Small business owner looking proud in his workplace, and highlighting a possible topic for an organizational history or Slice of Life memoir

Find ways to capture the intangible.

At Time Capsule Memoirs, we realize that stories with heart can take many forms. Outside of conventional memoirs, our projects include the following.

Audio memoirs: Audio recordings of life-story interviews are among the most quickly produced and cost-effective forms of memoir. We’ll preserve yours on USB flash drive or CD, with an option of cases elegantly designed for the bookshelf. We can also have transcripts lightly edited and bound, so the interviews live in print as well.

Business or organizational histories: Leaders of businesses, nonprofits and other community groups can profit from preserving their “origin stories.” Bound books that include historical photos may support fundraising campaigns; be given as gifts to clients; or used to help new employees better understand the values and objectives that should guide them.

Employee tributes: Retiring employees or board members can be gifted custom books as a way to say thank you. Colleagues often deliver meaningful reflections on and appreciations for the time someone devoted to an organization, and old photos and historical documents can bring a book to life, while helping underline the retiree’s impact through the years.

Family recipe collections: For families who tend to gather around food, recipe collections can make for family heirlooms that people turn to again and again. Pairing each recipe with a story about who made it (or the memories around eating it) can provide a sense of warmth, while professional photography lends polish — and incentive for future generations to carry on culinary traditions.

Life tributes: An alternative to first-person memoir, a life tribute allows family members and friends to help shape and preserve the memory of a loved one. Individual reflections can come from one-on-one interviews or in the form of family members’ written passages, and photos allow many facets of the subject’s life to be brought to light.

If you’re interested in any of the memoir projects above, or have another idea, you can read more on our Process page; call Time Capsule Memoirs at 719.649.2401; or email TCM owner Kirk Woundy at kirk@timecapsulememoirs.com.