~ Our Story ~
It all started with an excited and ambition first-time mom, Susan. As many new parents know, the exciting news of a child on the way, fuels a countless number of new ideas, projects, and goals. Soon you have a clustered list of items you want to do and give to your child. But time seems to start moving faster and all of these expectations start to seem more like a fantasy. And soon the baby is born and it turns out there isn’t enough time to eat let alone complete all the projects dreamed up before.
-The entire house you spent weeks organizing and baby proofing soon looks like a disaster zone.
-The fancy baby swing you spent months researching is still in pieces because it didn’t seem worth the time figuring out how to install it.
-The cute journal you bought hoping to record any and all details for your newborn seems like such a low priority.
Before her daughter was born, a detailed journal was one of Susan’s projects she wished to provide for her child. A keepsake to truly show where she came from and have something to look back on and cherish as she grew. She searched high and low for a classy, cute, and modern baby book. It was also important that the book concentrated on information and memories specific to her family and less about the artwork. Some of the books out there were very cute but a little cheesy. Without much luck finding what she wanted, Susan ended up buying a beautiful scrapbook. Now the possibilities were endless! She could add all the information she wanted while making it look how she envisioned. It gave the ability to create a completely customize and special keepsake. It was a perfect idea!
But then again starting a scrapbook from scratch takes a lot of time, thought, and creativity. realized with a newborn all three of those are thrown out the window. Barley finding the time to eat, this was another project left to get done “another time”.
A few years later and news of a second child on the way, the realization that her kids wouldn’t have any baby memories let alone a modern, adorable, and informative one, set in. The parent guilt was kicking in and so she set out yet again to find something that was a little more attainable.
Years later she still wasn’t happy with the selection. Determined and inspired, she set out to fix the problem.
So the prototyping began. After carefully designing and crafting all that needed to be included, the creation of the first baby memory book was put into motion. And so along with her son, Tessera Publishing was born.
That one idea soon grew a company with a whole collection of over 25 different memory books, numerous Addition Insert Page Packs, and fun Kids Journals! We now have keepsake books for virtually every occasion making it easy for you to capture the important milestones of every stage of life!
The Tessera Difference
From the start, Tessera Publishing was built on the goal to create a timeless memory book personalized for any and all consumers. It seemed as though there were no books out there that embraced the differences in families and showcased their uniqueness. Everyone comes from different places and have their own unique stories, so why should everyone have the same manufactured memory book? Here at Tessera Publishing, we thrive off the creativity of others. We simply want to make the tools available to help bring the community’s ideas, style, and creativity to life.
The meaning of the word Tessera is “a small piece of tile, stone or glass used to make a mosaic.” Susan knew her children’s story, style, and situation would be completely different than any others so no book should be the same. Our company works to provide all the pieces to make your own beautiful “mosaic”.
~Design the Exterior to Express Your Style~
Create your own personalized touches!
Choose your own cover- We provide over 30 cover options made of cloth, leather, handmade paper, or silk. Celebrate your personal style!
Add a ribbon- select from our 35 grosgrain and satin ribbon collection to give the front cover a flare.
Design a personalized cover plaque- Adding a personalized touch makes the keepsake that much more special. Finish off the exterior by adding up to three lines of customized text. Add a name, date, monogram, or just about any text you want. With all Plaques, you are able to pick the font, text, color, and cardstock color.
~Personalize the Interior to voice your own story~
The customization doesn’t stop with the exterior! As we said before we know not all families and stories are alike so how could you make page prompts that suit everyone perfectly? You can’t!
Removable Pages- we design our books with screw post binding and prompts that are only printed on one side. All pages can be easily added or removed without losing any additional details or pages. We know how hard it is to find time to finish a project, so to make it easy the screw posts give you the opportunity to remove pages to work on them or just remove them altogether!
Additional Page Packs- We don’t want you to lose any details just because the prompted pages don’t apply to your story! So to create the ultimate customized keepsake and add more detail/ adjust the book to all situations, we designed a collection of Additional Insert Page Packs. All packs were carefully thought through to replace pages in certain situations and capture even more memories! Packs come in a set of 12 pages which can be easily added to any Tessera memory book.
Some of our most popular page inserts- Adopted Child, Two Moms/Two Dads, Pregnancy Details, and About Grandparents for our Baby Memory Books along with numerous others for our entire line of memory books.
What We Believe In
We truly believe that all of our customer stories should be heard and celebrated. Most of our products were developed because of this belief. Customers who have gotten in contact with us and asked for certain requests are the inspiration in which expanded our product line. Our entire company was built on real people and real stories which is exactly what makes these products so special. We love to hear from our customers and those who have contacted us or asked for certain requests have been the inspiration to the extension of our product lines.
A mosaic a beautiful picture or pattern made by arranging small colored pieces of hard material
Just like a mosaics Life is made up of tiny, crazy, happy, exciting, and heartbreaking moments. But all of these moments when pieced together make a beautiful story. It is important to capture all of these special moments before they fade away.