I still remember the call on my 12th birthday from my oldest brother, Steve, telling me I had a brand new birthday buddy named Allie. She made me an aunt and I couldn’t have been more excited to share a birthday with that adorable little red head. It’s so hard to believe how fast the time has flown by but she’s graduating college at the end of this semester from The University of Oregon. Wow do I feel old now.
I wanted to get some ideas from friends of mine for graduation gift ideas and I loved all of the ideas they sent my way.
2. Gift card tree (restaurant, gas, store gift cards)
4. New Linens
6. Diploma Frame
7. Designer make up case or shave kit
8. Cell phone
9. Start an IRA for them
10. Anything personalized
So many great ideas! I loved all of my graduation gifts and of course remember most fondly that my favorite gifts were cash. I do believe that every graduate loves cash. This makes me feel like such a jerk, but I have no recollection of who gave me money and how much was given. And, that’s the only reason I don’t always like to give money. Sometimes you just want to do something a little more meaningful, sentimental, and lasting.
My second favorite idea on that list was the diploma frame. I didn’t get that for my graduation and it sat in the tube for the next 4 years until my mother-in-law took it to be framed for me. I still look at that frame and remember that she did that for me. It’s sentimental to me and shows off the years of hard work I put in to earn it. The sad part is if she hadn’t done it for me, I might not have had it done at all. But really, after all that hard work, no diploma should end up in a drawer, forgotten about, or even destroyed.
My friend told me her husband was given a diploma frame as a graduation gift and his diploma is now proudly on display in their home office. She was not given a diploma frame for graduation, or at all. Do you know where her diploma is? Still in the tube. :/
In fact, according to a recent survey by The Motherhood, 56 of respondents never framed their own diploma.
Thanks to Church Hill Classics, I had the opportunity to make sure my niece, who’s graduating from the University of Oregon at the end of this semester, will have a beautiful frame to hang her hard earned diploma in. I just love how beautiful it looks and I can’t wait to send it off to her!
Church Hill Classics is a professional framing company that helps graduates preserve and showcase those hard-earned diplomas with officially licensed frames. They offer an extensive selection of custom frame styles for more than 1,500 colleges and universities.
You can choose from frames featuring unique, color-enameled medallions of the school seal or athletic logo, beautiful campus images, foil embossing of the school name and/or seal and even an opening for a tassel. There’s something to meet everyone’s personal style!
DIPLOMA FRAME GIVEAWAY
In a recent survey conducted by The Motherhood, 98 percent of respondents who have a close relative graduating from college this year haven’t yet purchased a graduation gift for him or her.
Wouldn’t you love to have the opportunity to get one of these beautiful frames for the graduate in your life?
Church Hill Classics is extending an offer for me to give away a diploma frame to one of you for up to $200 in value.
All you have to do is use the form to enter below.
Disclosure: This post is part of the blogger program by Church Hill Classics and The Motherhood, who compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own.