The Milestone Press

The Milestone Press

from 129.00

These gift-wrapped bespoke made-to-order newspapers make wonderfully personal gifts for those special people celebrating a milestone birthday or wedding anniversary.

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What do you get the person who has everything, or even worse doesn’t want anything?!?

Maybe your Dad is approaching the ripe old age of 80, or your mum is advancing stoically towards 90. When asked what they’d like present-wise to mark this milestone, they just reply, ‘oh don’t get me anything, I don’t need anything.’

It could be your parents golden wedding anniversary and you're stuck for a gift that befits the occasion.

These truly unique papers chronicle and celebrate their amazing lives. Tailormade from scratch so their look and tone are completely suited to the recipient.

All in all a special way to say happy birthday and to show someone just how much they mean to you all.

Your newspaper will include:

- Bespoke cover and title, inspired by the recipient, favourite photo and text of your choice.

- Photos throughout (up to 30 for the 8-page and 40 for the 12 page)

- A hand drawn bespoke map of recipients life journey

- 'Did you know...' A special fact about the recipient highlighted on each page.

- 2 x captions per page (text provided by you)

- 5 copies, great for sharing around the family

- Wrapped and delivered anywhere in the UK - Every order comes delivered in a modern kraft gift box with tissue and ribbon.

Extras available:

- Whole page of illustrated facts from year they were born

- Text throughout - captions and longer text provided by you

- Illustrated embellishments on each page to accompnay photos

- More copies

made from:

Printed on traditional 55gsm newsprint, these are real newspapers that don't smudge!

BESPOKE SERVICE AS STANDARD:

Your newspaper and its design & layout will be made especially for you, these are not templated products.

You'll recieve unlimited PDF drafts until you are 100% happy to go to print.

FASTER DELIVERY TIMES: IN A RUSH?!

Sometimes I can deliver faster than the advertised delivery date. So if you're in a rush and need it asap, send me a quick enquiry and I'll be able to tell you if your date is possible.

Available in the following sizes:

8-page : Up to 30 photos

12-page: Up to 40 photos

A pdf draft version is provided before you are happy to go to print.

This is bespopke process and I like to have at least a week to prepare first drafts. From approval of the draft to delivery takes approx. 4 working days

Once you've given the OK all you have to do is sit back and wait for your awesome bespoke milestone souvenir to arrive.

You will recieve 5 copies as standard, extra copies are available in multiples of 5.

dimensions:

Tabloid newspaper size, 289mm x 380mm when closed (single page) and 572mm x 380 mm when opened (double page spread)

How Does it Work?

To make these truly unique gifts for you I need two things - the photos you’d like to include and a little history and information about you all or the intended recipient, so I can illustrate your story.

Photos...

Supplying your favourite photos - I like to use Dropbox or WeTransfer but we can also use googledrive or microsoft drive if these are easier for you.

If you have physical prints then I will supply instructions of how to take great photos of these using your phones so you can supply them digitally.

I’m also happy to receive them, scan them myself and return these in the post using Royal Mail special delivery service - this would incur an extra £25. This way you also get digital copies of your chosen prints :)

Words…

Don’t worry, I have devised a fiendishly simple questionnaire for you to fill in that will garner me with as much info as you wish to impart, and plenty for me to use to illustrate your unique papers.

The questions are simple and are designed for you to only be as revealing as you wish to be, one word answers in most places are sufficient if you are time challenged or rather not go into too much detail. 

And they are of course treated with the utmost secrecy. They are never shared, to anyone, for any reason - these are your papers made for you, no one else. 

Progress Reports

As we go along you will be kept up to speed with a series of proofs for you to ok or suggest amendments to. These will be provided as jpegs and PDFs via a secure online gallery. 

Final Approval or Your Money Back

Once we get to the final draft version this is the point where my Money Back Guarantee kicks in, if you’re just not happy with the way it’s going then I give you your money back, no questions asked.