How We Started
People use LifeOnRecord for different reasons and in different ways.
We (Mary & Alaa El Ghatit) created LifeOnRecord in 2006 because we felt like there was a need to preserve the day-to-day stories of our family’s life. We were a busy family with four young children. Although we would bring out the digital camera for birthdays and holidays, we felt that our family was really defined by their daily interactions and the resulting stories.
These poignant moments weren’t being captured, and to us they conveyed much more than a photograph or a few minutes of video taken here and there.
Alaa tried to figure out how to best preserve those stories. he would save some of the voicemails that Mary or the children left, but they were locked in the corporate voicemail system with no way to save or archive them. So, he created a phone number that he could call during his commute to talk about the events of the day, what was important to him, stories from friends and family, what we valued, and what was to come.
We decided to offer others the opportunity to create an audio journal from anywhere, and we created something that was called, “LifeOnRecord Personal Audio Journals”. That is now one of the many ways people use LifeOnRecord.
The idea transformed because whenever our friends and extended family got together, we noticed that much of the time was spent sharing different stories of our lives. We thought it would be meaningful in the future to hear some of these stories in the voices of the story tellers themselves.
Customers have been amazed at the power of the human voice and the way in which people express their feelings from the heart.
Voices create connections, and connections bring us meaning. Whether you’re creating that connection with yourself, or with others, our hope is that our product helps bring meaning to your life.
Mary & Alaa
We have operations in Libertyville, IL, and Portland, OR.
What LifeOnRecord is Used For…
The graduate is ready to face the world, the coach led the team to victory, and the new parents want to hear from everyone but are too tired. LifeOnRecord is the perfect gift for any of these occasions. Family and friends want to share in the celebration – let them say congratulations in their own words, in their own voices, and let them do it right now. LifeOnRecord is perfect for: