My final days of school were before the days of social media or any kind of internet at all. Despite its prehistoric impression, they weren’t actually that long ago.
Counts years in head.
On second thoughts…
Anyway, on my final day of middle school I remember taking in an autograph book. It was about postcard sized, had a black padded imitation leather front and the word ‘Autographs’ scribed across it in gold foil lettering. Everyone exchanged their books for friends to leave their goodbye messages before we all went our separate ways.
By the end of high school the autograph books had been traded in for signing old school shirts that we would never need to wear again – oh, and the end of year school book of course.
With the birth and subsequent rise of social media we seem to be losing the tactile, handwritten memories of our past that we can hold in our hands. Photos aren’t in albums and we don’t really need to hold a pen any more so signing our names have given way to ‘xoxo’ texts. Has technology really made keeping memories better?
Cue The Friendsbook, a hardback book designed to encourage children between the ages of 4 and 12 to preserve their memories. Measuring 17 x 21cm, there are 15 different brightly coloured designs for your child to choose from. Each book contains 96 pages with a double-page spread for each friend to record information about themselves such as their favourite foods, books, animals and so on as well as space for them to create a personalised drawing and message to your child. We think this is a marvellous idea and a wonderful way to keep a record of childhood friends that will be treasured for years to come.
Each Friendsbook costs only £8.99 and can be purchased from The Friendsbook Shop. However, we have two to give away!
All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment below. You can also enter via Twitter by following Larger Family Life and tweeting the following:
I have entered to win a Friendsbook with @LargerFamily. Follow & RT to enter.
Two lucky winners can then choose the design they would like as their prize from the entire Friendsbook selection here.
Friendsbook have also very kindly provided our readers with a discount to receive 20% off any order. Just enter the code ‘Larger Family Life’ at checkout and your discount will be applied. Remember, there’s free delivery too! This code is valid until 31st July.
The closing date for the competition is 15th July at midnight. UK entries only.