DD#1 started college. She won a full achedemic scholarship to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio which is only about an hour from home. She lived on campus, so during one of our visits I went over to the bookstore and bought a Miami University Christmas ornament and key chain. I used those as the basis of her ornament that year, along with a written message on the back.
DD#2 started her senior year of high school, so I made a graduation ornamnet using the felted graduation cap, the vellum diploma, and a tassel with the school colors.