Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Day 15: Congratulations on your Graduation
We know several young people who are graduating from high school this year. It's been our tradition to give graduating seniors a monetary gift. Usually I'm such a slacker that I end up just slipping them a $20 when I see them sometime before they go to college, no note, no card, nothing but some cool cash in the hand. They are always appreciative and while I always tell them no need to write a thank you note (since I didn't make the effort to put it in a card), I generally get a nicely written note of thanks.
As part of my 29 days of giving, Day 15 found me with a box of blank half-fold cards and access to a wonderful color printer that will "flip on the short side" to print on both the front and back of the paper. Following the instructions, I was able to design a Congratulations on your Graduation card for each of the students we know. So with that, I wrote out the checks for those who we don't see regularly and was able to put them in the mail. My 15th day of giving: Graduation cards and money. And the knowledge that I didn't take the easy way out. And I'm not late!