Custom Graduation Announcements with Basic Invite

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In September 2015, I felt a tug in my mind and heart to go back to school after almost ten years and work on my Master’s Degree.

Now, after taking one class at a time, I am at the finish line!  There have been hard and stressful days, especially being a homeschooling mom of two little girls who keep me on my toes.  But after all that I am so excited to show my girls that their Mama did it as I walked across the stage in my Master’s gown, hood, and cap!  Commencement is also an exciting time for my husband as he has not seen a graduation ceremony like this before, as he is from Germany.  My folks even flew up from Florida to celebrate this moment with us.

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After the ceremony, my five-year-old said to me, while I was wearing my cap and gown, “Mama, you look beautiful, and I saw you walk across the stage” this will be a memory forever treasured in my heart.

When I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts in 2008, I did not have graduation announcements or invites made up as I was coming back from Germany and working on moving back to Germany.  But this time, I am so happy to be working with Basic Invite in creating some special graduation announcements and thank you cards.

The pictures I used for my graduation announcements are all taken on my mom’s iPhone! Can you believe it?!  After she Air Dropped them to me, I uploaded them to Basic Invite’s site and began inserting them into my favorite templates.  I played around with colors, fonts, and positioning the text boxes.  I was so happy with how quick and easy it was in creating my graduation announcements and cards, not like in high school where it was a long, drawn out and expensive process.

I ordered custom samples of my graduation announcements and cards. Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order.

Right now Basic Invite is offering 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51

Basic InviteThis is called the Classic Graduation Announcement, and I was able to change the colors to Southern New Hampshire University’s colors (blue and gold).  I am so happy with how it came out!

Almost Unlimited Colors – Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design, you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail.

Foil – Foil cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold. Customers can choose flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs.

Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes – Basic Invite is just as colorful with envelopes as with invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. All of the envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.

Address Capturing Service – Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in the customer’s account and can then be selected during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders.

Basic InviteThis is called Airy Script Graduation Announcement, and this was one of my favorites, I loved the font!

Basic InviteThis is the Script Frame Graduation Thank You cards.  Check out more of Basic Invite’s college graduation thank you cards

Basic InviteThis one is the Script Frame Graduation Announcement, and this was another one of my favorites.

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This is the Hand Lettered Graduation Announcement.  Check out their other graduation cards. Basic InviteThis one is called the Biggest Year Graduation Announcement.  Look what Basic Invite has to offer for picture graduation party invitations

 After you place your order with Basic Invite, there is the proof center (screenshot above) where you can see the details with your order and also see digital proofs.   

Here are the samples of my announcements they arrived quickly and come with envelopes too.  I am so happy with how they came out!

Do you or do you know anyone in need of custom graduation announcements?



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  1. Congratulations on your graduation! I love the idea of being able to request everyone’s addresses with a link on Facebook and save them. I will definitely be looking at them for my annual Christmas card.

    1. Thank you so much! I thought that was an awesome function too! I bet your Christmas cards will be awesome! I love how these announcements and cards came out!

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