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Old 03-15-2011, 08:09 AM   #1  
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I will be graduating from college at the end of next month and was thinking about making my own graduation announcements. Would this be some sort of etiquette violation?

I was looking at the ones offered by my school, but they are so plain and generic. And they will only let me list one degree. I also want to change up the wording a bit, as I want these to be announcements more than invites. Most of the recipients will not be attending the ceremony, but I still want to share the news with them. After all it was four years of hard work while being a SAHM to five, I am very proud of the fact I am finally graduating.

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Old 03-15-2011, 08:28 AM   #2  
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I say go for it - it is a grand accomplishment to graduate from college and why not tell everyone! I made High school grad announcements for my daughter that I sent to those out of state relatives that would not be able to come to the ceremony/party and they thought they were very nice! I just worded it - we proudly announce the graduation of our daughter - the name of the school and the date........and included her senior picture.

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Go for it! Make them as fancy as you want....

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Congrats! You are right. Your hard work deserves a special handmade announcement!! My daughter is graduating from high school and she wouldn't even look at the printed announcements and told me I had to make hers!! Hope you will show us what you make!
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Congratulations on getting your degrees! I think it is a fabulous idea since you can really personalize them and make only as many as you will need. I wish I had done that for my son when he finished high school. Make sure you post your announcement!
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Agree with everyone. Having hand-made announcements really elevate your achievement. So, so much better than the standard. I plan to make the announcements when my DD graduates high school. Also, I wanted to say congratulations and GOOD FOR YOU!! An education is something you carry with you your entire life. A great example for your children.
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i made the announcements for my daughter's graduation from college. i have NO idea why i didn't photograph them and add it to my gallery [WHAT was i thinking?]. they weren't very fancy, or frilly, but i was able to add more info (like you want to do) and they were a little less expensive to make than buy.
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My daughter wanted a theme for her graduation party, so I made hers. It was exactly what she wanted. Here it is: Sarah's grad invite by mztamela - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Congratulations on such a wonderful acheivement!
I made our daughter's highschool graduation announcements.....I included some personal
acheivements and sent a pic along with them......we didn't have a party but was
just announcing her graduating..........they were very well received!

You can create a master piece!!!
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congrats!

i say go for it too!

why pay for something that is not designed or worded the way you want?!


i made my son's high school announcements a few years ago and they turned out GREAT!

i will be making the announcements for my daughter's next year...

making cards is my passion! i will NOT pay for something i really don't want!

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I did invitations to 8th grade graduation and thought I'd show you what those looked like. Used the school colors and a watermark of the school mascot- the Phoenix- under the text. Other than the fancy fold, the rest is pretty simple.

FINAL You're Invited 8th Grade Grad for DD by CAKath - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts and congratulations. I decided I will be making my own announcements, the big question now is what will they look like. I hope to work on different designs that are in consideration over the weekend, during homework breaks.
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The announcements are fantastic! My DD is also in 8th grade. Their school doesn't do any kind of ceremony, but they put on a homecoming/prom like dance for the 8th graders.
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The announcements are fantastic! My DD is also in 8th grade. Their school doesn't do any kind of ceremony, but they put on a homecoming/prom like dance for the 8th graders.
I've been doing the 8th grade graduation dance invitations for my children's grade school for the past few years. I have a few samples in my gallery if you'd like some ideas. They keep the same color scheme every year, but I try to come up with something new for them each year.
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