This is the unique story of a daughter, Olivia Micheal who wanted to give something special and creative for her dad on Father’s day. From the beginning she was sure that she did not want to give him a store bought gift like mugs or jumpers and instead she wanted something that he would cherish for its personalised feel. That is how she got the idea of having a personalised tabloid newspaper printed out with memories. Luckily, she had a full box of photographic slides from her grandfather which had a lot of pictures of her dad with his siblings, which also covered everything from his babyhood to boyhood to adolescence.
Though she had it all scanned and stored on her hard drive, it was no use to her technically challenged father. So she went ahead with her decision knowing that it would be the perfect gift for making his day special. She used Arthur, which is a free online layout tool for the designing part, and says that it helped her get exactly what she wanted. It also helped that she already had an exact idea of how she wanted the tabloid in terms of its appearance and contents. She found that tool to be extremely helpful and was completely satisfied with the results.
She also says that the only part, where she had to struggle was in the shortlisting of images for printing, as she did not want to cut out. After a lot o debating, she shortlisted it to a 12 paged tabloid which she proudly gifted her dad. She still feels the glee that she experienced when her family saw it and how they have kept it in their family room to cherish it.