When I asked the two friends sat in my own vicinity just how many newspapers they thought were sold in the UK everyday, I was presented with guesses of 500,000 and 2,000,000. They were some way out. The actual figure, according to ABC, is 12,681,472. It’s an impressive total, and one that goes showing the printed press isn’t, as numerous believe, something of the past.
So what makes them so continually popular? The existing affairs? Showbiz gossip? Sport? Or the very fact they’re simply something to pass the time on the train to work? It’s all horses for courses, but one undeniable truth is that every and everyday we’re reading tomorrow’s history. pool result Now which could sound rather melodramatic, but contemplate it – whether it’s the news 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 gain a screen into life in early 21st century?
So for those of us interested in history today, newspapers provide a fascinating insight into the past. Presumably that’s why newspaper gifts come in such high demand. For anybody who enjoys reading historical accounts, as an example, you actually can’t go wrong with original newspaper gifts. They’re more widely available than you might think, and enable you to choose a specific day from a certain year, going entirely back to 1900. Even 19th-century newspapers are available. And although any edition dating back to between 1830 and 1899 only enables you to specify the season, the nice value for money means you’d do well to quibble. Plus, it’s a little original history all to yourself, so what’s not to like? Even better, if, as is really often the case, you’re eyeing up an original newspaper as a gift, you will want to add a personal touch with a customised bottle of wine or even a spirit? The bottle comes with a label that may be fully personalised with a title and message, before it’s packed with the initial newspaper in to a satin-lined box. Swish.
The annals buffs in our midst would also love a newspaper book. In fact, as personalised newspaper gifts go, these take some beating. Basically, you will find two types available. The very first is called a Special Date book which includes three options to choose from. Option number one is the Year Edition book which contains reprinted reports and features from a single, specific date chosen by you. Option two is the Anniversary Edition that enables you to select three different dates. Since the name suggests, these are typically a wedding date and two birthdays, but there’s nothing to say you couldn’t simply choose any three dates you like. And finally, option three is the This Is Your Life edition which includes scope for up to ten dates of one’s choice. All the books feature a selection of covers and the opportunity to personalise it with a title and message.
As for the second set of newspaper books, these come with pre-selected dates that cover several 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 which includes the most truly effective 100 stories from the 20th century. Long story short, newspaper gifts certainly are a history nerd’s dream come true.