Updated: Apr 28
Every year, as Mother’s Day approaches, the stores become overwhelmed by shades of pink and purple as boxes of chocolate, flowers, and Mother’s Day cards fill the aisles.
This annual routine does little to reflect the unique ways we celebrate the women in our lives.
For some pregnant women, this day is about celebrating motherhood to come. For first-time moms, Mother's Day is an entirely new experience.
For those who have lost their mothers, it is a day of memory and reflection.
Others will be celebrating this day with the maternal figures in their lives—aunts, grandmothers, cousins, or close family friends. Mother’s Day is deeply personal.
It feels impossible to find a gift in-store that celebrates our unique relationships with the mothers in our lives. Taking a creative approach allows for personalized gifts that say exactly what you want them to. A family history book allows you to tell the stories that are most important to you and your family, presented in a beautiful book that will become a cherished memento for years to come.
NextGen Story: Custom Publishing offers multiple packages of various lengths and depths to get you started:
Childhood Chapter: Honour your parent's life story by giving the gift of a Childhood Chapter this year. We'll work with your family to curate content and create a beautiful gift - ready to give to grandchildren in time for December this year, and for years to come. If you order before June 19th, you can get $150 off (or a free custom family history map).
Family History Book: Trace your mother, grandmother, or aunt’s life from birth to present day, including all the locations, people, and events that have impacted her and made her the woman she is. Bring the pages to life with family interviews, photographs, a family tree, and other cherished mementos.
Ask Grandma Anything: Storytelling is a gift in and of itself. In this facilitated discussion session, multiple generations come together to share memories and stories. This conversation is recorded as a mini-podcast, making it easy to share with your friends and family.
Family Tree & research: Often we follow back the paternal line of family history, with naming conventions honouring the patrilineal line. What about tracing back the maternal line for a few generations?
Personal History Map: While family history books are a great way to tell a story, they say a picture is worth a thousand words. Create a personal family history map to share a few places important to your family
What special ideas do you have to celebrate your mother this year? Contact us to begin planning your personalized Mother’s Day gift today.