When I asked the two friends sat within my vicinity just how many newspapers they thought were sold in the UK every day, I was given guesses of 500,000 and 2,000,000. They certainly were some way out. The specific figure, in accordance with ABC, is 12,681,472. It’s an extraordinary total, and the one that goes to show the printed press isn’t, as many believe, anything of the past.
So what makes them so continually popular? The existing affairs? Showbiz gossip? Sport? Or the fact they’re simply something to pass enough time on the train to work? It’s all horses for courses, but one undeniable truth is that every and every day we’re reading tomorrow’s history. pool result Now that’ll sound rather melodramatic, but think about it – whether it’s the headlines from a week ago, last year, last decade or last century, we remain interested by the big stories and events of yesteryear. That’s history. And 150 years from now, who’s to say people won’t be buying today’s newspapers to get a window into life in the first 21st century?
So for those people interested in history today, newspapers give a fascinating insight in to the past. Presumably that’s why newspaper gifts are in such high demand. For anyone who enjoys reading historical accounts, for example, you really can’t make a mistake with original newspaper gifts. They’re more widely available than you might think, and allow you to select a specific day from a specific year, going all the way back again to 1900. Even 19th-century newspapers are available. And although any edition dating back again to between 1830 and 1899 only allows you to specify the season, the nice affordability means you’d do well to quibble. Plus, it’s a little original history all to yourself, so what’s to not like? Even better, if, as is so usually the case, you’re eyeing up an original newspaper as a present, why not add your own touch with a customised wine or perhaps a spirit? The bottle includes a label that may be fully personalised with a title and message, before it’s packed with the original newspaper into a satin-lined box. Swish.
The history buffs in our midst would also love a newspaper book. Actually, as personalised newspaper gifts go, these take some beating. Basically, there are two types available. The foremost is called a Special Date book that has three options to pick from. Option number 1 could be the Year Edition book which contains reprinted reports and features from just one, specific date chosen by you. Option two could be the Anniversary Edition that allows you to select three different dates. While the name suggests, they’re typically a marriage date and two birthdays, but there’s nothing to say you couldn’t simply choose any three dates you like. And finally, option three could be the This Is Your Life edition that has scope for ten dates of one’s choice. All the books come with a choice of covers and the chance to personalise it with a title and message.
Are you aware that second set of newspaper books, these come with pre-selected dates that cover numerous historic periods. You’ll find editions based around both World Wars, Michael Jackson, Prince William, Princess Diana and The Beatles. You’ve also got a Centenary edition including the top 100 stories from the 20th century. Long story short, newspaper gifts are a history nerd’s dream come true.