Whether you are a summer buff or fall lover, there’s no doubt that, like it or not, school is soon to start. College students are relishing their last class-free days or perhaps finishing up a summer internship. Kids and parents are shopping for backpacks and school clothes and pencils and glue. Public, private, and homeschool teachers alike are straightening school rooms, reading over curriculum, and busily and happily organizing school supplies. Ah, yes, there’s nothing like the first day of school!
When the children are small, a new outfit, perfectly clean and pressed, and a new backpack filled with freshly-sharpened pencils and untouched erasers are enough to fill them with excitement. As kids grow, personal touches from mom and dad, the ones that say, “I’m thinking of you throughout the day”, are appreciated. Personal notes, a favorite snack, or special art supplies give older elementary kids a special feeling every time they see or use their special gift.
As our kids reach high school and beyond, unique mementos given by parents take on a new, more precious meaning. Jewelry designed with the student in mind says “I love you” in a way like no other. Whether it’s a family heirloom with a fresh, more personalized twist or an all-new creation, every time the student catches a glimpse of or brushes a finger across the piece, enveloping memories of family affection will bring a smile.
At Dusty Shutt Silver, we are here to help you find that perfect back-to-school gift for your student. Rustic or elegant, whimsical or custom-made, we have what you’re looking for. So come in to the Arati Gallery in Colorado Springs, Colorado or The WAG in Wickenburg, Arizona to find the right piece.
Education becomes more intense as the years go by. Learning takes dedication, but it’s well worth it. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” A lifetime given to the love of learning is a life well lived. At Dusty Shutt Silver, we pray for the safety of those going back to school, and we wish them all a wonderful year.