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Graduation Gift

I had a high-school graduation party to go to over the weekend.  It was a special one for me.  I started baby-sitting this young man about 15 years ago.  Fast-forward a few years and he is now my nephew!  My husband is the youngest in his family (by a lot!) so I inherited 12 nieces and nephews when we got married.

Anyways, I wanted to do something fun for a gift for him.  Something more than just a card with a check in it.  So I spent some quality time with Pinterest and found this idea from Do It and How.  I couldn't find all the candy that they used so I improvised!  I took a trip to Target and purchased a large glass jar for cheap and some yummy treats!

A graduation gift isn't complete without some cash, though.  I started with that on the bottom.

Then I put all the candy in!  I made sure that the different bars and boxes fit in the jar before I left the store.  The cashier probably thought I was crazy.  I didn't do anything fancy, just shoved it all in!

 Then I made my own twist on the poem, with some help from Melonheadz and Kelly B. decorations.  His high school colors were green and yellow so I just added some card stock to the back.  I also put our names on the back as well.

You can download your free copy of the card here!

Finally, I added some ribbon and ta-da!  Graduation gift is complete.


  1. I love this. I have been trying to think of something fun to give my cousin who just graduated. This will be perfect! Thanks for sharing the card!

    The Resourceful Room!

  2. Rats! My son just graduated...would have been perfect for his buddies! I think I may do a twist on this use as a "Going Off To College" gift! thanks for the inspiration!

    3rd Grade Pad

  3. Such a cute idea! They turned out great! I am going to have to pin this and save it for later.

    A Rocky Top Teacher

  4. Super cute gift! I will be using this when my niece graduates from high school next year!

    Swinging for Success
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  5. Such a cute idea. I just had two graduations I could've done this for. Definitely saving for next years' group! :)
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  6. What an awesome idea!! I love how the cash is hidden like that!

  7. So clever and unique! Thanks for sharing!
    Tales of a Teacher


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