Distinguishing Graduation Announcements from Invitations
To graduate from college is a momentous event. As such, there will no doubt be no shortage of friends or family members who want to be in attendance to help celebrate your graduate’s achievement. Your first thought may be the more the merrier, yet depending upon the graduation venue of the size of his or her graduating class, seating may be limited. Thus, you’re left with the unenviable task of determining who does and does not get to be invited.
The traditionally accepted custom surrounding graduations is to send out an announcement informing the special people in your graduate’s lives of the event. Typically, this will include:
- Immediate and extended family
You many even want to have a few extra to post at your office.
Tips on Preparing Your Announcements
Many of those who receive announcements may mistake them for invitations to the actual ceremony. In order to avoid the awkwardness of having to turn anyone anyway, consider the following tips when choosing from Tiny Prints’ college graduation announcement templates:
- Watch how you personalize the announcement. Do not include any wording that gives the location of the graduation ceremony or the time of the event.
- Consider including more pictures of your graduate and fewer words. This keeps the recipient’s attention on your graduate as opposed to the details of the occasion.
- Include an actual invitation alongside the announcements you send to those who you would like to attend the ceremony.
Ultimately, your extended family and friends will likely understand that your loved one’s graduation is an exclusive event and thus may not call for a big crowd. However, you certainly don’t want to create the potential of feelings being hurt by insinuating that all are invited. Some of those that do not come still may wish to congratulate your graduate personally. Consider including a postage stamp
and an address label
so as to assist them in sending their well wishes. And as always, don’t forget thank you cards
for your graduate to mail out once the excitement of his or her big day has died down a bit.
Customer reviews College Graduation Announcements Templates
June 10, 2014Beautiful Keepsake Card
"I loved the grad cards you made for my daughter. They arrived early, colors were vibrant and the paper a great quality. I would highly recommend Tiny Prints. The process is simple and templates classy."
June 7, 2014Loads of Positive Compliments
"Great price for cardstock. Much nicer than photo paper. I love how many photos fit on this announcement. The background color is very masculine. Delivery was VERY fast. I kept the corners square. Rounded corners will chop part of your picture."
April 26, 2014Great Product, Great Value, Great Service
"I ordered my cards on Sunday and received them on Wednesday (regular shipping). Quality is great, although I think I would have preferred a gloss finish rather than matte. Everyone I gave the cards to was impressed with them."
April 17, 2014Quality Announcements
"I reviewed a number of websites for graduation announcements for my son, but Tinyprints had by far the best selection and reviews. I narrowed my choices down to 8, then 3, before finally selecting the Chalk Yearbook design (with concurrence from my son). The process for ordering was simple and personalizing was a snap. Received my order before expected and was so pleased with the quality and design. The paper/card stock is nice and heavy - loved the background, too. I ordered liners for my envelopes, which I had to affix, but as promised, this was an extremely easy process."
April 6, 2014Great product!
"We were so pleased with our cards when they arrived. They also came very quickly. I love the photo finishing options that are included. They look even better than they look online."