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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 Remembering 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.
There’s no way to make up for the sudden loss of someone in your life, but we hope that remembering them through the words of their friends and family will give you something tangible you can reach for as you navigate your grief.
We can’t speed up the process of grief. But small gestures of support can help. Everyone has their memories to offer.
Give people the space to share their stories and say goodbye
Include everyone everywhere
Share the questionnaire url with everyone who knew your loved one — friends, family, neighbors, colleagues. The digital version allows you to share the contents with everyone online. That way, no one is left out, even if they can’t be there to share their condolences 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. There aren’t enough opportunities day-to-day to tell our loved ones how much they mean to us, so these words often go unsaid. With Fondfolio, everyone has the space, time and privacy to consider what this person meant 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.
It was so easy for all our friends and family to contribute to this treasured keepsake — even our most tech-averse people found it simple. And now, their thoughts are captured in this beautifully bound time capsule to honour this moment forever.
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Fondfolios are customized for your loved one, 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, 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 favorites.
We wrap 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 share their stories in person.
We’ll print a scannable code in the back of each book so you can bring these words with you wherever you go.
I rarely see her with tears in her eyes and this brought out the happy kind.
Portable words of comfort — all the contributions in a personalized Fondfolio website — easily share with everyone who contributed. An elegant alternative to traditional funeral condolence books.
$10 - $25
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).
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