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12 ways you've made a difference journal

by Jason Thompson
Handmade
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  • the story

Thanks For Everything!

When was the last time you told someone how important they are? Whether it's a mentor, friend, teacher or parent, thank the people in your life with the "Twelve Ways You Made A Difference" album. Inside the cotton cover are pages to fill in with thoughtful prompts such as, "I don't tell you this enough...", "The best advice you ever gave me...", "Our favorite day together..." Guaranteed to make someone's day, make someone smile and, maybe, even make a difference in someone's life. Handmade in Rhode Island by Jason Thompson.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
17031
Made from
100% recycled paper label stock, cotton
Measurements
7" L x 7" W, 15 pages
Notes
Do not store in direct sunlight, product could fade
  • the maker
Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson began making hand-bound books in 1991 after being inspired by one that his wife gave him as a birthday present. The original books were made with simple hand tools: a knife, bone folder, glue brush, needle and thread.

As his company grew, Thompson hired more people and moved the business to six increasingly larger studios. His wife Ilira eventually joined the team as general manager, and now, Thompson employs a team of skilled artisans who create quality albums and books from hand. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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12 WAYS YOU'VE MADE A DIFFERENCE JOURNAL
 
4.2

(based on 125 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (52)
  • Sleek design (38)
  • Durable (27)
  • Improves organization (11)
  • Well built / quality (11)

Cons

  • Smaller than expected (15)
  • Flimsy (10)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Gift (24)
  • Everyday use (7)
  • Special occasion (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (87), Budget shopper (34)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (124)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (79), No (12)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (3)

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4.0

Super farewell gift

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from Coronada Island, CA

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Pros

  • Fit the occasion well

Cons

  • a little pricey

Best Uses

  • Used at a farewell party

Comments about 12 WAYS YOU'VE MADE A DIFFERENCE JOURNAL:

I loved the idea of this product. My daughter noticed it in the catalog and wanted one to give as a gift. I thought it too pricey but ended up purchasing one for a farewell party for dear friends. Asked everyone at the party to sign a page and share a memory. The guests of honor loved it!

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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4.0

Good way to tell someone how you feel

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from Abilene TX

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Pros

  • Improves Organization
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 12 WAYS YOU'VE MADE A DIFFERENCE JOURNAL:

      This book is a wonderful tool to use if you want to tell someone how much they mean to you, but you have a hard time putting it into words or knowing how to say it. I bought it to give to a friend, and while I was going through it, I found myself wishing I had gotten one and filled it out and given it to my Dad before he passed away last year. I think it would have meant a lot to him. I have another friend who has been diagnosed with cancer, and I am going to get one for her. It helps you to go back and think and remember all sorts of things about relationships that you tend to forget as time goes by.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      A great gift idea

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      from Chicago, IL

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      Pros

      • Thoughtful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift

        Comments about 12 WAYS YOU'VE MADE A DIFFERENCE JOURNAL:

        This is a great gift idea that provides excellent ways to show someone how much you care and what they mean to you.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Prompt delivery

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Great Gift!

        By 

        from Long Beach, CA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Thoughtful present

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Making someone feel good

          Comments about 12 WAYS YOU'VE MADE A DIFFERENCE JOURNAL:

          This is great for gift-giving, especially for that person who is hard to shop for or who seems to have everything. I gave it to my mom because she doesn't need or want more "stuff" - it will make her happy just to know I think so much of her.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Love it, love it, love it!

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          from Seattle, WA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Organization
          • Sleek Design
          • Sturdy
          • Time-saver

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Very romantic gift

            Comments about 12 WAYS YOU'VE MADE A DIFFERENCE JOURNAL:

            This is a great way to tell someone how much they mean to you - a very meaningful keepsake that they will treasure for years to come.

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            • Personal

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            3.0

            Seems Young

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            from RTP< NV

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                  Comments about 12 WAYS YOU'VE MADE A DIFFERENCE JOURNAL:

                  Its young, I had bought to give it to a very close friend for a 50th birthday gift -- and now its just too young, more for parents to give to a child. Even the packaging is aa duck and a duckling.

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                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  A Great Memory Prompt

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                  from Highlands Ranch, CO

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                  Pros

                  • Improves Organization
                  • Time-saver

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift

                  Comments about 12 WAYS YOU'VE MADE A DIFFERENCE JOURNAL:

                  My sisters and I each ordered one to fill in and send to our Mom for her 60th b-day - she'll be thrilled with each one, I'm sure! It will be fun and interesting to note the similarities and the differences!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Pricey, but cheaply made

                  By 

                  from Milwaukee, WI

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy
                    • Not very creative
                    • Over priced
                    • Very short

                    Best Uses

                    • Ireturned it

                    Comments about 12 WAYS YOU'VE MADE A DIFFERENCE JOURNAL:

                    I returned the book because it was not of acceptable quality. I may have felt good about paying [$] for it, but I had to shell that out for shipping alone. [...]

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Nice Gift

                    By 

                    from Chicago

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                    Pros

                    • Pleasing Color Scheme
                    • Unusual Gift

                    Cons

                    • Smaller than expected

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift or Surprise

                    Comments about 12 WAYS YOU'VE MADE A DIFFERENCE JOURNAL:

                    I purchased this as an anniversary gift for my husband. I am very pleased with the quality and layout of the book. I would not recommend this for somebody who dislikes introspection, or who plans to give this to a person who does not like to be in touch with his/her emotions, because some of the prompts require thought, care, and feeling. I would recommend this for somebody looking for a gift for "the person who has everything" since this is unique and personal and not something that you could give or get from just anybody.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    This arrived faster than expected and with no damage. Thanks, Uncommon Goods!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    A touching anniversary gift

                    By 

                    from Seattle, WA

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                    Pros

                    • Sentimental
                    • Sleek Design
                    • Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about 12 WAYS YOU'VE MADE A DIFFERENCE JOURNAL:

                        This was my anniversary gift to my husband. I had more fun filling out the book and thinking of all of the reasons that my husband has made a difference in my life; however, the absolute best moment, was watching him read through the book. He was so touched with each page and my entries- and kept saying throughout the night, how wonderful the gift was. This is a gift that will keep giving through the years. Thank you for including it in your catalog (one of my favorite places to shop)!

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                        • Personal

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