Capturing a person's life - but how?
Something that lasts.
Why the Memorial book helps to process grief and preserve memories
Albert, our founder, tells us:
“My grandpa died in 2021 during Covid. We could only meet briefly at his grave and had no opportunity to remember the good times we all had with him. But shortly before that, I had expanded Meminto for exactly this purpose:
I invited my whole family to keep a record of some of Grandpa's stories via computer and smartphone. The whole thing was guided by our specially created Meminto collection of questions relating to the life of a deceased loved one.
Wonderful anecdotes and sometimes ancient photos emerged that I and many others had never heard or seen before. An absolute treasure!
While answering the simple questions, I realized how many great moments we had together with our grandpa – but also what we would miss now!
While writing, we felt all kinds of emotions, laughed and cried (sometimes at the same time) and read along with what others had experienced with him. It all gave us an incredible amount of joy and brought us closer together as a family.
Now there is a printed book with 132 pages in 18 households. Wow! My grandpa's story is also part of my story. I am happy and proud that people all over the world now have this opportunity to celebrate life and keep memories alive!”
Life writes the best stories.
This is how your Meminto can look like!
What makes a memorial book special
The Meminto® Stories Memorial Book is created by you and optionally other participants. The focus is on the story of the deceased person and your experiences with them. Here's how it works:
After purchasing a Memorial Book, we select 52 questions (examples below) that fit the deceased person. These can be easily answered in any web browser – or in the Meminto app.
The person who started the project can now invite friends and family to join in via email or messenger services such as WhatsApp.
Pictures can be uploaded for each answer to make the memento even more vivid. The questions can also be adapted, extended or deleted, making each Meminto Memorial Book absolutely unique.
Each participant can receive a weekly email containing the current question to inspire and motivate them to record another memory. You decide together when the book is finished (more than 52 questions can be answered. The limit is 300 pages per book).
The cover of the book can be designed fast and simple using over 40 templates; custom layouts are also possible. Simply select the quantity and send it off – done!
Production time: Approximately 14-18 days after print approval, you will hold a unique book with the most beautiful memories from your shared past with the deceased person in your hands
Make it a family project
A Meminto® is made to connect people – across all borders. You will be amazed at new stories. I promise!
Invite other participants
You answer some questions
We print your stories.
Meminto Stories Explainer Video
How it works
Three steps to your Memorial Book
Step 2Answer questions
Alone or together with family and friends: easily write down stories and add specific photos or videos.
Step 3Receive your book
After you have checked the layout and are satisfied, your book will be printed and sent to you. What a pleasure!
What are the questions waiting for you?
Meminto® guides your relationship with the deceased persons with targeted questions. All questions can be adapted, exchanged or even deleted. Of course, you can also add your own questions.
Which music did Martin love, which less?
What could you learn from Carina?
What values did Michael have? Did he live by them consistently?
What was Linda's favorite movie or series?
What was the last sentence you can remember from Markus?
What experience with Bernd do you never want to or will you never forget?
Das wievielte Kind in der Familie war Maria?
Was there a wedding in Heinrich's life? If so, what was it like?
Where did Nina grow up? Do you have any pictures from the past?
What was Julian like as a child? Rather open and cheeky, or introverted and well-behaved?
How hundreds of lives have been captured...
Barbara, 79preserves memories of her mom
"We started a Meminto when my mother was still alive and we made a lot of audio recordings. Now I listen to it from the book every time I miss her. The Meminto team has faithfully helped for over a year. It was fun!"
Werner, 68Attended a Meminto course
"With just one question per week, I was able to record my life story. That was a lot of fun! I am proud of my book and am already preparing the second book."
"I highly recommend the childhood book. I made it for my son so he knows how great our family time used to be. He already loves it and enjoys looking at it over and over again."
Will, 68wrote hundreds of pages
"I wrote my Meminto Stories book mainly as a keepsake for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Not only was it a breeze to do, but it was a lot of fun."
Viktoria, 94answered questions on the phone
"Together with my son I have been able to record almost a century of history. We have created 16 books in German and seven in English. My family lives widely scattered. They were very happy."
"I've tried so many things, but with any travel picture, you always have to tell your friends what you experienced there anyway. That's the strong advantage of Meminto. It includes the WHOLE story."
Verena, 32enjoys reading from the childhood book
"So much more than just a photo book. Through the questions, beautiful old memories come up again. Even videos could be loaded into the book. Emotions like when it all happened!"
Jessica & Marconewly married - with a wedding book
"Our guests gathered stories about us and also recorded the wedding day for us in the book, with lots of pictures and videos. We can always pick it up and dive back in. Really nice."
Carolin, 37with a 2nd childhood book
“What I find great is the 10% discount if you make a second book for another child after the first one. And considering there's room for up to 250 pictures, it's still cheaper than a photo book, especially with 300 pages."
Maria, 63wrote no less than two volumes
"At the beginning I had the idea to write down my life story for my children and grandchildren. Thanks to Meminto's questions, my story became colorful and multifaceted. During the editing process, the Meminto support was always quick, friendly and competent to answer any questions. Now I am happy to have 2 volumes with a total of more than 300 pages."
JP & Michellewrote a Travelbook
"Our favorite feature is that you can add a video memory in your book! How amazing is that!? This truly sets Meminto apart, and that is why we chose to trust them to bind together our special memories so that they will last forever!."
Buy now and get started!
Immediately after the purchase, you'll get access to all questions in a clear and simple system.
Just not the right time?
Let us remind you!
We will remind you on the date you picked!
Help / Support
Frequently asked questions
Quick answers to some questions you may have. Couldn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our helpdesk.
How does Meminto work in detail?
After purchasing your book theme, you (or the person receiving the gift) will get an activation code from Meminto, which you can enter here. Afterwards we will select 52 personal questions from our large question collection, which you can change, delete or replace indefinitely. You can also set your own questions!
Each book can hold 250 pictures in addition to the answers, which can then be printed in color on up to 300 pages (or even more, but please contact us on this) in your book.
To make sure you don’t forget anything, Meminto can email you a question every week or remind you with push notifications from the app.
Together with family and friends, Meminto is the most fun. Invite them to join you and watch as your book magically fills with stories that even you didn’t know existed!
After choosing a cover design, the book goes to print. About 12-20 days later you can hold it in your hands and proudly call yourself an author!
What happens after one year is over?
As you already know, each book starts with 52 selected questions. Every week – for one year – we will send the next question as an impulse by email, if you wish.
After this year you can continue to work on your book, but you will not receive any more e-mails.
For a fee of $16,90 this weekly motivation can be extended for another year.
Are entered texts edited before printing?
We do not make any changes to the content of your answers and stories, but print what you have written.
Before you send your book to print, however, you have the option of booking a proofreading service. We will correct typos and spelling mistakes. The costs for proofreading are based on the amount of text to be checked and will be displayed transparently.
How will my privacy be protected?
Your privacy is very important to us. No one can see your answers unless you share them yourself. If you still want us to help you, you must allow access beforehand.
Even if you fill out your book together with other participants, you can set for each answer whether it should be visible only for you or for everyone.
Additionally, our 2-factor authentication protects your account. Even if your password is hacked, no one can log in to your account that easily.
How much does a Meminto book cost?
Each Meminto Stories book is absolutely unique and therefore something very special and personal.
Depending on which story you want to record, you will always find the prices for our books directly in the respective topic. So first select what you want to write about and then scroll to the section where you can order.
You can choose between a different number of pages for the book, add additional copies and also a digital copy. This ultimately affects the total price, which can be slightly different for each book.
Will the person receiving the gift (or me) really make it?
Yes! You can do it! Why?
- Because it’s fun and enjoyable to reflect back. You’ll be amazed at what you remember!
- Because we can remind you every week to answer the next question. So you don’t miss anything and stay in the loop.
- Because you only need 2-6 minutes to answer a question. You can do it almost anytime and anywhere, even from your smartphone.
- Because our books are designed according to fixed templates. You can make simple changes, but you won’t get lost in perfectionism.
- Because the anticipation is great to hold your own book in your hands and show it to family and friends.
- Because thousands of others (to be exact: 10704!) have done it before you and written down 30745 stories. And why should they be able to do something that you can’t?Just get started now!
Is it possible to test Meminto beforehand?
Yes it is! We want you to know exactly what to expect and be truly satisfied.
You have the opportunity to start a free mini-book here. Instead of 52 questions, we’ll pick nine for you to start with. If you like how we remind you of situations you may have forgotten and you are comfortable with the Meminto software on your desktop PC or smartphone, you can also upgrade directly.
Give a gift voucher!
Give your loved ones a Meminto Stories book and let them choose for themselves. You can print out our great vouchers for this purpose!
One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told...