Secretly, have all of your child's teachers write a message in the book and give it to your child on their graduation day. Fantastic, right?! This gift is easy to get going, inexpensive overall, but absolutely priceless for your child.
I tried finding the original source for this idea and came across many news articles about a girl, Brenna Martin, who received this gift for gradation. Read the Daily Mail article HERE and watch the Today Show interview HERE.
Here's what you do...
- Buy a hardcover copy of Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss.
- Type out your own directions OR use the template on the blog Lisa's Workshop.
- My Process: I downloaded the blank tag template from the blog Lisa's Workshop. Copied the image into a Word document. Resized the image. Before adding the instructions, I printed three (3) blank templates, to help make the sleeve. Then, I pasted the instructions into the Word document on top of the template. I found a cute Dr. Seuss font called Green Eggs and Spam at 1001fonts.com. When finished editing, I printed the instructions, cut the pages down to size, and taped all four pages together to form a sleeve.
|Before adding the instructions, I printed three (3) blank|
templates to make a book sleeve.
|My son's graduation gift in the making.|
|This is the template and text from the blog Lisa's Workshop.|
|My son is young enough to mule his book to school,|
but I'm not sure how much longer I can get away with that.
|I started this project last year, with my son's preschool teacher.|
So, what do you think? Are you going to give this one a go? Today is your day, you know. I'd love to hear about what you come up with.