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 12/22/2016.

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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UncommonGoodsThe Washington Post Custom Birthday Book
 
4.7

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (7)
  • High quality (3)
  • Informative (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (12)
  • Birthday (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (59)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (5), Casual reader (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Father (19), Other (8), Husband (7), Mother (4), Grandparent (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (41), Christmas or hanukkah (8)

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5.0

I would absolutely recommend this unique gift

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from Poughkeepsie, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

Great gift for the man that never needs or wants anything! Personalized book was nicely done! The book size was large and it would have been better if it was a bit smaller.

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

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5.0

Very nicely done!

By 

from Florida

About Me Casual Reader

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    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

      A wonderful way to share highlights of your birth date.

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

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      5.0

      Awesome gift for elderly that "have everything"

      By 

      from Houston TX

      About Me Everyday Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Informative
      • Page-Turner

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Older Readers

        Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

        He loves it and is so proud to show others

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery was faster than I expected and packaged well.

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

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        5.0

        Very lovely and better than expected

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        from West Chester, OH

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

        I ordered this for my brother's 60th birthday. (The older you are the bigger your book!) I thought it was awesome. Very interesting to see the news over the years including Dr. Ben Carson's separation of conjoined twins and Princess Diana's funeral to name a couple. Plenty of room on facing pages where he can add personal memories for the year if he would like. I actually ordered it after his birthday so this year's front page was included. (Being late paid off for once!) I would have liked to have read more but I had to send it off to him since it was already late. ;) I would definitely buy it again.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Even though this is made in the UK, it arrived quickly and in excellent condition.

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

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        5.0

        Cool gift!

        By 

        from Maryland

        About Me Everyday Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift

            Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

            This is the perfect gift for a special birthday!

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

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            5.0

            Beautifully crafted product

            By 

            from Wheaton, IL

            About Me Casual Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • High quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift

              Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

              Wonderful 60th birthday present

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

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              5.0

              Happy 50th! He's going to love this gift.

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              from Chicago

              About Me Everyday Reader

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Informative

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift

                Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

                Perfect gift for my brother in law who is turning 50 He can't get enough of history ...excited to present this impressive book to him . He's going to love it.

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

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                5.0

                I would buy this again. It's beautiful and very unique!

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                from Texas

                About Me Everyday Reader

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Read
                • Engaging characters
                • Informative
                • Page-Turner

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift

                  Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

                  For a 50th birthday gift.

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

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                  3.0

                  The book should include a magnifying glass.

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                  from Bozeman, MT

                  About Me Everyday Reader

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Disappointing
                    • Not What I Expected

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift
                    • Older Readers

                    Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

                    The book is nicely bound but the print is so small, the recipient, a 98 year old woman with good eyesight who reads the paper daily, needed a magnifying glass to read the pages. There was a disclaimer in the package explaining the copying of the pages makes the print smaller, but this is not mentioned in the description of the product on the website. And because the book is personalized, it is not returnable.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Delivery was prompt, sooner than expected.

                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday

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                    5.0

                    Great Gift!

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                    from Herndon, VA

                    About Me Casual Reader

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

                    I bought this for my dad as a Father's Day gift and, because of time constraints, had to have it shipped directly to him. So, I never got a chance to see it before he got it, which made me a little nervous. But, he called me and raved about it, and he was really happy with it. He said it was well constructed and appears of very good quality. He's really enjoying it.

                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Father
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Father's Day

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