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.

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Measurements
12" L x 15" W
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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 1/31/2018.

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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4.7

(based on 75 reviews)

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    (60)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (16)
  • Informative (16)
  • Page-turner (12)
  • Easy to read (9)
  • Unique (7)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Gift (34)
  • Older readers (11)
  • Birthday (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (14), Casual reader (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (68)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Dad loved it!!!

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mediocre scan and print product

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...Read complete review

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.

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5.0

Quick production and great quality

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from Sacramento, Ca

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read

Cons

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    • Gift

    Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

    It was made and shipped much quicker than expected. The personalization made this gift all that much cooler. Great quality.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great gift!

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    from Lees Summit, MO

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

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      • Gift
      • Older Readers

      Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

      Such a great gift!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My grandfather loved it!

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      from Raleigh, NC

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          Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

          My grandpa was diagnosed with dementia a little over a year ago. This gift meant so much to him. My grandmother also thought it was great and very unique. I also sent him a magnifying glass that slides over the pages and has a built in LED light. I read that some of the print was rather small. They seemed to appreciate that as well.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Uncommon Goods Customer Service Saves The Day!

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          from Washington DC

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Read
          • Informative

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            • Gift

            Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

            I love this book! It's so thoughtful and unique. My husband and I bought two of these, one for my friend's 50th birthday and one of his dad's 60th birthday. Both of the books came in with engraving irregularities on the front cover. Nothing was spelled wrong, but the embosser wasn't pressing one of the letter's fully so half of it was cut off. It was annoying to receive a less than perfect custom item. I called Uncommon Goods and their customer service saved the day! They immediately replaced both books, free of charge. Amazing!

            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Looking for a unique milestone birthday gift? This is it!!!!

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            from Maryland

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Informative

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              Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

              I was very impressed with the quality of this book.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect gift

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              from Baltimore, MD

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                Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

                The book was well-made and the personalization on the cover looked great.

                 
                5.0

                Worth every penny

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                from Washington, DC

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                Pros

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

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                  • 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!

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                  from Hampton, VA

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

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                    • 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!

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Extra Extra Read All About It!

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                    from Clinton, MD

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                    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!!

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                      from Lorton, VA

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                      Pros

                      • Informative
                      • Page-Turner

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                        • Gift
                        • Older Readers

                        Comments about UncommonGoods The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book:

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

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