Creative Graduation Ideas for 2021


As graduation season is in full effect, Shutterfly has come up with some creative graduation ideas that you can incorporate into your graduates special day. After all this time they took to further their education, celebrate their great accomplishment with these fantastic ideas for their graduation ceremony, graduation party and their graduation gifts. Customize products that can be found in our Graduation Headquarters and show your grad  proud you are of them.

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Graduations are a time to celebrate your students achievements in furthering their education. Whether they are graduating from elementary school, middle school, high school, college, graduate school or doctorate school, this is a time for everyone who supported them to congratulate them on their great achievements. Explore all the great graduation products you can create to honor your grad as well as the creative graduation gifts you can gift to your new graduate.

Graduation Announcements Cards

Simple scripted class graduation announcement card for the class of 2021

As your grad finishes off their last days in school, get ready to announce this great news of their graduation to your closest friends and family. Personalize graduation announcements to commemorate your grad’s hard work and dedication throughout the years of their education, and announce their next steps after their graduation. Include pictures taken from their graduation with their cap and gown for a more personalized look. Whether your grad is graduating from elementary school, middle school, high school, college, or graduate school, these graduation announcements are a great way for people to know that your child has finished their schooling and will let them know their future plans.

Graduation Invitation Cards

A new start graduation invitation in blue with multiple pictures

Graduation invitations are perfect for inviting your friends and family to your grad’s commencement ceremony or inviting them to a graduation party to honor your grad’s achievements. Make these graduation invitations one of a kind by adding the location and time of your grad’s commencement ceremony or party venue, along with pictures of them in their graduation outfits and any additional details you find helpful for your guests to know about your grad’s special events. With different styles and designs, you can choose graduation invitations that match the graduation decor of your grad’s school colors or even the graduation party decor they will have at their graduation party.

Graduation Thank You Cards

Noble class thank you card featuring one image on the front on a folded card

Now that your grad has crossed their commencement stage, it’s time for them to send out their thank you cards to the people who have supported them throughout their education with personalized graduation thank you cards. Have your grad include a special message to their friends and family thanking them for all the gratitude they’ve given them throughout the years and how thankful your grad is to have these special people in their lives. In addition, your grad can include a special handwritten note to the different individuals they choose to send their graduation thank you cards to. This will be a good way for your grad to get in touch with friends and family members they haven’t seen in a while but still are grateful for their support throughout their education.

Graduation Party Decor

One fun way of celebrating your grad is by including personalized graduation party decor to their graduation parties. From customized selfie frames, yard signs, vinyl banners, bunting banners, garden flags, and more; these graduation party decor items will liven up any graduation party and make your grad the star of this special event. Learn more about our great graduation party decor ideas, the different ways you are able to customize these creative graduation party decor items to make your grad the star of their graduation party.

Graduation Selfie Frames

selfie frame made for graduation with graduating year and graduating school two girls posing

The perfect photo accessory to compliment any creative graduation party is personalized graduation selfie frames. Customize these selfie frames to include different designs and styles that match your graduation party decor, and add different details such as your grad’s name, graduation class year, and more to make this statement piece a highlight among all the photos taken at your grad’s party. Each photo taken with this personalized selfie frame will remind your grad along with your guests of the great time they had celebrating your grad’s achievements at their graduation party.

Graduation Custom Vinyl Banners

graduation vinyl sign with personalized photo and design1

These bright and decorative vinyl banners make creative graduation party decor that honors your graduate in a festive and creative way. With a variety of graduation vinyl banner layouts to choose from, you can find a perfect layout to personalize with your graduate in mind. Graduation vinyl banner orientations are set in both horizontal and vertical layouts and you can customize your grad’s vinyl banners however you like. Add details such as pictures of your grad, personalized text, their graduation year, the school they graduated from, or the school they’re attending next, and personalized messages to make your grad’s vinyl banner one of a kind specially made for them.

Custom Bunting Banners

bunting banner with congrat grad message in black and gold with pictures on tehs die

Make your grad’s party extra special with a personalized bunting banner with designs that feature their pictures and any special designs you want to include in your grad’s custom bunting banner. Made with Shutterfly’s signature smooth cardstock paper, this bunting banner includes 16 swallowtail flags on a 12-inch jute cord. Incorporate different images of your grad along with different banner messages, colors, and designs to make your grad’s personalized bunting banner uniquely theirs.

Personalized Garden Flags

grad hat celebration garden flag with image of grad and message on flag

Welcome your party guests with these creative personalized outdoor garden flags that feature your graduate on both the front and the back of the flag. These one of a kind flag are easy to assemble and can be easily changed out for other flags that your order for other special occasions. When your guest sees these personalized flags that feature your grad, it will make a great impression on them every way they look at this personalized garden flag.

Graduation Gifts

Get your grad the best graduation gift they will love with these perfect graduation gifts Shutterfly. These gifts will be perfect for them to carry on with their future wheather its going off to another school or starting their work life. Customize these graduation products to celebrate their next step in their life.

Fleece Blankets

graduation class collage fleece photo blanket

Keep your new grad warm and cozy with personalized fleece blankets they will use all the time. Personalized fleece blankets make a great gift for high school grads going off to college or college grads decorating their first apartments. Decorate these fleece blankets to include their favorite memories of their school days. Perfect for dorms, apartments or new homes; photo blankets are the best accessory to gift to any new grad. Choose from different designs, fleece blanket sizes, materials and more to create a one of a kind fleece blanket for your new grad. Each time your grad uses their custom blanket, they will know that you took the time and effort in creating this gift.

Jigsaw Puzzles

scripted graduate keepsake puzzle in heart shape

A fun and creative graduation gift idea is creating personalized jigsaw puzzles that feature your grad on the puzzle pieces. Putting together a jigsaw puzzle will remind them of the amazing memories they had as well as giving them a stimulating brain quiz. With new jigsaw puzzle shapes – circle, heart and rectangle and a variety of puzzle pieces to choose from, this gift is a gift that just keeps on giving. After your grad has finished putting the pieces of their graduation photo puzzle together, they can choose to redo the puzzle again or tape it up and display it as a personalized home decor piece.

Closing Thoughts on Graduations

As a chapter closes and another chapter opens on your grad’s life, celebrate their great achievements with these creative graduation ideas that will be perfect for any graduation party or gift. Honor their hard work and dedication with these special and meaningful accessories they will love to see while celebrating their achievements. These graduation products will be in their minds as they begin to start their bright futures.

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