Monday, September 19, 2011

Student ID

My eldest kids occasionally need student cards to get discounts on admission tickets and public transit, but they're the only two teenagers enrolled in a Distributed Learning Program that has less than two dozen students. What to do? The DL school is certainly not about to hire a service to make student cards for two kids!

I turned to a desktop publishing program, scanned a signature that the DL program's Principal willingly scrawled on the back of an envelope for exactly this purpose when I met her by chance at a local cafĂ© a couple of weeks ago, and I made my kids student cards. One colour laser copy and two laminating pouches later the cards look as official as any student card I've ever seen. Erin's even includes her residential address in Montreal, her signature and birth date as it seems big-city institutions often want more particulars.

I made Fiona one too, just for fun, so that she has some nifty photo ID to tuck into her wallet.


  1. You could have a thriving little business here - there's great demand for 'alternative' proof of ID for teenagers who are below the legal drinking age of 18 but who want to get into nightclubs.

  2. I must confess that this is not my first foray into the "alternative ID industry," my first being, oh, about thirty years ago. ;)


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