5 Eco-Friendly Gifts for Graduates
While gift cards and generous checks are always appreciated, why not surprise your graduating loved one with something a little more unique—something with a neat story?
The History of the Cufflink
During the middle ages, a man’s fine shirt was often a canvas for decorative embellishments, including ruffles, frills, and embroidery. Especially ornamented shirts were reserved for appearances in royal court until the end of the 18th century. Meanwhile, simpler shirts were worn for everyday occasions. On either style of shirt, the neck opening of might be held together with ribbon—a precursor of the necktie. Cuffs were often held together by ribbons, too, or secured with buttons.
On 'The Hidden Life of Trees'
Describing a cluster of birch trees, Wohlleben remarks that the trees are “friends.” One can tell this because their branches angle away from each other, which prevents one tree from blocking vital sunlight from his “buddy.”