Announce the Graduation of a Son or Daughter — Letter-Writing Tutorial


This is a brief letter to let family and friends know of the occasion and to invite them to participate.


1. Explain what is taking place, and invite the reader(s) to participate.


  • We are happy to announce that Eric will graduate from Doe College on May 26. Commencement services will be at 10:00 a.m. in the Doe Auditorium. We will serve a luncheon at our home afterwards, and we hope you can join us.
  • John and I are planning a special get-together to celebrate Ashley's graduation from nursing school. We will meet at the Doe Inn at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26. We hope you can join us.
  • We are pleased to announce that our son Eric will graduate on May 26. We are inviting friends to an informal get-together that evening at 7:00 p.m. in our back yard.
  • Following in the footsteps of her sisters, Ashley will graduate from Doe College on May 26. You are invited to share this celebration with us. Exercises begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Doe Activities Center.
  • We are giving a party at our house beginning at 9:00 p.m. next Friday, May 26, to celebrate Fred's graduation. We hope you can make it.


  • an informal get-together
  • are invited to a
  • commencement exercises will start at
  • following in the footsteps of
  • happy to announce that
  • honor his achievement
  • hope you can make it
  • join our celebration
  • planning a special celebration
  • services begin at
  • to share this celebration with her
  • to celebrate his graduation
  • to celebrate her graduation from
  • very pleased to announce
  • will meet at the
  • hope you can join us at the
  • will have lunch at
  • will be held at
  • will graduate from
  • will be holding a party

2. Comment on the impact or significance of the occasion.


  • We are delighted to see this day come after all his hard work and sacrifice.
  • She has worked hard and will graduate with honors. We are very proud of her.
  • He has accepted a position with the Doe accounting firm in Springfield, so he will be relocating. We hope to give him a good send-off with our little gathering.
  • He is the latest in a long line of Does to graduate. We are delighted that he and his brothers and sisters have done so well.
  • She is first in the family to receive a law degree. She's an inspiration to us all.


  • all her hard work
  • all the sacrifices are worthwhile
  • delighted by her achievement
  • delighted to see this day
  • fine example for his younger brothers
  • first in our family to receive
  • give her a good send-off
  • has accepted a position with
  • has not come easily
  • has overcome several hardships
  • has worked very hard
  • have all done so well
  • in the nature of a farewell
  • inspiration to us all
  • kept up the family tradition of
  • last in a long line of
  • started a new tradition of
  • very proud of him
  • very special day for us
  • will be relocating
  • will graduate with honors

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