Like an audio scrapbook of awesomeness

Ever been the person in charge of a group gift, and discovered that special circle of purgatory that involves trying to contact large numbers of people and keep track of who’s done what and who still needs to contribute? Yeah. Not fun. And then there’s the icing on the cake, which is deciding whose names to put on the finished product even if not everyone participated.


Well, SpeakSake offers a unique and very personal way to make a gift for one
from many say, for a retiring teacher, Grandma’s 90th birthday,
or a great germ-free way for everyone to greet a new baby. But more so, it
makes it completely easy.

All you have to do is invite folks to
participate; they’ll be emailed a special call-in number, where they can
call at their convenience and record a personalized message to the
recipient. SpeakSake then compiles everyone’s files onto a CD, packages
it up all pretty, and mails it off to the giftee. Voila! You get a
little heartfelt piece of everyone who wants to participate — no matter
how far-flung they may be — and zero hassle for you.

Plus, who
wouldn’t love a CD full of good wishes? -Mir

Get started
making your own SpeakSake on their website.

Mir Kamin is a prolific writer, the author of the popular blogs Woulda Shoulda and WantNot.net, and a former contributor to Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Tech.

3 Comments

  • Reply July 15, 2010

    Sara

    Awesome idea!

  • Reply July 15, 2010

    Sara

    Awesome idea!

  • Reply July 15, 2010

    Melissa Tandem

    This is such an awesome idea. I know I STILL have voicemails saved from former students and friends that I listen to whenever I need an extra boost! There’s something about hearing someone’s voice that brings you right back to that moment.

    I also did a project with my family, inspired by the StoryCorps podcast where I interviewed my extended family members, recorded it, and sent them a copy. I learned so much about them during these interviews, and we really became a lot closer during the process.

    What a great product!

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