Is Graduation just around the corner for your high school or college senior?
No matter which one you’ll be celebrating, it has to feel a little crazy to be at this point already. Wasn’t it just yesterday they were learning to walk or starting Kindergarten or even getting their driver’s license! It’s okay to feel overwhelmed with both pride and emotion for this big graduation event in your kids life.
Sometimes it all happens so fast that you’re not sure what exactly you need to be doing to prepare. When do we do senior portraits or order the cap and gown, what about announcements and graduation party invites? And then of course there are graduation gifts, both for your kid, for their friends and other graduates you may know (nieces, cousins, younger siblings..)
While there isn’t a way to hold your hand through it all, there certainly are a few tips and ideas that can make graduation announcements, graduation parties and graduation gifts a little easier to organize.
Awesome and Unique Announcements, Gifts and More Ideas For Your High School or College Graduate
Okay, so when it comes to graduation announcements and invitations, here is how things generally work. Sometimes announcements are sent along with graduation party announcements. Other times, they are announcements going out to friends and family that probably aren’t going to attend the graduation ceremony, but would love to see pictures of the graduate to mark the occasion and who might want to send along a graduation gift.
For this reason, in general it is best to order announcements and party invitations 6-8 weeks prior to graduation. This gives you time to save on rush shipping and to ensure they are delivered with plenty of time to address and mail without having to resort to priority mail. You want the announcements/invitations to reach guests a minimum of two weeks prior to the event and three to four is even better.
If you are just doing announcements and no party, etiquette says that they should be mailed up to a month prior to graduation or up to two weeks after graduation. So, you’ve got more wiggle room here. Overall, though, keep in mind that you’ll have a lot going on in those months leading up to graduation. You’ll be party planning, perhaps finalizing college choices or helping your college graduate plan moving to wherever their post graduation job or graduate school may be located. So, again, to keep your overwhelm under control, six to eight weeks out is a good timeframe to aim for.
Graduation Party Invitation Ideas
Okay so when it comes to graduation party invitations there are so many options, but below you’ll find just a few options to choose from at Minted. They really have the some of the most unique and high quality options of any company out there and can be pretty much a one stop shop for all your graduation needs as you’ll see below.
Graduation Announcement Ideas
Next comes the graduation announcements. There are so many fun and original ways to showcase your graduate with today’s announcements. You’re sure to find the perfect design to fit your graduate’s personality.
Customized Thank You Notes And Stationary
Your graduate is definitely going to needs some thank you notes for all those generous graduation gifts they are sure to receive. You can get stationary that matches their announcements or you could get them a whole personalized stationary set to use beyond just those graduation gift thank you notes. It makes a great two for one and can serve as a thoughtful gift for them to use in the years ahead in college or in their professional pursuits.
High School or College Graduation Gift Ideas
Now, you can always give the more traditional graduation gift of cash or a gift card, which is always welcome and appreciated. But if you want to personalize it a little bit more, check out some of these one-of-a-kind graduation gift ideas that are truly special.
Hopefully, these awesome and unique graduation announcements, invitation and graduation gift ideas helped you check some of these important graduation decisions off your list. The time is short and you want to be savoring as many moments as you can right now with your future high school or college graduate.