Post # 1
Hello lovely graduating ladies, or ladies that have graduated!
I ordered my cap, gown, and tassle today! Very exciting stuff. I am also happy to announce that unless I completely fuck up, I will be graduating with honors! 🙂
I am NOT happy to announce that Jostens is trying to make me trade in my first unborn son to get graduation announcements, though. $98.95 for the BASIC package of 25 announcements, envelopes and seals?
PFFT I think not, corporate machine. My cap/gown package already cost me $81, there’s NO WAY I’m paying that much for announcements!
Anyway, I still want announcements, but I’m not sure where to start. Where did you ladies get yours for a reasonable price, if you didn’t get them from Jostens? I don’t care if they don’t have my school emblem on them. This is about ME being awesome, not my school! 😀
Post # 3
Are you graduating from college or graduate school? I would just google graduation announcements and see what you find. I bet vista print and places like that have announcements.
Post # 4
@peachacid: I’m graduating with my Bachelors. I’m looking at Etsy right now, and I’m liking some products, but I’ve never taken a file to Kinko’s and printed it off, so I’m not sure how that process works. I’d prefer to do that, honestly. But I saw Party City has some too. Conflicted. >.<
Post # 5
@Torrid: Try invitations4Less.com. I’ve ordered grad announcments for my 2 daughters. They have great prices!
Post # 6
I made my own!!! And printed them on nice cardstock.
They came out really nicely! My family was impressed with them. Etsy has some cute ones, too.
The school ones are insanely expensive! $$$
Post # 7
I made my own highschool graduation announcements using Microsoft Publisher and a photo editing program for a bit of graphic design 🙂
Post # 8
I ordered gorgeous ones from etsy and then got them printed at officemax or something. It worked out really well. Including the etsy design (which was like $15), I think I paid $60 total for 75 invitations AND I splurged on this nice lustre paper. You could definitely do it cheaper with cheaper paper.
Post # 9
Soooo, this might be a US thing but what are graduation announcements? Are they kind of like STDs that you mail out to say that you are graduating? Like the mail version of a newspaper engagement announcement?
I’ve never heard of them.
Also, congratulations!!! 😀
Post # 10
I used tinyprints.com a few years ago. They pretty much always have promo codes and i got mine at less than half what the official school issue ones would have cost.
Post # 11
I’ve never heard of these! But wish i had because I always say my degree took far more talent, hard work, and skill than just “deciding to never break up with my boyfriend” haha
but I second vistaprint.
Post # 12
My high school graduation invites/announcements were from Target! I found them on clearance really cheap, in cream and navy. One of my school’s colors were navy, so it worked. I think they were technically wedding invites, but they were perfect for what I needed them for.
Post # 13
@Everdeen: Yeah, pretty much. 🙂 Like, “HEY, I’m graduating…so…feel free to give me presents for being awesome. Like cash. :D”
Okay, not really. But all donations are welcome. 😉
Is Vistaprint a physical store? I’ve heard of it but I’ve never seen one around these parts. :O
I will definitely look into tinyprints.com!
Post # 14
@Torrid: Cool! I wish that was a done thing here but everyone would probably have thought that I was being super weird. Oh well.
Post # 15
I got 10 free through Shutterfly and a coupon code I searched for online!
VistaPrint always has FREE 10 announcement offers too.
Post # 16
I made my own, yesterday in fact. They look great – I made the text up on the computer (printed nicely at a printshop) and glued that to the underside of what I made to look like graduation caps. I just used some thin satin ribbon for tassles and a black button to make them on black cardboard. It worked out pretty cheap too and not hard at all!