When I graduated from high school, I was both overwhelmed and thrilled. First, I planned to spend the summer volunteering on a farm. Then, I’d move out of my parents’ house and into my college dorm. And then I’d start studying and figuring out what I wanted to do with my life.

But, before all of that, I just wanted to bask in my graduation. That meant letting everyone know that I’d done it. I’d reached this huge milestone in my life. I was graduating from high school.

Make the most of this special time in your life by sharing your wonderful news with friends and family, both near and far. Here are 10 ways to announce your graduation with style:

 

Timeless Style

This graduation announcement is super classy, combining collegiate music with a beautiful snapshot of the special grad. When my cousin sent out this video to announce his graduation from Harvard, I literally got goosebumps. What a huge achievement!

 

Grad Highlights

While you’re celebrating your graduation, so many other families are celebrating their seniors’ graduations, too. That’s why it’s important to recognize your unique achievements. This announcement provides a place for you to do just that. My friend’s daughter included her two writing awards, impressive number of volunteer hours, job at the library, and, of course, college acceptance. Bravo!

Floral Fanfare

There were tons of memorable moments during my high school graduation. But the one that sticks out most in my mind was when I met up with my parents after receiving my diploma and they literally showered me with flowers! This invitation, decorated with delicate floral arrangements, reminds me of that emotional moment.

Deluxe Dot

This invitation begins by focusing on a large, yellow sun-like circle. The sun brings light to the world, much like a new grad. A graduation marks an end, but, like the sun, it also welcomes a new day — full of hope, excitement, and warmth.

Chalk Dreams

This card’s graduation announcement is written in a chalk-like font, which is reminiscent of one’s school days. Chalk is also impermanent and easily adjustable. You can erase chalk writing and start again or switch directions — within seconds. Graduation is all about starting anew — having the chance to pick up your piece of chalk and plot and then re-plot your next steps on a fresh blackboard.

Block and Banner

This simple and straightforward graduation announcement presents the name of the graduating senior on a flashing banner, while party music plays in the background. The message is clear: I’m graduating, which means that it’s time to celebrate! My neighbor sent this happy announcement when her daughter graduated from college, and I was in a good mood for the rest of day.

 

Here I Come

My high school graduation felt like my introduction to society. During the preceding 18 years, I lived in my parents’ home, took a bunch of required classes, and put a lot of effort into my school work. Graduation marked my entrance into the world without my parents by my side. I truly felt like exclaiming, “Look out world! Here I come!”

Classic Commencement

Get your tissues ready! This invitation’s emotional music will make your loved ones feel oh-so proud of you, as they wonder where all the time has gone. While I was living abroad, I received this graduation announcement from my cousin. While I was sorry that I could not celebrate with her in person, I made sure to send her money that she could add to her post-graduation travel fund. A few months later, I was delighted to receive a thank you note with photos from her round-the-world trip.

Arrows and Accolades

When I graduated from high school, I knew where I would be attending college, but everything else about my future was still undefined. Would I major in English, sociology, or psychology? Where would I spend my semester abroad? Would I become active in the college newspaper, improv club, or business association? This invitation, filled with arrows in each and every direction, captures the excitement that’s intrinsic in graduations. You can choose to embark on so many paths toward unlimited destinations.

Artful Medley

While graduation is a celebratory time for everyone in your supportive “village,” it’s first and foremost a time to celebrate you! This invitation includes lots of space for photos. Choose photos from your high school career or spring for a mini photo shoot. After all, this is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion!

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Wishing you a future filled with countless adventures and infinite opportunities!

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