How To Send A Graduation Announcement For When Your

Baby Is All Grown Up

As a mom, it breaks your heart to think that one day your baby is going to be all grown all up. That is just part of life, and unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to change that. In the end, that is what you want to happen, even if it is hard to think about. I know some moms are already to that point in life. So here are some fun graduation announcement ideas for photos as well as announcements to let everyone your little baby is now a graduate.

Where Should I Get Graduation Photos?

When it comes to graduation photos, most schools are going to offer your standard shoot at the school, and that is not a wrong way to go. You will know what your photos are going to look like as they will have plenty of examples and so on.

However, with that being said, more and more people are opting to take their graduation photos. This way, you can be a lot more creative and show off your son or daughter's style better. For example, their pictures can be taken around their interests if that is on the tennis court in the mountains or right downtown. Also, you can take your time and do shot in multiple locations as well as in multiple outfits to make your photoshoot just as unique as your child.

Where Is The Best Place For Graduation Announcements?

When it comes to the best place to get graduation announcements, there are three main places to get them.

DIY - You can always create your own at home. You will need a few design skills to do so as well as to make any announcement or invitation you will need to pick the write fonts to make it look professional. Many times fancy fonts can be very expensive, making the DIY option difficult. Also, trying to print double sided graduation party invitations can be very difficult, so if you are planning on doing your invitations at home, sticking to a single-sided design is a much better option.

Print Locally - With sites like Etsy and some others, you can get a professionally designed invite designed and then sent to you like a digital copy via PDF. Once you have your pdf, you will need to find a place to print it. That is when you can find a local printer like FedEx copy or even Costco. If you are printing locally, you will want to check with them if they can provide envelopes as well.

Online - Designing a card online is most often the easiest option. Most online stationery companies have hundreds of designs to choose from. Also, you will be able to customize your card instantly online for a real-time preview of what your card is going to print like. Once you have it perfect, you can provide your contact list to them, and they will not only print and ship your invitations, but they will even print your addresses directly on your envelopes for free. This will save you a ton of time and makes life just a little easier.

When Should I Send Grad Announcement?

This will depend on if you want to send an announcement or an invitation. If you are sending an invitation to the graduation ceremony, then you will want to send it no later than 4-6 weeks before the ceremony date. If you are sending a graduation announcement will want to send those no later than two weeks before the event. This way, your friends and family can think of your son or daughter on their big day, even if not attending.

Do I Need Thank You Cards?

You will find that many of your friends and family will respond to the fantastic news if either a gift or money. It is very important to make sure to teach your child the importance of a thank you note. It does not have to be anything elaborate but sending each person a thank you note for their gift and letting them know the part they played in their life.

So even though it is hard to watch your kids grow up. Graduating from high school is a big accomplishment and should be celebrated with tears of joy as well as a few of sadness that they are not your little baby anymore.

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Jennifer Shackelford

Hi, I’m Jennifer, the founder and editor of On The Mama Needs, I write about experience with pregnancy, raising kids, and nutrition for both kids and expectant moms.. I love that blogging brings parents together and lets our readers know they’re not the only ones going through these experiences. I love seeing comments on my posts that say “I thought it was just me! I’m so glad it’s not!” Being a parent is hard, but friends and blogs really help.

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