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Q + A with Keepster Recipient

 

I Gave My BFF a Keepster Book (And Here’s What She Said About it)

Hi, it’s me again, Olivia. This time I’m back and no, it’s not with a gift guide for your husband who has everything. It’s a quick Q + A with my best friend Jenny - the very first person I gave a Keepster book to! She doesn’t exactly share my ‘sentimental millennial’ title so I wasn’t sure just how much she’d adore the personalized gift. I knew she’d get a great laugh out of it (we’re the type of best friends who always swear we need our own TV show...our texts confirmed that for us) but I was secretly (okay, not so secretly) thrilled to see her even get a little sappy about the gift, as well. She really loved it. 

 

Q + A Time

A few later, I sat her down to ask a few Keepster questions:

Olivia:

So when you saw what it was - when I handed you the Keepster book - what were your first thoughts? 

Jenny:

(Laughing) Well, you’d mentioned something like this before...but I didn’t know exactly how to picture what it was. So then you hand me this book - and it feels like a book, like, a hardcover, glossy, pretty book and right away I noticed the picture of the two of us at my 25th birthday party on the cover. I love that picture and so I knew whatever I was about to open and read was going to be so ‘us’. 

Olivia:

That’s one of my favorite pictures of us, ever! Laughing and kind of blurry, but you’re right, it’s really ‘us’. What did you think once you started flipping the pages? 

Jenny:

Once I opened it and read the first page where you thanked me for keeping you sane, laughing and surrounded by donuts I instantly liked whatever it is. I knew it was going to be fun, and the first few pages really took me back: texts from forever ago that immediately felt like yesterday all over again. Getting to relive those with you and laugh about them right there on your couch, it was cool. When else would we do that? It’s not like you’re going to pull your phone out and say “Hey, remember these texts?” 

Olivia:

We text SO much, I actually love that about our friendship - from the day we met, we’ve been in contact pretty much all day everyday. That’s so gushy, I know, but I love that we’re always talking and touching base - sharing our daily stuff, the big stuff, the stuff we’d totally forget about if we didn’t have these texts. When I started making your Keepster I found myself seriously wondering what the ‘cut off’ was...I wanted to include hundreds. No joke!

Jenny:

I believe it! You’re so sentimental and I’m so not, but somehow you gave me this book and I was “Wow”. We’ve lived so much life together - from early teens to late twenties - can I say late? Is that fair? Anyways, we’ve experienced so much and turns out, we texted about all of it, too.

Olivia:

We really did, and yes, we really are in our late 20’s now. Which is wild, but I love that now we have this physical proof of some of our favorite memories that go beyond photos - I mean really, when’s the last time we framed a photo? I don’t even have all my wedding photos printed! But having these texts and photos printed in one book...it feels like it’s a gift that I loved making just as much as you loved getting.

Jenny:

I can honestly agree. I love the fact that we have some of our favorite conversations in a book - I love sitting here laughing over them and I’m blown away by how many of these adventures we shared...time just goes by so fast, you don’t remember every little moment. But right here, it’s like proof, these daily little things happened and they mattered to us, so now here they are. (Totally gets a little emotional here) I’m really lucky to have a friend like you, we’ve lived some serious life together, and turns out our texts remind me most of that. 

Olivia:

Ha! I knew there was a sentimental in there somewhere. But seriously, I am so glad you love it. Now...do we hide it for only us to enjoy or do we keep it out for others to laugh at us..or with us..over? 

Jenny:

Now that’s the serious debate. 

 

Another Keepster Win

There you have it! A real life conversation between two best friends who spend their days texting each other, laughing together, and making thousands of moments in between. Chances are, you have your own Jenny. And that Jenny would love a Keepster book, too. 

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