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Graduation pictures are a huge part of the high school graduation ritual. So are announcements. I remember being on the teenage side of the process when I was in school, and now that I'm a mom, I'm seeing the parental side of things. I have to say, it was easier for my folks. There was only one option: get the film developed. Thanks to Shutterfly, I was able to do more with my daughter, Angeline's, pictures. I incorporated them into her graduation announcements!
Graduation Pictures with Shutterfly - Bust the Boring
Anyone who knows Angeline knows that she's a lot of things, but boring isn't one of them. I didn't want to get her just any old boring standard graduation announcements. I wanted to get her something as beautiful, unique, and sassy as she is. See, Angeline has always gone her own way. And while that has made for a few tense teen moments, it’s part of what makes her so special.
That's why I wanted to do something special for her graduation announcements. Shutterfly fit the bill for me perfectly. The only part of the process that was hard for Angeline and me was choosing exactly what we wanted. There were so many options! The customization level Shutterfly offers is just enormous.
We both knew we wanted to base her announcements around her graduation pictures, so we started there; then we moved on to decide which form factor to use. And there are A LOT of them. We were up in the air about whether to use tri-fold or foil stamped, but in the end, we went with the foil. After that it was on to colors, trims, and layouts. This is where both Angeline and I floundered a bit.
We're not exactly indecisive, but man, there’s a big selection and there are always so many different sales on Shutterfly.com! I have to say, though, I'd rather have more choices than less, so it was a plus to have so many options to pick from.
After it was all said and done, Angeline's graduation pictures made an awesome graduation announcement and envelope combo. We used her head shot for the card, which we finally decided would be black with gold and silver foil stamping. There were a few different shots we had a hard time deciding between, but we figure that we will send the alternate photos out too, so it will all work out! Using her graduation pictures, we created an announcement that was both classy and a little wild. Just like her!
We also ordered a few "special" announcements for a few people!
Graduation Pictures are so Much More with Shutterfly
Although Angeline and I used her graduation pictures to make announcements, with Shutterfly you can do so much more. Whether you're making announcements or invitations, or you want to create a personalized, memorable gift for your graduate, Shutterfly can help you create a memento as fantastic as your child.
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