You choose a date and we use it to create a unique 'on the day you were born' crossword print showing events that happened on the same date but in different years. For example, if you choose 4th December 1956, we'll fill your print with events that took place on 4th December in different years.
This print is a brilliant birthday gift. And you can make it very personal too, because you can customise the crossword clue for the year of the date you choose. You might add a clue like 'Eileen, expert in red wine, gardening and TV soaps, is born' or 'Jo and Grieg get married in Harchester'.
Imagine the surprise when whoever you're giving your print to sees their own special date on the crossword!
A mix of different events will appear on your crossword. There will be at least 20 dates, including historically important events, dates on which famous people were born or died, events from music and entertainment, and any other interesting dates we come across while researching your date.
The date appears at the bottom of the print, as a title, and the year of you date is printed in larger text than the other years in the crossword grid.
There's a picture in the gallery that shows the personalisation options:
- personalised with any date (day, month and year) - the day and month of your date is shown as a title at the bottom of the print and the year appears in the crossword
- personalised with a crossword clue for the year of your chosen date - this appears among the clues printed below the crossword grid
- add your own (optional) subtitle - this is printed right at the bottom of the print, below the title
- include an optional two digit number (like an age) in large, pale grey text behind the crossword clues.
Who would love this print?
- Anyone celebrating a special date (e.g. a birthday, wedding or anniversary)
- printed on high quality matte paper with high quality inks for excellent longevity and fade resistance
- canvas prints for UK and non-UK delivery have slightly different specifications:
- UK delivery canvas prints: printed on high quality 280gsm matt canvas, wrapped and stretched on a chunky 38mm pine box frame (frame not visible from the front of the print), canvas has corner wedges and a dentate (sawtooth) hanger, individually bubble-wrapped for protection in transit.
- All other countries canvas prints: printed on acid-free poly-cotton base, 20.5 mil thick canvas, 470 g/m², with hand glued solid wood stretcher bars, 1.5 inches deep. Mounting brackets are included.
How long will it take?
Once we have all the information we need for this print we'll usually complete the design and send it to the printer within one working day - click the 'Shipping and Estimated Delivery Times' link at the bottom of this page for delivery times
If you'd like this print in a different size or colour, get in touch with us (see 'Got a question?' at the bottom of this page). We'll probably be able to help!