Tom has achieved a monumental goal ... he has finished all of his classes for his Master's of Business Administration degree! He has worked so hard and sacrificed much in order to earn this accomplishment and we are all celebrating his success.
In reflecting on what to give him to acknowledge his efforts, I quickly passed on writing a check. I can hear him saying, "Aww Shucks, Sis! Checks are good stuff!!" Gift cards are just as impersonal and I really wanted to give him something that was a reminder of how he got through the last two or three years.
Of course, I settled on a mini-book filled with the faces most precious to him, those of his wife, Erin, and their two kids, Ashleigh and Jake.