New for 2010 is a photo Guest Book from OurHubbub.
Photo Guest Books are similar to photo books except there are lots of spaces for your guests to leave congratulatory messages. You can include plenty of pictures too. Pictures of your grad when he or she was a baby or just starting school. Pictures of your grad with family. Pictures of your grad with his or her friends. Pictures of your grad at Prom. Pictures of your grad’s senior photos. Any pictures you want.
A great idea is to include pictures of your grad with some of the family and friends who are invited to the party. They can leave congratulatory messages next to the pictures they’re in. Think of how much fun it would be for your grad’s friends to see themselves in pictures with your grad, especially when they’re younger. It will bring back some great memories!
I have ordered from OurHubbub a few times and they make an excellent high-quality product. Their website is fairly easy to navigate as well. I love this photo guest book! It makes a wonderful momento.
For more information on how to order a photo guest book or to see other graduation guest books, go to GraduationParty.com’s . . . → Read More: Photo Guest Books
Graduation Photo Books are a great alternative to traditional scrapbooks. They usually have a template that you can use as is or modify any way you want. Most Photo Books start at a minimum of 20 pages but you can add more pages (up to 100 in most cases) at an additional cost per page.
Photo Books come in several sizes, from 5″x7″ up to 12″x12″. You can add multiple photos per page as well as text.
If your photos are already digital – on your computer, on your camera or on CDs – then creating a photo book is fairly easy. Simply find a template you like, upload your photos and then add the photos to the photo book. Some photo books allow you to embellish the pages with digital stickers and other graphics. Most let you add text such as descriptions and headings.
If you have printed photos then you can create digital versions by scanning them yourself or by having them professionally scanned at a local or online photo lab. If you scan your photos yourself, make sure you scan them at the best resolution and biggest size possible. The better the resolution, the clearer the picture will be when it’s printed.
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Graduation is the perfect time to create a personal DVD for your grad using photos and home videos. DVD’s can be played on your TV or computer during the graduation party and then kept as a beautiful and timeless keepsake after. Once the first DVD is created, copies are very inexpensive to create so you can keep a copy for yourself and give copies to grandparents or other close family members.
The simplest and easiest DVDs contain photos only. The photos must be digital so printed, non-digital photos must be scanned first. You can scan them yourself if you have a computer and a scanner. Just make sure you pick good quality photos and that you scan them at the highest resolution and biggest size possible. The higher the resolution, the bigger the size and the better the quality. Scanning photos yourself is labor intensive so make sure you leave yourself lots of time to do this especially if you have a lot of photos.
When you save your scanned photos to your computer save them in a special folder (or folders) so you know where to find them and give them descriptive names. Include the date the photo was taken in yyyy-mm-dd . . . → Read More: Graduation DVD
Many people include photos of their grad on their graduation invitations. You can find photo Open House cards, photo Save the Date cards, casual photo Invitations, formal photo Invitations, and even photo Thank You Cards.
For the photo you can use the grad’s formal graduation photo, a formal senior year photo or a more casual photo. If the invitation has room for more than one photo then you can use any combination of photos including photos from when the grad was younger (as a toddler or in kindergarten).
There’s no right or wrong answer as to which photo(s) you should include. Whatever you pick is perfectly fine. Just make sure you check with your grad so they’re happy with the photos you use.
The best way to print photo graduation invitations is through a reputable printer. The quality of the photo and the quality of the paper will be the best. GraduationParty.cceasy.com and Pear Tree Greetings are two great online printing companies. They both have a wide variety of styles and within each style there is a wide variety of verses and text options, font styles and font colors. At GraduationParty.cceasy.com you can even order a sample invitation first so you can . . . → Read More: Photo Graduation Invitations
A senior year memory book lets your grad capture senior year events and memories in a time capsule like book. Pages have pre-printed sections so you can just fill in the blanks or add photos or other memorabilia. If you’re artistically challenged and can’t bear the thought of tackling a scrapbook this might be the answer for you!
There are many varieties of memory books and many companies that sell them. Look for a reputable retailer that sells a book that suits your needs and your budget.
Most of the better memory books have pages for:
- After school activities
- Current events
- Senior trends
- Future plans
- Graduation party guest signatures
- Pockets for mementos
Some retailers also offer an engraved nameplate for the cover so you can include your grad’s name and/or year of graduation.
Senior Year Memory Books make affordable and welcome gifts at any time during your grad’s senior or junior year. Think birthday gift, holiday gift or graduation gift!
Carlson Craft is a reputable company that offers a memory album. Click here to order and to see the styles they have.
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Scrapbooks and photo albums are popular ways to display photos at your graduation party. However, if scrapbooking isn’t your thing then they can be a lot of work and a lot of stress.
An alternative to traditional scrapbooking, especially if you have plenty of digital photos and if you like spending time on your computer, is to create a photo book through an online photo processor. Go to GraduationParty.com for more information on Graduation Photo Books and photo labs that offer them.
Graduation Photo Books
The first thing you need to do is decide what your book will include. Do you want to make it about your grad’s life, from baby to graduation? Do you want to include only his or her school years? Do you want to make it more recent and cover the high school years only? Or do you want to make it about their after school activities like clubs and sports?
You can create one all-inclusive book or you can create multiple books.
Most online photo processors offer a variety of sizes and styles. Here . . . → Read More: Graduation Photo Books
Another fun and unique decoration for your graduation party is photo confetti.
You can put it in your invitations and thank you cards. You can sprinkle it on your gift/card table or on the tables where you display your photos. You can sprinkle it on the tables your guests will be sitting at – place a colored table cloth on the table, sprinkle it with graduation photo confetti, and place a second clear table cloth over the top. You can also glue it in your scrapbooks and on your poster boards as an additional decoration or embellishment.
Where can you buy graduation photo confetti? At a website called Photofetti. They have a huge selection of packs to choose from. You can order up to 10 different photos in each pack. You can also order “word” confetti with cute little sayings like “Way to go!” or “Congratulations!”. And you can order colored confetti – they have more than 40 different colors to choose from. You can also order combinations of photo confetti, word confetti and colored confetti.
Graduation Photo Confetti
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Your grad's photo on real postage!
Looking for a unique way to honor your grad? Why not use graduation Photo Stamps on your invitations and thank you cards.
All you need is a digital photo. You can use a graduation photo, school photo, casual photo, family photo, baby picture, or anything you want!
If you have a great photo but it’s not digital you can create a digital copy by scanning it in to your computer. Make sure you scan it at the highest resolution possible.
If you don’t have a scanner ask a friend or bring it to your local photo lab or office supply store. Many of them offer photo scanning at a reasonable price. Printed, non-digital photos are also accepted online but there’s an extra charge and you have to mail the photo(s) to the supplier.
Graduation Photo Stamps are a nice “extra touch” for your graduation party or any other special occasion.
Graduation Photo Stamps (stamps are printed with up-to-date postage)
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