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This dotty background gives interest to the paper without using up your entire ink cartridge.

This page gives full instructions on personalizing and printing this invitation. Also details on making your own invites and other projects such as envelopes.

You could print these yourself or you may wish to load the free printable onto a disk and have a local printer complete the printing.

Alternatively, there is also a large selection of unique printable invites which are free to use.

The simplest way is to right click on the invite, copy it to Word, size it as required and print. You can complete the details by hand.

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How to Personalize Your Free Graduation Invite

  • Create a text box that completely covers all the wording you want to replace. NB. If you need to use precision when placing your text box then press CTRL & the Up and Down keys.

  • Enter your own customized wording in the text box.
  • Please note - you can type the names of those you are inviting on each invite and print them separately (or even do a mail merge if your a computer whiz) or you choose to hand write them.

How to Print your Free Graduation Invite

  • Open a word document.

  • Set the printer to the desired paper size.

  • Insert the image.

  • Adjust the margins to zero.

  • Adjust the image to cover the full size of the paper. Do this by clicking on the image and dragging one of the corner arrows.
  • To ensure everything looks just right go to File, Print Preview.

  • Print a "cut to size" test sheet to be certain that the font, font size and placement of your message will be as you desire. Make any necessary adjustments, then print your invitations.

Tip - Mark an X on one side of the test sheet prior to printing. This will help you determine which way up to place the invitation in the printer.

Make Your Own Free Graduation Invite

It is great fun, and simple, to create your own color backgrounds and invitations. The invitation above took me about 5 minutes to create. 

Your PC will likely have “Microsoft Word” and “Paint”. That is all you need. 

Make Your Own - Simplest Version

  • Open a new doc in your word processing tool and set up the page size - choose File and Page setup.

  • Now right-click your mouse over the clip art you’d like to use and select “copy”. Now place your cursor on the area where you want the clip art to go and right-click and select “paste” to add the clip art to your doc.

  • Lastly, add some text and use some word art as well to personalize it.

You can have any color you wish. For example you could have school colors or the graduate's favorite color. 

Next, add that final touch. Using clip art you can add images that are personal (favorite hobby, sport or pastime) to the graduate or are associated with graduation (cap or scroll).

Click here and you’ll find a great selection of graduation clip art, along with exact instructions on how to use it. 

Using clip art you can make colorful envelopes, colorful favor tags, colorful place cards, colorful party hats, colorful game certificates, colorful T-shirts, and colorful save the date fridge magnets.

Graduation Invite Paper

White paper is simplest and your normal printer paper will give great invitations.

A colorful background will look great on any kind of paper. It can also save on ink by using colored paper in place of using a colored background.

Higher quality paper will give a real quality feel to the graduation invitations. I like cardstock and blank invitation paper.

Wording for your Free Graduation Invite

An Open House free graduation invite may give you ideas for wording.

There are of course the basic information details that invitations must cover. Click here for invitation etiquette.

Some wording could be:

We are having a graduation party for (graduates name)
You are welcome to drop into our home (address details)
Our Open House Graduation Party starts at (details)
We look forward to welcoming you

(The graduate's team wear blue.)
Please come to the graduate's (name) blue graduation party.
Wear blue to honor the team.
Blue Man Group music.
Blue food and drinks.
Venue (details) 
RSVP (details)

Our Open House Graduation Party is at (details)
Come and celebrate the graduation of (graduate’s name)
Time/ Date (details)
We would love to see you!

Free Graduation Themed Invites

You may have a great theme party in mind. That could be Luau, Pirates, Circus, Mardi Gras, Mexican, Magic, Wild West, Hollywood, Casino, Fifties, Superhero, Under The Sea, Backward and Golf. Each of our theme pages has a free printable graduation invitation ready to use.Click here for the themed printable graduation invitations page, then click through to the theme you want.

Good luck with your free graduation invite.

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