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Graduation Invitations and Announcements

Graduation invitations and graduation announcements are an exciting way to kick off the celebrations for your commencement. You’ve made it through the years of exams, studying until all hours, 3 hour practicals and countless coffees and toasties - it’s time to party! Whether you’re set for an all-out rager (choose graduation party invitations) or prefer a quiet drink with a few friends at your favourite bar, this big moment in your life deserves to be commemorated.

First thing’s first: what’s the difference between graduation announcements and invitations? Think of a graduation announcement similarly to a baby announcement. You want people in your life to know about this big event, but you’re not necessarily inviting them to a gathering. It’s a nice card that can go up on loved ones’ fridges (or in grandma’s scrapbook). The alternative is invitations for when planning a killer graduation party and expecting a response from recipients. This article will provide everything you need to know about graduation invitations.

 

Invitations 

Types and occasions

There are many types of graduation invitations you might be searching for, as well as slight variations in context. Here are some common ones that people are searching for:

  • High school graduation invitations/senior graduation invitations
  • College graduation invitations
  • Nursing graduation invitations
  • Preschool graduation invitations/kindergarten graduation invitations
  • Law school graduation invitations
  • Tri fold graduation invitations
  • Graduation dinner invitations
  • Police academy graduation invitations

While the most common type are university graduation invitations and high school graduation party invitations, there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate a preschool graduation, or progressing from primary to high school. Every achievement deserves a round of applause and we hope this list has got you thinking about any upcoming graduation - big or small - in your life. The great thing about Paperlust invitations is that you can take any of our graduation templates, for either announcements or invitations, and alter the design to make it fit your specific event. Feel free to add images and text, as well as rearranging the colours or adding special features like real foil.

When it comes to invitation types, you can go the extra mile with something like a tri fold design, but for a graduation we usually recommend keeping it simple with a favourite design and simple wording.

 

Cheap graduation invitations

We understand that you’ve most likely racked up a hefty student debt over the last few years and aren’t exactly loaded. Not to worry! That’s why cheap graduation party invitations exist. College graduation party invitations don’t have to be overly fancy. A great way to keep costs down is by sticking with digital printing and steering clear of luxury printing techniques like foil stamping and letterpress. While printable graduation invitations can be a great option, make 100% sure you’re getting a high quality template and have access to a top notch printer. If you have your doubts, stick with stress free graduation invitations from Paperlust where you’re guaranteed a perfect product delivered on time, rather than taking your chances with free printable graduation invitations from an unknown site.

 

DIY graduation invitations

Wanting to create your own graduation invitations? Learning how to make graduation invitations depends on just how homemade you want your graduation invitations to be. Printable graduation party invitations are relatively easy as far as DIY goes, but if you want to create graduation invitations from scratch, make sure you have the craft equipment and skills needed for the task. 

Make your own graduation invitations can be a really rewarding experience but you should definitely think it through before jumping in. If you find you’re lacking the necessary time, skills or equipment, DIY invites can become more of a headache than a fun activity. 

 

Custom graduation invitations

The best way to get exactly what you want is to customize your own graduation invitations. One of the best parts about shopping online for graduation invitations is that not only do you have far more options available, you can also customise your invite to fit your taste and specifications. Use Paperlust’s interactive online design tool to edit the template to your liking and see your changes in real time. 

If you want something totally unique and different to any invitation you see on site, we also offer custom designs on request. Describe your idea to us and one of our artists will create a new invitation to match your vision. If you’re a creative and just need a printing company you can trust, Paperlust also provides an option to print your own design.

 

Graduation invitations wording

Like any piece of formal stationery, wording for graduation party invitations can be tricky. The good news is that you can usually just keep it really simple because not much information is required for this type of card. The wording for graduation invitations mainly depends on how formal or casual you want to go. If you feel like getting creative with your graduation party invitations wording, why not try a rhyming poem or funny wording? 

Wondering how to address graduation invitations? While most people don’t usually include guest names on the actual card, you can simply print the names of each person invited on the envelope. To make it more formal, add titles like Ms or Doctor. To avoid confusion about who is actually invited, be sure to print actual names, as opposed to ‘To The Wilsons’ or ‘Wilson family’. 

 

Photo graduation party invitations

When it comes to graduation invites sitting in prized position on the fridge, a picture really is worth a thousand words. Photo graduation invitations are one way to guarantee that yours are truly unique. Because graduation invites are usually so simple, a photo also makes the card more interesting. When choosing a picture for your graduation invitations, pick the best candid taken in the last 6 months, a yearbook picture or have some fun doing a photoshoot with a creative friend to get a shot you love (and are happy for plenty of people to see).

 

Themes/styles

The styles for you to choose from when it comes to graduation invites is limitless. To help give your creativity some direction, here is a list of top suggestions that have been popular with other grads:

The best way to choose graduation invitations is by going with the one that feels most natural. Browse our selection to see what resonates with you and start customising today!

 

Announcements

If you’re not planning a party for some reason, college graduation announcements or high school graduation announcements are a really special way to commemorate this milestone with the important people in your life. When it comes to announcements, let’s discuss some logistics to help you sail through the process.

 

Ordering samples

If you’re feeling unsure about committing to a company online, we recommend ordering samples so that you can be sure your graduation announcements will be perfect. We offer $5 sample packs so you can touch and feel the luxury quality of our paper stock and printing techniques before committing to a purchase. Just make sure to order the sample packs a few weeks before you plan to order.

 

When do I send the announcements?

When to send graduation announcements is really up to you, especially if there’s no party that the recipients have to prepare for. We recommend that you order your graduation announcements 3 weeks before you want to send them out. Most people send them before the graduation ceremony, but you can send them afterwards if you’re too busy leading up to commencement.

 

Who do you send graduation announcements to?

The more important question might be about who to send graduation announcements to. When deciding, a parents’ perspective can be both helpful and thoughtful as they may have specific people they want to include. The list is really up to you, and depends on your budget. Think of it like a party (even though it’s not). Who would you invite to an intimate 10 people gathering? Who makes the cut for a dinner party? Who’s on the list for a big bash? Keep in mind that the more cards you order, the cheaper per card they will be (however your postage costs will also increase).

 

How to address graduation announcements

When addressing graduation announcements, you’re not totalling a final head count like a party, so it can be nice to write it in a way that includes the whole family, such as, ‘To the Petersons’. Whether you include formal titles like Colonel and Mr depends on how formal your announcement style is.

 

How to assemble graduation announcements

If you order from Paperlust, the only assembly necessary is inserting the invitation card into the envelope and adding a postage stamp where necessary. While you can get us to print the recipient names on the envelopes, if you prefer to do it yourself, follow the instructions above.

For those planning picture graduation announcements or wondering about graduation announcements wording, both of these topics are covered in the invitation section above and the information can also apply to announcements.

Whether you want cheap, traditional or trifold graduation invitations, Paperlust has the flexibility to help you achieve the look, feel and price you’re after.

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