OT..High School Announcements

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OT..High School Announcements
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Fri, 05-07-2010 - 7:05pm

curious what you did in the way of announcements when you graduated high school.

 

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 05-07-2010 - 7:30pm

An announcement is just that, an announcement and in no way obligates you to send a gift.

Back to you original questions, when I graduated announcements were sent to family and close friends. The same when my DDS graduated. When I say friends I mean friends that had family connection and knew the graduate well, not just the parents.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 05-07-2010 - 7:34pm

An announcement is not an invitation, so you are not required, according to most etiquette books, to send a gift in response to an announcement, though of course you may choose to. A nice note of congratulations is always appreciated, of course, and if you are invited to a party or other celebration, then you should send a gift. I always send a note and a check for something like 25 dollars unless the announcement comes from someone I wouldn't recognize if I met him on the street or I am not close to the parents. Then I just send a note and my best wishes.

I should also add, in response to your original question, that I did absolutely nothing when I was graduated from high school. I had only attended the high school for a semester, knew hardly anyone, and had no desire in the world to celebrate the happy event.




Edited 5/7/2010 7:35 pm ET by bordwithyou
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Fri, 05-07-2010 - 7:34pm

For someone I don't really know, I'll usually send a card, and depending on how much I know them or don't know them, I might tuck in a small $$ gift as well.


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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 05-07-2010 - 7:47pm

about your last paragraph, i felt obligated more because my daughter WANTED a yearbook, a memory book and extra, finishing touches i blew money on when she finished elementray last year than what i really thought i should have done looking back.

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 05-07-2010 - 7:56pm
Oh, if that stuff were important to my kid, I'd do it. It's really not all that much in terms of $$$ so if it means something to the kid, I'd go for it. But I wouldn't push it on a kid who wasn't interested.
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Sat, 05-08-2010 - 3:50am
I don't remember it being a big deal either. We had a party at our house (I was living with friends, not my parents) and there was a lunch at school, but that was it, I think.

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Registered: 04-20-2010
Sat, 05-08-2010 - 10:04am

I do not

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Registered: 04-20-2010
Sat, 05-08-2010 - 10:06am
We were also invited to another graduation party and we will also be giving money. Half of what we will give to my goddaughter though as she is just a friend.
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Registered: 04-22-2005
Sat, 05-08-2010 - 2:10pm
It wouldn't have occurred to me that the announcement was a solicitation, but if it is then I guess I'd give her a card and include a small ($15-20) gift certificate to someplace like a bookstore or restaurant.














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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sat, 05-08-2010 - 3:24pm

godchildren are like family IMO even if they aren't blood.

 

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