Cousin Alfred turned 100 this month and my mother-in-law wanted to gift him a special present worthy of a milestone birthday. She wanted ]milestone birthday presents that told a story. A gift that told his story. Specifically, she wanted a copy of the New York Times from the day Alfred was born. After a bit of back and forth, we narrowed her choices down to three: a framed front page New York Times reprint from the day he was born, The Ultimate Birthday Book – The Times of Your Life, New York Times Special Day Book, and New York Times Custom Birthday Book. In the end mom chose the New York Times Special Day Book because it most closely embodied her original concept. All the others had either way more than she wanted or significantly less than she wanted.
Framed Front Page New York Times Reprint
New York Times Special Day Book
Special Day Book Details
The Special Day Book contains up to 80 pages, and includes your day’s complete newspaper, whenever possible. Large newspapers, including Sunday editions, are edited to contain the primary news sections. If the newspaper from your chosen date was relatively small, additional relevant front pages will be included to make the book a substantial gift. Each memory book comes with magnifier, ribbon bookmarker and a certificate of authenticity. This unique book is recommended for all ages, proudly made in Vermont and measures 12” x 15”. These milestone birthday presents also include a gold stamp of the recipient’s name on its burgundy or dark blue leatherette-bound hard cover.
The Ultimate Birthday Book – The Times of Your Life
Ultimate Birthday Book Details
The Ultimate Birthday Book provides a magical journey through history with the most important world-gripping headlines from a special date, starting with the year the recipient was born, through today. If your special date is November 11, 1916, the Ultimate Birthday Book will include the front page from that date, and the front pages from November 11th every year following. These milestone birthday presents showcase the most important articles and photos from America's preeminent newspaper. This special book also includes a detailed timeline of the important historical events of the last century. The Birthday Book is proudly made in Vermont and measures 13” x 15”. It displays “The Times of Your Life” on the cover. The package also includes the following:
- A beautiful gift box (14″ x 16″ x 2.5″) with a New York City skyline design.
- A fascinating 22-page timeline detailing more than 1,300 news and cultural events from 1900-2009.
- An engraved commemorative solid bronze coin (1.5”), engraved with your selected date, with The New York Times headlines on one side and the renowned New York Times Tower on the reverse.
- Four additional front pages from the year you were born, showing that year's biggest events.
- 10 blank pages for personal mementos.
- A handy, page-size magnifier (8.5″ x 11″).
- A certificate of authenticity.
New York Times Custom Birthday Book
The New York Times personalized birthday book captures the most important moments, articles and images from a special date, starting the year you were born, through to today. Through a collection of front pages from a certain day of the year, your friend or loved one can get a glimpse into all the important events that happened on that day throughout history, as told by America's preeminent newspaper. For example, if your special date is September 30, 1967, the Custom Birthday Book will include the front page from that date, and the front pages from September 30th every year following. Exclusively available from The New York Times Store, this unique collectible is personalized with a name and date in silver foil stamping, bound in a handsome, blue leatherette binding, making it a perfect gift.
These personalized milestone birthday presents are proudly made in Vermont and measures 12” x 15”. They also include the following:
- A ribbon bookmark.
- A handy, page-size magnifier (7.5″ x 2.5″).
- A certificate of authenticity.