As much as I’ve been looking forward to summer, this year is a bit BITTERSWEET for me since my lovely daughter’s graduating. It really does seem like yesterday that I was reading her Barney books and now all of a sudden she’s about to have a high school diploma. I’d love to save the diploma in her baby book with her first lock of hair, the first piece of paper she wrote her name on, her first little tooth, and other sentimental objects, but shoving it in a book just doesn’t seem appropriate at this point.
I’m totally going to brag here for a minute – my daughter is a straight A student, she’s in the band, she plays over 5 different instruments, draws (very beautifully might I add), makes her own clothes, writes stories, writes music, and is a budding photographer. She’s a phenomenal young lady and I’m SUPER proud of her. She’s planning on either becoming a photographer or an engineer when she graduates. I really do feel like the luckiest mom in the world to have her for a daughter. Um…. as you can see, she’s worked really hard for this moment and it’s only proper that her diploma gets a frame. I ordered this wondrous diploma frame from Church Hill Classics with the hopes that she’ll cherish it and always have a reminder of all of the wonderful things she’s accomplished over the years.
I LOVE the fact the each frame is beautifully handcrafted and is made here in the United States. The frame is really nice. It is standard diploma size – 8 .5” x 11”, and it has a spot for the tassel on the right side. I’ve seen lots of new graduates with the tassels hanging from the rearview mirror of the car and it just bugs the Mom part of me. Someday they’re going to wish it wasn’t all dirty and tattered and sun faded. This frame will keep it from getting ruined so that they can enjoy it for years to come rather than having to throw it out 2 months after it gets hung in the car. The glass is even upgraded to have UV and reflection control, saving the tassel from sun damage. Cool, eh? You only get one tassel when you graduate high school, and this frame keeps it both safe and classy looking.
The frame also has a nice gold engraved plate ready to be personalized with names and dates, and Khaki Suede and brown mats make it match with any wall color and décor. A new graduate can hang it in her dorm room, her bedroom, her first apartment, and eventually in her own home.
I really like it a lot and I know my daughter will too. A framed diploma will always be a reminder of how she can (and has) accomplished great things and she is a strong, intelligent, beautiful person that can change the world.