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

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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 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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UncommonGoodsThe Washington Post Custom Birthday Book
 
4.7

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (7)
  • High quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (10)
  • Birthday (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (55)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (4)
    • 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 (37), Christmas or hanukkah (8)

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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.

        By 

        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!

          By 

          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!

              By 

              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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              2.0

              I might buy product again..........

              By 

              from Damascus, md

              About Me Rarely Read

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Disappointing

                Best Uses

                • Gift

                Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

                Product was not engraved on the cover with name and birth date. Hoping to get a new one before the party to celebrate his 60th.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivery prompt but again not engraved as ordered hoping to get an engraved one before the party

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

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                5.0

                great Product---Great Experience

                By 

                from bethesda, md

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

                see above

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

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                4.0

                A special gift for a friend - wish I'd gotten myself one!

                By 

                from Washington DC

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

                Though I did not get to see the final product, my friend raved about it and how she stayed awake reading it hours after she should have gone to bed. It's a very special way to mark the year someone you love arrived on Planet Earth. But these take a long time to produce - probably longer than the time frame they estimate - so you must allow a loooooong lead time if you want it to arrive on time.

                • 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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                5.0

                Great gift

                By 

                from Huntersville, NC

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

                Bought for my dad for his 60th birthday and it's been really fun for him and others to go back and look at the headlines of the past!

                • 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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