Graduation is a milestone in every person’s life. As a parent, your child’s graduation, in some way, is your achievement, too. You paid for tuition, school projects, and trips to different places so your kids can have the educational experience they deserve. For this special day, one of the best gifts you can give them is a graduation bear, and here’s why you should consider gifting it to your child:
You Can Customize It
The best thing about a graduation bear is that it’s not just another stuffed bear that a child would usually receive as Christmas or birthday gifts. When friends or family give stuffed bears that are not a graduation gift, it’s often those regular ones without a unique distinction. They’re cute, but they’re the same as every other bear that they may already have.
A graduation bear is different. It comes in a black graduation gown and cap to commemorate the special day. It also holds a little diploma in its cute paw to represent the achievement. If you’re a bit into sewing, you can customize it even further by sewing the replica of the design of your child’s actual graduation attire and putting it on the bear. You can even add accessories to represent a profession that they dream of being someday.
A Keepsake To Keep Forever
As mentioned, graduation is a milestone in every student’s life. It signifies that all the hard work they exerted studying their lessons and doing their homework have been recognized, especially for those who are able to make it to the honor roll. Graduation for a child also means moving up a grade, where they will face new and exciting challenges as students, as well as being granted the opportunity to make new friends. Moreover, it can mean that school’s finally out and summer vacation is just around the corner.
A graduation bear will serve as a reminder of those times. One day they’ll be in their apartment, and when they see the bear sitting on their bed or desk, it’ll remind them of their fun, youthful days at school and think about those memories.
High-quality bears can last a long time if the owner cherishes it. So, even years after graduation, they may still have it if they choose to keep it.
A Bedtime Companion
When your child is graduating from high school, then it means that, in a few months, they’ll be off to college. A lot of high school graduates go to a college or university out of their hometown, which means they would be away from family. It could be tough for some, especially those who come from a tight-knit family.
As a parent, no matter how much you want to hold on to your babies and keep them with you forever, at some point, you have to let go of them. Children need to learn independence, and they won’t have that if they stay with you all their lives.
The separation can also be tough for the kids, but a graduation bear can also double as a companion for them when they first start living alone. Much like the teddy bear that your child may have had in their childhood days, the graduation bear will serve as their companion on those nights when you’re not under the same roof as them. It may not be you, but at least it’ll provide a bit of comfort.
Reminder of Achievement
No one is really too old for stuffed toys, so whether you give the stuffed bear as a gift for a high school or college graduation, it can still serve as a reminder of that achievement. College can be a stressful time for your kids because it’s a phase in their lives when they’re trying to figure out who or what they want to be. Some may have already figured it out, but some may still be struggling.
Even if your child is in a Christian college where they develop a closer connection with God and build a stronger bond with the community, sometimes things can still get overwhelming. When prayers and encouraging words from someone don’t cut it, maybe a snuggle with the graduation bear that came from you could do the trick. Sometimes, they may just be looking for some comfort in the silence.
It’ll remind them that they struggled with a lot of schoolwork before, too, yet they still managed to march and get a diploma. It could give them hope that the problems they have now as young adults will also come to pass.
Decor For New Apartment
After graduation, a student usually starts living away from family. In college, they could live in dorm rooms, but after college, they would start looking for apartments. As an adult who likely doesn’t have much money yet, it may take some time to furnish the rooms fully. If the apartment is empty, it could be lonely for a person to live there.
A graduation bear can at least add to the decor in the new apartment. But it won’t be something that collects dust in the corner because it has meaning. It may not be the capturing decor that brings the room together, but it’s still something that could put a smile on their face. At least the new apartment won’t feel as empty and lonely as it was from the start.
Reminder of Childhood
Childhood may be one of the most enjoyable times in a person’s life. It’s a time where having fun is the priority, and the world seemed such a happy place. But when adulthood comes, the world may not seem as it used to be. A child’s dream can come crashing down if all the stress of adulthood starts to overwhelm them.
Most kids, at some point in their childhood days, owned a stuffed bear. It’s a companion that would scare away all the monsters from the closet and under the bed. But as an adult, you already know that the scary things are not being able to pay for the bills and drowning in all the work.
A stuffed bear may provide comfort, reminding your child of simpler times, which may even inspire them to pursue the dreams they had as a child.
Graduation day is one of those times that a person should not miss celebrating. Being able to reach that moment where you receive your diploma signifies a great achievement. Not everyone i fortunate enough to experience that moment. If your child does, make sure to show them how proud you are of their hard work and success.