Commencement is just around the corner, and whether you’re nervous, excited, or a little bit of both, it’s a time to celebrate! Before you go off to do great things or support your recent graduate as they grow in their career, be sure to take the time to celebrate their accomplishments properly.
To make your graduation the special event it deserves, we’ve provided a few tips to help you celebrate your special day.
Graduation is a busy time of year. You want to ensure that you’re covering your bases regarding commencement preparation. Your local FedEx Office team members are ready to assist you with planning ideas for custom commencement posters or party banners, depending on your plans for the big day.
Get creative and get noticed
Regardless of the size of the graduating class, commencement ceremonies can get crowded. A large turnout from prominent families and groups of friends can suddenly make the chances of your grad finding you in the crowd more difficult than expected. Luckily, you planned early and got creative with a custom poster! Here are some design tips:
- Pick a color that will stand out and complement your school colors.
- Utilize memorabilia that only your grad will recognize from their seat.
- Consider printing large photo posters that will separate you from the crowd.
Coordinate design with your grad
Many graduates decorate their mortarboard caps with designs so their families can recognize them amidst the pool of graduates from the stands. Match their cap design with your custom poster so that you are both on the same page. When it’s time to find each other during commencement, you’ll be able to spot one another from afar.
Banners demand attention
Have you considered a banner for your cheering section, family, or friends to hold up when your grad walks across the stage? Customize the banner with your grad’s last name or a fun phrase only they will recognize. Doing the wave while holding a banner can’t hurt your chances of being seen, either!
Decorate the party!
Yes, the graduation cake is essential, but so are the rest of the fun party decorations! Guide your guests with a yard sign they can see from the road. Remember that banner you were waving around during commencement? Hang it up at your front door to serve a dual purpose. Celebrate your grad upfront with a canvas print of their graduation photo at the entranceway! Do you have a caterer supplying the party with bites? Your local FedEx Office can help you print a fun menu or buffet cards that will have your party guests looking for seconds. Finally, treat your guests with personalized party favors that remind them how significant their presence has been.
Most importantly, don’t forget to celebrate this special occasion with your grad, and cheers to a bright future!