Friday, March 29, 2013

Early Graduation Gift For Baby

For the past several weeks I've thought it would be a good idea to write a letter to future Lizzie, keeping track of important "firsts" from her first year and letting her know what is going on in our lives. Then I realized that she will be graduating high school in 2030. Holy crap. So that led to this "Early Graduation Gift" idea.

Early Graduation Gift

Get an envelope, write your child's name and "Do Not Open Until Graduation."

Each year at a specific time (birthday, holiday, specific date) write a letter to your child, telling them about the past year in their life, how much you love them, and any other important stuff.

Add a set amount of $$ to the yearly envelope. Because Lizzie has a May birthday she will be 18 when she graduates. 

On the 17 or 18 days leading up to graduation give your child one letter a day. I'm adding $25 to each envelope...which means that by the time Lizzie opens her 18th envelope on graduation day she will have received $450 total for graduation. Not bad if I say so myself. 

This would be a great grandparent idea too, and I'll probably add some other little keepsakes each year as well. This year I'm also adding a picture and a card from her doctor listing her 4 month height/weight which might be fun to look at.


18 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE this idea. I wish I had started it earlier, but I still have a 7 yr. old at home. Starting TODAY...thank you so much for the awesome creativity! I've shared everywhere I can think of...hope your post gets some good traffic! Thank you!

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  2. I love this idea. I think I might write one to my daughter on the first day of school every year. (She starts next year)

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  3. Awesome idea! Someone needs to collect great ideas like this and give for baby shower gifts, before it's too late!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. I agree! She's only a year and there's a lot of stuff I all ready wish I had done. Maybe I'll get it all with future baby #2.

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  4. It would be better to invest the money in an account for them, that way it will accrue interest and grow. You'll actually be LOSING MONEY by keeping actual cash in an envelope, because of inflation and all that jazz.

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  5. found this idea on pinterest. thanks for sharing!

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  6. Monday is our anniversary from when we baptized our goddaughter. We are doing this and taking a commemorative pic with her. I'm so glad I accidentally found this.

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  7. Every Tuesday I look after my little grand daughter for part of the day...I started a weekly journal of our time together and will make it into a scrappy journal or a book to give to her after one year...just another idea...from a loving Grandmaxxx

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  8. IMHO wouldn't it be better to deposit the money into a savings account that will earn interest AND write the letters too. Give them access to the bank account on their graduation AND the letters. I am just thinking that keeping the money in envelopes would be like hiding it under the mattress. After 12 years at $20 a year, you still would only have $240, but if you banked it, it probably would be over $300, depending on the interest.

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  12. Oh wow! I love this idea! I'd also agree about the rest of the commenters suggestion about putting the money in a bank account but then again I thought, why not put half of the money in a savings account and give half of it to them? That way, we can teach them how to manage their money. Sounds like a win-win, eh? I would like to invite you and your readers to my blog for some free printables if interested.

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