As the days grow warmer and the daylight stretches longer, we all recognize that the lazy days of summer are upon us. Wait a second! L-a-z-y? No way! There are sun-filled days at the beach, picnics in the park, backyard barbecues, poolside bashes, and graduation parties to be planned. The first few things are conducive to the laid back atmosphere of summer, with little or no planning involved, but when it comes to graduations, there is more planning to done. Fortunately for me, I have another whole year to worry about planning a graduation party. But this year, we have three graduation parties to attend, one for a middle schooler, one a high school grad, and the other a college grad. So I need to get busy in the gift buying department. The general consensus among the ‘young folk’ is that cash or gift cards are a favorite. I can understand the reason behind that since it allows the recipient to get exactly what he or she wants or needs but for the gift giver that can be kind of boring. Today’s blog is about adding a little flair to a cash or card gift to make it more personal and creative.
One way to present gift cards is to buy a cute wallet and put a few cards inside. This doesn’t have to be expensive. Set your budget and divide among a few gift cards. A cash gift can also be put into a wallet. As an extra touch, include a few inspirational quotes or tips tucked away into the wallet.
I scanned my photo from my high school yearbook and made it the cover of the music CD for my grad. Inside he will find his iTunes gift card and a burned disk of favorite songs from my high school days. Everything 80’s is hip again so one never knows, he may actually enjoy some of the songs!
Meet Colleen, a.k.a. my “older” sister.
She will be a contributing author for Stylebaggage. Her talents are endless, so I won’t even attempt to list them…she’s a mother of a 17 year old son and a wife of a 43 year old guy. (remember Pool Boy Roy?) Although we are total opposites, we’re like peanut butter and jelly, we just go together!