Today is my Dad’s 60th birthday! Tonight we’re taking him out for a meal to his favourite restaurant, and there’ll be cake, candles, singing, champagne and a big balloon. He doesn’t normally make a big deal out of his birthdays, but this is a really big one isn’t it? So we’ve tried to make it as special as possible for him and I’m sure he’ll shed a tear (or a hundred – he’s a big crier!).
There’s never a lot he wants for his birthday, and his presents are never very interesting (to us), so when I was given the chance to review ‘The Book of Everyone’ I thought it would make a great gift for my Dad’s sixtieth birthday as something special that he can keep.
The Book of Everyone is a personalised keepsake book about a special person, that you can quickly and easily create online. All of the pages in the book are tailored to the person you have created the book about, and the age they are now. Once you have entered in some personal details about the person, like their name and date of birth, as well as a bit about yourself and your relationship to them, the book is quickly created, and you can browse through every page, changing the odd detail or picture here and there if you want to.
Each book is filled with facts, statistics and a nostalgic look back at the person’s life. On a few pages you can add pictures of the recipient, and there’s loads of interesting bits about the year they were born. My Dad’s really intelligent (and full of useless information ;), so I think he’ll love looking through it and then using all the things he’s learnt (and memorised!) to share with other people! Lucky sods.
The website is really easy to use, and you can create your book very quickly. I took a while previewing all of the pages to check it was all right and because it was interesting, and because I’m anal, but you don’t have to check through it all – just check you have entered all of the information in correctly.
The books are available in softcover, hardcover, and a deluxe edition (as well as just a digital version), and prices start at £19.50 for the softcover, which is what I have. It’s a lovely matt book and I like the bright yellow that I chose. It’s perfect for having a flick through and finding out fascinating facts. I think it makes a lovely, thoughtful gift for a special birthday, and I’m looking forward to giving it to my Dad.
Happy 60th birthday Dad!
I was sent a Book of Everyone to review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.