Graduating? Here’s How To Share The Joy
How to get celebrating a graduation right whether it’s high-school or college, a graduation is a huge moment in your life – one you definitely want to share far and wide and celebrate in the right way. But what’s the best way to make sure you get the word out?
The best way to share the news without accidentally inviting your entire extended family is a college graduation announcement (or highschool graduation announcement). These simple and classy cards let people know that this big event is happening so that they can send their good wishes without inviting them to attend – so you can tell as many people as you like! And luckily, you don’t have to deal with the pressure of designing the cards yourself because it’s very easy and simple to find a great graduation announcement template online to suit your tastes and budget.
You can include a photograph of yourself in your announcement card ( a good idea if you’re really sending it to all your extended friends and relatives if you haven’t seen them in a long time – it makes for a nice memento to frame of you!), or you can leave out the photo and go for a classy minimalist approach. The details are down to you!
After the announcement is successfully sent out, that’s when you really need to start thinking about the big event – the graduation party. These are usually the biggest parties of the year, acting as a shared celebration and a collective ‘going away’ party as well as everyone moves into the next phase of their lives. You want to make sure everyone you care about is invited, and invited properly – casually asking someone if they’re free just isn’t going to hack it for this occasion: you will need to send out a graduation party invitation.
Although it might seem like overkill, it adds a wonderful sense of occasion to receive a physical invitation, as well as making it clear that this is an invitation that needs a response – not the kind where you click ‘maybe’ and leave it till the day to decide. Sending out invitations will help you get a good sense of the numbers you’ll be hosting for, and additionally, it’s an opportunity to give invitees a hint as to the style of the party – posh, thick paper and gold edges? Cocktail dresses. Chilled out colours and relaxed font? A nice top and some jeans.
So, hopefully getting these two paper helpers sorted in preparation for the big day will help you feel a little less stressed and like things are going swimmingly.