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Opt for a group shot for your graduation announcements

Create lasting memories with group graduation photos

Is your graduate a real social butterfly? If they can’t be found without their group of best friends around them, why not celebrate their friendship with a group high school graduation announcement? This is a great way to let everyone know your grad has a big day coming up and that they wouldn’t be there without their friends. Here are some ideas for how to arrange a fun group photo shoot:

It was a colorful year
Gather your grad’s friends and take a fun photo at their favorite hangout. If they have a diner they love to visit, take a shot of them gathered around a table. Or, if the group loves to toss a ball around, take a picture of them playing sports. Whether you choose a natural candid shot or a carefully choreographed pose, Pear Tree Greetings has just the design for you. The Colorful Year Vertical graduation announcement lets you choose your favorite photo for the front, along with the color of the text. Three smaller images are offered on the back, and you get to pick the background from over 70 colors and textured looks.

Picture perfect grads
Another fun option is to let each member of the group hold a number spelling out their graduation year. Let them have some fun posing for the camera to let everyone know about their big accomplishment. Pear Tree Greetings’ stunning Lines of Distinction announcement card is a great layout design to use, with your photo on the front and gold foil lines of text stamped on top. Three smaller pictures decorate the back, and you can customize the look with your choice of solid colors or textured looks for the background, including chalkboard, denim or kraft paper.

History in the making
If you want your grad to stay the center of attention, group their favorite picture with childhood photos that your friends and family will love to see! Pear Tree Greetings’ Make Your Mark Ribbon Booklet is the perfect design. A picture of your happy graduate decorates the front of this unique card, and when your loved ones untie the ribbon, the booklet opens to reveal four panels with your choice of eight photos on display. Pick images of your grad throughout the years to show everyone how far they’ve come. On the back, add an inspiring message, notes about future plans or a memorable quote that will make this announcement something to cherish.

Important information to include in your graduation announcements and invitations

Graduating high school or college is a huge achievement and it’s important to share your student’s accomplishment with eye-catching graduation announcements and invitations. While browsing the wide selection of fun and attractive styles, be sure to consider what information your graduate will want to include so you can choose the right layout.


Unlike invitations, graduation announcements are designed simply to let friends and family know that your student is graduating. This gives students more flexibility and allows them to be more creative with the information they include. Graduates can send out announcements that share their favorite quote or future plans. Some students even choose a favorite memory from their time in school. Talk with your graduate and look together for graduation announcements that provide room for any information you wish to include. Keep in mind that designs for graduation invitations can also be used as announcements, which means you can delete any unnecessary information like party details.


Graduation invitations can share fun information like future plans or memories, but they also need to provide essential information regarding the party, such as:

  • Graduate’s first and last name
  • School the student is graduation from
  • Date, time and location of ceremony and/or party
  • RSVP
  • Dress code (optional)

Look for an invitation design that has room for both necessary and optional information. When your student’s invitation has all of the essential information, you can then start getting more creative by personalizing the invitation to match your student’s personality.

The right graduation announcements and invitations should be both stylish and informative. When browsing through the various options, keep these considerations in mind so you can find the perfect design for your graduate.

Celebrate your college grad!

Spruce up your graduation announcements with a little personality

The time has come to celebrate your college graduate and all they have accomplished. If you are looking for college graduation announcements that truly represent their individuality, look no further than Pear Tree Greetings. No matter your graduate’s style, you’ll find creative designs that are sure to delight your new alumnus. Here are a few ideas for inspiration:

The drama major
Did your graduate really shine on stage? Show off your pride with an announcement from Pear Tree Greetings. Snapshot Memories is the perfect backdrop upon which to feature your talented thespian, with photos of them laid out on your choice of background color. This whimsical design can include their first headshots, and is a great way to let everyone know about your star student’s special accomplishment!

The scientist
Your college grad worked hard for their degree, and you want to let them know all their work paid off! A college graduation announcement is their turn to be the center of attention, so let them show what means most to them! The Glam Grad Horizontal Photo announcement showcases a photo of your choice with their graduation year emblazoned in faux glitter. Pick an image of your science student in the lab, or maybe one of them displaying an award for scientific achievement!

The sports star
For that grad who made an impact on the court or field, check out the Photo Memories Book from Pear Tree Greetings. Fill this 10-page book printed on 100 percent recycled matte card stock with photos of your grad scoring a goal, catching a pass or hitting a home run! Celebrate their sports career by featuring your choice of nine photos on the pages of this unique announcement that will fold open with ease. This book is sure to become a keepsake for your friends and family! Choose from Pear Tree’s palette of 70 colors to customize any message you like: inspirational words, plans for the future or party details.