The time of year has come to think about the upcoming graduates in your life! This year in our church youth organization, we have 4 young women graduating. We love and are so proud of these girls and wanted to give them a gift of encouragement as they start a new chapter in their lives.
First of all, I must give credit where credit is due. Thanks to Pinterest (as always!), I got this great idea for the wrapping from here and the necklace from here. This gift idea has a cute "Adventure Awaits" theme that we wanted to use.
I started by buying cute journals and pens from Family Dollar.
I bought anchor necklaces from Amazon. I re-typed the necklace card using the original inspiration and added a few words, too. I printed them out, cut to size, cut the notches for the chain and re-inserted them into their plastic package.
Then I just used microsoft word to type up the tags like the inspiration photo. I personalized them and added a globe from the word program. I used some tag templates I had to trace the outline of the tag and cut them out.
I tied all the goodies together like so:
Then I wrapped them all up with world map gift wrap that I bought on Ebay.
I think they turned out pretty cute and very similar to the original idea I saw on Pinterest which was the goal. I hope the young women like them! All together, this gift only cost about $13 each, not bad considering the original anchor necklace alone is $40!
Cheers to all the upcoming grads and I hope you have a great week!