Your voice-recorded greeting will be included in a once-in-a-lifetime Story Collection.
The Story Collection is an atmospheric audio gift created from the voices of family and friends sharing meaningful messages from around the world.
Please read the inspiration and instructions below to help you prepare and record your special gift.
Take some time to think about stories, memories or messages that you would like to convey. It may be helpful to make notes over time when stories and thoughts spring to mind.
You may like to read from a fully written speech or from dot points to prompt your memory. Your Story Gift recording does not need to be perfect, as coughs, pauses etc will be edited out. Your gift will be curated with fitting music into a smooth listening experience.
If you speak from the heart, directly to Your Loved One, your greeting will be a lovely contribution!
Please aim for a 3 -10 minute message.
Celebration Greeting e.g. Happy birthday, Happy anniversary, welcome new baby! etc
1-5 words or ways to describe Your Loved One
3-10 minutes of stories, memories or thoughts
How, when, where and why you met
Early memories together
Why you became friends
Funny moments you have shared
Ways in which you value Your Loved One
Reasons for Your Loved One to feel proud
Reasons you feel grateful for Your Loved One
Your Loved One's habits or quirky ways
Sing a song, play an instrument, read a poem
Wishes for Your Loved One's future
When it is time to record your gift, please do a 'test recording' to check the audio quality.
To do this, start your recording and talk for a few seconds about any topic.
Press the 'finish' button.
Press the button to play your message back.
Is it a good volume? Is your voice nice and clear?
If so, simply refresh the page, or press 'record again' and start your gift recording.
You can pause, play back and re-record your message as often as you like before submitting.