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Message started by mittymommy on May 14th, 2007, 6:47pm

Title: graduation gift etiquette
Post by mittymommy on May 14th, 2007, 6:47pm

Hi, I hope someone can help with this etiquette question.  My son is graduating and we are being bombarded with graduation announcements and party invitations from his classmates (most of whose parents are friends of mine)as well as trying to plan our own celebration.  The problem is that both my husband and I are laid off at this time, so money is limited.  There is absolutely no way we can give monetary gifts to everyone whose party we have been invited to, even though our families have been close through the years.  Plus we need to make sure our own son is our number one focus at this time.  I'm just not sure how to handle this situation, what to give, who to give to....any suggestions?

Title: Re: graduation gift etiquette
Post by sixtiesbabe on May 19th, 2007, 8:20pm

Funny you should post this. I am in the same boat! Hubby works PT, I am unemployed. We have a very popular daughter graduating this year. Here is what I am doing...
I am making candy leis to pass out just before the grad ceremony (when the students are staging). I am buying saran wrap and bulk candies when I see them on sale. There are directions on line for how to make them. I am using ribbon in the school colors. Another option for you, would be to buy some grad party favors from orientaltrading.
Cheap, and good selection. I do not think a gift is necessary except the very best friend(s). People will be understanding of our situation, I hope!  

Title: Re: graduation gift etiquette
Post by mittymommy on May 21st, 2007, 12:40am

Cute idea, thanks!

Title: Re: graduation gift etiquette
Post by Zelda on Aug 5th, 2008, 12:38am

What do you do when you have sent a graduation gift to your friends two sons and then when your daughter graduated she receives an empty card. Should I say something to her or just not give any more gifts to her kids

Title: Re: graduation gift etiquette
Post by Ricky Tailor on Aug 23rd, 2011, 3:04pm

Thanks for great ideas, it is wonderful and useful  information..

Title: Re: graduation gift etiquette
Post by Shar89 on Nov 10th, 2011, 3:48pm



Zelda wrote on Aug 5th, 2008, 12:38am:
What do you do when you have sent a graduation gift to your friends two sons and then when your daughter graduated she receives an empty card. Should I say something to her or just not give any more gifts to her kids


That is a shame, i personally wouldn't bring it up as it can cause friction/be a bit awkward but I wouldn't sent them anything anymore. If they don't give they cant expect to receive  :)

Title: Re: graduation gift etiquette
Post by Johnson Edwin on Nov 21st, 2011, 4:23am

Yes its true graduation life's most important gift is our etiquette.How we have to behave with our teachers,parents and elders and how we have to help with our younger's,friends.

Title: graduation gift etiquette
Post by DreatroPygageOX on Aug 22nd, 2012, 1:38am

Whats up guys...in about 3 hours or so Im going to be shooting a graduation. Not professionally, just of a couple students whose parents asked me to try and get some photos of their children so they wont have to pay the astronomical fees the pros charge.

So anyway, I wanted to know could anyone offer me some quick noob tips? I know starting off that its going to be in a low light gym, so I know Im going to need to crank up the iso. Also, Im going to have to be shooting at a kinda quick shutter speed, somewhere between 1/60 and 1/200.
My equipment will simply be my T1i and 70-300 mm lens.

Keep in mind that Im kind of new, and I know my equipment is far from spectacular but Im just trying to get a few good shots. Any tips like where should I sit, what settigns I should try, is there any picture taking etiquette in an event like this, just any tips at all would be helpful. Thanks guys

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