Families often wait until pinnacle moments in their lives (celebrations, weddings, funerals) to share their most powerful stories and wishes for those closest to them. Today, 83% of adults place value on sharing memories and saving family history. Yet, so often the only way people can relive a memory is through the endless amount of photos and videos that fall into a disorganized abyss, or through a slew of saved voicemails that have been held on to just to go back and listen to a loved one’s voice again. A new startup, Quilted, has a solution to this problem on the premise that humankind should deliberately share their greatest stories intensely and often because stories bring loved ones closer. Quilted makes memories last forever by bringing family and friends together to tell their favorite stories through bite-size videos, and then compiles these videos into one movie that makes the perfect gift to amplify life’s special occasions and precious moments.
Each Quilted video package contains question prompts that were written to inspire responses more significant than, “Happy Birthday, we love you, hope you have a great day!” or “Congrats on the new baby!”. Instead, Quilted’s prompts help to resurface stories that can pave the bumpy road of motherhood for a new mom or remind a loved one of a moment that changed their life forever. “I know there are going to be days that I feel frustrated and overwhelmed. Now I have encouraging words to lift me up when I feel alone,” shared Quilted baby shower customer Bethany. Whether it’s motherhood advice for a baby shower or a grandparent passing along wisdom for a grandchild’s birthday, each Quilted movie is packed with storytelling that amplifies and captures the thoughts, feelings, and memories behind life’s greatest moments.
Quilted is so convinced customers will love their service that they’ll let them try for free before purchasing. Quilted co-founder Chase McLaughlin explains, “On the surface level, Quilted is something that sounds like a pretty good gift idea. But once people see loved ones on the other side of the camera sharing their favorite stories, they see its impact and brilliance as a gift, and even the toughest are blown away and brought to tears by the impact. This is because Quilted is helping people reveal the wishes and stories people wait all their lives to tell. The ones that are shared during celebrations and tragedies when mortality and purpose are sharpened and we’re reminded of why we’re all here. Quilted is here to ensure these wishes and stories are not lost and are shared more often among loved ones.”
To get started on creating a cherished video gift story with loved ones in a matter of minutes, visit www.quilted.io.