The Parents Book
an incomparably good present
Travel back in time to your family's past: relive the best moments and record them in a book. Either on your own or together with your siblings.
The best for your family
A Meminto® enables you to...
Something that lasts.
Why your parents will be especially thrilled to receive a Meminto Stories book
As a son, a daughter, or even together as siblings, you often find yourself asking, “What would Dad and Mom be excited about this year?”
With Meminto Stories' Parent Book, you'll get access to our extensive family question collection, on your phone or in your browser. Each answered question turns into a story of your life together, which can further be enriched with pictures and videos.
At the end, we will print a beautiful and long-lasting book that will be sent to you. Your parents will be amazed how much they have already forgotten from the time you spent together – thanks to your efforts, they will remember it again. A present that they will look at again and again to dive into the beautiful days of the past.
Life writes the best stories.
This is how your Meminto can look like!
For mom, for dad – or both.
The DIY book you can write for your parents, either by yourself or in collaboration with your siblings. It's that simple:
We will ask you 52 questions about your family life. You can answer them in your browser or in the Meminto app.
When you are done, you can upload up to 250 photos as well as videos and voice memos and furthermore personalize your book. 1-2 weeks later, you'll have a unique book with the best memories of your past in your hands.
See examples of our questions below!
How it works
Three simple steps to your most personal present
1. StepGet the Parents Book
Get access to all our questions that will remind you of your life as a family.
2. StepAnswer questions
On your own or with your siblings, you can easily write stories and upload family photos.
3. StepReceive your book
After you have reviewed and approved the layout, your book will be printed. And then it is delivered to you!
These questions await you
The questions are phrased as if they were coming directly from your mom or dad to guide you through your family history. All questions can be customized, exchanged or even deleted. You can also add your own questions. They are suitable for families with both parents but also for single mothers and fathers.
Were we able to help you with job-related things?
When did we once really have to scold you? What do you remember?
What do you think: Are we on the same page and do we get along well?
What is one of your favorite childhood memories with us?
How did we deal with your first great love? Did you keep it safe from us?
What store did you like to go with us as a kid?
Was there anything you hid from us as a child?
Were you able to confide in us? If not, what prevented you from doing so?
In your opinion, did we raise you differently than you siblings?
Insights and opinions
How Meminto users turn into heroes
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...