So it finally happened. Clemont is turning 99 this year, and his family wanted to deliver something a bit different and unique while still honoring all of his wonderful achievements during his lifetime.
I received a call asking about which newspaper template would make the best gift if it could be filled with news stories of Clemont in the last century. I was ecstatic to hear about her thoughtful gift of writing a collection of stories to celebrate his life. I thought it would be nice to have a larger version so she could hang it for him to see it, as well having enough space for stories and pictures when she made her own newspaper.
She decided on the Business Today newspaper template because it is like the Writer's Post but with slightly shorter articles and not as lengthy in order to capture his life's memories. Her final product was absolutely awesome and so impressive that I had to mention it here. We've seen people who want to write a creative Christmas letter and send it out, create a birthday party gift or invitation using the front page news, and even some church bulletins with rooms for real ads in the newspaper, but this is our first experience seeing one of our newspaper templates get used for such a rare and awesome occasion. She filled it from his birth to his one-room schoolhouse through two marriages, two wars, and two children. It included B&W images as well as stunning color photos of recent great grandchildren. I have no doubt that this gift brought that man to tears; at the least, it elicited some terrific memories of his life he hadn't gotten elsewhere.
While we are hoping you all have a wonderful 99 years in your future, today we're wishing a big Happy Birthday to Clemont!! Thank you for for letting us share in one of life's special moments as you build your own newspaper.