Flower Lei? No Way!
by Matthew Crisafulli, EA
It’s graduation season! For all of us who are celebrating the accomplishments of our loved ones, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the emotions of the occasion and overspend on graduation parties, gifts, or other mementos.
When I graduated from high school and college, it seemed like every other graduate was wearing a flower lei. And, while beautiful, they are flowers that will soon dry up and die.
I recommend you save the $20-$40 (or more) it will cost you to buy a flower lei, and make a lei out of dollar bills instead. It can serve as your gift to the graduate as well as a fun, creative way, and useful (it’s money after all!) to show your support for his/her great accomplishment.