Marsha

by Marsha
(Maryland)

Can I include the party invitation in the high school graduation announcement so I just have to do one mailing? Or is that improper?


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Thanks for getting in touch.

There is nothing to stop you doing this, I think that it is a great idea as there is less postage and friends and family get everything they need in one package.

Congratulations to the graduate, I hope they have the best time at graduation.

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Question regarding sealing the envelopes for graduation invitations
by: Anonymous

Do you place the seal on the inner or outer envelope? Or do you place it on both envelopes? Do you have to include tissue paper? Please advise! Thanks

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Many thanks for getting in touch.

The seal should go on the outer envelope. If you have 2 then you can add one to the inner envelope as well.

Tissue paper normally goes on the inside of the announcement.

My congratulations to the graduate.

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announcement dilema
by: Anonymous

we are having our son's graduation party with one of his friends. We are each doing separate announcements. I am not sure if we should include that information on the announcement. We don't want our friends and family that don't know the friend that well, to feel obligated to get him a gift. But, we don't want them to feel awkward or surprised when they arrive, that this is a party for two graduates. How do I handle this? Thanks!


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Firstly, congratulations to your son.

Wording joint invitations to be clear about the type of party and express your intended gift policy is always tricky.

The simplest way is to have a no gift policy and then your invite to a joint party is easy to do.

The invite will most likely invite guests to a joint party. Wording options describing a policy of giving no gifts to the graduate guests don't know can be a little complex. Lots of people just trust that people will know only to buy a gift for "their" graduate.

You might be mailing the invites to your own guests. A note from you to them could say they are not obligated to buy a gift but if they do please only for (name of your son).

Whatever approach you use it will work best if both families do the same!

Please reply back if you need more here. I would like to be sure you have the right answer!

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Photo enclosed with college graduation announcement

by Marie
(Santa Barbara, CA USA)

Is there an appropriate size of photo that will be included in a college graduates announcement?

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Many thanks for getting in touch.

There is no etiquette to guide you as such. However a photo that fits with your announcement will be perfect. You might well have a 5x7 or 4x8 announcement which will guide you on the photo size.

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Graduation Announcement Etiquette Enclosure

by Nikolle
(Denver, Colorado)

I am sending out my college graduation announcements and I am enclosing information about the online broadcast since it was not included in my schools announcement. I have printed it out on a name card with the website and got small envelopes too.

My question is how to stuff the envelope. I have the outer envelopes with address, then inner envelope with first names, the announcement itself, the tissue paper, and my enclosure. I want to make sure people see it but I don't want it to look bad.

Thanks!!


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Congratulations on your graduation!

This is a great question. When you are sending graduation announcements the first thing recipients see when they open the envelope is the inner envelope with their name on it, and that can be the case here. So, you have the basic etiquette covered. You clearly want them to see clearly the broadcast too.

It really is your choice if you have a second envelope inside the outer envelope, add the broadcast to the outer envelope or put the broadcast in the envelope with the announcement. You could make this practical and try a few ideas to get the best one. Purely a personal note, I would happily fold my announcement over the broadcast card (inserting both in the inner envelope) so when the recipient brings out the announcement the broadcast card will be right in front of them.

As this is a matter of choice, please let me know what you hink and if I can help further!

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2nd envelope
by: Anonymous

Should the inner envelope have the graduates name and address pre-written for return money gift?

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Many thanks for getting in touch.

The inner envelope is addressed to the recipient of the announcement in an informal way such as "Grandad". It contains the announcement, tissue paper and photograph. I am afraid this would mean it could not be addressed to be used as a return envelope.

I hope this answer helps you.

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Lisa

Must the outer envelope be hand-written? My daughter's handwriting isn't the best, so we're thinking about printing addresses in an attractive font, then hand-writing the inner envelopes. We would also like to include a short note to announce her selection as valedictorian, indicate her college plans, and request no gifts.


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Many thanks for getting in touch and congratulations to your daughter.

Strictly the envelopes should be handwritten, you could consider writing them yourself. Using printed addresses would be outwith the usual etiquette and your own decision.

I do like the idea of your inclusions, letting everyone know she is valedctorian, about her college plans and admirably stating no gifts is a great idea.

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robin whatley

Where should the return address be located on a graduation announcement?


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There may not be a requirement for a return address as this is an announcement. However you could write a return address on the back of the envelope in case the announcement is unable to be delivered for some reason.

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Valedictorian etiquette guidlines for graduation announcements

by Proud Mom
(Newton, Iowa)

Is it considered boastful or tacky for a high school graduate who has achieved valedictorian to include this merit on the graduation announcement?


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Always great to receive a note from a proud mom. Congratulations to the graduate.

The graduate will have worked very hard and surely deserves to have their Valedictorian achievement on the announcements.

Good luck with all your graduation celebrations!

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Twin Graduation announcement
by: twin Mom

How do you send graduation announcements for twins? Do I send two seperate announcements I have a picture that include both students that will be sent together.


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What a great question!

I think this one comes down to personal choice. Some families will love keeping it all together and feel that recipients will enjoy seeing both announcements at the same time and they can perhaps plan the gifts knowing they are buying for 2.

Other families will be happier to identify the twins achievements seperately.

Perhaps the twins can be very independent in nature or are very happy to be identified together.

I am afraid there is no correct answer here.

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graduation anouncements to other graduates families

by Rana
(Hurley,Ms)

My daughter is graduating this year and I have heard mixed things about sending out anouncements. I have known most of the Senior class since they were born and others their entire school years. I have heard that you do not send out invites or announcements to families of other graduates, but I want to recieve them from my daughters friends and my friends children. Also, I would like for my friends to receive one from my daughter. I feel that just because you receive one doesn't mean you have to send a gift, but with the new ways they are sending them,(pictures and such) I don't want to miss out on them. What is the proper etiquette for this?


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Many thanks for getting in touch.

It is up to you who you send the announcements to, so there is no formal etiquette issue.

If your concern is that recipients will feel they need to give a gift then you could always state "no gifts please" on the announcement. That is entirely your choice. If all families do that it would be simpler.

I understand that you have known the other graduates for many years. Perhaps you could speak to the other parents and establish a joint way of doing announcements.

Congratulations to your daughter when graduation comes.

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Lindsay

by Lindsay
(Provo, UT)

I'm getting ready to send out college graduation announcements. It is appropriate to include an insert saying that I have been accepted to a certain Masters program? I'm going to be getting my masters at the same school as my bachelor's degree and thought my family and friends may like to know that... is that still classy?


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Mnay thanks for getting in touch. First let me congratulate you on your graduation and the exciting next step in starting your masters.

As long as you follow the announcement etiquette you can decide on adding your own extra touches. I have seen many announcements where the wording included the next steps in the graduate's life such as going on to university, for example,

Ian and Sheena Smith
Proudly announce the graduation of their daughter Ellie
from University of Glasgow on (date)
with a Bachelor in Mathematics
(graduation day details)
and will take her PHD at Glasgow





In terms of being classy, you will know your own family and friends and your own opinion on what works with the announcements you will have seen from friends. However a simply stated note saying that you are going on to study a masters degree at (name of university) can work.

I hope you enjoy your graduation celebrations and have great success with your masters!

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Kim

My son graduates June 8. We have formal graduation announcements. We will be having an open house for him on June 23. The open house invites will be a photo postcard type. Should I include the open house invite with the formal announcement? I don't want friends and family to feel like or imply that they need to attend and gift for both. That was my thought for putting them in the same envelope so they can choose rather than be surprised when they see a open house invite after the graduation ceremony.


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Thanks for contacting me. Firstly let me congratulate your son on his graduation.

There is no real etiquette question but I do see how this is a little tricky to handle properly. Personally I would happily put the invite in the same envelope as the announcement. That way you could expect these valuable people in the life of the graduate to realise they would only be buying one gift. Using seperate envelopes might lead to two gifts being bought, although unlikely. Also they know everything that is happening upfront.

I love your sentiment here and hope your guests have a great time.

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Parent

How to include a deceased grandparent on a graduation announcement.


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Many thanks for contacting me. Firstly congratulations to the graduate.

Remembering a grandparent is a wondeful thing to do. I don't have any strict etiquette rules in mind but I would offer a personal opinion.

Example 1:

"Ian and Edith Smith are delighted to announce the graduation of Jenny Smith from XYZ High School.
Jenny's grandparent (name) would be very proud of her.
(complete the details with dates etc)."

Example 2 is to add "In Loving Memory of (Grandparent's name)" underneath the main wording.

I would consult with the graduate to be sure everyone agrees the wording.

I hope you find the best wording for the announcements.

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Etiquette

Is it bad etiquette to put party invitations in with graduation announcements?



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Thanks for getting in touch. My opinion now is that although it is not strictly eqtiquette it does save time and money to send the Announcement and Party Invitations together.

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8th Grade Announcement?

by Laurie
(IL)

I have a sticky situation. My husband and I are not hosting an 8th grade graduation party for our daughter because of two reasons:

1. Financial (husband lost his job earlier in year)
2. It's not the norm where we live (only High School & College). 8th grade at our public school only has a "moving on ceremony". No caps/gowns.

I would like to send an announcement about our daughter "moving on" and going to High School. Is this OK and how can I do this? Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thank you!



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This seems a lovely thing to do. You have no real etiquette concerns so you can do this in your own way. Perhaps a good way is to use a formal style announcement wording and change the graduation wording to promoted or moving on, to High School. An example could be:

____________ would like to inform you of her promotion from 8th grade to ______ High School.

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Stuffing Grad Announcement Envelopes

How do you put all the stuff together in the envelopes - tissues paper, name plate, photo?



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Many thanks for contacting us. The answer you need is:

The inner envelope holds the announcement and any graduation picture. It should be addressed informally such as Aunt Rachel, for example.

Put your card in the card holder. Put the announcement in the smaller envelope with folded edge inserted first. The announcement front faces the flap. This envelope is placed in the mailing envelope with the flap facing the mailing side.

If you have an envelope seal then that is a great touch.

I hope this gives you the information you need. If not feel free to let me know.

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tissue paper
by: Anonymous

What about the tissue paper?


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Apologies and you are quite right, I had not answered that part.

The tissue paper was traditionally used to stop the ink running but these days that probably is not required. If the card is a folding card, open it and put the tissue, same size as the card, inside. If it is a one side card then place it against the printed side, again at the same size.


I hope you have a great time this graduation!

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should addressed announcement be in grad's handwriting?

should the graduate himself address his graduation announcements? This is the way I was taught...was just asked to address and send out my grandsons..don't mind the work, just don't want to offend any recipients.



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First off thanks for contacting us and congratulations to your grandson. You are correct the envelopes should be handwritten in blue or black ink.

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who should address the announcements
by: Anonymous

i understand in black or blue ink, but should the grad do it, or can relatives help?

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Excellent if the graduate did it, but of course relatives can help.

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Grad Anouncements

Should single parents put the full names of the mom and dad on a child's high school graduation announcement?



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Many thanks for contacting me and congratulations to the graduate.

It certainly would be simpler to include both names as it would avoid the potential for two sets of announcements being issued, for example, and share costs. Perhaps you are able to talk over the options. I am afraid I cannot help further here but I do hope that it all turns out very well.

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Should graduation announcements be sent if we are not having a graduation party?

by Chris
(Denver)

My daughter was given a choice she could have a graduation party of go to Disneyland. She chose Disneyland. My husband feels it is wrong to send announcements and that if we do we are only looking for a gift since we are not hosting a party.



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Congratulations to your daughter. A couple of things to think about here as your husband raises a great point. Your family and friends may have many people who would love to hear about the graduation. Also you can cover the gifts issue by stating No Gifts on the announcements. If you agree both of these points are true then announcements would be a great thing to do.

The trip to Disneyland sounds fantastic, I hope your daughter loves it!

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Return Address

by Janette
(San Diego)

As far as the return address, who should the announcements be from, the graduate or the parents, in the case of a high school graduation?

Thank you.


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Many thanks for contacting me. Firstly let me congratulate the graduate.

The return address should be to the people named as announcing the graduation, or hosting the party.

So, for example, if the announcement states that "Mr and Mrs Martin announce the graduation of their daughter Tessa" then the return address should be to Mr and Mrs Martin.

I do hope this gives you the answer you need, if not let me know!

Good Luck with all your graduation activities!

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out of state high school graduation announcement

My son finished his last two years of high school out-of-state due to our recent relocation. We do not have any family or many close friends where we currently live, so there will be no party for him here. We have a small family "back home" and some good friends that I would certainly invite to a party, if we were having one. (my son has declined the idea of having a party "back home", which I thought would've been a perfect solution and a viable option)

I have been undecided about what to do regarding announcements and was going to do nothing, assuming those closest to him knew about the event and, if they chose to, would send him a gift if they wanted to. However, I have since received announcements and party invitations to a relative and some friends "back home". I would like to send them a gift, and now think that I should send announcements (to them, at least) of my son's graduation.

Help!?! What do I do?


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Many thanks for contacting me. Although there is no real etiquette question here you do have a great question.

Purely personally I would send out announcements to family and friends. You can use this as a great way to update them on how your son is doing and keep in touch, as well as the most important point which is celebrating your son's excellent achievements. I am sure they will all be delighted to know how he is doing.

You might even have a no gifts policy if you wish.


Good luck to your son for the future!

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help

how do i write what my child has accomplished and what she is attenting college for?

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Thanks for contacting me.

I would be delighted to help but just need to check the actual detail. Is this for an announcement or invite?

On her accomplishements, that can usually be covered saying for example,

(Parent’s Names)
are proud to announce
the Graduation of(Graduate's Name)
from (School name)


You could add which college she is going on to attend and which is her major subject.

If there are different circumstances for your daughter please add them to comments and I'll help all I can.

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Senior Mom

Hi. We purchased photo open house invitations with our sons senior pictures, thinking it would be a nice touch. The problem is my open house photo invite is bigger than my graduation announcement. What would be the correct etiquette for sendimg these together? Can I insert my announcement invitation envelope in my open house invitation envelope? Please Help!

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Many thanks for getting in touch. Firstly congratulations to your son.

Strictly the correct etiquette is to send them seperately which take away the issue of different sizes. Given that, I can only give a personal opinion.

To keep to a sensible budget many people send the announcements and invites out together. In this case I would make sure the etiquette is followed for each item albeit using only one envelope.

In terms of the invites and announcements being different sizes this is a judgement call. I would look at a prepared envelope with everything in it and see if it looked a bit odd or indeed looked ok. I would hope the differences were not too big and could proceed with everything together.

Given that this is a judgement call please feel free to come back and tell me how it looks all in one envelope.

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Mrs

How do you address an announcement if the couple are both doctors?


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Many thanks for getting in touch.

Can I check that the couple are about to graduate as Doctors. If the announcements are going out before graduation you would normally give their names wihout titles and announce their impending qualifications. If you are doing it after graduation just name them as for example Dr Jane Smith and Dr Ian Smith announce their graduation ...etc.

Please use comments if you wish and give me a little bit more detail.

Thanks

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The Inner envelope of the announcements.

by April

Hi, I am not sure if I place my open house invitation inside the inner envelope with the graduation picture and tissue paper? Also, do I put the open house invite in an envelope or just by itself? Im also not sure if there is a proper order for all of this.

Thank you


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Many thanks for getting in touch. Before I can help you can you just confirm if you are dealing with open house invites only or are you sending announcements as well.

For open house invites you can relax the etiquette as some may well be handed out at school. For more formal graduation party invites you fill the envelope (from the bottom up) with invitation, reply envelope and then reply card.

The announcement etiquette would be different. Put your card in the card holder. Put the announcement in the smaller envelope with folded edge inserted first. The announcement front faces the flap. This envelope is placed in the mailing envelope with the flap facing the mailing side.

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Same dilemma
by: Anonymous

I am sending high school grad announcements and would like to include an open house party invitation in the same mailing. Do I put the open house invite inside the inner envelope? If so, slide it inside the trifold announcement or slide it in on top or just inside the mailing envelop? Open house invites came with their own envelopes but don't think they are necessary.
Thank you!

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Strictly the announcements and invites should go out seperately. However a practical decision is certainly to send them together.

On a personal note, as long as the announcement etiquette is correct then the open house invite can be added in around it. However, importantly the invite must be seen.

I would test out putting the invite beside the announcement in the inner envelope and also having the announcement and invite in separate inner envelopes. As long as I felt the invite would be noticed I would be happy. You can decide which you think looks the best.

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Correct order?
by: Anonymous

Yes, I am sending the open house invites with all the announcements.
So its ok to put the picture, tissue paper, then the open house invite all in the small envelope...in that order?

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What a great idea. I think you have it in order.

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Page Reid

by P. R.
(S.C.)

Do I send graduation announcements to friend/family if they also have a child graduating. I've always thought no.


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In general I would not send an announcement if the other graduate is in the same class as your child because the family already know about the graduation. Some parents may send out announcements so you need to decide if you are sending one back and what you will do about gifts. You might be able to talk to the other parents and agree no announcements and no gifts.

Also if the other graduate is not in the same class as your child I would not send one either.

However over-riding that, for family who would value having the announcement, I would send one. For example cousins who have maintained an interest in your child. This is just a judgement call.

I hope this helps! Please feel free to come back for further clarification.

Congratulations to your own graduate.

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Going Crazy!

My son's inner envelope is black in color to match the announcement. Is it mandatory that it be informally addressed on the outside, as black ink will not show up?


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Thanks for getting in touch.

Strictly you are supposed to informally address the inner envelope. You would need to find a pen color such as white that was clearly visible.

Etiquette is meant as a great guide and you still have to be practical. Personally if I couldn't find a pen color I liked I would omit addressing the envelopes.

Congratulations to the graduate!

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middle name on name card missing

My daughter's name cards arrived without her middle name on her name card. Is it ok to use a name card in an announcement without the graduate's middle name? I did not want to have to wait to receive new ones because I am running out of time.

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Thanks for getting in touch.

I think a practical decision is just to use what you have as you don't have time to have the cards changed.

Personally I would keep the cards but ask the printer to fix the error as soon as possible. If they managed to change them on time then excellent, if not you can use what you have.

Congratulations to your daughter!

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Who to send to

by Janet
(North Carolina)

I am a hairstylist and have been in the business over 30 years. I have a son that is graduating high school next week. Is it proper to send an announcement to some of my clients that have literally watched him grow up? Some of these clients have never actually met my son at all. I don't want them to think that I am just sending them out to receive a gift.

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Many thanks for getting in touch.

You can send announcements to anyone you wish. You might consider adding "no gifts please" to the announcement to take away any concerns you may have.

Congratulations to your son!

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I printed wrong date on ANNOUNCEMENTS already in envelope...

by Arleen
(Washington)

Is there anyway to post on an envelope that i made a error on the date of graduation in my announcement?


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I am sorry to hear you have the wrong date on the announcements.

The ideas here are simply personal ideas on how to move forward. Clearly the most expensive way is to redo the whole exercise with fresh announcements and the right date. However that is your choice.

You don't mention ceremony invites so I am assuming they have the correct date.

To make sure the recipients know the correct date is clearly the key thing. If you have sealed the envelopes you might add a label to the back of them with a note on the correct date.

If you have not sealed the envelopes you might add a card inside to explain the correct date.

If you have already mailed them you might send a card explaning the error.

I hope you can see a practical way forward. Please feel free to come back and clarify further!

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College announcements

by Leesa
(San Antonio, tx)

We received foil seals with the college name on them. On which envelope does it go on? It is not the small seal. I'm guessing the outer envelope flap?

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First off, congratulations to the graduate.

Can I just check you have seals available for the inner envelope (small seal) and outer envelope (larger seal)?

Traditionally the inner envelope has a seal. If you also have seals for the outer envelope (flap) they add a great touch.

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Friends sending HS graduation announcements to family of friends also graduating HS

by Amy
(Boones Mill, VA)

My daughter is graduating HS and would like to know if it is proper to send an announcement to the family of her friends that are also graduating with her?

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Thanks for getting in touch and many congratulations to your daughter.

There is no real etiquette issue here, so you really can do what you want. You might want to think about notifying them it is "No Gifts".

If you are sending them a party invite you could include them both together.

I hope graduation goes really well.

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Susan Maher-mother

When I send out the invitations who do I put as the sender? My son's name or does it come from the parents?

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Many thanks for getting in touch. Let me congratulate your son.

A typical approach is for the parents to invite guests to their child's party as they are putting the party on and will be the main hosts.

Of course some graduates throw their own party and in that case they are the ones inviting guests.

I hope this gives you the answer you need.

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Laura's got style

by Laura D. Brown
(Moss Point, MS)

My daughter is the Valedictorian, however the announcements have already been printed, but I want to share this honorable achievement with others. I'm considering including a formal insert, on parchment paper to accomplish this. I'm wanting it to say:
Floyd & Laura Brown, the parents of ALONNA LEXUS BROWN, are honored to declare that their daughter will be delivering the VALEDICTORIAN ADDRESS during commencement ceremonies!
Would this be appropriate and classy?? I really am honorably proud, to share this accomplishment; but I honestly, don't know the proper way to go about it!

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Thank you for getting in touch.

Congratulations to your daughter, class Valedictorian is an amazing achievement.

I understand how proud you are!

You are sending announcements to people who care for the graduate and are interested in her achievements so a further insertion seems really good.

There may well be some slightly different wording ideas such as:
Floyd & Laura Brown, are honored to declare that their daughter, ALONNA LEXUS BROWN, will be delivering the VALEDICTORIAN ADDRESS during commencement exercises!

Good luck with all you graduation celebrations!

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where do you put return address on graduation announcements

where are you supposed to put the return address or are you even supposed to put one?

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Announcements do not usually require a reply so no need for a return address.

If you want any undelivered announcements to be returned then put a return address on the back flap of the outer envelope.

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Graduates accomplishments in announcement

by Kristen
(Carlisle, PA)

How can I announce the graduation of my son and include his accomplishments?

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Thank you for getting in touch and congratulations to your son.

A simply worded announcement would be

(Parent‘s names)
Wish to announce the graduation
of their son
(Graduate’s name)
from (School/College/University Name)

You may have further academic achievements to add such as "as Valedictorian".

If you have more to add let me know what it is and I will help with the wording!

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Graduation picture

Do you write any info on the back of the grad picture in the announcement

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Thanks for a great question.

No real etiquette question here. Normally the photos remain blank on the back, but you might consider adding say name and graduation date.

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Not walking in December

Hello, I'm not walking for my December 2015 commencement because my family planned a cruise for my graduation and the ship sails on the same day . However , I still want to send everyone announcements with graduation pictures , but I'm not sure on how to word my announcement in a way for everyone to understand that I'm graduating but not walking . Please help .

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First off, congratulations to you in advance of your December graduation.

The typical announcement wording can be adjusted in a way that suits your circumstances.

Example 1

Parent’s Names)
are proud to announce
the Graduation of(Graduate's Name)
from(School/College/University name)
Please note that on Graduation day
we are taking (graduate's name)
on a celebration cruise so (he/she)
will graduate in absentia.

Example 2

Parent’s Names)
are proud to announce
the Graduation of(Graduate's Name)
from
(School/College/University name)

Inside the announcement just add a separate note telling everyone you will be on a cruise so will, while still graduating, miss the ceremony itself.


I hope this helps, if not please come back to me for further assistance.

I do hope you enjoy the cruise!

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Dual enrollment graduate.

by Ana Boardman
(Port Saint lucie,Fl)

My daughter is a senior in high school,(dual enrollment) graduating May 21st,2016. However, she is also getting her associates degree in biology PHI THETA KAPPA (deans list straight A's) & the graduation is April 30th. Is it proper to announce both on one announcement? 2 pictures to be included.

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Firstly, congratulations in advance to your daughter. This is a very impressive list of qualifications.

You can of course use one announcement for all the graduation details.

Good luck with all the graduation celebrations.

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Inserts

by Tiff

What is the proper etiquette to enclosing insert they say that my child will be attending college out of state and if they would like to give a gift that it be a gift card.

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Thank you for getting in touch.

Any insert goes inside the Announcement and will therefore be found by the recipient when they open it. If you have a name card and photo that the insert would be on top of them.

Congratulations to the Graduate.

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Graduation Announcements

by Shelly
(Indiana)

Who sends the graduation announcement? The graduate or the parents? Should the return address be from the graduate or the parents?

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Many thanks for getting in touch with me.

The graduate can of course be the person sending The Announcements, however they normally go out from the parents with the parents address being the return address. The wording could be, for example, "James and Mary Smith are thrilled to Announce the Graduation of their daughter Freda....."

I hope this answers your question.

Regards

Jane

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Toni

question do I put daughters deceased father in high school grad. announcement?

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Many thanks for getting in touch and congratulations to your daughter.

This is a choice for you and your daughter to make. I can only give you a personal opinion which is I would be very proud to. The wording could be, for example:

On behalf of the late John Smith and herself, Jane Smith is proud to announce the graduation of their daughter Eileen.

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Name Cards

by Annette
(Illinois)

Middle Name on Name Cards
My daughter has two middle names and a long last name...so it's too long to fit on a name card. I thought we could just use one middle name but she really wants them both. Is it odd to put her name on two lines?

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Many thanks for getting in touch. As there is no etiquette issue here I can only tell you that I would happily go with 2 lines.

Congratulations to your daughter!

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Ms.

by Charlotte
(Nashville)

Should I or not address my return label as Ms.or Miss for my college graduation label or should I only use my first and last name?

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On the back of the mailing envelope I do not include names, just the return address.

For return envelopes you can go with your own choice. I like to be informal with them and simply put my first and last name.

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Ms.

by Charlotte
(Nashville)

Should I or not address my return label as Ms.or Miss for my college graduation label or should I only use my first and last name?

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On the back of the mailing envelope I do not include names, just the return address.

For return envelopes you can go with your own choice. I like to be informal with them and simply put my first and last name.


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Sending more than one announcement to an address

We are sending out high school graduation announcements for our son - these are announcements only, and do not include any kind of invitation. My mother is currently living with my sister and her husband. Do I need to send two announcements - one addressed to my Mom and one addressed to my sister and husband? Or can I address one announcement to all three of them? (Mr. & Mrs. John Smith, Mrs. Betsy Jones). It seems silly to send two of the same thing to the same address. Plus, my mom is rather infirm and my sister opens and handles all of her correspondence for her. If it was an invitation, each adult would receive their own. But announcements?.....

I have the same situation with a sister-in-law living with my in-laws.

Thanks.

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Thanks for getting in touch.

There is no real etiquette question here. You can address and send announcements to anyone you want.

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Jessie

My Daughters Graduation Invitations just list the time place etc but does not have her name on them we ordered them through school but I am including a pic should I write her name on the invitation it's self along with the pic.

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Thanks for getting in touch.

You could include an announcement, name card or add the graduate's details to the invite or photo by hand. In addition your family name may be on the reply card so guests should know who the graduate is.

Let me know if you have what you need.

Congratulations to your daughter.

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Graduation - thank you

by Karen
(Georgia )

My daughter graduated high school in May. However, all family and friends have already sent money to fund a church trip this summer. I would like to send an announcement with a simple message thanking them for supporting her and providing her a gift that will last a lifetime. Is it okay to combine the two? Graduation and thank you? I don't want them thinking they have to send more money and acknowledge their previous generosity

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Firstly congratulations to your daughter.

I think this is a wonderful idea!

Good luck with the church trip.

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Grandma needs help

by Mawmaw
(Rayne La.)

My grandson is graduating he has lived with us since birth we got legal custody of him at age 2...(our son) the graduate's father was never married to the graduate's mom...but our grandson is very close to both of them so what should we put on the announcements without hurting anyone's feeling or anyone feeling left out? Also he is graduating as a Jr. I would like to add that to his announcements? What do you think? Please help me! Thanks!

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Thank you for getting in touch.

Graduation Announcements are quite factual so you can simply name the school and Grade your Grandson is graduating from.

The part of the Announcement where you name, for example the graduate's parents, is the part where you might like to agree the wording with your Grandson and his Mom and Dad. You typically could have, for example

Ian Smith and Vera Hamilton
are delighted to announce the Graduation
of their son James etc...

In this case you might want to use that style, or also add a special thanks to Grandparents. You might even wish to make the Announcement from yourselves and add the parents names.

I would like to help as much as I can. Can you let me know if you wish to proceed by making the Announcements worded from parents or grandparents. I would hope to help you with the final wording.

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