fondfolio. Great idea. Beautifully designed everything. I even love the writing prompts and guidance you provide. *chef's kiss*

Lina, Melbourne

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.

Our materials

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.

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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.

Contribution limits

The inside back cover of each Fondfolio is engraved with befitting words from a socially conscious visionary — we’ll select from one of our favorites.

Our process

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.

Our packaging

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 celebrate 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.

See a sample digital version

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The best, most pandemic-proof gift I could have selected to honour my husband's virtual graduation. Without leaving the house, 50 people were able to join in honouring him through this gorgeous book which he will have for a lifetime.

Carla, Vancouver

Digital Only

Portable delight — all the contributions in a personalized Fondfolio website — easily share with everyone who contributed. An elegant alternative to eCards — great for remote teams. Add a printable pdf for just $15.

$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.

$199

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).

$259+

Don’t pay until you’ve collected all your words and you’re ready to order. All prices are in US Dollars (USD).
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