Best Birthday Gift – Phoned-In Stories & Memories From Family & Friends

 

 

MAKE YOUR NEXT GIFT UNFORGETTABLE

Easily gather stories and well-wishes from friends & family to create a treasured, one-of-a-kind audio keepsake.

 

 

 

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The recipient will LOVE their gift or your money back - a guarantee based on over 10 years of supplying happiness.

 

How it Works

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Purchase LifeOnRecord

After signing-up you'll tell us your special occasion and the recipient's name. You will then immediately receive personalized account instructions. You will record an introductory greeting for friends and family.
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Invite Callers  

Send your toll-free number to friends and family around the world so they can tell the recipient why they are special. Voice recordings can also be uploaded to your account page from smartphones, tablets, computers, and email.
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Give A Gift They'll Love

Organize the recordings in any order you prefer, and give the recipient a virtual or physical keepsake. Enjoy the anticipation, excitement, and surprise as meaningful toasts and tributes fill the air.

LifeOnRecord Explained in Only 70 Seconds

Easy To Create, Simple To Give

Record Anywhere, Anytime

Friends and family all over the world can contribute a special memory, moment, or story 24/7.

Get Everyone Involved

Limitless recording makes it easy for family, friends, and colleagues to contribute to one gift.

Fast & Convenient

Avoid staring at the blank page of a scrapbook or traditional card, and tell someone how special they are within minutes

Bring them a smile long after the decorations are down and everyone's gone home.

 

It’s hard coming up with good gift ideas for the special people in our lives. 

We’ve all been there... We have to get a gift for our parents, or our spouse, or someone else important to us.

Maybe it’s even a milestone birthday, or extra-special occasion, and we feel we have to “up our game” and really get a memorable and unique gift. 

The problem is that most gifts don’t reflect the love and appreciation we have for our loved ones.

As a result, we get impatient and frustrated just thinking about searching for a gift in the stores or online. Maybe we don’t think we are creative enough to get them the right gift.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was an extra-personalized gift that showed them how loved and appreciated they are? Loved and appreciated not only by you, but by all the people in their lives?

Over 13 years ago, I had an idea, and I created something for my mother-in-law that did just that. A gift that she still treasures to this day.

Here’s the idea I came up with, and that I am sharing with you…  

For my mother-in-law’s 65th birthday, I emailed all her friends and family and asked them to call a special phone number and leave her a recorded message.

In the email I told people that they should tell my mother-in-law what makes her uniquely special. Or, I said they could share a favorite story or shared memory, or just leave her a 65th birthday toast or tribute.

We had my mother-in-law's adult children call in…

… all her grandkids

… her husband

… and her friends - even friends who had moved far away and couldn’t see her in person. 

My wife and I listened to the messages as they came in, and we couldn’t believe the meaningful recordings people were leaving.

My mother-in-law’s kids all talked about what they had learned from her, and what they loved most about her. 

Her friends talked about special times, and what endeared my mother-in-law to them.

People said things in the recordings they wouldn’t have said in person. Listening to the recordings, my wife learned things about her mom that she hadn’t known before.

We put all these recordings on a CD for my mother-in-law (remember this was 13 years ago), and it’s something she still talks about. 

Since then, my family and I have helped thousands of people do something similar for their loved ones, and recipients of this gift say that it is the best gift they have ever received. 

I want this to be a truly special gift for your loved one, so I’d like to tell you of the service we’ve been refining for over a decade that makes things a lot easier on you, and for all the people leaving recordings. 

It’s called LifeOnRecord. After you sign-up we send you a quick questionnaire. Based on the answers, we send you personalized account instructions that walk you through the easy steps.

We have a simple satisfaction guarantee…  The recipient will LOVE their gift, or we will refund your money. How can we make such a promise? Because we have hundreds of reviews telling us it is the best gift the customer has ever given.  

We know some people like to plan ahead so your account is active for one-full year.

Whether you have an occasion in a few days or a year from now, you can make your purchase and we will help you every step of the way.

Through the voices on this gift, your loved one will genuinely feel important and appreciated.

And you will feel like a gift hero because you will give them something unique and highly personalized that they will treasure forever.

And it’s a gift that may become more meaningful with the passage of time….  Customers have told us some of the people that left their stories have passed on, and hearing the voices brings the recipient comfort.

Click the button below to start your LifeOnRecord journey.

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I am giving this to my Grandmother for her 95th birthday in August. Some of the comments are priceless and tug on the heart string. It’s so simple to use!
Anne Kasl Pruett
My boyfriend Joe made this cd for my 65th b-day. It was the most wonderful thing I have ever heard. There wasn’t a dry eye at the party. I have listened to it many times already.
Frances Agati Martini
I created a cd for my dad’s 90th birthday! He absolutely loved it!
Marianne Sharghi Amerine
My husband was touched by the 75+ messages he received from family and friends on his 50th birthday with the Life On Record CD. Facebook made it very easy to reach out to these people and ask them to call! Even family that came in to visit for his birthday wanted to hear the messages! This is such a great memorable gift! Highly recommend it!
Cindy Fuhst Ward
Awesome idea, and so simple to use. Purchased the CD along with the sound files. Everything super professional. CD arrived quickly once final arrangement was made, and packaged incredibly well. All emails answered promptly, but all contact with them aside, it was so easy to set up and have everyone call in to leave their messages. Everyone should try this!!
Michael Scott Laflamme
I purchased Life on Record for my Dad’s 80th birthday and it was the hit of the party. He loved it. Family from all over the country called and told wonderful stories and shared special moments. My Dad continues to listen to it over and over. I loved this idea and will continue to use it for special occasions. It was an affordable thing to do for such a special event.
Carol Jean Boris
We gave this to my mom for her 90th birthday. She does not see well so this gift was indeed special. Over 60 relatives and friends posted messages for her and she was absolutely thrilled. She listens to it often and told us this was the best gift she has ever received!! It was very easy to get set up and the instructions were direct and uncomplicated. I highly recommend this gift for anyone, particularly the elderly who have problems w/sight. Thank you LifeOnRecord, for making our mom’s 90th birthday the best one yet!! God Bless!!
Kathy Staton
We used Life On Record for my mother’s 80th birthday. My Mum got loads of presents but without doubt this touched her the most. From recording of hand chimes from her campanology friends to reminiscences from her twin brother of life in the womb!! and a dozen loving memories in between we all remembered and laughed our way through her lifetime stories. This a fantastic way to recall events I would recommend it to everyone.
Paul Timmins
Did this for my mother’s 70 birthday. Wanted it to be a surprise but needed her address book! She said over and over NO PARTY! still wasn’t sure that there wasn’t going to be a party but was very happy to hear all of he friend and family say and sing happy birthday. Best present ever!
Kelly Peevy
I have used LifeOnRecord CD for two events. Once for my Mom’s 75th birthday and recently for my husband’s 60th birthday. The experience was wonderful. We were able to get family from all over the world to contribute and the CD was created in Italian. My husband absolutely loved it. The opportunity to say something special about someone you love and not wait for a funeral is very special. His childen were able to say things they would not have said in person. Warm thoughts and funny stories were the best. This company is amazing to work with and I would give more stars if I could – I am a huge fan. I hope to get one myself sometime!
Terri Ghio

Pricing

We offer two affordable options for a PRICELESS gift...

  • Toll-Free Number in the US & Canada
  • Global Telephone Access
    Local numbers in over 30 countries, callers can use Skype, and we can call them at no cost
  • Unlimited Callers and Recordings
    Each recording can be up to 30 minutes and people can call in multiple times.
  • Control Over Recordings
    Ability to trim, amplify, and arrange recordings
  • Multiple Contribution Options
    In addition to calling, people can email or upload recordings or songs directly to your account, or record directly from our web site
  • Multiple Listening Options
    You can download the recordings at any time and you can easily stream the recordings to a phone, tablet, or computer.
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  • Toll-Free Number in the US & Canada
  • Global Telephone Access
    Local numbers in over 30 countries, callers can use Skype, and we can call them at no cost
  • Unlimited Callers and Recordings
    Each recording can be up to 30 minutes and people can call in multiple times.
  • Control Over Recordings
    Ability to trim, amplify, and arrange recordings
  • Multiple Contribution Options
    In addition to calling, people can email or upload recordings or songs directly to your account, or record directly from our web site
  • Multiple Listening Options
    You can download the recordings at any time and you can easily stream the recordings to a phone, tablet, or computer.
  • Keepsake Speaker
    Enjoy an impressively crystal clear sound with our compact, all-aluminum, high-quality speaker containing all your recordings. With simple controls, a 4 GB memory card, and 10 hours of battery life, this easily lets you listen to the recordings while around the house or on the go.
  • Free shipping of the keepsake speaker
  • Archiving
    We automatically archive your recordings into long-term storage after one year.
    We can restore your recordings if you ever lose them.

  • 10% off the purchase of 2 or More Speakers

Discover the No Risk Gift the Recipient will LOVE… or It’s Free

How can we make such a promise?

Because we have a 10+ year track record of hearing how much people love LifeOnRecord.

Recipients tell us they love hearing voices of friends and family talking about their positive traits and talents.

They love capturing the voices of kids at a special time.

And we often hear that after a loved one who called in passes away, hearing their voice on the keepsake brings comfort.

We take pride in the fact that nearly everyone that purchases LifeOnRecord would purchase it again.

That’s how we can make our promise.

We know that the vast majority of the time the recipient will love their LifeOnRecord gift, but if they don’t, we’ll refund your money with no hassle or pushback.

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Listen To Reviews From Our Customers

A woman thankful she gave it to her father...

A couple who gave it to each other...

A woman who gave it to her very private mother...

Still listening two years later...

The finishing touch...

From a woman who wants to keep us a secret...

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Got Questions? We have Answers...

Here are the top 5 frequently asked questions we receive from our customers.

You can create one of the most memorable gifts in the world in as little as 1-2 days.  We've had people purchase LifeOnRecord one afternoon, email everyone (and post on Facebook) that same evening asking them to call in within the next 24 hours, and present the recordings to the recipient the very next evening. On the other hand, people that love to plan things ahead will sign-up months before an event. LifeOnRecord is flexible to your timeline. Here are some helpful tips if you are short on time:
  • You will receive your account instructions email within just a few minutes after ordering online (if you don't see it right away, make sure to check your spam or junk folder). We provide a sample communication that you can copy and paste to send to people. That communication asks others to forward the email on, so that you can cast the net wide.
  • People really don't need that much time to call in. Just make sure you give them a deadline (we give you some helpful tips in your account instructions email).
  • Even if you order a keepsake, you can deliver the recordings electronically to the recipient on the day of the event, and tell them the nice keepsake will arrive later. That way the recipient has something to play on their birthday or anniversary, and can still look forward to receiving a keepsake.
  • If the recipient lives far away you can send them a link to a special public web page just for them that has the recordings. You can label the recordings so they are meaningful (e.g. "Bob Smith's Birthday Wish"), and sequence them in a way that makes sense to make it more meaningful.
  • You can request the keepsake at any point within a year after ordering. As long as you request the keepsake by 3PM Central time, we ship it out the next business day. Keepsakes take 3-6 days to arrive with the free shipping option, although delivery time is not guaranteed.  We also have options to ship via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days), FedEx 2-Day, and FedEx Overnight.
LifeOnRecord is available from every country on the planet! Callers from the US, Canada, and Caribbean can call toll-free: 1-800-437-3009. Callers from outside the US, Canada, and Caribbean have six free options to contribute recordings:
  1. Use Skype - Callers can phone-in by dialing 1-800-437-3009 using Skype (this is treated as a free call in most countries). If you are in a country that does not allow free Skype calling to toll free numbers, you can instead make a free call to the Skype name "LifeOnRecord1" which will route you to the same place as the toll-free number. Note: The Skype User LifeOnRecord1 may not show as online in Skype, but you will still be able to connect to it. You may need to wait a few seconds for the connection to be made.
  2. Use one of our "local" global numbers. Callers can dial one of the local country phone numbers listed below which route directly to LifeOnRecord.
    Country If you were asked to call and leave a recording
    Argentina +54 351 568 5712
    Australia (Brisbane) +61 7 3171 3587
    Australia (Melbourne) +61 3 9008 4270
    Australia (Perth) +61 8 6555 7071
    Australia (Sydney) +61 2 8880 0488
    Austria +43 72 096 3914
    Belgium +32 78 48 03 46
    Brazil +55 (21) 4040-4374
    Canada 1 (800) 437-3009
    Caribbean 1 (800) 437-3009
    Chile +56 32 314 0886
    Colombia +57 (1) 381-9947
    Czech Republic +420 226 258 126
    Denmark +45 78 77 43 10
    Ireland +353 (76) 604 2714
    Israel +972 (2) 560 9388
    Mexico +52 (55) 4170 8548
    Netherlands +31 20 894 25 34
    New Zealand +64 9 951 5828
    Norway +47 21 98 88 46
    Peru +511 641 9276
    Poland +48 22 490 69 02
    Romania +40 (31) 810 77 18
    Spain +34 931 770 598
    South Africa +27 (10) 5001858
    Sweden +46 8-121 111 38
    Switzerland +41 22 508 71 56
    United Kingdom +44 20 3582 4356
    United States 1 (800) 437-3009
3. Have us Call You -
    We can have our system call you anywhere you are in the world (at no cost to you) so that you can leave a recording. You can do this in two easy steps:
    1. Make sure your country is correctly selected.
    2. Enter your phone number in the box, then click on the "Call" button to actually place the call. Your phone will ring after a few seconds. The caller ID may say "Toll-Free Call". Answer the phone and follow the prompts.

4. Record on your computer, smart phone or tablet and email us the recording(s). Just use the voice recorder on your iPhone, Android, or other brand and email us the recordings. We accept all major types of recording formats, and we'll automatically convert the file, label the recording with your email address, and send you an email back with the results. Just email the recording(s) to recordings@lifeonrecord.com Type your invitation number in the subject line with nothing else (e.g. 12345) and press send. The recording will be automatically processed, converted, and placed in the recipient's account. You will receive an email back with a confirmation within 15 minutes.

5. Upload your recording(s) to our web siteVisit the Recording Contribution page, enter your invitation number, enter a title for recording, and upload your recording.

6. Record Live From your computer or Android phone or tablet you can record. For best quality have a headset and visit our live recording page. When you first visit the page, your web browser may ask permission to access your microphone. Please answer "Yes" or "Allow". Enter the invitation number, a recording title, and start recording!

7. Call us Long Distance Finally, you could call us long-distance. You would call us at 847-943-2021 from your country. Please note, that unlike the six options above, this is not a free option, and your local phone company may charge you long-distance charges. Although we are not affiliated, this site provides guidance on how to dial from one country to another.
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A LifeOnRecord Keepsake Speaker plays all your recordings without needing a CD player. This is a compact, (2 inch, by 2 inch, by 3 inch), stylish aluminum speaker that packs a surprisingly loud sound for such a small package. It has a long-lasting rechargeable battery that lasts through about 10 hours of constant playing. The speaker has controls to skip forward and back through the recordings, to pause the recordings, and to control the volume. The speaker comes in five different colors. The speaker, memory card with recorded voices, and charging cable is $35, and you will receive a 10% discount on the keepsake speaker when ordering the LifeOnRecord Ultimate plan. Shipping is free.
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Yes - you can record on your computer, smart phone, or tablet and use either of the two methods below to send us a recording or song.
  1. Email us the recording(s). Just use the voice recorder on your iPhone, Android, or other brand and email us the recordings. We accept all major types of recording formats, and we'll automatically convert the file, label the recording with your email address, and send you an email back with the results.
    Email the recording(s) to recordings@lifeonrecord.com
    Type your invitation number in the subject line with nothing else (e.g. 12345) and press send. The recording will be automatically processed, converted, and placed in the recipient's account. You will receive an email back with a confirmation within 15 minutes.
  2. Upload your recording(s) to our web site Visit the Recording Contribution page, enter your invitation number, enter a title for recording, and upload your recording.
 
For all of our products, the maximum time limit on the length of an individual message is 30 minutes. We want to encourage people to leave meaningful stories and thoughts and so there are no limits on how often people can call in, or on the total number of callers or recordings.

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