Dos and Don’ts: High School Graduation Announcement Etiquette

Updated: Mar 14


YES YOU DO!!

5 Reasons to send out Grad Announcements



Whether you’re celebrating virtually or in person, graduating from high school is a milestone to

remember. This blog is dedicated to high school graduation announcement etiquette. Before

you post a cute cap-and-gown selfie on Instagram, please consider a more traditional

announcement method - cards! Friends, family and loved ones want to know what you have

accomplished. Today, you can send high school graduation announcement cards digitally or via

the timeless envelope and stamp.

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Don’t be shy, let yourself be celebrated!


Sending out high school graduation announcements should be a stress-free task. With the end

of the school year fast approaching, you don’t have time to waste. So, keep reading for a few

high school graduation announcement etiquette tips.


Do I Need to Send High School Graduation Announcements?


Yes, you do! Here are five reasons why you should send out high school graduation

announcements.


No. 1: While your immediate crew knows that you're graduating, extended ones might not.

Include them in the celebration! High school graduation announcement cards are a lovely way

to reconnect.


No. 2: Mailing high school graduation announcement cards to friends and family is tradition.

These announcements honor an accomplishment that took over a decade to achieve.


No. 3: Your loved ones want to brag about your accomplishments. Let them put your high school

graduation announcement card on the fridge or their work-from-home office bulletin board.


No. 4: Your high school graduation announcement cards are the perfect opportunity to thank

those who helped you along the way. You don’t have to write a novel. But, a few words of

gratitude go a long way.


No. 5: Graduation gifts are not required. However, when people receive high school graduation

announcements, they often want to help you celebrate and prepare for the next chapter! And

the most common high school graduation gift is cash. #JustSaying


Keep in mind: high school graduation announcements do not equal invitations to a graduation

ceremony. Recipients are not obligated to give a gift, but may choose to do so. Keep scrolling

for more high school graduation announcement etiquette tips.


High School Graduation Announcement Etiquette


A few more things to know about sending high school graduation announcements.

High school graduation announcements should be sent out at least two weeks prior to

graduation. Remember: this is not an invitation, this is an announcement. If you are having a

party or you are inviting a few people to the graduation ceremony those should be sent out at

least four weeks prior to the date.

High school graduation announcements showcase and document who you are at this fleeting

moment in time. It is so much fun to reflect on senior year through photos. Remember the things

you wore, the music you liked, and see yourself as a passionate young person with the rest of

your life ahead of you.

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