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 6/6/2017.

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 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Informative (13)
  • Deserves multiple readings (12)
  • Page-turner (11)
  • Unique (7)
  • Easy to read (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (28)
  • Older readers (9)
  • Birthday (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (68)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (13), Casual reader (9)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (46), Christmas or hanukkah (10)

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5.0

Worth every penny

By 

from Washington, DC

About Me Everyday Reader

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers

    Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

    This book was beautifully done and truly was a great gift. I bought this for my father and ever since I have been telling everyone this is a must-get gift! I would buy it over and over again.

     
    5.0

    Wonderful Gift for History Lovers!

    By 

    from Hampton, VA

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers

      Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

      Lovely gift for my uncle's 60th birthday; he is a history buff and collects newspapers, so this was perfect!

       
      5.0

      Extra Extra Read All About It!

      By 

      from Clinton, MD

      About Me Casual Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Reference

        Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

        Reaching age 50 is monumental. I know she will appreciate this book containing the headlines for the 1st 49 years of her life.

         
        5.0

        This gift was surely a HIT!!

        By 

        from Lorton, VA

        About Me Everyday Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Informative
        • Page-Turner

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Older Readers

          Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

          I purchased for my mother who loves history. She absolutely loved it.

           
          5.0

          Perfect gift for a historian.

          By 

          from Washington, DC

          About Me Bookworm

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Informative
          • Page-Turner

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift

            Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

            I bought this as a gift for my significant others father's 76th birthday and he absolutely loved it. This is great for a person who appreciates history and is a daily reader of the Post.

             
            2.0

            Mediocre scan and print product

            By 

            from Orlando, FL

            About Me Casual Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice-looking cover

            Cons

            • All photos "squashed."
            • Font too small.

            Best Uses

            • Gift

            Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

            Careless scanning caused some font to "sag" at edges of pages.
            Mismatched aspect ratio (between newspaper pages and book pages) caused all photos to be "squashed" to fit the page.
            Should also have used larger paper stock, so font wouldn't be so tiny.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was prompt. Arrived in good condition.

             
            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.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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
                 
                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

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