73rd Birthday Gift Idea for parent or grandparent born in 1948

Something different for their 73rd birthday

A gift that celebrates their unique life as well as their birth.

One side of the gift focuses on the year they were born, where they're from, and what was happening 73 years ago in 1948. The reverse side highlights their name, name meaning, birth sign, and stars. Because this gift is meant to be viewed from both sides it has several unique options for viewing it.


You will have the option to get a special dual-sided solid wood frame. You could choose a dual-sided plexiglass stand with a solid wood base, both are hand made by us. Other options include laminated to seal and protect it. Our printed option is on heavy 60lbs card stock using a commercial color laser printer. All options include free shipping. If your in rush you can pick the digital download and print it yourself or take it to a local print shop.

Send them on a fun and nostalgic trip down memory lane.

First Page


For this preview, we made up a woman's name. (we'll call her Amelia Robinson) Let's say her birthday is Sunday, August 3, 1947, and she lives in MN, USA.

Explore the stunning detail of this thoughtful birthday present. Take your time and check out a few different ages or years using the "Sample" button above.

Over 200 fun facts on this fancy birthday present. Nostalgic flashback to 1948 featuring magazines, authors, stars, and more. (8.5 x 14) (8.5 x 11)

Top Movies 73 years ago

  • Adam's Rib
  • Third Man
  • Kind Hearts
  • All The Kings Men
  • Samson & Delilah
  • Red River
  • The Third Man
  • The Red Shoes

This dual-sided 73rd birthday gift is loaded with information like this. We try to focus on the positives like inventions, movies, sports, and popular TV shows. The background is themed based on the recipient's interest. Over 100 different interests to choose from. You will be sure to find one they will love.


  • Dual-sided - Beautiful on both sides
  • Themed - Based on their interests
  • Size - Measures 8.5 x 14 inches
  • Downloadable - PDF copy instantly
  • Personalized - Pick the look and a personal message
  • Birthplace - Choose from the US, Canada, or Mexico
  • Finishing - Framed, Stand, Laminated, Printed
  • Shipping - Free Shipping
  • 100% - Satisfaction Guarantee

A Unique birthday present for a 63-year-old man yet just as appropriate for any age woman.

For fun, Find the following "Price of Postage", "Kentucky Derby Purse", "Pulitzer Fiction Author" on the front.

Did your notice any of the following?

Popular Series: Most popular series of the year
Superbowl MVP: Who was the Superbowl MVP
Popular Inventions of the Decade: Top Inventions the decade they were born

Some thoughtful notes about the Flying Forties!

Later in the Forties we saw Japan attack Pearl Harbor and the start of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. The '40s saw World War II end, and war crimes trials begin with the creation of the United Nations.

Don't just send them a gift!

Build a memory

A memory that will last a lifetime!

Stunning 73rd birthday gift ideas - Second Page

Have a look at the second page. Notice the detail about their name in the opening sentence.

Popular Name Boys: Top boys baby name the year they were born
Image of State Flower: Image of the state flower with a bird on top
State MilesRank: Square miles of their state the year they were born

Can you locate these "Solar Cycle at Birth", "Image of Hottest Car to Own", and "State DateEntered" on the back.

Build A Memory!

Have a look at the bottom left, it features information about the state where they were born or where they live.

1948 Birthday Gift!

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People often refer to this period as the Flying Forties. Here is something everyone will enjoy talking about, Buzzwords of the year 1948. All of those and so much more included in this birthday newsletter tribute.

Top buzz words 73 years ago

  • Gas
  • TV
  • Cold War
  • Cybernetics
  • 38Th Parallel
  • Whistle Stop Campaigning
  • Expressway
  • Discount Store
  • Un-American Activities

Did you find "State DateEntered" on the back?

The examples shown here are medium quality, but the finished product is (8x) eight times this quality and personalized by you. Each "lifely gift" we send out is as unique as the person it's intended for.

To make this 1948 personalized gift we actively curate thousands of news and historical sources. We maintain a massive collection of fun and interesting historical facts. Each present contains over two hundred points of interest for each year. Ranging from the best toys of their childhood to hit music when they were fifteen and even the popular car to have when they were old enough to drive.

Most other "the day you were born gifts" are single-sided and have about fifteen general year stats with a name and birth date slapped on the top. Our 73rd birthday gift idea is so much more as you have seen. Each one is unique, no other historical birthday newspaper gift celebrates their special life the way we do.

They will love this creative gift!

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You found a unique and thoughtful 73rd birthday gift.

More than a "73rd Birthday Newspaper Gift"

It's like a personalized time capsule for their birthday. Some people call it an (on the day you were born birthday gift). While others call it a (celebration of life gift). We call it a newspaper birthday gift or a (73rd birthday newspaper)

It's a personalized printable 73rd birthday gift with instant delivery.

If you don't want to print it yourself we can print and mail it to you or the recipient. We have other options like laminated and a plexiglass stand. We also have a unique dual-sided wall frame as an option. We have thought of everything to make this a fun, easy, and memorable experience for you and your loved one.

NOTE: These examples were made from random information. First Name, Last Name, Gender, State, and birthdates do not represent a real person.


A few highlights from this wonderful 73rd birthday poster

The front starts with their full name and birthday along with the meaning and origin of their name.

Names and images for the top three games of the year. A paragraph about the Grammys, Emmys including winners. Picture and desciption of the sporty car eveyone wanted to own when the recipient was old enough to drive A section of "Then an Now" prices of things like bread, milk, gas, and more. This is a small fraction of the 200 fun facts on this unique present.

It's so much more than any other "on the day they were born" type tribute.

Other names for this type of present

Here are some other names this type of product is known by "birthday newspaper"
"personalized printable birthday gift"
"on the day you were born"
"celebration of life gift"
"73rd birthday newspaper"
"on the day they were born"
"73rd birthday gift idea"

More 73rd birthday gift ideas

100 years of examples!

Take a moment to check out a few different years from our collection. Click a decade then select a year. Try your birth-year to see something similar to what yours might look like. Maybe check and see what it might look like if you ordered "birthday present for Grandma" or "birthday present for Grandpa". You could look up the birth-year for your dad or mom, just to see the difference. If you have kids, you might check their birth-years and consider getting one as a keepsake for a child's room.

A thoughtful and creative birthday present for a 68-year-old woman but also great for any age man.

You can choose from the USA, Canada, or Mexico as the recipient's birthplace. The gift is in English only. Many parts of the gift are dependent on the country and state or province the recipient is from. When ordering you will be asked to select the country and state or province the recipient is from.

For Americans, the United States of America flag is used in the top left as well as the state flag and information. The US Presidential name, coin, campaign pin, and information are featured. We focus on American events like The Supper bowl, The Miss America Pageant, The World Series, and many more.

For Canadians, the gift will show the Canadian flag in the top left as well as the province flag in the top right. The Canadian prime minister and province coat of arms are used. Many other sections of the gift incorporate things like ice hockey, lacrosse, and curling events.

Recipient's from Mexico are supported and the same sort of changes are made, please note the gift will be in English and mostly geared towards the US.


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