Celebrate and Commemorate the Occasion
Newspapers are like time capsules, they’re published each and every day and with every new edition they chart the course of history for better and for worse. In fact, original newspapers, precisely as they were printed on the day itself are everyday items which can become historic and interesting mementos.
Isn’t it funny how something we throw away or read over breakfast, can, with a little time and hindsight become a real relic of our lives? Something worth reading a few times just to soak up the past and remember where we were, and how things were different back then? A great way to commemorate and celebrate any occasion in your life, be it the birth of a new child or even the 100th birthday of a relative is to purchase original newspapers for specific dates which hold meaning for you.
Throughout our lifetimes there are bound to be moments which will last in our minds forever, for some people it might be the US moon landing of 1969 which means the most to us, for other people we might still be moved by the death of Princess Diana or the inauguration of Barack Obama as US President. Newspapers can be a source of mirth too and satirical comic strips from old newspapers can tell you a lot about the political pressures and direction at the time.
Whatever moments in history have meant something to you and your family. It’s now easy to pick up original newspapers from that date and year. When we say original newspapers we mean the real deal, an actual printed paper in its entirety from that date. They can then be kept as a lasting reminder and interesting keepsake. Or even given as a meaningful gift to the people you care about.
It can be thrilling to open a parcel and discover an old, perfectly printed newspaper inside which conjures to mind all kinds of life changing memories. Think back to dates in your own life that have held meaning for yourself or for the people you love.
Perhaps there was a day when someone you knew made front page news, or a day when your favourite footballer scored that winning goal? So many events occur in the news which touch our lives personally and mean a lot to us, so imagine the joy you, or your loved ones could find reading original newspapers from your shared past.
The day you were born was a huge event for your parents and it is probably unforgettable, however, the day that they themselves were born is a different story. What do you think was happening in the world the day your mother was born? Who do you think was Prime Minister in the UK? Who might have been the President in the US? And what do you think was hitting the headlines?
Times change and many things become different over the years, including the way that products are marketed! Even the way that news is reported has undergone huge changes in the past 40 years. So, why not get your mother, father or grandparents original newspapers from the dates they were born? It can be funny looking at the articles from that day and seeing just how much things have changed but it could also spark off some other fond memories for your loved ones. Typically, the older the person whose birthday it is, the more interesting the newspaper you will probably find to celebrate it.
When it comes to remembering old experiences and recounting tales of days gone by, nothing jogs your memory like some photographs. In a similar way, newspapers (incidentally, crammed full of photographs!) can help people in your life remember fond times and offer them something interesting and fun.
Equally, if you got someone original newspapers as a gift they would probably be kept along with the photographs they own, to be taken out at certain times of the year and on special days to look at and reminisce with. Something we love is looking at old advertisements in newspapers. Some of the adverts that were printed as recently as the 60s are really funny and interesting. Some ads make us laugh and others make us sing catchy advertising jingles or wish that companies still had such a cheery approach to advertising their products.
There’s just so much to love about old original newspapers, whether it’s the advertisements, the big events, the fact they jog your memory or their sentimental value. So, next time you’re looking for the perfect present why not look in to the past instead of the future and get them an interesting and touching newspaper!