Monday, 6 April 2020

2020 Graduation Plans

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Going to university or college is a big step for both parents and their child. It is a big transition as often the child has to move away from home, fend for themselves, manage finances and become independent. As much as it is exciting, it can be daunting too. However all this is definitely worth it when your child completes their education and it's time to graduate.

Seeing your child graduate is probably one of the proudest moments any parent will experience in their life and it is the perfect occasion to go to town and celebrate this achievement.

With the current lock down it seems strange that I am sharing this post but whilst we are all at home social distancing its good to have a positive attitude and use the time at home to plan things for the future and make a bucket list of all the things that you would like to do and achieve. It gives us all a hope for better things to come.


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Some of the things you can do to commemorate the occasion are:
  • Buy a special gift as a keepsake memento 
  • Get professional photos taken
  • Host a party
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For the special memento a bracelet or a locket or a nice watch with the date engraved is a lovely gift together with a photo book with all the photos of the journey. Most universities offer professional photographs and DVDs of the ceremony. These are good to purchase so that you are free to enjoy the day without having to act as the photographer or risk blurred photos of the special occasion.



Usually guests are limited to parents /immediate family at the ceremony but to mark the occasion why not have a graduation party with all your family and friends. If arranging a graduation party this year, some of the things to consider are 2020 graduation announcements, graduation party invitations and graduation thankyou cards.



The stationery can be designed and created very easily using the Basic Invite website. They have a easy to use graduation party invite template and the graduation thank you card template. There are styles to suit all tastes and there is a  choice of colour combinations with the ability to customise each and every element of the invites and cards so that it's unique to your taste and style.

Immediately after the cards are created you can see the preview before you finalise the design. Furthermore, Basic Invite also have the facility where you can get a sample invite printed and sent out to you to ensure you are totally happy with the design, colour and paper quality before placing the final order.


Matching envelopes are also available in a selection of colours to make the invitations stand out.
With the invitation created, Basic Invite offers a free address collection service. You can use the free address collection service to request your addresses with using just three simple steps. You can share a link via social media or email, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing too.
Finally with the invitation sorted, it's time to create matching Thank you cards using the same on line designing service to send to your guests after the party.

Other things to arrange for the party are:

  • Venue with ample parking
  • Finger food and appetisers
  • Drinks
  • DJ/Music/Band
  • Photographer/ Videographer

With everything organised, invites sent, it's time to have a wonderful day making amazing memories of the special occasion. Do share in the comments below how you are planning on celebrating your special day and what things you are adding to your post Covid bucket list.

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26 comments:

  1. My graduation was the summer after I had finished so we didn't really celebrate as I was already working, a party sounds great though!

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  2. A graduation is something worth celebrating, a huge achievement and milestone. So many beautiful ways to mark the occasion.

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  3. Oh man! I cant imagine what life would be like right now if I were a senior in high school or collage - yet school is OVER and you can't go to graduation!

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  4. I am also graduating this year. This is a list of great ideas for that upcoming event. I can't wait, really! :)

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  5. I feel for one of my cousins because her senior year was pretty much cancelled and she has worked so hard for this! I just wish they would delay graduation so that they could still walk and have their moment!

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  6. What a great way to remember and celebrate a graduation. Hopefully, people can celebrate this after the virus dies down.

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  7. Graduation parties are real fun. I visited my sons graduation ceremony and it was such a lovely feeling.

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  8. Those who graduate this year by force majeure will live a different and totally new experience which we can in fact strive to make unique.

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  9. My son graduates this year. It's been different, but we're still doing cards. Our plan was to go to Disney to celebrate, but that's up in the air right now!

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  10. Graduation is the turning point of life it should be celebrated, I could not celebrated but waiting for the Graduation of my daughter..... Thanks for this great idea.... (World in Eyes) https://worldineyes.com/

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  11. This is such a timely post for me. My son isn't graduating college, but he is graduation high school and I just wasn't/ am not sure what's going to happen this year. These are some wonderful ideas, thank you for sharing!

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  12. This has to be tough for high school kids. My college kid is also having a tough time missing school

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  13. It's a shame not to have a ceremony this year but the graduates should be proud of themselves nevertheless

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  14. Graduation is a milestone for both parents and students. Celebrating graduation, be it simple or not, so long as we celebrate it in our own special way is still a moment to be cherished. Thanks for coming up with this kind of article!

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  15. My son is graduating from college this year and headed off to start his master's in August. We still don't know what his graduation plans are because of Covid.

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  16. I couldn't imagine the possibility of not walking across that stage. After 4 years of high school, that was the thing to look forwards to. Same with University. I've watched how this affects graduating students and it hasn't been great.

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  17. It makes me so sad to know people are missing out on big occasions like graduation. These are great ideas!

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  18. I can't even imagine how challenging it is not to walk across the stage. It stinks. I graduated during the recession and this is so much more scary.

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  19. I really feel for all the graduates who end of year/senior activities will be missed. Prom and graduation are really big milestones.

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  20. Congratulations to the graduates. I know that a lot of high schools where I grew up do graduation in the fall, inviting grads back to celebrate. If this situation continues forcing schools to cancel spring graduation ceremonies, that might be a good option.

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  21. Thank you for sharing this! I am a mom of three and will be graduating from Penn State in a few weeks. However my school is all online and I live in Seattle, WA, so going to graduation was never in the cards for me. But I think still celebrating at home or with loved ones can help the situation a bit. However never the same as walking across the stage, I feel for everyone!

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  22. My son graduated HS last year and I can't imagine what all the you seniors/parents are going through this year. Good luck in his future, he will certainly remember this!

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  23. Let's hope graduations will be able to continue by the time he graduates. Maybe a trip after we're out of self-isolation would be nice.

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  24. This year's high school seniors have had quite the entrance to the world (9/11 babies) and a heck of a farewell to their childhood. I just can't even imagine.

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  25. All of your ideas are fantastic. So good to look ahead with hope and plan even in the current situation as this too shall pass. Graduation is such an important rite of passage and should be celebrated.

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  26. This is such a well thought out graduation. I hope it works out for you with Corona and everything

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