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Original Newspaper from 1997 (21st Birthday)

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Product Description
Key Features: 
  • Available in a standard gift box, a luxury edition gift box or a wooden presentation box
  • Collates a variety of newspaper clippings from the date of your choice
  • No photocopies or reproductions, this is the real thing! 
Our Original Newspaper from 1996 gift box will make their 21st birthday extra special! It includes a personalised Certificate of Authenticity, featuring the recipient's name and a message of your choice. Our newspaper articles aren't photocopies or reproductions, only the real thing taken straight from the archives complete with the distinctive smell and unmistakable feel!

  • Personalise the certificate with a name in up to 30 characters, an occasion in up to 40 characters and a personal message in up to 70 characters to appear over two lines. 
  • We will personalise the certificate exactly how it is entered so please ensure all spelling and punctuation is correct. 
Choosing Your Newspaper Date:
  • Simply select the date you wish to appear from the calendar icon. 
  • Please be aware that on dates when there was a general strike, one day strike or office strike, many newspapers were not printed and we are unable to source the majority of newspapers for these dates. 
Please Note: 

We are unable to source The Times newspaper for the following dates:
  • 1926 - 5th April to 13th May (the General Strike; no newspapers printed)
  • 1955 - 23rd March to 20th April (general strike; no newspapers available for this date range)
  • 1971 - 19th to 23rd September (general strike; no newspapers printed)
  • 1972 - 23rd to 27th July (general strike; no newspapers printed)
  • 1975 - 14th November (one day strike; no newspapers printed)
  • 1977 - 4th to 10th March (The Times on strike)
  • 1978 - 17th March (The Times on strike)
  • 1978 - 24th March (The Times on strike)
  • 1978 - 27th to 31st March (The Times on strike)
  • 1978/79 - 1st December 1978 to 13th November 1979 (The Times on strike)
  • 1983 - 26th November (The Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian on strike)
  • 1983 - 28th to 29th November (The Times on strike)
A number of newspaper groups do not print on Good Friday or Christmas Day.

Some dates on which special events took place may also incur additional charges (this is because they are much rarer newspapers than other dates), but our team will contact you prior to dispatch to confirm you wish to proceed with the additional cost.

Gift Box Options:
  • We have a choice of presentation boxes to help complete your gift. Our red Standard Gift Box comes printed with 'A Day to Remember' in elegant silver foil. The newspaper itself is delicately wrapped in tissue and carefully packed with the Certificate of Authenticity.
  • The dark green Premium Gift Box is silver embossed with 'A Day to Remember...' on the front cover and is almost twice the size of our standard gift box. 
  • Or pull out all the stops with the elegantly hand-made Wooden Presentation Box. Lined with lavish red felt, the box features two brass hinges and a locking catch that ensures the Original Newspaper will always be safe. There’s no better way to display a piece of history and it’s the perfect option if you’re looking to really push the boat out.
Customer Reviews (12)

100% would recommend this to a friend

/ 5
Really Cool Gift
I bought this gift for a friend and she loved it.
By Devs from London
/ 5
Wonderful gift
This item was for a nephews 21st birthday. I wanted it to be perfect. I ordered it, and it arrived exactly when it said it would. I opened it and was so pleased with the presentation box, opened it and the personalised certificate inside was tasteful and just right. The newspaper was neatly wrapped in tissue paper, and was just PERFECT. The product has exceeded my expectations and has made a wonderful special present that can be treasured. I will be using Getting Personal again, and recommending them to friends, family and clients. Just wonderful. Thank you
By FeeBee from Sussex
/ 5
Excellent special purchase
I purchased this original paper for my son's 21st birthday as something he could treasure from the day he was born. It is supplied in a lovely, good quality presentation box. Delighted with my purchase
By Kimbo from Hertfordshire
/ 5
Day of birth newspaper
This newspaper is the original and my granddaughter will love it, how many of us can remember anything of the day we were born as we were probably not told, a lovely memory.
By Loony Lil from Exmouth, Devon
/ 5
Great gift
I was very pleased with this purchase. I purchased this for my grandsons 21st in the luxury box. He has not reached 21 yet so I do not know what his reaction will be. It was delivered very quickly. I would definitely purchase another one for a special occasion.
By cookey from Kent
/ 5
I have bought 4 of these newpapers from the original birthday and thyey have always been a thrill to the receiver and unique among the presents they have received.
By Orphan of the Storm from Sutton, Surrey
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