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You’ve graduated and have finally received your diploma in the mail. But now what? Should you put it away and let it collect dust forever?

Photo by John Liu
Photo by John Liu

Well, of course not, but then again, you need to keep this thing safe. You worked years of your life for this thing! And it will open up career options for you that have never before been options. It is technically replaceable but that’s usually a hassle, and then it will always be a replacement for that glorious original.

There are 3 basic things to do with your diploma. All three are important but doing all 3 at the same time is quite a balancing act.

Photo by Rob Pongsajapan
Photo by Rob Pongsajapan

1. Keep it safe.

This is arguably the single most expensive piece of paper you will ever have in your possession,  and while it is technically replaceable, it’s usually a hassle to do so. Even then, can you really replace that original diploma, from a sentimental perspective? Exactly, so in one way, you DO need to put it away forever.

But before storing it, the ultimate way to still have it with you without the risk of damaging your original is by scanning it and creating a digital file.

Photo by photologue_np
Photo by photologue_np

2. Use it to get awesome jobs.

Potential employers may ask for a copy so having a scanned copy on hand is a great idea!

Not only is a digital file of your diploma easier to attach to emails or the application on your potential employer’s website, but it is also easier to print the file than having to photocopy it each time.

Photo by anyjazz65
Photo by anyjazz65

3. Show it off.

A digital file of your diploma makes showing it off a piece of cake! You can easily share it on social media accounts or attach it to emails for family and friends.

You could also show it off by making it an awesome screensaver but that may come across as full of oneself.  #Narcissistic 

We think (but we’re not biased or anything) the best option is to upload your digital diploma file to fractureme.com and create an innovative, glass product that will stand out on your wall. Not only is it different from traditional framing methods, but it’s cheaper too!

Photo by David Goehring
Photo by David Goehring

By fracturing your graduation keepsakes, everyone will be able to enjoy your accomplishment!

Follow that up with a Fracture of that one awesome graduation photo and you just got TWICE as cool.

Trust us. Do it now, before your diploma has a convenient place to lay dormant and collect dust, because once that happens, it’s not goin’ ANYWHERE.

MY DIPLOMA WILL NOT DIE SLOWLY IN VAIN IN A DRAWER SOMEWHERE. PLEASE FRACTURE MY DIPLOMA.

 

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Drew Allen

Drew Allen

Besides being the managing editor of this blog, I'm also a drummer, a husband, and a father, not necessarily in that order. I love good stories, and great design, and I probably quote the Office more than I should but less than I could.