Your big day is almost here! GRADUATION!!!! I know you are getting more excited as that day approaches. Meanwhile, the parents are cringing and trying to find someone they can pay to turn back time. My daughter will be a senior next year and I’m already a wreck. I got teary eyed at my son’s induction into the National Junior Honor Society when they played Pomp and Circumstance. How will I ever survive a graduation? I guess I will be the one wearing sunglasses indoors. Junior year has been crazy enough with ring dance, college tours, and SAT’s. Will I even be able to handle senior year without medication? I will pray for those of you in the thick of it. Remember the fun things though; you get to have a party and celebrate your graduate. Throwing a party is always my favorite part. You know me; any excuse to plan a party. I have partnered with Minted to help make this process easier on you. Their graduation announcements and gifts are really top notch. Plus they have stationery, thank you cards, and tons of other products you may need. They are always my choice when I do my own holiday cards. The process is simple and I always get a quality card.
I wanted to share Minted’s addressing assistant program. If you order cards from Minted they will address your invitations for you for free. Check out their site and see if the cards you order are eligible for this program. The process is very easy and saves you tons of time. Also check out some of their graduation gifts. I love the portraits of your favorite school building. I know that would be a lovely gift to put in a new apartment or office.
There are so many color options to choose from when selecting announcements. I am so into rose gold right now. I like how this card features the graduate and that is the main focus. Your guests know they are getting a graduation card from you. If you are wanting a card that stands out, this could be the choice for you.
If you’re having trouble picking a picture for your card, this option might work for you. You can feature several pictures. I know when I’m doing holiday cards, I like to display a couple of pictures of us throughout the year. You may want a picture of you in your cap and gown and then several of your casual senior pictures.
Most people pick the pictures they like first and then the card selection comes second. However, if there is a specific card you know you have to have you can tell your photographer ahead of time the type of shots that you would like. For example, I need three vertical pictures and one horizontal photo. That way you are certain your pictures will match the card you have selected. Otherwise, select the pictures you like and match them to a comparable graduation card. Minted has tons to choose from so I’m sure you will be able to find one in the format you are looking for.
If you are getting ready to do senior pictures, here are a couple tips:
- If someone is doing your makeup, have them do it near a natural light source if possible. You want to look like your everyday self. Your make up just needs to be a little darker to show up nicely in the photos.
- Keep your hair simple and timeless. You don’t want to pick something that is dated. Your pictures will be on your parent’s wall for years to come. If braids are in this year, I can guarantee they won’t be in style next year.
- Girls keep your nails short and clean. If you paint your nails, paint them a light color or a french manicure always looks lovely.
- Wear clothes that you and your photographer have agreed upon. Sometimes certain clothes go better in certain locations. Also stay away from clothes with lots of print or writing on them.
I hope you were able to find some helpful tips or products. Good luck in your next adventure. I’m sure you will do great things along the way.
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