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Now is the perfect time to start thinking about graduation announcements! Whether you are looking for a more formal way to spread the news, or a casual and fun option – we have you covered!
Graduation ceremonies and parties happen throughout the year but the majority of events are being planned now for May and June graduates. Here are some points of graduation etiquette to consider when sending out your graduation invitations, announcements, party invitations and thank you cards.
The Graduate InvitationsGraduation Invitation: Often the numbers of guests you are allowed to invite to the actual ceremony are limited, especially if your graduating class is large. Make sure you are not inviting more guests that you are allowed. If not enough room for all at the ceremony, consider hosting an after-party. Mail your invitations two weeks in advance of the event with all of the who, what, where, and why details printed on them.
Large Date Graduation Invitations have the class year appear in White against a bold Black background.
Graduation Snapshot has your favorite snapshot printed on the right side of the card, while the invitation words are printed on the left.
Damask Graduation Cap Invitations has a cute pink damask graduation cap decorated on it on White invitations.
Spotlight Invitations lets your grad take center stage on one of the most modern graduation invitation to date.
Classic Graduations Invitations never go out of style and are the perfect way to spread the joy and perfect for your 2012 graduate.
Graduation Announcements: These can be sent to those that are not invited to the ceremony, but let them know of your accomplishment. They can be sent as late as two weeks after the ceremony.
Graduation Cap Invitations are a great choice for announcements or as an invitation to your open house.
Graduation Party Invitations: Even if you invite friends and family to the actual ceremony, you may want to include them and others in a special open house or party celebration your graduation. Send them two weeks in advance of the party and ask for and RSVP if you need to know how much food and drink to plan for.
Graduation Thank You Cards: Although it is not mandatory you are likely to receive graduation gifts from many who may or may not have been invited to your ceremony, party, or received and announcement. Regardless, you should thank the giver in writing with graduation thank you cars. A simple show of appreciation for their kind gift is all that is called for, do you best to mail them within two weeks of receiving their gift.
Graduation Notes are fold notes that are perfect to use as thank-yous.
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