Capture their stories. Build a deeper connection.
Digital version of our 150 expert-crafted question prompt cards that help you preserve their memories for generations to come.
Capture their life story
Connect on a deeper level
Learn stories you never knew
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ABOUT THE INTERVIEW KIT
Meet the Life Story Interview Kit: a digital PDF of our 150 expert-crafted questions, interviewing framework, and recording tips & tricks. It's the perfect way to capture and preserve your loved one’s stories and memories and will help you uncover stories and details you never knew.
Humans are wired for story. It’s in our DNA. It’s how lessons and traditions have been passed down since the beginning of time. But today, oral history isn’t passed down from generation to generation in the same way. Life moves too fast, and one day our loved ones are no longer with us — taking their priceless stories and memories along with them. Our mission is to make sure the stories of our loved ones are captured before it’s too late, ensuring their voice and life lessons live on for generations to come.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
Everything you need to record a life story is right here. Just waiting for you to use them to capture the stories and memories of the people that matter to you most. After capturing thousands of life stories in professional interviews, the Tales team has distilled their collective knowledge into one beautifully designed place: The Life Story Interview Kit.
Attention to every detail
✔️ 150 question cards
✔️ Step-by-step instructions for how to interview
✔️ Tips and tricks for recording your interviews
✔️ Digital download link sent immediately
Say goodbye to forgotten memories
Capture your loved one's life story
Preserve your loved ones' stories and memories for generations to come.
Deepen your connection with them
Spend quality time learning more about and connecting with the people that love you most.
Discover stories you never knew
The Interview Kit includes questions you never thought to ask so you can learn things you never knew.
Show them you care
Nothing says "I love you" more than the gift of quality time preserving their legacy.
Everything you need is in the box...
The right questions at the right time
150 questions written by our team of expert interviewers and trained narratologists
Mixture of chronological and reflective questions that spark meaningful conversations
Divided into three eras of life: Early Life, Mid Life, and Later Life & Reflection
350gsm premium matte finish so they last for years to come
Simple step-by-step instructions
Techniques for asking effective follow-up questions and digging deeper
Practical advice on how to get your loved one to open up and share their stories
Suggestions for fostering a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere that promotes sharing
Strategies for using active listening and storytelling techniques
Tips & tricks for recording
Tips for selecting the best recording device or platform for your situation
Advice on recording the conversation both in person and remotely over video calls or phone calls
Strategies and recommendations for improving the quality of the recordings
Guidance on how to save and share your recordings for the future
Our Customers Tell It Best
"Didn’t expect to cry after asking my dad about his life with this interview kit but here we are..."
"I learned things about my parents and their upbringing that I never knew! I've never felt closer to them"
"I'm so glad I purchased this interview kit!! The cards have truly helped me feel more connected with my parents"
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Life Story Interview Kit?
The Life Story Interview Kit has everything you need to capture your loved one's life story. The interview kit includes 150 question prompts, step-by-step interviewing instructions, and tips for recording the conversation so that you'll have the stories recorded forever.
How long will shipping take?
We ship all orders within 24 hours of your purchase during the week. Weekend orders will be shipped first thing Monday. U.S. orders typically arrive within 4-8 days of shipping.
International orders typically arrive within 1-3 weeks.
What if I don't live near my loved one, can I still use the Interview Kit?
Absolutely! We designed the Life Story Interview Kit to be able to be used with your loved ones in person or remotely over a phone call or video call (such as FaceTime or Zoom).
What if I decide it’s not for me?
No problem at all! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days and we'll refund you in full, no questions asked.
Do you have gifting options?
We think the Life Story Interview Kit makes for an excellent gift. Please reach out to email@example.com, we would love to help you include a gift message on the packing slip for that special someone in your life.