The inspiration for Celebrate began more than 20 years ago with the birth of Harvey’s and Leslie’s first child. Many parents preserve the memory of their children through photo-books. Harvey and Leslie wanted to go one step further by collecting not only the pictures of their children’s lives but also the stories behind those pictures which they would give as a gift to each child when they were grown.
The concept of sharing memories grew into a business called LifeTales which Harvey began in 2012. LifeTales’ technology reduces the time and cost of creating childhood journals and memoirs. With the COVID-19 lockdown in the spring of 2020 Harvey and Leslie saw an opportunity to use this same technology to help people around the world celebrate their friends’ and families’ special moments. Celebrate lets users create group video gifts that are easy to make, fun to share and a joy to receive.
Celebrate’s headquarters are in Toronto, Canada.