The Graduate Loves It!

Written by
Kyle Sherman
Published on
May 3, 2022 8:00:00 AM PDT May 3, 2022 8:00:00 AM PDTrd, May 3, 2022 8:00:00 AM PDT

“He does love it! A great commemorative of graduation.”

-Kelly Smith

A few months ago, we shared Kelly’s story and asked her to send us a picture of her son, Jonathan after he receives the beautiful black granite paperweight. “I’m thrilled to have this special keepsake for his graduation that is permanent, personal and customized,” she told us then … and it looks as though Jonathan agrees with her!


A Mother’s Inspiration

Kelly Smith and her husband adopted their sons from the foster care system nine years ago, when they were just nine and six. To represent the creation of their new family, they designed a “family symbol” – four interlocking squares that come together and create a larger square. “Part of wanting to create a custom graduation present for Jonathan was to incorporate our family symbol at this important moment in his life.”


Kelly orders her personalized granite paperweight from PlaqueMaker because she liked the variety of design options, the quality and the reasonable pricing –not to mention the help she receives from our design team. “The customer service team’s follow-up with me was really exceptional – they made sure I was happy with the final proof before it was produced,” she says.


PlaqueMaker makes it so easy for you to create custom-designed gifts for any occasion, including the option to print in full color on many of our items such as wood, plastic, acrylic, metal and crystal. Look for this special banner in the item descriptions for availability.