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Old 06-16-2011, 12:32 PM   #21
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I would send $25 to #1 and maybe a card on the FB invite. However, I'm like your wife and very generous, but we're retired and we can afford it.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:27 PM   #22
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Personally I don't look at a graduation invitation as an invitation to actually attend the cermony but more of an "announcement" of the graduation. If I know the grad is going on to college they get some $$ to help them on their way. If the grad is getting out of college I give them $$$ because they are undoubtably broke after four years of being a college student. I have never received an invitiation/announcement from someone I don't know so have not ever felt that it was some sort of a solicitation for a gift.
Graduation invitations come with RSVP cards and a stamped return envelope.

Graduation announcements just tell you the news, and they don't invite anybody.

Facebook distinguishes between "invitations" and announcements, too.
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Graduation invitations come with RSVP cards and a stamped return envelope.

Graduation announcements just tell you the news, and they don't invite anybody.

Facebook distinguishes between "invitations" and announcements, too.
Thanks for the proper etiquette clarification! Glad I don't get many RSVP cards. Sitting through a three hour commencement exercise is about as painful as it gets.
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Sitting through a three hour commencement exercise is about as painful as it gets.
Our kid would have had to muster at 3 PM for the pre-graduation uniform inspection, ride the mandatory no-alcohol drug-free mass transportation down to the arena, and go through rehearsals until 7 PM. They didn't finish the actual ceremony until after 8:30 PM.

It was her decision whether or not to go, but she made a lot of people happy by deciding to skip it.

I think the college graduation will be handled in a much more adult manner... by the adults as well as by the students.
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I am on the school board for a very small district (graduating class was 19 kids). I also have kids in the district. We usually get lots of invites, my general rule of thumb is if I have "broken bread" with the kid then a check for 25-30 bucks and a book on money and finances. Book is usually in the 10-15 dollar range.

If I do not have a close relationship then just the book. Call me an optimist but I hope that they actually read the book and start life with some good financial sense. I also try to speak to the high school class each year on $ and budgeting. My inscription on all the books includes "Spend Less Than You Earn"
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I have invited people that i have not seen very often to events as a way of reaching out to continue the friendship. They do the same for me. We all get busy in life and can't attend every event that we are invited to, however, it feels nice when someone includes you in their special moment.
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... and a book on money and finances. Book is usually in the 10-15 dollar range.
Thanks, I like that idea. I think I'm going to start doing it too.
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I think the college graduation will be handled in a much more adult manner... by the adults as well as by the students.
The craziest graduation I went to was my daughter's from U Mass .They popped champagne and drank it during graduation . There was also graduates with balloon animals on their caps & a large beach ball was tossed around . Luckily her graduation from BU was more sedate .
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