When I was a kid many years ago, my parents made no promises as to what little presents I might earn with good grades. I was taught that good grades were a gift unto themselves – evidence that I had taken my time in class as a true opportunity to listen and learn, and listen and learn I did. With a few exceptions, I was an ‘A’ student, and eagerly anticipated Report Card Day the way some kids look forward to the last day of school. Don’t get me wrong – I still loved summer. I may have been a bit of a nerd, but I understood that for as much as I liked math, spending the whole day in the swimming pool was a whole lot better! But I was taught to appreciate them both – to appreciate it all, whether the last day of school or the first. And…I did.
I loved the first day of school with its new pencils, papers, lesson plans and lunch with friends, and I loved the last day of school, which marked several months of late nights with no bedtime, trips to the ice cream shoppe, and Kick-the-Can ahead. I also appreciated the present the last day of school brought along, the little gift from my Mom that showed she was proud of all the studying and hard work I’d put in that year. My present was never something I picked out explicitly, though it was sometimes something I mentioned wanting. It was never promised in advance as a guaranteed reward for specific performance, such as ‘earn an A, earn an Xbox’. That style of work-and-reward may work well for some families, but for ours my mom’s method was perfect. While I knew there was a present ahead, I also knew those good grades were worth more than that.
I’ve always been a girly girl when it comes to makeup and jewelry – the more the merrier, whether I have room or not! As such, my gifts were often of this variety, and many of them I still have to this day. If your daughter is also a jewelry-lover and you’re looking for something special to gift her for a school year well-done, consider beginning a DaVinci charm jewelry piece. At CoppinsGifts.com, we offer DaVinci Toggle Charm Bracelets, Bangle Charm Bracelets and Charm Necklaces, as well as lobster claw bracelets, earrings and key chains. We also offer oodles of beads to decorate your charm jewelry, with charms suitable for everyone’s unique interests!
When you start a charm bracelet for someone, you are gifting them something they will adore forever. Over time, it becomes a wearable scrapbook – a beautiful, visual illustration of who they are, all they’ve done, and where they’ve been. Much like a person themselves, a charm bracelet grows over time, but there is one distinct difference. While our charm jewelry will eventually fill up, and we’ll have to move on to starting a new bracelet or necklace to complement the first one, we never fill up. We have infinite space for accomplishments; and endless opportunity to learn new things. And that’s a good thing, because there are a lot of DaVinci beads to choose from, and a lot of experiences to call your own.