Grandparent's Journal

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Jason Thompson

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Jason Thompson

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A lasting family keepsake to give to or complete with a grandchild, A Grandparent's Journal helps you tell the story of your life.

Features prompts such as "Where I grew up," "Favorite Family Traditions," "What I did for fun," "My least favorite job," "My favorite ice cream flavor" and "A place I would like to visit." With space to write a short response to each question and two pages dedicated to holding favorite photos, this is a great way to get a glimpse into a grandparent's life, and hopefully spark additional conversations.

Handmade in Rhode Island by Jason Thompson.



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Jason Thompson

created by

Jason Thompson

location

Rhode Island

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.

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
100% recycled paper label stock, cotton
Measurements
7" L x 7" W; 22 pgs.
Item ID
18293

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Grandparent's Journal has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.


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Grandparent's Journal
 
4.0

(based on 313 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (110)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (140)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (184)
  • Attractive (84)
  • Sleek design (74)
  • Well organized (56)
  • Durable (51)

Cons

  • Smaller than expected (86)
  • Flimsy (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Poor layout (5)
  • Small (5)

Best Uses

  • Archive (37)
  • Everyday use (21)
  • Organization (15)
  • Gift (13)
  • Display (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (152), Budget shopper (51), Casual photographer (43), Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (206)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (218), No (34)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Grandparent (20), Other (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (23)

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4.0

great memory book

By 

from Lancaster, Ohio

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Well Organized

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Grandparent's Journal:

      My daughter gave this to her grandma as a project to do together and will be a great keepsake. It can also serve as a nice memory book as my mother gets older and her memory begins to gently fade.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not sure would purchase, may even return

      By 

      from hollis nh

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Grandparent's Journal:

      Will probably be returning

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Simple, practical journal

      By 

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy to complete
      • Well Organized

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Archive

        Comments about Grandparent's Journal:

        I like this journal because it is short and sweet. The grandparents can sit down in one afternoon to document their memories rather than be overwhelmed by a major project.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great gift!

        By 

        from NC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Load Photos
        • Strong Construction
        • Well Organized

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Archive
          • Black & White Photos
          • Display
          • Traditional Prints

          Comments about Grandparent's Journal:

          I am very excited to go through this book with my grandmother to write down her stories to have for my children. Great questions and layout!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Super fast shipping!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          2.0

          Nice but overpriced

          By 

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Great concept

          Cons

          • Overpriced
          • Smaller than expected

          Best Uses

          • Archive
          • Display

          Comments about Grandparent's Journal:

          Great concept - I was really looking forward to receiving this and giving it as a gift to both sets of grandparents but I was SOOOOO disappointed when I received it. It's VERY small... does not feel like a [$] gift, not even close. Even if it's handmade (which is very much appreciated), it's still overpriced. Had I seen it in the store, I don't think i would have purchased it. I expected more. I should have probably paid closer attention to the size (don't recall if it was listed).

          Service and delivery comments:

          No issues with service - delivery was prompt. Packaging was great. No concerns.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          3.0

          Grandma will love it.

          By 

          from WPB, FL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Love the simplicity of it

          Cons

          • Too expensive

          Best Uses

          • Archive

          Comments about Grandparent's Journal:

          I'm so excited to give this to my Grandma for the holidays. I really think she's going to love it. She was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer recently so I'm looking forward to answering these questions with her and having this little book to carry on her legacy. I will say though, this book is adorable and I love how simple it is.... but [$] is way overpriced. You could probably find a book similar to this one somewhere for half the cost.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          2.0

          Grandparent's Journal

          By 

          from Manteo, NC

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Not large enough

          Best Uses

          • Small project

          Comments about Grandparent's Journal:

          I think the product is very attractive but is very small for the purposes intended.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love this one

          By 

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Load Photos
          • Strong Construction
          • Well Organized

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Archive

            Comments about Grandparent's Journal:

            I bought this for my parents to fill out for my daughter. It is perfect. Easy prompts, not too long. I had gotten them one years ago and they never filled it out as it was way too long and complictated. So....this one will be great. Just perfect length and great questions. Very pretty and well made. I can not wait to give it to them and to get it back!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Grandparents book

            By 

            from Fairview Park, Ohio

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Sentimental
            • Well Organized

            Cons

            • Really small
            • Unattractive Design

            Best Uses

            • Family History

            Comments about Grandparent's Journal:

            I bought 2 of these for each set of grandparents. it was much smaller than i expected for [$]. I don't think it's a photobook either. it's a book where grandparents can talk about thier life and pass on good advice to the grandchildren. The outside has a design, but there is nothing that indicates on the outside of the book what it is.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Great Keepsake

            By 

            from Prince Frederick, MD

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Well Organized

            Cons

            • Smaller than i thought

            Best Uses

            • Archive
            • Display

            Comments about Grandparent's Journal:

            I gave this to my Grandma for her birthday. She loved the idea and is very excited to fill it out so us grandkids can pass it around.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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