It’s hard to believe that it’s already the time of year to start thinking about graduation party planning. For students everywhere, the thoughts of final exams are giving way to the preparation to walk across a stage and start the next chapter of their lives. And for moms everywhere, the planning for these unforgettable events is in full swing. Whether it’s kindergarten graduation, middle school graduation, high school or even college graduation, NOW is the time to start planning. Having had more than my fair share of graduations in the past few years (my hubby has graduated from both his undergraduate AND his master’s program since we got married) and with even more graduations coming up as my oldest son continues to progress through high school, I decided to look at at one of the most important (and creative) parts of graduation day…the invitations! Read on for my fun and easy tips on how to design the perfect graduation invitation!
Think Outside the Box
I know that when I say senior graduation announcements, you most likely think of very formal invitations. While this is one way to do things, more often than not, graduation announcement are getting to be lots more fun! Think color! Think pictures! Think fun! Basic Invite is making it easier than ever to create custom graduation invitations that have as much personality as your grad does. Yes, gone are the days of plain invitations and here to stay are the days of making your invitations amazing! So, stop thinking of the graduation invitations from your parents generation and get ready to design the perfect invitation for this generation with a few easy tips and help from Basic Invite!
Be Bold (and Colorful)
One of the trends that I’m loving in graduation invitations is the move away from plain colors and more towards bright colors that make a statement. Graduation should be a celebration and nothing says lets celebrate like a pop of color! That’s why I adore that Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customer almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. With their array of over 180 color options to choose from, you can match your school colors exactly, find that perfect shade that represents what the day means to you or simply get the exact look that you’ve always dreamed of. And since you can change the color of every element of your invitation, there’s no limit to what you can create!
While color is amazing when it comes to the new generation of graduation invitations, pictures are what really make things personal! You all know that I’m a huge picture person and I love that Basic Invite graduation invitations allow you to incorporate pictures in a variety of ways. If you want to go traditional, there’s the good old cap and gown photo. However, I’m really in love with the ability to create a graduation invitation that shows how much time has passed and how much your graduate has changed. Don’t tell me son but I’ve been saving just the perfect picture for my own creation for years and with this idea, I’ll be able to create an invitation that’s epic!
Match up the Envelopes
Just as Basic Invite gives you the ability to express yourself with your invitation, they allow the same freedom with over 40 different colors of envelopes! I don’t know about you but if I get a bright envelope in the mail, I’m much more likely to pay attention and open it first! Pair this with the peel and seal feature that saves you from having go lick (gag) envelopes, and I think it’s the perfect finishing touch for a graduation invitation that really stands out!
Don’t Forget Your Thank You Notes
While I’ll be the first to admit that the perfect graduation invitation is first on the list of any upcoming graduate’s needs, I’d be remiss if I didn’t remind you to pick up grad thank you’s while you’re ordering your graduation invitations from Basic Invite! You can easily match them to the look of your invitations and they are the perfect way for your grad to say thanks for all the gifts (and hopefully cash) they’ll receive on their big day.
With help from Basic Invite, it’s never been easier to create the perfect graduation announcement or any other card you may need! Be sure to head to their site today to start creating your own cards for birthdays, graduations, special events and everyday moments that will make you stand out from the crowd! Even better, simply use the code 15FF51 to get 15% off your Basic Invite order!
Now tell me, who do you know that could make a statement with the graduation announcements from Basic Invite?