LA Times Custom Birthday Book

Celebrate someone's life with a book of LA Times front pages from each of their birthdays.

$100.00

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The Times of your Life

It's time to celebrate a great moment in history--the day you were born! This custom-made, commemorative book is a treasury of the historic events that have crossed the path of you or an honored gift recipient. To start with, the timeless, hardback binding comes with the recipient's name embossed in gold on its surface, as well as a custom-printed dedication on the title page. Inside, the book contains reproductions of the front page of the LA Times, one for each birthday all the way back to the day you entered the world.

Leafing through the pages gives a time-lapse view of a lifetime of history, from world events and global leaders, to changing technology and fashions. Opposite from each headline page is a page with room for the recipient to write his or her own personal experience of that year, along with photos and other mementos. It's a beautiful tribute that transforms the ephemeral matter of yesterday's news into something that will be treasured for years--or generations--to come. Made in the United Kingdom.

Made from
Paper
Measurements
12" L x 15" W
Notes
Please note: Certain years/pages are reprinted from microfilm and font sized may be reduced. New pages may not be available for inclusion for up to 6 months after the date of print. Missing pages may be the result of a newspaper strike or a lack of relevant information on the front page for that date.
Item ID
26072

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This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 10/10/2016.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.


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UncommonGoodsLA Times Custom Birthday Book
 
4.3

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to read (3)
  • Informative (3)
  • Page-turner (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual reader (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (4), Child (3), Husband (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (12), Christmas or hanukkah (5)

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5.0

This was a big hit!

By 

from Orange, Ca

About Me Casual Reader

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Reference

    Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

    Gifted this for a 50th birthday and it was a hit! Everyone thought it was a thoughtful and unique gift.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    5.0

    I would cretainly buy the product again

    By 

    from Greensboro, NC

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

      This was a 50th Birthday gift for my wife -- She was born in LA, CA and loves it! Our friends admire it!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      5.0

      Recipient will feel special!

      By 

      from Orange Country, CA

      About Me Everyday Reader

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Informative

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift

        Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

        This makes quite a handsome presentation. My husband has particularly enjoyed the early entries, reading about events in his early years that he had been too young to experience. The recipient should feel special knowing this could not be picked up at the last minute or regifted. :)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        5.0

        Awesome

        By 

        from Arizona

        About Me Casual Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift

            Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

            I have yet to see it (present for my mother's husband)...but both of them RAVED about it. How it was so interesting and well put together. My mom wanted to know where I ordered it from as she wanted to buy it for my brother's next birthday! And that is coming from a very picky person!!

            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            5.0

            Beautiful gift!!

            By 

            from TN

            About Me Casual Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Read
            • Page-Turner

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • Older Readers

              Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

              We got this for my grandpa's 75th birthday and it was a huge hit! He loved it! The book is beautiful, the engraving on the front is lovely! I strongly recommend this as a gift!

              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Grandparent
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

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              3.0

              Good gift, quality could be better

              By 

              from Scottsdale, AZ

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Delivery Timing
              • Great Gift
              • Impressive Book
              • Perfect For Birthdays

              Cons

              • Lettering Quality
              • Pictures Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

                Delivery was timely
                Makes a great gift
                Picture & Letter quality could be better
                Pictures could be in color for newer dates
                Outside cover, lettering, binding makes for an impressive gift

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

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Birthday Book for History Buffs

                By 

                from Los Angeles, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Nice Cover

                Cons

                • Some Letters Were Too Sma

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

                  Dad loved the gift. He was so into reading each one. everybody thought it was a fantastic gift for a history buff.

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

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wonderful Book!!!

                  By 

                  from Nampa, ID

                  Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

                  I read the comments from others saying the print was too small to read. I didn't find that to be the case at all. It is such an unusual gift for the hard to buy for. I am ordering three more for friends birthdays now! And it didn't take long to receive either.

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

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  LA TIMES CUSTOM BIRTHDAY BOOK

                  By 

                  from Longmont CO

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

                  Books were professional.. My children really appreciated then as Christmas Gifts

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Child
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  horribly small print

                  By 

                  from New York, NY

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Creative

                  Cons

                  • Binding Not Sturdy Enough
                  • Illegible Print

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

                    I saw this and immediately knew a family member who is very interested in history would adore this so I ordered for Christmas. When it came in, the print was so small, I couldn't even read with the glasses. Truly a disappointment. Wish there was a way for them to blow it up a bit more. Also the binding on it started falling apart.

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

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