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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.

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Looking Back – Graduation Announcement & Invite (I love having the series of photos showing how your baby has grown up!)
Pear Tree Greetings 

 

 

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Our Grad – 2013 Graduation Announcement Cards
Hello Little One for  Tiny Prints

 

 

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Three Photos 2013 Graduation Postcard Invitation (you can save money on stamps if you opt for a postcard instead)
Pear Tree Greetings

 

 

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Classic Photo Graduation Announcement
Kinohi Designs for Tiny Prints

 

 

 

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Classic Photo Graduation Invitation
Noteworthy Collection at FineStationery.com

 

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Photo Graduation Invite
Noteworthy Collection at FineStationery.com

 

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.

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Red Monogram Graduation Announcements
Magnolia Press for Tiny Prints

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The Graduate – Graduation Announcements
The Social Type for Minted

 

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Graduation Bubbles – Graduation Announcement 
Zarina Rose Lagman for Paper Culture

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Cool Class of 21012 Graduation Invitation
Tallu-lah for Tiny Prints

 

 

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Stacked Success Graduation Announcements
Pear Tree Greetings

 

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Pink Cap Invitations
Noteworthy Collection @ FineStationery.com

 

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Graduation Barbeque Invitation
Pear Tree Greetings

 

 

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Charmed Frame Graduation Announcement
Pear Tree Greetings

 

 

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

Etsy – handmade graduation announcements

FineStationery.com – Premium Papers, Luxury Brands, and Exquisite Styles at FineStationery.com

Minted. The Freshest Designs on Paper

Mixbook – Get free shipping on orders over $75 at Mixbook

Paper Culture

Paper Source - Invitations, announcements and more

Pear Tree Greetings

Shutterfly

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.

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Diamond Studs
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.

 

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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.

 

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Flowers
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.

 

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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.

 

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Networking Cards
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.

 

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Art
A fabulous piece of original art also makes a wonderful gift. No more dorm room posters!

 

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A Real Piece of Furniture
Is your graduate getting her first apartment? A nice table or pretty linens will help her on her way. This contemporary Jonathan Adler bedding is available from Zinc Door.

 

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Luggage
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.

 

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Personalized Stationery
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.

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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.

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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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