This post featuring my daughter’s high school graduation announcements is sponsored by Tiny Prints but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
No one ever warned me how much work (mental and physical) it was going to be for me to help get my daughter prepared to graduate high school and move on to college. Sure, I’d heard everyone warn about how much I would miss her once she moved away (is my baby girl really leaving me and living on her own??) but I forgot how labor-intensive getting ready for college was.
It feels like yesterday that I was in her shoes.
Alas, the end of her senior year is approaching and within a matter of weeks she’ll be done with public school and for all intents and purposes considered by society as an adult. Moving a dozen states away, living in a dorm apartment with 5 other girls, having the time of her life.
It’s an exciting time, for sure. I am more proud of her than I can express. It’s definitely a time worthy of celebration (and even a little bragging).
I admit…if I hadn’t been prompted to order Kimberly’s graduation announcements, I probably would have delayed or forgotten until it was too late. Graduation announcements were one of those things I had put in the back of my mind (you mean someone else is not going to take care of that for me??).
Last week, Kimberly and I sat down at my computer together with all of the digital files of her senior pictures (taken by my incredibly talented little sister, Andrea), narrowing it down to a few (dozen) of our favorites. We then browsed through the graduation announcement designs at Tiny Prints to find a few designs that fit her personality and would showcase her pictures the best.
We tried a few templates before we found the one that was just right (called Shining Memories). Seriously, it was like it was designed just for her. Gold and all.
It took less than 10 minutes from the time we decided on the design she wanted until her cards were ready to be ordered. So easy! After designing her cards, we were able to chose gorgeous matching gold envelopes as well as matching address labels (I left those out of the picture for obvious reasons, but you should check them out because they’re so cute!), plus coordinated “advice cards” to send along with her announcements.
As we went through the ordering process, I was grateful that ordering Kimberly’s announcements was literally the easiest part of helping her get ready for college.
The back of her cards includes the quote from Dr. Seuss: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the girl who’ll decide where to go.” Love!
Now we just have to figure out who to send the cards to….and address them all!
Do you have an upcoming graduate? Have you put off ordering graduation announcements like me? It’s not too late! Tiny Prints’ graduation line has everything you need for your grad, includin matching envelope liners, trim options, address labels, and gorgeous foil-stamped designs. If you’ve got a girl grad, Tiny Prints just launched the Victoria Justice collection. The new designs are amazing!
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