What’s Your Love Story?

Guest Post by Bena Shah

“You’ve got to give a little, take a little. And let your poor heart break a little.”

In the wise words of songwriter Billy Hill, that’s the glory of love.

True love is rarely simple or straightforward. Most importantly, it is intensely personal. It is for this reason that love stories are among the most compelling ones we read. And gifts that leverage this highly personal nature are often the ones most cherished by their recipients.

Inspired by Valentine’s Day, Weeva is calling all storytellers and contributors to fill a book with love stories of your own. You collect the memories, photos, stories and anecdotes and Weeva will turn them into a gorgeous customized book. Start your book by February 14, 2015 and we’ll take 15% off your entire order.

Whether you aim to celebrate a beloved family member’s anniversary, to surprise a best friend about to embark on the journey of marriage, or even to memorialize the sublime love you share with your own partner, these are wonderful ways to use Weeva.
Click here to begin your project.

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Memories are a funny thing. The most painful ones tend to stick with us for a long time, vividly replaying themselves in our minds, often at the most inconvenient times. If we’d test the theory and say “Give us one bad memory from the past year..” you’d be quick to remember that unpleasant moment. The negative emotions that are associated with it. Let’s say “Give us a good memory from the past year..” and it’ll likely take you a few more seconds to think about what was the best, most favorable one. Even then, you are likely remembering the negative memory a lot clearer and in more detail than your favorite moment of the same time.

Nicholas Sparks wrote in his book “The Wedding” that Read More

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Favorite Thanksgiving Memories – Food Edition

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Remembering Our Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

Thanksgiving is upon us, and that means lots of cooking and eating with family and friends! We’ve had people make shared family cookbooks with Weeva before, which means we’ve read them cover to cover, and it’s fun to see how people connect around food. Sometimes, just a smell is enough to bring back memories of the past, and everyone has a “secret family recipe” that they’re dying to know the secret ingredient to. Read More

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Scrapbooks: New Versus Old Techniques

By Guest Blogger, Emma Collins

At home we have a pile of scrapbooks that I flip through every now and then. We have an entire cabinet full of scrapbooks of not only my sisters and me, but also my parents when they were younger. Every once in awhile, I’ll open them up and look at how much the times have changed. Our older scrapbooks have pictures that were printed out and taped onto the pages, while our newer ones were made online using Shutterfly.  In both cases it took a lot of time to make the books, and for me, it would be easier if it wasn’t such a long and boring process.  Also, while I love the pictures, I often find myself wondering about the story behind the photo. That’s why I like Weeva – it lets me collect the stories that go with the pictures, and share the workload with family and friends.  I don’t have to do it all myself.  And the best part is that Weeva creates the books for me.   I get to skip the tedious process of construction.  Yay! Read More

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5 Ways to Preserve Your Family Legacy

The Makings of a Legacy

As the years pass and we watch our children grow, a very natural and distinctly human need begins to surface in our desire to create a lasting legacy. We begin to think less about our own wants and pleasures as we turn to the children we have had and, perhaps, the grandchildren they have given us in turn. We begin to see our legacy within them and look to make a lasting impact we can be proud of. Read More

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There is nothing worse in this world than losing someone that you love. Except maybe losing them while they are sitting right in front of you.

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Have you ever wondered why great stories last for generations?

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