In one of my last posts I was asking you whether you already had all your Christmas gifts . . .
If you answered this questions with a loud NO, than I have here a last minute Christmas gift idea for you: a 5-Year Book (5-Jahres Buch) from the arsEdition publisher.
This book is really a sweet idea either as a Christmas gift or to keep for yourself 😉 It is organized like a regular calender with one day on one page. The fun part is however, that this one page per day is divided into 5 sections, so each year you can write what was going on on this particular day.
But to make it even more fun each page has a special tasks for you to answer like „How do you feel today?„, „What superpower would you like to have today?“ or „What was your happy moment today?„.
At the end of the book you have a review section where you can rate each month of the year by stating whether it was a good or bad one, what was the highlight of the month or how was your mood in that month (I like that they use smiley faces for that :)).
Overall Impression: The first impression was a really good one. I was highly surprised by the good quality as the book looks very solid. It has a nice green linen hardcover (I like that a lot) and the whole interior is styled in the same green color scheme which gives it a fresh look. The pages are designed differently for each day using some figures and shapes in between which gives it a less monotonous look.
Each day is divided in 5 sections, one for each year, so there is not much space for a long story. However, the idea of the book as I get it, is to give an impression only of each day of the year over a 5-Year period. So therefore the space is enough, who wants to write and read a long story every day anyway 😛 In the end it should be like a nice little diary to give an impression on how the last 5 Years went.
I first though of giving this book away as a present for Christmas as I really liked the idea of it and especially the high quality of the book was appealing to me. In the end I decided to keep it to myself, selfish as I am, as it fits quite nicely with the period that I am working and living in a new country. I plan to keep it as a diary about my period abroad and hopefully can create a long lasting memory of my time here. So if you want to buy a last-minute gift and don’t know what, this book is highly recommended. Especially if you have friends or family who already have everything or a quite complicated as I think that this book is for every age and gender. If interested you can order the book here.
* I have received this book via the Blogg dein Buch website to write a review about it. I am allowed to keep the book, the only requirement is to write an honest review about it on my blog. All opinions are my own.