May 062011
It’s that time of year again.  The seniors are getting ready to graduate.  In reminiscing, it blows my mind that I’ve been out of high school for 31 years now. I remember getting ready for the prom…oh my…what was I going to wear?  Will I find a gown I like? What is my date going to wear?  Where will our pictures be taken?  Well…I found the gown…it was beautiful.  My date wore a tuxedo with a cummerbund to match the pink in my gown.  We had pictures done by a professional photographer – who was also my uncle.  The pictures all came out very nice.  Many were taken near water. However, when I look back at the pictures today…I think of how dorky we all looked back then!

Then reality then began to set in.  In a few short weeks, I would be attending my graduation.  I was dreading the heat of the hot summer day; yet was very excited, that I would no longer have to go to school…no more homework!  The diploma I worked so very hard for would be in my hands and I could now work full time at the teller job I had obtained as a freshman…(what was I thinking…work full time!). College wasn’t a topic in our home…we didn’t have the money and the programs that exist today, didn’t exists back then.

Of course, all Grads want a Graduation Party, and I was no different. The thing about these parties though is all graduates want one and you all graduate on the same day, at the same time…so how do you get to attend your friend’s parties? Doesn’t happen where you can be there for the gifts, the cake, and the entire celebration.  The best you can do is share pictures of that day.  That’s it…now you’re done with celebrating and moving on in the adult world…nothing will ever be the same as the past 18 years of your life.

So I sit here now and think…in five short years, my daughter will be graduating. My son graduated in 2005…but since he has severe handicaps and didn’t know what graduation was all about; I didn’t do for him what my daughter will expect or what I will want for her.

I can start planning now though.  I can think about what my options are for the little details like the invites, the photo books, the thank you notes (yes, she has to write hand written thank you notes…none of this Internet technology!).  In addition, I refuse to pay a photographer $1000 for graduation pictures for everyone.  I will have a small set done and then get them reprinted for others. Therefore, I’ve been searching the Internet to see what sites are friendly for accommodating all my needs.

I’ve come up with a site that can provide me with everything I would need…Tiny Prints.
Tiny Prints provides stylish, modern and unique graduation stationery including graduation announcements, graduation invitations,and thank you cards for teens. When graduation season has come and gone Tiny Prints will still be here to fill all your stationery needs with their exclusive designs from the nation’s top designers. You’ll find summer party invitations, personalized greeting cards, thank you cards, business cards, and even custom wedding invitations. Come try the easy card personalization, powerful preview engine and top-notch customer service and paper quality for yourself! With Tiny Prints by your side commemorating every holiday and momentous occasion is a cinch!

  5 Responses to “Graduation Time Again!”

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  1. Hello from a new follower on the Blog Hop!

    I don't know anyone graduating this year. But I will need to check out Tiny Prints!

    Please feel free to stop by: Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink

    Lesli 😀

  2. Following you! My grandson is graduating this year. A Big Moment!

  3. Hi, new follower thanks so much for following my blog please contact me at if you'd like to do a guest blog, I find your career as an advocate very interesting since I'm physically disabled 🙂 Have a wondeful weekend!!

  4. It is that time of year again! Thanks for sharing the link… we've been looking for graduation announcements and the ones on Tiny Prints are beautiful!

    Thanks and Keep in Touch!

  5. @Baba…it sure is, isn't it?!

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