The gift of a lifetime:
Here’s how it works.
Select a period in your loved one’s life you’d like to record.
Our researchers and storytellers craft and send them lovely questions; questions you’ve never, ever thought of asking...
Add your own questions, too, if you want.
This way you can personalise their experience even more.
They answer their questions in writing.
When they’re done, the answers are securely and automatically returned to us through our platform.
We take care of the rest.
We craft your loved one’s answers into a coherent narrative and complement their memories with lovely, hand-drawn illustrations. A beautiful design is interwoven, and their life’s story is sent away to print.
You can choose to receive your book in hardcover or softcover, either way, it is always printed on premium paper.
The result is the bespoke gift of a lifetime delivered to your doorstep, wherever you are in the world.
A note from Zaake & Felicia, the guy and girl who started this thing.
We started Plantain five years ago, making bespoke books that typically took months to complete. As amazing as our packages were, we couldn’t help feel we were serving too narrow a demographic (Doesn’t everyone deserve to have their story told?). That’s why we’re really excited about these mini-books. Accessible but still beautiful and individualised, we’re happy you’re here, and can’t wait to hear what you think!