It’s graduation time with pomp and circumstance and other glories of the season. Let the celebrations begin.
When I started noticing all the graduation party invitations in the stores this spring, I thought of Nick’s high school Graduation Party invites which he hand wrote on postcards. Thankfully my mother-in-law, Sally, photo copied them all before dropping them into the mailbox. I haven’t heard the inside scoop from either one but I have a feeling it wasn’t a long conversation as to who would be doing the writing. Here are a few samples…
I mean, seriously. Sweat, Sink, Ribmaster J? I have to believe the average parent is not familiar with the inside nicknames their graduating senior has for his or her friends. So make it personal and let the kids do the writing while you pick up the snazzy invitation from the below selection. You can also make it personal by picking up stationery which has meaning to the students’s life – Nick sent postcards created in Seattle, the town where he was born.
And a few gift ideas for the graduate…
This Carpe Diem Journal from Chronicle is perfect for any young adult juggling ideas of what the future might hold for them (noticed it at Bibelot in Linden Hills as well).
I love making lists so I’d be tickled to receive this one. We sent My Future Listography to Nick’s sister in Seattle who is graduating from high school and carries plenty of hopes and dreams in her mind (Congrats Ev!). This can be found at Paper Source or Chronicle Books.
I recently received this Where will you be in five years from today? journal as a gift from my friend, Alix, based on where I might be with parenting 5 years down the road (we met in a Parent Education class) but this could easily be for a graduate, an inspiration as to what lies ahead.
The All Out of Pad could be the perfect gift to that freshman who might be all out of ramen noodles but, more importantly, needs a new tube of toothpaste.
And to make sure they have no excuse not to write you a letter, send them off with stamped addressed envelopes and pencils enclosed in this airmail pouch.
This pencil case might even get a professor or a new employer to take notice.
And just a reminder of how memories of graduation and high school were captured many years ago, take a peek at Louida’s graduation scrapbook from the 1920’s. Quite lovely in its simplicity.
And off they go, hopefully with a pencil alongside their many electronic gadgets, in hand.