Today we are talking senior year tips and choosing graduation announcements. You may know that I have a high school senior graduating in 6 short weeks so I’ve got a million and one things to do that are senior year related. And of course what do I do when I come upon a new organizational issue? I share it with you! I hope for many of you this series will be relevant for where you are or where you will be in just a few short years. Believe me I had no idea how special all of this could be but at the busiest time of year for our family, its game on for me to be even more organized than usual. So check out what I’ve learned about choosing graduation announcements!
Choose a stationer with lots of graduation announcements to pick from.
I’m thrilled to be working with Tiny Prints on this post because seriously, the Tiny Prints site has hundreds of graduation announcement to pick from ~ it’s just that simple! Things for boys, girls, formal casual ~ you name it ~ they have it. And if you have a thing for photo cards? Be still my picture loving heart! You can find so much more than a traditional graduation announcement if you want it so get out there and take some time checking out your options. You’ll truly be amazed at the variety for any personal style.
Engage your student in the graduation announcement process.
I was so surprised to learn that my son would want pictures ~ YEAH! ~ and his school colors included on his graduation announcement. Who knew? I would have never assumed that he wanted these options. Of course I would want that because it’s traditional but I have to remember this is his graduation announcement not mine.
Play close attention to the wording of the announcement.
We are sending graduation announcements, not invitations, so I need to make sure we word things accordingly, such as “has graduated”. In this case I then need to make sure we don’t mail those announcements until the day of the actually graduation itself keeping the post mark accurate to the timing of the event. A helpful and thorough stationer like Tiny Prints will offer you suggested wording that will reflect the level of formality for the gradation announcements that you choose. Things like stating where your student will be going to college or working after college are a great item to include because everyone loves to learn more about what’s next at this very special time in your child’s life.
Order envelopes with a pre-printed return address.
I’m all about having a pre-printed return address label on any formal stationary I order. It makes for such a polished look to compliment a hand addressed envelope and it makes sure that should I have an address incorrect, the announcement will come back to me so I can resend if need be. It also gets you halfway done on the “address envelopes” task making it super easy for your student to help out.
Order Thank You Notes in your student’s college colors.
Writing thank you notes is so important and this is a turning point in your child’s life where you can reinforce just how special it is that he or she make sure to write them often. We intend to send announcements to some very special people in our son’s life. But he’ll be sending him a thank you note now for the ways that they have impacted him. This isn’t about a gift ~ its about him making sure to acknowledge the people who helped get him where he is going and shape the fine young man that he has become. The reason why we are ordering these in his college colors is so that he’ll have everything he needs to write those all important thank you notes to professors, advisor, friends, and more whenever the chance arises. Sending him out into the world knowing how important this all to simple gesture can be is a great gift that will last a lifetime.
So…those are my tips for choosing graduation announcements. Take a few minutes to check out the Tiny Prints website ~ you’ll be amazed at what you see! Its not just about stationary for babies or little ones ~ there are SO many great stationary options and truly the graduation announcements are the bomb! Are you ordering graduation announcements this spring? Tell me…
What features are you looking for in a graduation announcement for your high school or college student?
Leave us a comment ~ we’d love to know. Thanks so much for stopping by ~ we’ll see you next time!
Disclosure: Special thanks to Global Influence for engaging me on behalf of Tiny Prints for this graduation campaign. Product supplied by Tiny Prints however all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.