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paper to silk anniversary journal

by Jason Thompson
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  • the story

A Gift that Keeps On Giving

Your first anniversary is coming up, and you need to find the perfect gift, but what should it be? It needs to be something personal, something loving without being too mushy, and a card simply isn't going to cut it.

Since the first anniversary is traditionally associated with paper gifts, why not share this romantic anniversary journal? Handmade exclusively for UncommonGoods by the artisans at Rag and Bone Bindery, the journal invites a couple to share details of their lives together each year. The title Paper to Silk refers to the traditional gifts given for the first twelve years of marriage, and each page has prompts cleverly built around that idea. Year one (paper) asks what the two of you are on the same page about, and what the year's headline moments have been; the seventh year (wool) asks how you have become more closely knit. This is a gift that will only grow more meaningful with time, as the two of you continue to commemorate your love together. Handmade in Rhode Island.



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Handmade
Exclusive
Item ID
20780
Made from
french paper, 100% recycled paper label stock
Measurements
7" L x 7" W, 28 pages
  • 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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PAPER TO SILK ANNIVERSARY JOURNAL
 
3.7

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Professional quality (16)
  • Well built / quality (14)
  • Quality writing surface (11)
  • Bright white (4)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (3)
  • Weak binding (3)

Best Uses

  • Taking notes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (24), Budget shopper (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (28)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (25), No (5)

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3.0

Paper to Silk Anniversary Journal

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from ct

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable Construction

Cons

  • Quality Inside - Cheap

Best Uses

  • Taking Notes

Comments about PAPER TO SILK ANNIVERSARY JOURNAL:

I bought this for someone special for a shower gift which she had on his list. If I had seen it in person first, I would not have gotten it. Since I bought it online, it looked nice. It was small, with a beautiful royal blue "linen" cover but the pages inside were not as nice. Basic printing and nothing special on the pages. I was diaappointed.

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

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Disappointed

By 

from Concord, CA

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clever

Cons

  • Poor quality
  • Pricey poor value
  • Weak Binding

Best Uses

    Comments about PAPER TO SILK ANNIVERSARY JOURNAL:

    I purchased this journal as an anniversary gift for my husband. I really like how the journaling topics are unique to each anniversary year. I was so disappointed when I opened the package. The book is very small & flimsy. While the cover was a pretty color, the book was bound together with two strings. It looked like something I could make in an hour long craft class, not something you'd pay a lot of money for online. While the topics are more clever than other anniversary journals I've seen, I returned this in favor of one with better quality and that has pages for fifty years (not just 13). Someone needs to build on this concept - extend it to 50 years and actually bind the book in a professional manner. Uncommon Goods should stop selling this product until then. What a waste of money.

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

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    5.0

    marriage journal

    By 

    from philadelphia, pa

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Taking Notes

      Comments about PAPER TO SILK ANNIVERSARY JOURNAL:

      I really like the book, it is a nice size and it s cute.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Unique & Fun

      By 

      from St. Paul, MN

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable Construction
      • Quality Writing Surface

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Writing your own memories

        Comments about PAPER TO SILK ANNIVERSARY JOURNAL:

        Super cute and unique wedding anniversary gift. I think that it's small and meaningful book to create with your own memories. You'll keep around from one year to the next and have fun looking back at these first 12 years later on in your marriage. I bought this for my husband and I for our first anniversary together. :)

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

        Comment on this review

         
        3.0

        Very Small

        By 

        from Seattle

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about PAPER TO SILK ANNIVERSARY JOURNAL:

        I bought this product as a gift. The gift wrapping was done very well but I only opened it to check out the journal. It's very plan on the outside and much smaller then I expected. Cute for a wedding present though I wish it covered more years - I am hoping my friend doesn't think I just expect the marriage to last just 12 years!

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        4.0

        Journal was a hit!

        By 

        from Clarkdale, AZ

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about PAPER TO SILK ANNIVERSARY JOURNAL:

              This was a gift for our son and doughtier-in-law's first anniversary. They loved it! I haven't seen it, so cannot comment on some of the specifics.

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

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Perfect gift

              By 

              from Chandler, AZ

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Professional Quality
              • Quality Writing Surface

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anniversary Gift

                Comments about PAPER TO SILK ANNIVERSARY JOURNAL:

                My wife loved it for an anniversay gift. Will be very fun to fill it out each anniversary

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

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                great gift idea

                By 

                from Elon, NC

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful color
                • Durable Construction
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anniversary Gift
                  • Wedding gift

                  Comments about PAPER TO SILK ANNIVERSARY JOURNAL:

                  My father got remarried in March 2012 and I bought this as a wedding gift for him & his new wife. It is beautiful and I think they will enjoy filling out this journal each anniversary. Only thing that I would change is that it only goes up to the 12th anniversary; I wish it included more anniversaries even if just adding bigger milestones (15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 75, etc)

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Gift

                  By 

                  from Honolulu, HI

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Keeping Memories

                      Comments about PAPER TO SILK ANNIVERSARY JOURNAL:

                      Got it as a gift for a couple that didn't want anything for their wedding. It's perfect! Has interesting ways to remember and commemorate their years together.

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

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      1.0

                      Photographs look better than actual book

                      By 

                      from Scottsdale

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Inexpensive

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction
                      • Poor quality

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about PAPER TO SILK ANNIVERSARY JOURNAL:

                        Don't bother buying this book. Very mediocre in quality.

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

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