Candy Gram for the Graduate

Our pastor’s daughter graduated from high school last night!

We are all so proud of her and the beautiful, godly, radiant young woman she has become.

While she was out walking down the aisle in her cap and gown, we thought she might appreciate a little surprise waiting at her front door when she got home.candy gram for graduate - so cute and fun!

I got all of my candy, the poster board, and some double-sided tape at Walgreen’s.

Do you know any graduates that might like a Candy Gram?

Happy Candy Gram for the Graduate-ing! :-)

Fun Ways to Give Money as a Gift!

May is the month for Graduations!

The Happy Hubby is actually a graduate himself this year – May 18th my man will be walking across the platform to receive his Masters of Divinity.

Seriously, with all that we have going on right now, he still wrote two 20-page papers dissecting a piece of Scripture – in GREEK, no less – and turned them in on time so that he can get his diploma along with the rest of his class.

I am so proud of him.

So proud that I am trying to come up with a great gift idea to celebrate all that he has accomplished in the last 6 years of seminary.

Who doesn’t like getting cash as a gift?

But stuffing an envelope with a couple of twenties just doesn’t cut it for this Happy Home Fairy.

Here are some Creative Money Gifting Ideas that any Graduate would love…

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I did this fun idea last year for a gal I knew who was graduating from high school.

She laughed and laughed about it!

Check out the idea over at Create My Event.

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I love this fabulous Money Lei from Your Homebased Mom.

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You could take this Christmas Money Jar idea found HERE and just change the tag!

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Or, instead of a jar, carefully cut an opening in the back of an empty 2-liter soda bottle, insert candy and money, then close and cover with scrapbook paper in the graduate’s school colors.

Read more about this clever idea at Nancy’s Craft Spot.

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I found this awesomeness on Pinterest,

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I really like this easy to make Graduation Gift idea from eighteen25 – complete with FREE Printable!

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Crafts Unleashed transformed a simple box into a graduation cap!

Roll up money like tiny diplomas and line them inside the box for a happy surprise.

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(Every)Nothing Wonderful shows you how to insert money into a bar of soap (not as hard as you’d think!) to encourage graduates to stay on top of showering once they leave home. :-)

Sounds like good clean fun to me!

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A neat birthday gift, but also works great for grads, Making Memories with Your Kids made this fun Money in a Can gift that allows the recipient to pull out a whole chain of dollar bills.

How magical that the cash just keeps coming and coming!

OR, take this same idea but stick the roll of bills in an empty tissue box.  Include a note that says, “Don’t BLOW it all in one place!” :-)

I did this for my brother last Christmas – you HAVE to see the hilarious photos of him pulling out all that cash.  Go HERE.

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Now this is genius!

The Seasonal Home bought an inexpensive umbrella from the dollar store and dangled bills from the inside so that when the graduate opened it up – tada!

A little something for a rainy day… :-)

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Increasingly Domestic hangs balloons with dollar bills inside for each year of her Happy Buddy’s lives on their birthdays.

How cool to get to pop balloons and have money fall out on you?

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And, finally, I just loooove how awesome and creative this Box of Chocolates Money is from Life As Mom.

Are you trying to think of a graduate whom you can bestow a little dough with one of these fantastic ideas???

The Happy Hubby would be a happy recipient – haha! :-)

Happy Money Gift-ing! :-)

*Come to think of it, these ideas would also work great as End of Year Teacher Gifts or Birthday presents!*

“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19