If you have a Senior in High School (Hi Lin!) your teen has probably already had a "Senior Meeting" at school where a rep comes in and hands out brochures showing all of the wonderful items that they need, in order to have that truly magnificent Senior Year (my words!). Included in this "awesome" brochure are bling tassels (bling! on a tassel?!), various t-shirts and sweatpants that have the "2010" printed on them, tankards (TANKARDS?? ookaaaay....weird...), and other various assorted nonsense, in my humble opinion. It's like I told my daughter....this country is in the middle of a Recession/Depression, and I'm supposed to fork over hundreds of dollars for this stuff? NOT!
So, I did what any frugal-minded, internet-loving person would do....teen daughter and I went online and created our own announcements! Seriously! I know that the announcements won't look like the ones in the brochure, but we don't care. We had so much fun creating these, and it was one of those memory-making moments. :)
Here is the preview of our efforts:
We "splurged" and got folded cards instead of the flat invitations, "jazzed" it up with a neat background, had all of the necessary info printed on the inside, ordered the matching envelopes with our return address printed on them, and the final total was around $25.00! WOO-HOO!! I was doing the happy dance! Am still doing the happy dance!!
After we placed the order, I turned to my teen and said, "Drats! We forgot to order the matching thank you notes!" Oh, well, can't think of everything.....LOL!! :)
Is anyone else feeling the "Senior-itis Pinch?" If so, how are you coping with it?? I love to hear what YOU have to say!