Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Shutterfly (and I love them for it)… but all opinions are my own.
Today my heart was racing and rather than panic, I went to see my natural doc who told me my thyroid was tanked and I needed to de-stress. “You just wait until you are raising teenagers.” I told him. Because holy cow… teenagers. And homeschooling. And senior year. WHAT EVEN?!!!
I may be in denial, y’all… but the graduation cards are in. Shutterfly reached out to me to ask me if I had a graduate because their PR person is obviously on top of things – and little do they know, I was going to probably pay to create my graduation cards from them anyway. I love Shutterfly. I’ve never been disappointed with any product I’ve bought from them. I sure appreciated the accountability, also — because I’m biting my nails worried that all my son’s classes won’t be finished by the end of the summer. Now I can mail out his graduation cards, get the date on the calendar, and hold him responsible (teen guilt) to hurry up with all the work he has to get done to get his diploma.
It literally took me less than ten minutes to create my cards on Shutterfly’s website, and it took less than a week for them to arrive by mail. They have a zillion different pre-created designs that you can just drop a couple of images in and voila! Fab, expensive-looking invitations.
Just be sure to check your spelling and ask yourself if you covered all the information you want on them before you click print and pay! I accidentally left the time off of my card, but that’s OK – they can find out when they RSVP, and since there are a few months between now and August, it’s all good.
I know it’s been a little silent in here, but I’ve been busy drilling my thyroid into the ground with my crazy schedule. Because that’s helpful, right? Who knew that a tiny gland controls so much of your well-being?!
I’ve also been doing weddings and senior portraits… and all the fun things that come along with photography – books and prints, included. I love a good portrait. Funny thing is, though, I picked random iPhone photos for two of the images on my invitations. So if you don’t have a photographer to take your senior shots for you, you can still use your own images (even smart phone images) to create your cards! Take a look at mine – they came out fantastic. I love the square envelopes and design – so “Instagram-esque”. They have a lot of different shapes, though. Check them out on their Graduation Announcements landing page.
They are very inexpensive for the quality you get! Many of the designs are a little under or over a dollar each, depending on sales.
Here’s a view of what the template looked like before I added my wording and images:
My eldest is a casual kind of guy and does best in casual settings. I like my easy-going random photos of him as much or more than my formal senior shots. Whatever works for you will probably look great on Shutterfly Graduation cards as long as the resolution isn’t way too small. All you need are a couple of photos and you are good to go!
And if you need a senior portrait photographer, shoot me a line via my contact page… because I do portraits for the greater Austin area!!!
Now that Kaden’s graduation announcements are ready to mail, I’m working on getting my mama heart in check. Don’t ask me to post about the emotions behind graduating a homeschool senior yet. I need a little longer to be in denial… if just to keep my thyroid from implosion.
Do you have a high school senior? A homeschooled one? Have you already graduated one?
I’d love ideas on how to keep from blubbering like a fool on the stage… on how you can sum up the best job you’ve ever had – teaching your own kid. My heart races just thinking about saying “It’s finished”!
I know it’s just the beginning for him… but it will be something like watching that baby bird take flight – right out of the nest… regardless of whether he sticks around until college starts.
I think maybe I need to work with Kleenex next…
Hey — want to hear something awesome? I am offering a give-away because Shutterfly sponsored this post! I just want to see if you are still listening out there…
Leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win a …. $100 Amazon Gift Card!