Milestone birthdays are always a fun time to amp up the gift giving game. This year, customer Jen, did just that when coming up with her husband's special 40th birthday gift.

Jen explained,

"My husband, Reg, was coming up on his 40th Birthday last month and, while I always do something special to celebrate the wonderful man, husband, & father he is, this year I knew I wanted it to be EXTRA special and thanks to my stumbling upon these custom RetroViewers it was!

40 Years on 5 Reels

enlisted the help of my mother-in-law to email me some of his childhood photos and ultimately ordered the View Finder with 5 custom reels. The first reel had his first ever baby photo followed by early childhood photos. The second had family, vacation, & school photos from his teen years. The third reel focused on graduating college, getting his private pilot’s license, joining the USAF, and his ‘single days’ when he and his buddies would head downtown for what they dubbed Suit Saturdays. The fourth reel had photos of our first date, the night we got engaged, our wedding, and some of our pre-parenthood adventures like skydiving together, hot air balloon tours, and flying an open cockpit WWII airplane. The final reel highlights our greatest achievement of all: our two amazing kiddos & what a great daddy my husband is for them.

I had the first reel ready to go in the RetroViewer when he unwrapped his gift and after he peeked inside and realized what he was looking at he couldn’t believe it and kept asking me, “How did you do this?!” Seeing a sort of chronological timeline of the amazing life he’s led for his first 40 years really touched him and he actually teared up, which made me tear up, and he told me it’s his favorite gift he’s ever received.

My Dad’s birthday is coming up and I’m planning on ordering one for him as well because I really like making people cry. 😉

Thanks Retro Viewer for making such an amazing, one of a kind, and easy-to-put-together product!"

Reg loves his RetroViewer birthday gift

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