Holidays are a time for giving and for telling the people close to us how much they mean to us. SADD encourages everyone to give the greatest gift of all - a commitment to be safe and drug-free during the holidays. With the SADD Gift of a Lifetime card, shown here, individuals can make promises to each other to celebrate safely and avoid tragedy during the holidays. Through the message of the Gift of a Lifetime card, teenagers promise to party substance-free during the winter and New Year's holidays. They also make a commitment to their friends and loved ones that they will not endanger their lives by riding with impaired drivers.
Parents and family members who are of legal drinking age promise not to drive while under the influence and not to ride with impaired drivers.
SADD strongly suggests that your chapter create visible symbols of this commitment -- pins decorated with gold braid or other holiday colored cord. Whoever gives the gift also promises to wear the matching pin. In this way, each demonstrates a pledge to keep the season happy by using the power of caring and good judgment during holiday celebrations.
To make your own cards, you may photocopy the Gift of a Lifetime card pictured. If you decide to design your own card, please do not change the message. This card reflects SADD's commitment to a "No Use" message to teens regarding alcohol and other drugs.
If your card is printed the same size as shown, it will fit into a Baronial #53⁄4 envelope, which is 43⁄8 x 53⁄4.
This gift is a symbol of my respect for you and
I will wear my pin to show my commitment to
Please wear yours as a promise that you will not endanger your life during this holiday season by drinking or doing drugs or by riding with anyone who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Let's keep our promise alive ...
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