A Year of Story. Journal prompts for parents. From The Handcrafted Story.

A Year of Story is a set of printable writing prompts to help you tell your stories.

If you were gone today, what stories would you want your child to know? What would you write to your spouse? Imagine what a treasure a journal would be to your family.

Tell your significant stories with the three editions of A Year of Story: Letters to your Child, Letters to your Spouse and Letters to Yourself.

The idea for this project came from my desire to move beyond the photos I scrapbook and tell the stories I want our children to hear. When I hear of parents dying while their kids are young I am reminded what a treasure a journal like this would be.

Journal prompts for parents. A Year of Story. From The Handcrafted Story.

A Year of Story 2015 Editions

Each of the three editions includes a page to pick a word of the year and a verse of the year plus 16 journal prompts (one per page). So there are enough prompts to write one per month and 4 extra.

  • Letters to my Child. Respond to prompts like: If I could teach you one thing, what I have learned as a parent and 3 things I like about you.
  • Letters to my Spouse. Respond to prompts like: My prayer for you, 3 words to describe you now, and one thing I’ve learned from you.
  • Letters to Myself. Respond to prompts like: 3 things I like about me, the advice I would give myself and if I could teach others one thing.

Since this is a printable that you print, cut and bind yourself, you are free to use all the pages or only the pages that you choose.

Journal Binding

You could wait to bind the book until you have photos to pair with the pages.

You could have the pages wirebound, or punch holes in it and use binder rings, or use a simple clip.

Download A Year of Story

UPDATE: A Year of Story was available free for download for a limited time for my email subscribers. You can now purchase the three versions in my Etsy shop.

Free printables for my email subscribers, sign up today!

Download Details

  • Each of the three editions are five 8.5 x 11 pages that you cut into quarters, making a total of twenty 4.25 x 5.5 pages.

Share A Year of Story

Use the hashtag #ayearofstory to share this project.

Journal prompts for parents. A Year of Story. From The Handcrafted Story. 2015 edition.

UPDATE: A Year of Story was available free for download for a limited time for my email subscribers. You can now purchase the three versions in my Etsy shop.

P.S. Free printables for my email subscribers, sign up today!