When our parents were young, a typical graduation gift was a fountain pen. We couldn’t find the definitive history of the reasoning behind this gift, so with some poetic license, here’s our take:
John Hancock signed the Declaration with flair
Did he know it would symbolize something so rare?
He saw a future that would change the world
Like a butterfly’s wings open and unfurled.
Graduation is a time to reflect
The future begins and is theirs to effect.
Signatures are promises to do something more
A window is closed but they opened a door.
For Graduates: Babe Ruth famously said, “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” Next steps can be scary, but we have hopes that you will take your own special gifts and do all that you can to make a positive difference in this world. Congratulations to all you graduates out there and to all the people who love you, taught you, and studied with you. It’s a great accomplishment and you should be incredibly proud!
For those who love them, like them, live with them, are friends with them or otherwise: Whether it’s an 8th grade, high school, college, or an advanced degree graduation, it’s a time to celebrate. Not too many people need a fountain pen these days, but a bit of pampering can be a wonderful thing. Reach out to Maine Island Soap at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you’re thinking. We love designing gift baskets with a mix of soaps and accessories! And remember, Maine Island Soap is always pure and natural from the coast of Maine.
Thinking of you and wishing you all the best. ♥
MAINE ISLAND SOAP
PS: We would love for all of you who have used our soaps to share a memory of your graduation and/or leave a review on our Facebook page if you so choose.