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12 ways you've made a difference journal

by Jason Thompson
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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

Exactly what I'd hoped for

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from Austin, TX

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable Construction
  • Professional Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift

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

    This is a great idea for a thoughtful Mother's Day gift. I haven't written in it yet to see how well ink stays on the paper, as it just arrived in the mail, but so far I don't notice anything wrong with it. The binding is nice, but it doesn't allow much wiggle room for doing things like mounting pictures to pages scrapbook-style (which is exactly what I'm doing). The comments that the item comes with are good but some I found a little odd (Like the bail out one). Thankfully, the pictures will cover up the comments that don't really fit my relationship with my mother (not that she's never bailed me out of a sticky situation, I would just rather not have that "remember that time I almost got arrested" talk on Mother's Day). All in all, I think that it's very cute and makes for an easily customizable and unique gift.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was quick and painless; my item came packaged with another, larger item that I ordered here, so the box was surprisingly big when it arrived. Almost seemed like a waste, but I understand that it shipped by weight and the one bigger box as opposed to the one shipping tube and one small box would have cost more, but if I had known I wouldn't have minded paying. Anyway, the book came in a plastic sleeve to product it from getting scuffed up in transit and was perfectly fine.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Mother
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Mother’s Day

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    4.0

    Thoughtful sentimental gift

    By 

    from los angeles, ca

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Great Writing Prompts
    • Helpful

    Cons

    • Cheaper Than Expected
    • Flimsy Construction
    • Thin Paper
    • Weak Binding

    Best Uses

    • Sentimental Gift

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

    I got this as a gift for my sister in law's 50th birthday. Having the writing prompts were great, and they're good launches for ideas. My sister in law loved it. That said, the book is much flimsier than I expected-- the binding and construction leave a lot to be desired. If this could be fixed, it would be an A+ gift.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Sweet

    By 

    from Phoenix AZ

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright White
    • Durable Construction
    • Professional Quality
    • Quality Writing Surface

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I am using this product as a memorial for my husband.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self

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        4.0

        Not quite as expected

        By 

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable Construction
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift

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

          Unfortunately, the multi-color floral cover is no longer available and that is what I really wanted. The green cover with leaves is not as appealing, in my opinion. Everything else about the journal is great!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          perfect thoughtful gift

          By 

          from santa monica, ca

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright White
          • Durable Construction
          • Professional Quality
          • Quality Writing Surface

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              this is the perfect gift to tell someone how much they mean to you. it's so easy to personalize, i've attached some polaroids in mine along with some other mementos. i can't wait to give this to my grandmother. i absolutely know she will love & cherish it!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Grandparent
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Perfect Gift

              By 

              from Cameron Park, CA

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable Construction
              • Quality Writing Surface

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Loved this book. Had my brothers & sisters place their comments on each page and we gave it to our Dad for Father's Day. Just letting him know what a difference he has made in our lives. So personal, we all loved it!

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

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Great gift for mother's day

                  By 

                  from Pennsylvania

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable Construction
                  • Professional Quality
                  • Very thoughtful gift

                  Cons

                  • Hard to fill out at times

                  Best Uses

                  • Mother's Day Gift

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

                  I bought this for a Mother's day gift this year. I was impressed with the quality and prompt delivery. Some of the headings were hard to think of responses for, but in the end it made me think long and hard for a good answer. My mom loved it and cried the whole time. Great gift!!

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

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  love it

                  By 

                  from Pgh PA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable Construction
                  • Quality Writing Surface

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      This is a gift for my mom for her birthday. She is a mother of 5 and always doing stuff for other people. It was a perfect way to tell her how much she matters! I had my other siblings, and a few other special people in her life each pick out a page to fill out and sign. I also added a photo of each of us with her on the last two blank pages of the book. It turned out amazing! I can't wait to give it to her. Perfect little keepsake!

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

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      What I Expected

                      By 

                      from Buffalo, NY

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable Construction
                      • Professional Quality
                      • Quality Writing Surface

                      Cons

                      • Expensive
                      • Smaller than I expected

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift

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

                      I absolutely loved this item, it just doesn't look like I paid a lot of money for it. The pages were smaller than I expected but I do like the product.

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

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      2.0

                      12 ways youve made a difference journal

                      By 

                      from Arnold, MD

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Did not like the 12 ways

                        Best Uses

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

                          I actually am not even going to give it to the person I was going too...

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

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