Our Journals

Category: "Our Journals"

  1. Matthew's Story . . .

    Dear Son,                                                                              10thJuly 2012Thank you so much for the Dear Dad, from you to me journal that you gave to me for my birthday. I was touched that you were interested in finding out about my life story, particularly as we don’t get the chance to spend much time talking to each other these days. Your life is so...

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  2. Get Children Writing

    Get Children Writing
    Margaret Young at our stockist, The Paperie, is our guest blogger this week. This week being National Stationery Week Margaret tells us how important the Get Britain Writing Campaign is for children.So the Stationery world has been buzzing with excitement for some weeks now – National Stationery Week (22nd-24th April) has linked with the National Literacy Trust – the only...

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  3. Luxuriate in cherished memories

    Luxuriate in cherished memories
    Editor at Spabreaks.com, the UK's largest spa booking agency, Bonnie Friend tells us how the experience of a spa break can be wonderfully bonding for loved ones.The fact that a spa break is an enjoyable, indulgent way to spend your time is not news to many people, but the quality time, and, dare we say it, bonding time it provides...

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  4. Dear Grandad

    Dear Grandad
    I gave my Grampa, Frank Gold, the first copy of Dear Grandad from you to me when it came off the production line in 2008. As a journalist at, and subsequently the chief editor of the Swansea Evening post I knew he had a love of stories. Grampa was born and still lived in Swansea so although I didn’t get...

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  5. Do you really know your family?

    Do you really know your family?
    I always wanted to follow my dreams of running my own business. The loss of my father in 2007 encouraged me to take this step and create the ‘from you to me’ products to preserve priceless memories and stories. Hoping to inspire people to get to know their loved ones before it’s too late I created the journals to create...

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  6. New Year Resolutions for Journal Writers

    Whether you want to start, continue or complete your journal in 2013 here are 5 journaling resolutions to kick off the New Year.1. KEEP YOUR JOURNAL VISIBLEPut your journal somewhere where you will see it so that you remember to write in it.  If you shove it in the bottom of a drawer you might forget about it.  Allow yourself...

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  7. Delighted

    I can’t describe how delighted I am that Practical Parenting & Pregnancy Magazine voted Our Story the best gift/keepsake for 2013 giving it their Gold award.  It is always great to win awards, but even better when they are voted for by the people who actually use our journals – Mum’s and Dads!It is hard to believe that this journal...

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  8. My Thoroughly Organised Christmas!

    My obsession with keeping things organised and maintaining lists for everything is a standing joke throughout the whole of the year. But I really come into my own at Christmas. 

I am constantly surprised to find that not everybody has a ringbinder where they keep everything to do with Christmas.  How do they remember what happened last year and what...

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  9. Best Baby Gift/Keepsake 2012-13

    Best Baby Gift/Keepsake 2012-13
    from you to me are thrilled and proud to announce that we have been presented with a Gold Award at the Practical Parenting & Pregnancy Awards 2012-13!
Our Story childhood journal has scooped the Gold Award in the Best Baby Gift/Keepsake category - wonderful proof that parents love recording and sharing priceless memories and stories. 
It is a fantastic accolade to be given...

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  10. Dear Friend

    This weekend my lovely and beautiful friend Tina lost her fight with cancer. It was an unfair fight – the enemy was armed with a machine gun and she was sent into battle with nothing more than a spoon.  However fight she did.Since she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year she has been truly amazing. I am sure Tina...

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