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How to customise your KeepBook

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How to customise your KeepBook

Thank you for buying aKeepBook!

This page has all you need to create and customise your very own KeepBook. Make sure you bookmark this page so you can come back to it when needed.

I know you’re going to love this process and I’m here to help if you get stuck:

Is this a gift?

If you’re creating this KeepBook as a gift and want something to give them in advance, here’s a printable gift note:

Download a printable gift note.

Your templates

Start by downloading your templates.

KeepBook Canva template: Digital | Print

KeepBook workbook: Google Docs | Word

Remember you’ll need to sign up to Canva (it’s free).

You can jump in right now and start creating. Or follow along with the step-by-step videos below.

Step-by-step videos

Each video will take you through the KeepBook creation process. There are also handy links under each lesson.

Video 1: The First Hurdle

In this video, we cover:

  • Why your parents might think this is a dumb idea
  • How to get them on board

Video 2: Choose Your Chapters

In this video, we cover:

  • How to choose what to include in your KeepBook
  • How to use the Workbook

Video 3: Tech + Set Up

In this video, we cover:

  • Options for capturing your parent’s stories
  • The apps and tech you’ll need for each option


Tools and Tech you’ll need:



PhotoScan by Google Photos: iPhone | Android | How to use the app


Video 4: Get the memories flowing

In this video, we cover:

  • What to do if your parents have trouble remembering
  • Tips to get their memories flowing

Video 5: Collating, Editing & Proofreading

In this video, we cover:

  • Quick and easy tips for editing
  • How to choose key quotes

Video 6: Designing Your KeepBook

In this video, we cover:

  • How to access your Canva templates
  • The key features of Canva
  • How to customise your KeepBook’s colours
  • How to add your workbook contents into your KeepBook
  • How to add photos
  • Exporting and printing your KeepBook

Video 7: Gifting

In this video, we cover:

  • Ideas for making the gifting process special
  • Sharing it with your extended family
  • How to keep the memories flowing

Sample KeepBook

If you want some inspiration for your own KeepBook, here’s a sample chapter from one I created earlier.


I'm having trouble downloading the workbook template

Make sure you’re downloading the right version – if you have MS Word, use the Word version. If you don’t you can use the Google Docs version (you’ll need to log in to your Google account).

If you’re still having trouble, email me at and I’ll send you a copy.

I can't access the Canva template

Have you created a Canva account?

Have you logged into your account?

Once you’re logged in, click on projects in the side menu and see if you can see it there.















If you’re still having trouble, email me at and I’ll see if I can help.

I've stuffed up the Canva template! Help!

Don’t panic. Click on the template links at the top of this page and start again.

I accidently designed a digital version but I wanted to print it

Unfortunately, you can’t print a digital version. You’ll need to use the print template and start again.

How long will it take for my printed KeepBook to arrive?

Canva says it takes between 3-14 business days to print and deliver a book. This will depend on your location and delivery method. Here’s some more info from the Canva site: