How much time do I need to put this together?

You can create one of the most memorable keepsakes in the world in as little as 1-2 days.  We’ve had people purchase LifeOnRecord one afternoon, communicate to everyone that same evening asking them to call in within the next 24 hours, and present the recordings to the recipient (or have the recordings from their wedding) 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.

If you rent a physical vintage phone from us, you do need to give us some notice, and you can usually get the phone if you order it a week ahead of time.

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 and filling out a short personalization questionnaire (if you don’t see the instructions 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 have access to your recordings right away, and if this is for a recipient, you can 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. For Keepsake Speakers, as long as you request the speaker by 3PM Central time, we ship it out the next business day. Vinyl albums need a longer lead time and can usually take up 3-4 days to produce but around Valentine’s day and the December Holidays can take 3-4 weeks to produce. 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) and Express Mail (1-2 days).