Family Conversation Cards is a unique card game that lets you discover, capture, and celebrate your family stories. Every card deck includes 68 thought-provoking questions that make it easy and fun to learn about your family history. Next time you're gathered with your loved ones, young and old, follow the prompt on each card to get the conversation flowing and uncover traditions, tales, recipes, and more. Preserve your history for generations to come with a link to the free mobile companion that lets you dig-deeper and capture the voices of family storytellers for future generations to enjoy. Your memories will be saved in a private family library for safekeeping, sharing, and available for download at any time.
Using the age-old power of oral storytelling, we want to help people claim, honor, and document their unique family stories for safekeeping and celebration. Founded by Anika Chabra & Jennifer Siripong Mandel, we're on a mission to end the loss of tradition.
Are the cards wipeable? I can just imagine spills around the table...
We LOVE this question and have tested the cards with multiple printers to make sure they are durable! The latest version of the Root & Seed Conversation Cards have been tested with food smudges, sauce splashes, and water spills... and are remarkably easy to wipe clean without any residue, staining, or smudging.
We have even "washed" the cards by rubbing them under running water (seriously!) and the cards stay in great shape. Of course, when left underwater for too long, the edges will start to absorb water and bubble, but they dry remarkably well and can be placed back in the deck because the question prompts and QR codes will still be perfectly legible!
These cards are family dinner tested and approved!
How can I use the cards in large groups (at family reunions, or in a Facebook Group)?
The Deck comes with a set of instruction cards that include suggestions on how to use the cards in larger groups and intimate conversations.
We have tested the cards with large groups of people (family, friends, mixed company, even colleagues) and they are excellent when just passing the box around, allowing each person to pick a random card and answer it to the group. The things we learn about each out are just wonderful!
For more intentional reminiscing with smaller groups (usually 1-3 family members), we suggest picking a few questions in advance. Have the mobile conversation tool ready to record the conversation and leverage the dig-deeper questions to get a full story.
Virtually, the cards are great over Facetime/Zoom calls, and we have seen families create Facebook Groups or WhatsApp Groups to pose a single question each week and allow multiple family members to respond.
In the last 2 years, we have helped many families bring Root & Seed into their family reunions... and no two ways were the same! There is no wrong way to use the Root & Seed Conversation Cards, but if you want advice or suggestions, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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