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Make Your Own Graduation Announcements

DIY Graduation Announcements for 2016

You did it! Graduation marks the end of one chapter, and the start of another. Congrats on your accomplishments — now, let’s celebrate! StudioStyle.com has custom designs for you to create the perfect graduation announcements and grad party invites. The grad cards and and photo holders below can be customized for ALL types of graduations, from kindergarten, Montessori, junior high and middle school, to high school, community college, state university, nursing school, and graduate school.

Printed Graduation Announcements

From modern to classic, we have graduation party invite designs to suit every grad’s taste. To create your graduation photo announcement or party invite, just add your personalized info, and upload your favorite senior picture to one of our templates. Or, you can customize your own graduation announcement from scratch! Available in the most popular school colors, these 5″ x 7″ graduation cards are printed on lightweight, smooth finish card stock paper that is thicker and more durable than traditional photo paper, making them perfect for mailing. Standard white envelopes are included. Design your custom graduation announcements here!

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Graduation Announcement Photo Insert Cards

Just slide your favorite graduation picture into the pocket opening of our photo insert cards for an easy DIY grad party invite! No glue or tape required. Hand write a personalized message on the inside of the card, or have us imprint your name, graduation year, and party details for you. These photo insert cards come in 13 colors with openings for a 4″ x 6″ photo, so you can choose one that coordinates with your school colors.  Browse all photo insert cards here.

Custom graduation announcements

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Graduation Announcement Photo Folders

These black graduation photo folders feature a gold foil graduation cap imprint on the front cover, and can be personalized with your graduation details. Each folder holds one 4 x 6 photo, with your choice of a vertical or horizontal layout.  These paper photo holders make beautiful graduation cards. They’re also an elegant way to protect, store, display & present graduation photos and senior pictures.

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Senior Portrait Folders

If you prefer a blank photo folder with no front cover design, our classic portrait folders are the way to go. These portrait folders are available in black or white, with optional borders and custom imprinting available. We offer these photo folders in vertical and horizontal formats for six different print sizes, including 4 x 5, 4 x 6, 5 x 7, 6 x 6, 8 x 10, and 8.5 x 11. They’re perfect for high school & college graduations, and for portrait photographers looking for a professional way to present prints to clients.

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Need ideas on what to write in your graduation announcements and invitations? Check out our post on Graduation Announcement Wording. For help designing the perfection graduation announcements, call the Studio Style team at 1-800-346-3063.  Have your own ideas for custom graduation announcements? Share them with us in the comments below.

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Graduation Announcement Wording

Find the graduation announcement wording that is right for you. Here are some ideas on what to write in your graduation announcements and invitations.

Example of wording for graduation announcements
Dual-purpose, cards can serve as both announcement and invitation.

Graduating from high school or college is a special event! All that hard work at school is quite an achievement, and one to be proud of. Paper graduation announcements are an elegant way to announce and share this achievement with friends and family. Not sure what to write? When creating your grad announcement cards, while the wording is entirely up to you, there are a few essential pieces of information you should include.

Basic Announcements

Announcements don’t have to be fancy or overly complicated. If your belief is “less is more” and you would prefer a simple look, just three pieces of information are needed.

  • Graduate’s Name
  • School’s Name
  • Graduating Year

An example wording for your basic announcement text:

Kate Monahan
East High School
Class of 2016

Formal Announcements

Reading more like a wedding invitation, a formal announcement has a sophisticated look and is a good choice for proud parents wishing to send out the announcements to their relatives and friends.

  • Names of Parents or Guardians
  • Graduate’s Full Name
  • School’s Name
  • Graduating Year
  • Graduate’s Major (optional)
  • Honors & Awards (optional)

A sample of a formal graduation announcement text:

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Monahan
Announce the graduation of their daughter
Katherine Anne Monahan
from East High School
On Saturday June 11th, 2016

Story Announcements

Sometimes graduates want to share more than just their name, school, and class year. Feel free to add additional information that you would like to share with everyone. Include a short paragraph on future plans after college, favorite school memory, or even an inspirational quote. Sharing these details creates a more personal card and lets family and friends know what you are up to after graduation.

  • Names of Parents or Guardians (optional)
  • Graduate’s Name (full name optional)
  • School’s Name
  • Graduating Year
  • Graduate’s Major (optional)
  • Honors & Awards (optional)
  • Future Plans
  • Quote

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Monahan
Are proud to announce the graduation of
Katherine Anne Monahan
from East High School
Class of 2012

Kate is attending Columbia College in Chicago this fall where she will study journalism.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Invitation Announcements

Popular with high school graduations, announcements can also double as party invitations. Use this opportunity to invite people to an open house or celebration in honor of the grad.

  • Graduate’s Name (full name optional)
  • School’s Name
  • Graduating Year
  • Graduation Date
  • Party Address
  • RSVP Details (optional)

Suggestion for grad party invitation wording:

Class of 2016
Celebrate Kate Monahan’s Graduation
from East High School
May 12th @ 4pm at the
Monahan’s Home
1200 West Palm Court
Sarosta, FL 60615

Sending grad announcements is appropriate for ALL graduations including kindergarten, montessori, junior high/middle school, high school, community college, state university, and nursing school. All the hard work and time pursuing your education is a reason to share your accomplishment with others by sending an announcement.

Have you written a unique graduation announcement that you’d like to share? Tell us your idea in the comments below.

Additional Resources: Photo Graduation Announcements & Graduation Quote Ideas.

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