That special time of year is approaching, graduation time! The rite of passage which is much anticipated and jubilantly celebrated. For me this graduation season is even more special as our daughter is graduating from senior high school. Nothing can truly prepare a parent for this time though, it is bittersweet but it is also a time to celebrate and look forward to great new beginnings for our offspring.
As my daughter prepares for graduation we’ve been reminiscing quite a bit, very hard not to. One minute you’re teaching them to tie their shoes and the next moment you are getting them ready to walk the stage for commencement. With all the celebrating, you are also prepping to send them off to college. My daughter has chosen to live in a dorm room and I knew I wanted to make her something special for her computer area. With a very basic cork board, I used some fun family pictures and created 3 dimensional edges that gave the cork board a pop of color and some friendly faces (okay, some funny faces too) from home. I also wanted my younger daughters to be able to help with this project. They chose pictures that they thought their sister would like, helped cut, glue and arrange. It made for a fun project that was easy and inexpensive.
- Items needed: cork board, photos, glue, scissors, foam board & adhesive squares.
- Cut photos as desired.
- Lay photos on foam board, trace around. Cut inside traced marks, this will result in foam being slightly smaller thank photos.
- Glue photos to foam board pieces.
- Stack dried photos on top of one another to create shape you desire.
- Place adhesive backing on back of foam board.
- Attach photo collage to edge of cork board, press down to secure.
With so much to celebrate during graduation season, you’ll want to rely on companies such as Shutterfly to make this special time memorable and effortless. I’m a huge fan of Shutterfly; I’ve ordered high-quality items from them for years. Browsing their selection of great vertical graduation announcements and invitations, you’ll see the amazing choices, great designs and as always, fantastic quality. Below are some prime examples. Click on the text below each picture to take you directly to the Shutterfly page for that particular item.
Some of the high quality choices you’ll find when selecting graduation announcements and invitations through Shutterfly range from custom colors (choose school colors or classic design colors), and foil-stamped designs for added detail. Plus designer trim options such as square, round, ticket, bracket or scallop. Of course there’s different sizes to choose from, ranging from 6×8, 5×7, 4×8, 5×5 and 4×5, in flat, 3/4 fold and also tri-fold. Don’t forget the back of the card too! You can even upload photos from Instagram! How fun is that?
Cherish those important graduation moments and create something amazing with Shutterfly for your special graduation celebrations. Do you have a special someone graduating this year? How are you planning on making their graduation special?