The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book

A handsome collection of The Washington Post front pages, one for each birthday in your recipient's life.

$100.00

Red Letter Days

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 Washington Post, 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
25627

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This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 4/10/2017.

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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UncommonGoodsThe Washington Post Custom Birthday Book
 
4.7

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (8)
  • Informative (8)
  • Unique (7)
  • Page-turner (6)
  • Engaging characters (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (22)
  • Older readers (6)
  • Birthday (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (68)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (10), Casual reader (7)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (47), Christmas or hanukkah (10)

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5.0

AMAZING Gift

By 

from Washington, DC

About Me Casual Reader

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Page-Turner

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

    Absolutely amazing gift for someone who has everything, wants nothing (minimalist), and only buys the nicest items.

     
    5.0

    Dad loved it!!!

    By 

    from Florida

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Informative

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers

      Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

      Prefer this one to the New York Times which I also purchased for my mothers Birthday . The print was larger and had a blank page except for the words remember when... between each headline page making it easier to read.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday
       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By 

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Casual Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Nice present

      Cons

      • Print may be too small for some.

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

      This is a gift for a friend I have known for many years. I am sure she will love it. I like is a personal gift for someone who has everything. Glad I purchased it. No regrets.

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

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      It's a great commemoration gift

      By 

      from Franklin TN

      About Me Everyday Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Headlines of birthdates

      Cons

      • The print was a bit blurry

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers

      Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

      It's a very unique gift but the news print is a bit blurry. Also i would have preferred other newspaper options.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Greatest Gift Ever!

      By 

      from Potomac

      About Me Casual Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift

        Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

        OMG didn't realize he was born the day after they swear in the new President! Every Four Years, every four pages, the New President would be on the front page!! Talk of the Party

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday
         
        5.0

        I will be buying another one!!!!

        By 

        from Plano, Tx

        About Me Everyday Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Informative
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift

          Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

          The recipient loved the book. When I shared the idea to another friend, they were jealous that they hadn't gotten one.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday
           
          5.0

          Great gift and amazingly fast delivery!

          By 

          from Columbia, MD

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Older Readers

            Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

            My dad loved it. Such a unique and interesting gift! The clarity is impressive considering the age of some older headlines. The font is tiny though so beware if the gift recipient has bad eyes- they made need a magnifying glass.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday
             
            5.0

            I would buy again

            By 

            from Nashville, TN

            About Me Casual Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Older Readers

                Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

                Gave as a gift for dad's 90th b'day

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday
                 
                5.0

                He loved it!!!

                By 

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Everyday Reader

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Informative
                • Page-Turner

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift

                  Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

                  This book is beautiful! The cover is gorgeous and having my husband's name engraved in gold was the icing on the cake. To be able to look back in time and read the headlines of every year of his birthday is a special gift. Perfect for the man who has everything. I'm going to order one for myself.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah
                   
                  3.0

                  I would buy this book again, IF handled better

                  By 

                  from Chicopee, Massachusetts

                  About Me Everyday Reader

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift

                    Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

                    I absolutely love this as a gift. It was recommended from a friend who had previously purchased this for her dad. This rating would have a 5 if it came in better shape. I was very disappointed with the condition of the book; the binding is tearing apart and already has a hole that is just getting worse. Very sad to be giving this to my 86 year old grandfather as a gift in this condition. The box it came in was fine so it must have happened before shipping.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Delivery was quicker than expected.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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