Announcement Mistaken as Invitation

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

What do they think they are invited to? 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Wtf is a graduation announcement? what do you expect back? A pat  on the back or a present?

Surely anyone who knows you well enough to care would already know you were graduating? 

I’d be confused if I got one too

(And yes, before you ask, I’ve graduated University myself)

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Innerdonught :  Graduation announcements aren’t uncommon at all. People send them out for high school and university graduations. It’s just to celebrate/announce an accomplishment. And I feel like it’s pretty damn obvious what an graduation announcement is. Do you act this clueless about everything you haven’t personally experienced? You could just use some common sense.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

hikingbride :  You seriously send out letters to people to let them know every cool thing you’ve done? Wow my mind is blown 

Must remember to notify the world next time I get a promotion, lose a few pounds or take a good shit (which it sounds like you could use)

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I’ve never heard of a graduation announcement, maybe it’s a regional thing. I don’t understand the purpose either. Is the person you sent this to living in a different part of the country as you?

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Innerdonught :  Actually, no I personally don’t. But I also don’t see the need to be a bitch about someone sending out an announcement for a commonly celebrated life event. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Innerdonught :  Announcements of major life events are fairly common. Engagement. Graduation. Imo people who complete their degree deserve a pat on the back. It’s years of hard work. 

Theres no need to be nasty. 

Edit: OP, just message them and say “oh you mean my graduation announcement? There’s not going to be a formal celebration, I am just really excited to be done with school and have my degree!” Invite them out for a drink sometime soon/when you’re in town next. …Or if perhaps your parents sent them out, you could say that we’re proud and wanted to share the news. ๐Ÿ™‚ Simple miscommunication. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

hikingbride :  Cool. PM me your address and I’ll post you an announcement next time I care 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

Never heard of this. Sounds self indulgent to me. In any case, isn’t this what facebook is for now?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

It’s very common here for graduation announcements to be sent out to friends and family. I also graduated early MySpace years pre-Facebook era. I don’t see too many announcements being sent out anymore though…

Its basically just a formal announcement of you receiving your diploma, it states where and when. And people aren’t usually invited to the graduation (limited seats reserved for every student) sometimes a party invitation will be attached to the announcement. That’s how we used to do it. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

Not uncommon at all. I sent them out when I graduated. Gifts sometimes come but aren’t required. It’s a nice way to share some good news – like baby announcements!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Never heard of doing that- I would have thought it was an invite too. But then why would most people want to go to a graduation anyway? Isn’t that just for immediate fam?

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Meh i don’t see the appeal. Sounds like sending a mass announcement, “look! I’m not an idiot!  I graduated!!” ๐Ÿ˜‰

It sounds like perhaps your friend said it’s an invitation out of sarcasm because they don’t see why else they would get the notice? 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I think graduating is a far bigger achievement than getting engaged! For one some work actually  goes into it, so if an announcement is okay for that I think it’s even more appropriate for graduating. I know my great grandma would want it to stick on her fridge, same as with my STD, wedding invite etc ๐Ÿ˜Š

OP, chances are they don’t know what to call it, (especially if they’re abit older? I’m thinking grandparent or aunt or something?) just laugh it off and say so glad you got my announcement ๐Ÿ˜Š

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