Graduation Announcement Cards 2014. Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment to graduate from school. Whether you are saying goodbye to high school or college (or even preschool, middle school or law school) – it is time to spread the wonderful news. Here is great selection of modern graduation announcements that kids and parents alike should approve of. Don’t forget to order a few extra for scrap books and memory albums.
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Photo Graduation Announcements, Invites & Cards
I have searched all over the web to find some of my favorite photo graduation announcement cards and postcards that allow you to share a great photograph or two with your friends and family. Photo announcements like these are a fun way to show off your growing children and they allow your kids a way to express their unique personalities.
Float + Celebrate Graduation Announcement Card
Float Paperie @ Minted
Our Grad – 2013 Graduation Announcement Cards
Hello Little One for Tiny Prints
Simply Modern Photo Graduation Announcement
Three Photos 2013 Graduation Postcard Invitation (you can save money on stamps if you opt for a postcard instead)
Pear Tree Greetings
Simply Stripes Graduation Announcement Cards for 2013
Emily Ranneby @ Minted
Classic Photo Graduation Announcement
Kinohi Designs for Tiny Prints
Classic Photo Graduation Announcements for 2013
Class of 2013 Full Year Graduation Announcement Folded Card
Robyn Miller for Tiny Prints
Classic Photo Graduation Invitation
Noteworthy Collection at FineStationery.com
Photo Graduation Invite
Noteworthy Collection at FineStationery.com
Rave Collage Graduation Announcements
Graduation Announcements, Cards & Invitations
This selection of graduation announcement cards is a collection of my favorite cards that do not include a photograph. Sometimes you just don’t have the perfect photo or your child might be shy about having his photograph sent around the globe. A number of cards are available as traditional cards as well as in postcard versions too and of course are available in a number of great color combinations.
Red Monogram Graduation Announcements
Magnolia Press for Tiny Prints
The Graduate – Graduation Announcements
The Social Type for Minted
Graduation Bubbles – Graduation Announcement
Zarina Rose Lagman for Paper Culture
Cool Class of 21012 Graduation Invitation
Tallu-lah for Tiny Prints
Intelligent Fruit Graduation Announcement & Invitation
Pink Cap Invitations
Noteworthy Collection @ FineStationery.com
Graduation Quote – 2013 Graduation Party Invitation
Vinna Lenoir for Paper Culture
Autumn Wreath Graduation Announcement
Oscar & Emma for Minted
Graduation Paths – Graduation Announcement Postcards
Louella Press for Tiny Prints
Graduation Announcement Cards & Invitations – Tips & Things to Consider
1 – How many cards should you order?
Graduating from school, regardless if it is junior high, high school, college or graduate school, is a really big deal and something you and your child should be incredibly proud of. It is okay to tell everyone the good news and send out lots of graduation announcements. The first list you may want to look at is your holiday or Christmas card list. These are likely friends and family you will want to send announcements to. Be sure to order extra cards for scrapbooks and photo albums. Talk to your child to see if she wants to send cards to her classmates too.
2 – What photo should you use?
If your child has a fabulous graduation photo go ahead and use it obviously. But a formal photograph is not necessary. Any great photo will do. The key is to pick a photograph that captures the essence of your kid. Maybe it is one of your son skateboarding, your daughter running track, or your twins in the marching band. A photo with a little personality is always a winner.
3 – How many photos do you want to include on your graduation announcement?
There are a number of great graduation announcement cards that have room for multiple photographs. I love it when people include photos of the graduate through the years. It is so fun to look back to see how your child has grown up. You can also do a series of photos in a single location. This is a great idea if you can think of a theme or favorite place that works for your child. If your son or daughter is graduating from a university with a beautiful campus it may be nice to include some architecture photos of the school along with great pictures of the graduate. If your child has a tight knit group of friends, go ahead and include one picture with all of them.
4 – Is it okay to send a graduation announcement even if you can’t invite everyone to the actual graduation ceremony?
Certainly. In this case you would simply not include the date, time and location of the graduation ceremony. In fact, you can even send the announcement out after the graduation ceremony has occurred. Remember that a graduation announcement is different from a graduation invitation.
5 – When should you send out graduation announcements or graduation invitations?
It is okay to send out graduation announcements whenever works for you. Ideally it would be great to get them out within 4-6 weeks after graduation day. If you are inviting people to the actual graduation ceremony, you want to give people ample time. For graduation invitations it is great to get them out 4-8 weeks prior to the big day.
6 – What if you and your child can’t decide on a graduation announcement card style?
With everything going on at graduation time, there is no reason to argue about what card to send out – simply order a few in different styles so everyone has some cards they love.
2013 Graduation Announcement Cards – The Resource Guide
I know that there are many parents and children who will need to look at lots of the potential options when it comes to graduation announcements and party invitations so you can find one that everyone in the family likes. Here are some online stationery shopping destinations with lots of great ideas to choose from. Good luck!
Cardstore.com will mail your cards for you, posting your cards & invitations directly to the addresses you enter
FineStationery.com – Premium Papers, Luxury Brands, and Exquisite Styles at FineStationery.com
Paper Source – Invitations, announcements and more
Pear Tree Greetings
Tiny Prints – Tiny Prints Latest Coupons & Deals
Graduation Gift Ideas
I know many graduates would like to save a shiny new car, but if that new BMW isn’t in the budget this year, here are some other fabulous gift ideas.
I was fortunate to receive diamond studs for graduation. I still wear them today. These classic earrings are available at every price so you can always find a pair in your price range. Shop the Diamond Jewelry Sale at Blue Nile.
A New Work Tote
Time to ditch the backpack. Many graduates will be starting their first “real jobs” and a great bag will help them look ready for their first day at the office.
Graduation day will be very very busy. Instead of scrambling to buy flowers at the grocery store on the way to the ceremony, order some pretty stems in advance.
iPad & a Cool iPad Case
Graduates at every age will love an iPad. From high school to law school – it is a gift for everyone. A great iPad case also makes a perfect gift.
When you graduate from school you start to network and meet new people. Having personal business cards is a great way to exchange contact info.
A fabulous piece of original art also makes a wonderful gift. No more dorm room posters!
An adventure to a far away place is at the top of my list as the best gift to receive. A great piece of luggage that the graduate can use on her adventures is practical too.
Thank you notes on emails are convenient and easy, but a nice note written on real paper is still the way to go. Make it easy by ordering a collection of personalized stationery.
Donors Choose Gift Card
Graduates today are so fortunate to have had a great education. What better way to show appreciation than to support public school classrooms all across America.
Kiva Gift Card
The ability to make a difference and help another individual is an amazing gift. A Kiva gift card helps graduates learn about the world around them and see first hand how they really can make a difference.
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