Things have really changed since I graduated high school over 20 years ago. I suspect there are no lines at the pay phones and while there might still be a class in typing, surely it’s not on a typewriter. I think that most parents of graduates today can relate. Everything seems a bit bigger, more brilliant and on a large scale in high school nowadays.
Here at Invitations4Less, we are approaching our graduation and prom season. It’s a busy and exciting time of the year for us. As students, parents and teachers start to place their graduation announcement and prom invitation orders, we get the honor of hearing some of the sweeter high school moments. In recent years, the trend of elaborate prom and homecoming proposals sparked my interest.
At first, I’ll admit I was a bit confused and resistant to the idea of these epic prom and homecoming invitation proposals. From serenades to invitations during halftime at football games, it all sounded a bit over the top. I decided I had to research the latest tradition for my next blog.
My initial resistance was quickly modified to awe and appreciation for the creativity and free spirit of these teens. But what really caught my attention was the originality and sincerity of these proposals. Take a look at a few of my favorites below.
This young man made his future date smile from ear to ear. The class seemed to enjoy it too!
These guys are great! I personally would have turned three shades of red and this young lady handles the attention well but my question is, did she say YES?
This one is a favorite because it appears to be spontaneous. I am wondering if he was planning to jump off the high dive or if he was just hoping to get her attention from up there. Either way, his gallantry and spirit surely made her day.
Personally, I am a fan of the old fashioned way of asking a girl or guy to prom. These are moments in high school we never forget, no matter how brilliant or simple. I will always remember being asked to my first prom. A boy name George asked me on the way home from school. It was simple and sweet.
Congratulations to the Class of 2012!
By Michaela Michaela has been with Invitations4Less.com since 2003, showing off her customer service skills to a variety of stationery consumers.
Michaela is mom to two active pre-teens and spends her free time bike riding, boating, hiking and enjoying family time.