Birthday Newspapers: The Perfect Pressie

Birthday Newspapers: The Perfect Pressie

If you’re stuck for birthday gift ideas, birthday newspapers could be the answer to your problem. A birth date newspaper will almost certainly be available for any date, no matter how old or young your recipient is. And don’t be fooled, these birthday newspaper gifts aren’t reprints or reproductions. They’re the real McCoy and are as old as the date on their front page.

So what’s the appeal? Well, besides their age, it’s the fact they give us a little window into what was happening on the day we took our first bow. Okay, so if they were born the day after the first moon landing, it’s a pretty safe bet as to what will have made the headlines. But what about those days when the news was somewhat slower?

Take Hannah, here in the office. Born on December 3rd 1987, a newspaper from her birthday included coverage of America’s criticism of France for making an apparent deal with Iran in order to gain the release of French hostages in Lebanon. And there may also have been something about the Asian couple who committed suicide as they waited to be questioned over a South Korean airliner that disappeared over Burma.

And what about Maddie? The office’s ‘baby’ was born on 15th January 1991, when her birthday newspapers were reporting on the last-ditch efforts of UN Secretary General Perez de Cuellar at preventing war with Iraq. Other likely stories included the deaths of 40 South African football fans during a brawl at a match, and a piece on recovered art that had been stolen by the Nazis half a century earlier.

Then there’s our Tom. Born on 9th June 1985, there were loads of news items being reported from around the globe, but in this instance, Tom’s birthday newspaper will have almost certainly included reports on 30 deaths during violence in Sri Lanka and the ongoing trial of those accused of assassinating Gandhi. It’s really interesting stuff and the perfect way to recollect the newspaper headlines from previous years.

Anyway, here’s the point. As we’ve already said, when you buy birthday newspapers online, you’re not buying a reprint or reproduction – unless you’re after an infamous date. Instead, you’re getting the real deal – an original newspaper that’s as old as they are. What’s more, you’ve got a choice of gift boxes, folders and frames, as well as the chance to have it delivered in a satin-lined box.