Feb 09

Free Graduation Announcement Invitations Must Know 2017

Posted in Graduation By Sarah Porter

Graduation Announcements and Graduate Ceremony Invitations – There are Differences

It is quite common for a couple of graduating terms, graduation announcements and graduate invitations, to be used interchangeably, they are used for two different and distinct purposes. A graduation invitation is used to invite family members and close friends to the actual graduating ceremony and celebration while school graduate announcements are customized and sent to relatives and friends of the family to announce your achievement, either before or after the actual graduation ceremony. These announcement cards are often used to notify everyone of your graduation open house party celebration.

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Details to Include on Personalized Announcements for Graduation

As you are customizing your totally unique and popular 2017 graduate announcement cards, there are some details that should be included, such as:

  • Full Name of Graduate: Ensure that the grad’s full name, including middle name, is used regardless of whether your announcement stationery cards are formal or informal traditional.
  • Name of School: Include the full and complete name of the school where the graduate is graduating
  • Graduation Date and Time: The full details of the date with year and time should be included. Most include a phrase such as, ‘Class of 20xx’
  • Location of Event: The local name, address, and other details should be included.
  • RSVP: If you are sending invitations to the ceremony or celebration, be sure to include details for R.S.V.P. such as contact person, email, phone number, and more.

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Types of 2017 Graduation Announcement Cards for All Graduating Milestones

The more popular and traditional announcements for graduations include a flat or folded card inside an envelope, that is placed inside a larger mailing envelope. But, some graduates are choosing to send more informal announcement cards that include a collage of senior graduate photographs, or a side-by-side of the happy graduate on the first day of school and on graduation day. These more informal announcing cards can even be sent as a flat postcard type stationery. It is unacceptable to send an e-mail announcement so you will absolutely want to a traditional and mailed flat or fold invitation announcement stationary card.

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Find Help Creating Just the Right and Proper Graduation Wordings

There are a variety of ways to announce the graduation ceremony on the invitation card and include everything from a famous or favorite graduation poem to a prayer or a memorable quote. Consider these ideas for graduation wording for all graduating milestone:

  • (Name of Parents) are proud to announce the graduation of their daughter/son, (grad’s full name here), from (name of school) class of 20xx. We invite you to share in the commencement ceremonies on (date, time, location)
  • The graduating class of (school name), including (name of graduate) proudly announce commencement ceremonies on (date, time, and location)
  • We are so proud! (student full name) has completed years of hard work and dedication and will graduate on (date, time, location). Please join us for an open house party on (date, time, location)
  • She/He is All grown up! (name of graduate) graduated from (school name) on (date). Please join us in celebrating on (date, time, location)

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When to Send Invitations and Announcements for Graduation

According to graduation etiquette, if you are planning to host a graduation party or open house, then your custom announcements should be sent along with a party invitation four to six weeks before the celebration party. If no party is planned, you should send the school graduating announcements before or after the graduation ceremony. Graduation is an important milestone in a graduate’s life, so send announcement stationery to more family and friends rather than fewer. After all, graduation is an exciting time in a person’s life as it marks the end of one stage of their educational milestone and the beginning of another or the beginning of a bright future. Everyone will be happy to hear of the graduation milestone accomplishment.

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Graduation Designs and Themes for 2017 Announcements and Invitations on Pinterest

For the 2017 designs, styles, and trends of popular and creative graduate announcement invitation stationery cards with Two Sided, FLIP IT on Pinterest, check out these boards:

  • https://www.pinterest.com/invitationsbyu/graduation-announcements-and-invitations/
  • https://www.pinterest.com/wps946/graduation-announcements-invitations/
  • https://www.pinterest.com/graduationcards/graduation-announcements/
  • https://www.pinterest.com/cardsshoppe/graduation-announcements-invitations/

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About the Author

For more about graduation 2017 school announcements invitations and graduation wordings samples for school graduating milestones written by Sarah Porter for educational publications, school blogs, forums for announcements, and websites for graduate invitations such as InvitationsByU.com, http://www.invitationsbyu.com/

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About Sarah Porter

Sarah Porter writes about personalized invitation announcement stationery cards for all life's special occasions including: wedding anniversaries; baby showers; bereavement cards; birth announcements; bridal showers and weddings; business stationery; graduations; all holidays; kids birthdays, including Quinceanera and Sweet 16; moving and housewarming; parties of all types; religious invitations; thank you cards; and lots more.