I have to admit that I didn't know that in America the ceremony for giving out diplomas etc was called a Commencement! So I decided to look up the other definitions for this word and decided to go with the 'start of something', 'the beginning' 'the birth'. And ping, I had a light bulb moment!
What better beginning is there than the birth of Jesus.
I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for my layout.
Super CAS using Winnie and Walter nativity stamp and a sentiment from Verve. I used the gold to draw the card together.