I just graduated, and I think I have to wait a few months before I get my diploma in the mail. I haven't seen them before, but I heard that my university's diplomas are small - like half the size of a standard piece of paper. A little scrap of credibility!
A while ago, some of my coworkers were receiving certificates from a training session they attended, on the subject of back health in the workplace. You know, lift-with-the-knees kind of stuff. I saw some of these rinky-dink certificates pinned up on people's cubicle walls, names printed in some swoopy font to simulate significance, and I started thinking they should get really heavy, ornate gilded frames to display them in. Huge frames, to completely dwarf everything else on the wall.
That's not the kind of thing I want for my diploma, though. I almost want to go in the opposite direction: if it's going to be small, why not pocket-sized? Maybe I want a little laminated card version I can keep in my wallet. I can't really see myself ever displaying my diploma in a frame if it's going to be small and underwhelming - but what if I had the kind of options a photo printing shop would provide? Diploma mug? Diploma keychain, diploma mousepad... diploma T-SHIRT? Exciting, utilitarian options!