Your graduation party is coming up, you know where the celebration will be and how many people you are going to invite, but you have not sent the invitations yet. There are many businesses that design and print invitations, however, if you want to give them your touch, you can do them on your own and we assure you that in addition to looking good, you will not spend as much money. Here are some suggestions so you can make some amazing invitations.
DOWNLOAD TEMPLATES ONLINE
An easy and fast way to create personalized invitations is by downloading a template from a specialized website. You can find templates with a preset design where all you have to do is put your graduation information before printing it. There are also sites with customizable templates, this means that you can take a preset template and modify it by putting the font, colors, and images you want.
USE YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN PROGRAM
If you do not find templates that you like and you are passionate about creating your designs, you can make graduation photo cards using image editing software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc. Even if you don’t have those programs, most computers have image editing programs that will give you the basic tools to design your invitations. So you can choose the font, colors, and designs that you like the most.
If you want to do something much more personalized and have a lot of creativity and skill for manual work, you can make the invitations by hand on your own. DIY (Do it yourself / Do it yourself) is a very popular trend and on the Internet, you will find many nice samples of this kind of invitations. You can take those examples as a base or create your design. Find quality materials and get to work.
Whether you want to make invitations with a computer program or with your own hands, here are some tips for college graduation announcements 2020:
– When designing the invitations for your graduation make sure that the letter is legible. Try to include the most important information such as the date and time, the type of clothing to wear (formal, casual or half-label) and the exact address of the place where the party will be. If it’s a difficult place to find, consider adding a sketch with directions, the most important thing in an invitation is that everything is clear to attendees.
– If you are going to print the invitations at home, get the right paper to make the color prints and in the case of the templates, remember to follow the instructions on the page.
– For crafts, it is best to do them several weeks in advance or to get a group of friends to help you make them since it is a job that requires a lot of patience and time for them to turn out well.
– If you do not know what designs to put you can always go to the shield of your school or put images alluding to graduation and devise a design from them.
When to send
A graduation notice is sent out approximately six weeks before graduation occurs. This allocates enough for those who are out of town to attend the event to make travel plans. The typical formal correspondence according to etiquette rules also corresponds to the period. If the announcement is general and does not indicate a specific time, or is not understood as an invitation, then the announcement can be sent three to four weeks before the event.
Who to send it to
The announcement is sent to everyone who is invited to the graduation ceremony, plus those friends and family who are not. Since graduates are often given only a specified number of seats for the ceremony, not everyone would like to invite may be included. By sending the announcement, you still keep loved ones who are not attending the ceremony participating in the milestone. The announcement lets all family members and friends know that you were thinking about them and their role in the graduate’s life.
The graduation announcement relays to the recipient of the nature of the event, which in this case is graduation from either high school or college and the name and location of the school they graduate from. Include the event date and time. If the student received honors from school, this can also be included in the invitation.
Since everyone who is not receiving the ceremony graduation notice was also invited, it is discreet to refer to the gifts that many may feel compelled to send. Since those who are not being invited to the graduation are not required to send a gift, make this clear to the recipients to avoid confusion. A simple “no gift please” added to the bottom of the ad achieves this purpose.