Announcement Etiquette

The following describes proper use of the official A&M graduation announcements.
  • Announcements include two envelopes. The outer envelope, with the gummed flap, is the mailing envelope. It should be addressed as legibly as you can with black or blue ink. Avoid using abbreviations in the mailing address:
    Ms. Juanita C. Fassbinder
    4 Hillside Avenue
    Concord, NH  03301
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Whiteside
    124 West 32nd Street
    Desota, TX  75115-4327

  • The inner envelope, without the gummed flap, holds the announcement. Address it informally:
    Fay and Steve
    Aunt Cindy and Uncle James
    Johnny Smithers

  • If children are included with the announcement, their names should only appear on the inner envelope.

  • Place the announcement in the smaller envelope, folded edge inserted first, with the announcement front facing the flap. You may fasten the flap using a foil etiquette seal, or leave it untucked.

  • Insert the inner envelope into the mailing envelope with its flap facing the mailing address side.

  • Send your announcements via first class mail ten days to two weeks prior to the ceremony.

Thank You Notes

  • A short note of thanks, written by hand, should go to everyone who had sent a gift.

  • This note should acknowledge the gift and be sent as promptly as possible.

Gold ATM engraved envelope seals