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An end of an era. A bittersweet goodbye, and a start of a new chapter- graduation. As I do not have kids of my own, I have watched my nephew Chase grow up. Through all the ups and downs, I have seen him conquer anything he set his mind to.


For his graduation, I am buying Penless QR code stickers and attaching a video or picture to each gift . Penless has stickers in the shape of graduation hats which I think is very clever and perfect for this event. No matter the event, they seem to always have the perfect sticker!


Anyways, on each gift I give him, there will be a picture or video from his childhood. The first gift I give him is going to be a bear with a cap and gown on. I thought it was really cute! I will attach a sticker in the bears’ hat with a video of his first steps. The second gift is going to be a picture frame . The frame is going to be white all around so I can put a sticker on all four corners of the frame without it looking cluttered. Each sticker will have a different picture of him: first day of freshman year, first day of sophomore year, first day of junior year, and finally the first day of senior year. I will buy one big picture in the actual frame of his senior year portrait. Lastly, my third gift is going to be graduation money. It is going to be hard to put an actual sticker on money so I am going to put it on the envelope. It takes about 30 seconds to upload a video on one of these Penless QR codes, so while I am at the ceremony, I will take a video of all the students throwing their caps up. Then I will put that video on the sticker that I am going to attach to the envelope.



Chase has been looking forward to graduation since freshman year so I am so excited for him to start this new journey. He claims he will not be sad but I think he may be a little sad by the end of the night. This is the first of my nieces and nephews to graduate so I excited to watch him walk and receive his diploma.


After the graduation ceremony, the graduates go home, have a family dinner, then they are off to grad night. For dinner we are going to cater italian food and have a celebration at my house. His favorite food is pesto pasta so I made sure to order extra of that, as well as a variety of other dishes. All of the family will be there so I made sure to order a lot of food. It is going to be surprise so I hope he likes it! After a night of gathering everyone together, Chase will soon have to leave for Grad night. And as soon as we know it, Chase will leave for college.


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