Honoring the Graduate: Announcements vs. Invitations
Paperia | May 2016
Graduation is a momentous occasion. Whether it’s from kindergarten or medical school, the graduate deserves to be recognized for his or her hard work and achievement!
If you’re the grad – or the family of the grad – you’re probably ready to spread the news and celebrate! But, does the occasion call for an invitation, or an announcement?
You’ll want to send an invitation to anyone whose presence you are requesting at the commencement ceremony and/or other celebratory party. Invitations are typically worded in the third-person and issued from parents or on behalf of the institution.
Be sure to send invitations with enough time to collect RSVPs, typically 3 – 6 six weeks in advance.
Hint: If only a handful of your guests are invited to the commencement ceremony (in addition to the party), you can include a separate card that indicates this in their invitation envelope.
You’ll want to send an announcement to anyone with whom you’d like to share the good news, but who is not invited to attend a specific event or party.
Announcements may be issued from the graduate, family, or school. Send announcements within two weeks of the actual graduation date.
Want more help? Contact The Paperia for additional tips on creating distinctively personal graduation invitations and announcements.
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