Graduation Day: Custom Cards, Gifts, & Party Decor

A student’s graduation day is a monumental occasion and, as such, deserves quite the celebration. At Shutterfly, we can help you take care of each element, from announcing the milestone to sharing the joy with a graduation party. Our customization tools are the perfect way to craft party decorations, gifts, cards, and everything else you need for an impressive graduation celebration. Better yet, these same gifts and personalized pieces can help your grad start their next chapter off on the right foot, be it with a coffee mug to fuel them before an 8 a.m. class or a calendar they can display in their new workplace. Shutterfly is the perfect way to celebrate your graduation day.

Share Your Accomplishments With Graduation Cards

Spread the big news of your graduation day with custom greeting cards to send to friends, family members, and loved ones. Share your successes with the important people in your life with graduation cards you can customize so they fit your style and personality. Whether you’re celebrating a high school or college graduation — our collection of cards is the perfect way to celebrate your achievements and share your future plans.

A collection of custom graduation cards for graduation day

Graduation Announcements

As a new grad yourself or one of their nearest and dearest, you’ll want to tell the people around you all about graduation day as it approaches. Graduation announcements, naturally, are the perfect way to do just that. Choose from a wide variety of card designs and upload your favorite photos of you in your graduation gown with your cap and tassel. From 3×5 to 6×8, there are custom graduation announcement cards in every size and style you might imagine. For instance, you could select a flat card, gate-fold card, tri-fold card, folded card, or even a magnetic announcement your loved ones could hang on the fridge.

Customize your photo graduation announcements with your graduation year, school name, the degree you’ve earned and any honors, and the date of your graduation day. For more tips on what to include on your cards, get inspired by our guide to graduation announcement wording.

Graduation Invitations

If you’re helping a grad celebrate this commencement season, you will want to design the perfect party invitations to hand them on graduation day. Shutterfly’s collection of one-of-a-kind graduation party invitations can help you celebrate your most special student and their incredible hard work. Whether they’re celebrating their graduation from high school, college, another degree of higher education (or even a lower accomplishment like a kindergarten, elementary, or middle school graduation), your grad’s invites should one-of-a-kind. Design the graduation party invitations with their favorite photos, school colors, and all of the important details about their grad party.

Graduation Thank You Cards

After the big day, share your gratitude with everyone who helped you celebrate with graduation thank you cards from Shutterfly. Whether you’d like to show your appreciation to your guests after your graduation party or attending your graduation day ceremony, do so in style with personalized thank you cards. Create a photo card with pictures from your graduation day for your thank you notes and they’ll last as stunning keepsakes perfect for your recipients’ fridges. Your friends, family members, and other guests will be wowed as they read through your thoughtful and kind thank you note that you designed yourself.

Graduation Party Must-Haves

Looking beyond graduation day itself, you’ll find everything you need to throw the perfect graduation party, with custom designs for each option, of course. Vinyl banners, bunting banners, garden flags, and yard signs, for instance, can be created with photos and text displaying their big accomplishment for every guest to see. Selfie frames, meanwhile, offer an interactive piece of decor that can even help create future keepsakes — pair it with a Polaroid camera or encourage your grad party guests to snap selfies they can later share. In fact, any of these graduation party essentials can be turned into a meaningful memento — just tuck away your yard flag or one-of-a-kind banner to look back on whenever you find yourself feeling nostalgic.

Party guests taking a picture with a selfie frame in front of a bunting banner at a graduation party

Personalized Graduation Gifts

Be it on graduation day or at a graduation party, you‘ll want to find the perfect gift for your favorite grad. Receiving a custom photo gift on their graduation day will be something they’re sure to cherish because it was made just for them. Consider creating a photo book that showcases some of the greatest moments you’ve shared with the graduate in question, or filled with happy memories from throughout their school experience. This will be an easy way for them to feel a little closer to home and the people they love from afar, whatever distance they’re traveling as they embark on this new chapter, be it further school or another sort of adventure.

Design a unique piece of home decor for their dorm or first apartment, or practical gift they can use every day like a coffee mug, or a sentimental keepsake they can hold onto for years to come. With Shutterfly, you can make the best personalized graduation gifts for every style and personality.

A selection of custom graduation gifts like pillows, blankets, and photo books

Graduation Photo Books

Graduation day is one of life’s major milestones. Honor their achievements by commemorating their journey in a graduation photo book. Make a keepsake photo album with a series of nostalgic photos that preserve memories of their school days and showcase their accomplishments. You can customize the best photo books that live on as a treasured memento, or you can even gift them smaller 6×6 photo books that are perfect for travel. Graduation photo albums are the perfect way to highlight all of their favorite memories from their school days that they can look back on as the years go by.

Small Graduation Keepsakes

The best personalized graduation gifts are ones that they can use every day. For a young lady celebrating her graduation day, gift her a piece of custom jewelry like a locket necklace or stunning bangle bracelet along with a keepsake box to store them in. A high school graduate might appreciate custom iPhone cases made with his favorite photos., or a custom coffee mug perfect for late nights spent studying in college. Any new graduate would love a custom monthly calendar to track their busy schedules. Browse Shutterfly’s vast collection of personalized gifts to find the perfect one to give your loved one on their graduation day.

Custom Home Decor for Their New Spot

If they’re moving to a dorm room or new apartment after graduation day, treat them with a new piece of home decor to spruce up the place. Personalized fleece blankets and throw pillows are a great way to make any space cozier. Photo tiles are the best type of wall art for a new graduate because they’re easy to stick and re-stick on their walls whenever they feel like it, and they don’t require nails for hanging. Desk organizers are a functional gift, while custom jigsaw puzzles are a fun way for your recipient to bond with new roommates and friends at school. Wall calendars and framed prints are a great way to decorate their space with their favorite photos. You can even customize them home decor pieces and personalized gifts with the best photos from their graduation day.

Planning Their Graduation Day & More

Well before graduation day itself arrives, you and your grad will have a lot to plan for. We’re happy to help make the process easier as you plan a graduation party, send out announcements and invitations, and even prepare for celebrating graduation day. For instance, take those announcements and invites you’ll be sending. With our envelope addressing and address book services, we’ll make it easier than ever to send out your chosen cards at every stage of the graduation preparation process. Or, design a set of address labels that will complement your card designs of choice, or a self-inking stamp. Then, you’ll need only to place a sticker or press a stamp on your envelopes to add a return address in an instant.

Class of 2020 graduation day party decor

Help Them Enjoy Their Big Day

Once graduation day is here, your favorite grad deserves the chance to celebrate this major accomplishment. Those announcements you sent out previously will be a significant help in ensuring everyone you want around you on this big day is aware of the occasion and, as much as possible, in attendance. At the same time, you’ll have the chance to gift your grad with a card or present that celebrates their commencement. Every element you add to their graduation day is one extra addition to this special day.

Set Them Up for Long-Term Success After Graduation Day

Your choice of gifts for graduation day is a great way to support your graduate well past this monumental moment. As you select the perfect gift, consider whether you could offer something that will bolster their success in this next chapter. It may be a desk caddy for their new office job or a photo print for their dorm room, for instance. Or, it may simply be something that shows your support and the ways you can help encourage them for years to come. Wherever they’re heading, a memorable photo or thoughtful message will help them along that path.

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