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HLE Circa 2015

 

UPDATE: Congrats to Latanya for winning this #giveaway!

Great Graduation Gift Idea #EarnItFrameIt

Meet HLE. She’s my niece. The oldest of all the cousins, trailblazing her way to my heart since the first day she was born. I remember her as a little baby, adorable with her matching bows and toothless smile.

Hilary Circa 1995

HLE  Circa 1995

Its hard to grasp that this little girl has grown into a beautiful young woman and even crazier, this little girl / beautiful woman will be a college graduate come June. I’m very proud of HLE and all she has accomplished and I would love to give her a graduation gift that is special, so she will always know how much she means to me. And that’s brings me to this post…I was recently approached by The Motherhood about  Church Hill Classics, the company behind all those stunning diploma frames you often may see in doctor’s offices or libraries. Diploma frames? Okay, not exactly the most exciting gift, or is it? Think about it ~  10 years down the road, HLE won’t remember how much money I gave her or how she spent it. She won’t remember who gave her that expensive pen or plastic Swatch. What she will remember is her diploma frame, and how it’s a symbol of how much I love her and how proud I am of all she has accomplished.

After all of the time and money spent earning that degree, no diploma should end up in a drawer, forgotten about, or even destroyed!

So why not give a gift that will last a lifetime, a frame for her hard-earned diploma. I went to the Church Hill Classics website and was incredibly impressed. All of their frames are handcrafted in the USA, and the selection is awesome; with a huge selection of custom frame styles representing more  than 1,500 colleges and universities. It’s cool to be able to personalize the frame with the name of HLE’s school and a picture of the pretty campus, but there are tons of other options too, including

  • Unique, color-enameled medallions of the school seal or athletic logo
  • Beautiful campus images
  • Foil embossing of the school name and/or seal
  • There’s even an optional opening for a tassel.

Ordering was super easy and 2 weeks after choosing the exact frame I know HLE will adore, the packages arrived on doorstep. It was as easy as that. The only hard part comes now, when I have to wait til June to give HLE the present.

So exciting to see the Diploma Frame!

So exciting to see the Diploma Frame!

 

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This is the frame close-up

GIVEAWAY

The wonderful folks at Church Hill Classics are letting you in on the fun by letting me give away one DIPLOMA FRAME (up to $200 in value) to one lucky reader. Simply leave us a comment below with your name and email address and you will be entered into the contest. We will pick a winner on April 6 at 10:00 AM, CST so enter before then. And be sure to join us March 25 at 1pm – 2pm Eastern Time for a Twitter Chat. Use the Hashtag:  #EarnItFrameIt

Let’s show our graduates how proud we are of them. Visit Church Hill Classics today.

Disclosure: This post is part of the blogger program by Church Hill Classics and The Motherhood, who compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.