Why a High School Yearbook Makes a Great Gift

November 17, 2020 · CLASSMATES FUN

Skimming through your high school yearbook is a welcome reminder of your past. You can reminisce on the superlatives or senior class wills and re-live all the various clubs and sports teams when looking through pictures. Sometimes though, a yearbook gets lost in the shuffle while in the process of moving, or you just lose track of it over the years. That’s why a yearbook reprint is a thoughtful gift for somebody who’s feeling nostalgic but doesn’t have a copy of theirs, and it’s a particularly personal and meaningful present for those who may not have a lot of photos of themselves. And in the age of social media, it’s easy to forget how satisfying it is to be able to flip through pages, your past literally in your hands.

Yearbooks have been around for centuries (all the way back to the 1600s!), even if the format has changed over time (before photographs, students would sign scrap books that contained items like hair clippings). Although modern scrap books probably don’t feature pieces of hair, it’s still common to make a collage or scrap book from yearbook pictures.

It’s also fun to look at celebrity yearbook photos, and we have hundreds on our site.

If you want to purchase a yearbook for your former schoolmate but don’t see it on Classmates.com, you can send in yours and we’ll scan it onto our website for you. But, if you want to find the yearbook of a friend who didn’t go to your school, you can scroll through our website, as we have 400,000 yearbooks in our archives.

Some other benefits of purchasing a yearbook from Classmates.com are:

  • Shipping is free
  • Sturdy laminated hard cover or soft cover
  • Pages are heavyweight and glossy, and pictures are as clear as the original yearbook
  • Durable high-quality printing and binding
  • Will last a lifetime

To read more blog entries about yearbooks, click here. You’ll find other articles about yearbook searches, yearbook scavenger hunts, celebrity yearbooks, and more. And to get started on your yearbook search, click here.