A College Graduation Announcement With a Sense of Humor

We fell in love with this graduation announcement from the Random Thoughts Design Studio on Etsy:
The text is customizable and comes as a PDF. A great deal for $10.00.
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4 Nontraditional Graduation Announcements from Etsy Artists

Looking for a graduation announcement that’s out of the ordinary? Check these out:

These four cards are designs from Etsy artists. Clockwise from top left: Sara Luke Creations, Stewart Design Studios, Printastic Design, and Designs By Tenisha.
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High School and College Graduation Announcements from Tiny Prints

It may be snowing outside but as practical college moms, we know graduation is just around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about graduation announcements, invitations and parties.
When our six college kids were graduating from high school we waited until the last minute and then in a panic created our own DIY announcements. This […]

College Apartments: Modular Nomad Furniture

Near and dear to the hearts of us Practical College Moms is promoting young entrepreneurs who cleverly solve a problem they encountered as students. Items like the Pivot Power and the Scribe Modular Desk (featured in both Target and Bed Bath and Beyond’s college catalogs this year) come to mind.
Last week we were contacted by […]

Dorm Room Essentials: Brita Slim Pitcher

One of the things our college kids complained about in the dorms was the taste of the water and the cost of buying bottled water (which quickly adds up.) We discovered early on that a regular sized filtered water pitcher does not fit in a small dorm-sized refrigerator. Fortunately there is a cheap fix, the […]

Graduation Gift Idea: Photostamp Collegiate Collection

We’re so sad we just found out about the Photostamp Collegiate Collection because it’s retiring on June 30, 2012. In case you don’t know, Photostamps are customized U.S. mail stamps.
The Photostamp Collegiate collection let’s you choose from 38 major universities and colleges. A portion of the sale goes to benefit your student’s future alma mater.
Being […]

Graduation Gift Idea: Scribe

Lectures about developing strong study skills by studying at a desk notwithstanding, in our experience, the majority of college kids do a lot of their studying in bed. That’s why we love this innovative  modular portable desk designed by a student for students.
The desk has two sides, one for working on the computer and the […]

Tips for College Grads: Saving for Retirement

In the Sunday, May 27th, 2012 issue of the Wall Street Journal there is an article with good advice to college graduates about saving for retirement. Share it with your grad!

Inspirational Graduation Gifts from Etsy

If you are searching for a unique graduation gift for the student who loves quotes check out our Perfect Graduation Gift Treasury page on Etsy. All unique and ranging from serious to funny you’ll find something for practically everyone here.

Graduation Gift Idea: Zumreed for Their iPod

Sometimes you want a college graduation gift to stand the test of time.  Sometimes you want it to be fun and frivolous.  Zumreed products fit into the later category.  I discovered the Zumreed Drop Speaker on one of my favorite shopping sites, the Daily Grommet.  It’s a water-resistant container AND speaker for an iPod.  It’s […]