Tijdschrift verjaardag Loes birthday gift magazine grandmother everything Lisanne Bos (21) spent quite some time thinking about what to get her grandmother for her 75th birthday. She ended up getting the entire family involved to create a personalized magazine that turned out to be the perfect gift for her grandmother’s 75th birthday.

Sentimental gift idea for grandma

It all started in February of 2017 when Cora (51) and Irene (48) (Lisanne’s mother and aunt) came upon the idea to make a magazine for their mother’s 75th birthday. They started by reaching out to the entire family and setting up a date to meet up and discuss the birthday magazine.

Birthday gift for grandma from granddaughter

Lisanne: “It took all of 10 minutes to fill a whole page with ideas and topics for the magazine. We had a lot of fun thinking of anecdotes and repeatedly had to stop ourselves from laughing so much as we told each other stories. Once these ideas, topics and stories were in the magazine, thinking of things to fill the remaining pages was a bit harder. We ended up adding things like a coupon page, a horoscope and an article about art.”

Online magazine editor: A personalized birthday gift for grandma

The editor has plenty of pre-made templates to choose from, a fact Lisanne appreciated very much. “We used one style for the magazine, to keep it coherent.”

Lisanne’s tip: “Save the page you’re working on frequently. This prevents losing any changes made.”

Rave reviews for grandma’s birthday gift

Lisanne: “Everyone that’s seen the magazine thinks it absolutely beautiful. They say it looks professionally made, like a real magazine. And grandma? She read through the magazine with tears in her eyes. She must have read it 75 times by now.”