Shriya started writing a book about the terminally ill children in India to raise money for their treatment. When some of the children passed away, in an effort to immortalize their lives, Shriya filled little notecards with memories of the children, put them into jars, and mailed the jars to the families.
Shriya wanted to know how memory jars work, so she decided to write her Princeton senior thesis about them. Several Princeton University professors joined her in researching the cultural, religious, and psychological ramifications of sharing memories. Shriya started by using a barebones digital version of Lumhaa to see if people wanted to write memories.
7 February 2018
The Lumhaa website launches.
12 March 2018
Lumhaa officially becomes an LLC, marking the beginning of the registered company.