Pilot Program Launch

This week,, a division of, is launching a new pilot program. It involves collaboration with 15 funeral homes across the U.S., and will serve families offering them a unique opportunity to create on-line Life Capsule for their loved one, and to print a book of memories, stories, anecdotes, photographs and other memorabilia as a keepsake for family and friends. We extend our deepest gratitude to all the participants!

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Teacher and Staff Appreciation Event at a New Jersey School

On May 25th, FromABirdie delivered 112 books, 1902 letters, and 3314 pages to the teachers and staff at the Noor Ul Iman (NUI) school’s Staff Appreciation Lunch in NJ. The books of letters were coordinated by the extraordinary NUI PTO members. We are so thrilled and grateful to have had this opportunity, and hope to work on many future collaborations with PTOs and PGAs everywhere!

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A big day for From A Birdie (FAB!) today!

We just sent out to our printer an order for over a hundred of albums of letters – our biggest to date!  Each book is unique, and is comprised of thank you and adoration letters to teachers in Philadelphia written (and drawn!) by their students and students’ parents.  We will have these books delivered to the recipients just on time for the Teacher Appreciation Day at the end of May!

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Our Story is run by Anita Licis-Ribak and Agustin Schapira. Anita is an architect, photographer, musician, and all-around artist, and Agustin a computer scientist. They live in Amherst, Massachusetts, with their two kids, Martins and Teo.

It all started in March of 2009, when Anita was reaching an, ehem, rather respectable age. Because she has lived in several cities, countries, and continents, Anita has friends and loved ones scattered all over the globe. “Wouldn’t it be nice”, Agustin thought, “to find a way to get in touch with all those people and invite them to prepare a collective surprise for her on the day of the birthday?”.

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