Prom and Graduation Ceremony Options for COVID-19 Stay at Home Order
How we can help you celebrate in place of going to Prom, walking the stage at Graduation, and partying with friends in person, and STILL mark this historic moment in time That No One Will Forget. Our Seniors 2020 are forever in history as the Class of COVID-19.
Normally we would be in the middle of rushing out several graduation cards at a time, making sure that parents got their announcements ordered and done, and labeling and mailing our first mailer for Class of 2021. This year, instead of the phone ringing, crickets, silence, and the boxes of flyers for 2021 are sitting in piles--but it doesn't mean that work has stopped. We are busy cleaning, organizing, creating, and dreaming up ways we can help. Parents are waiting to see what may or may not happen, and we’ve been doing the same. But now we caution, enough is enough--NO MORE WAITING! We don’t mean stop social distancing, not at all. What we mean is, "let’s figure out how to help one another in different ways".
Our HS Seniors are missing out on the way it was for generations before them, and how it will surely continue to be when we return to a new normal, but that doesn’t mean that celebrating is cancelled. We are going to need to celebrate differently. In the end, we have a unique opportunity to actually significantly record how unique this time in history is, how it affected everyone, and how we are irreversibly intertwined with one another, not just as an economy in our city and state, but globally. Seniors need to be uplifted during this time and be shown how we can rally for them as a community. They will forever be remembered as the class that survived COVID-19, and that, in an odd and crazy way in itself, is something for them to be proud of. #seniorstrong #resilient
So here are our top ideas of ways we are helping in photography at The Imagery.
#1. We are offering free sessions to new and current clients ‘on their porch’ to commemorate this unusual situation... What does that mean? It means that we drive up to your home, get out several feet away from your porch (much more than 6 feet even), and direct a photo shoot of the senior ‘confined’ in front of their home or at a front window if it’s large enough (and then we can get closer). Suggestions to make this shoot fun and memorable might be to wear your favorite formal wear (we can loan gals dresses if they need one, but will make sure it is cleaned and contactless, dropping it off a few days beforehand), and along with the ‘dress or tux’ do some shots with and without your favorite Coronavirus handmade mask.
The session is free, and you get the best digital file, free of charge, and additional digital files at $75 each (normally $150 each). No obligation to purchase more. This is our way to be a support #inthistogether in a drive-through “pick up service only” kind of way as it relates to photography and in helping uplift the Class of 2020. There is not only a lot of distance here, there is no contact, guaranteed.
#2. We are offering reduced pricing on yard signs and banners. Designed free of charge, custom to your photos. Submit a couple photos of your own to our email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and what you would like said on the sign, or, if you are a current client, let us know which senior photo you want used -- and baby photos are a nice touch too! The yard signs are double sided, and can have different photos and messages on each side. (See samples). What a great way to alert neighbors that you have a senior, and to have them share in the giving of support and encouragement.
Yard signs are $30 (normally we sell a minimum of 2 for $60), banners are all $55 up to 6 feet (regular price $75-120).
#3. We are designing for current, and new clients, custom graduation announcements with their photo on them. If you haven’t had your photo done at the Imagery, send us your favorite photo, or order a free ‘porch’ session. You don’t have to have a traditional open house invite, we can instead make a graduation announcement, but, maybe you want to give folks a date and time to meet on zoom and virtually share cake together--or, let people know a time you’ll be out in front of the house celebrating, and if they happen to drive by, give a wave and a honk. Already have announcements? Add a set of wallets to put inside with the hashtag #COVIDClassof2020. Now future generations, 50 years from now, can ask--”what was Covid 2020?”... and there will be a history lesson to tell, especially if this is only every 100 years. We pray and hope it will come with many lessons of preparedness learned and not forgotten. Let it also be a lesson of togetherness despite being separate.
If you have already pre-paid graduation announcements, we are giving you 20 more, free, or an additional box of press-printed cards free (25). If you haven’t ordered yet, all our cards will be 20% off through May 18th.
All you need to do now is call to schedule either a porch session or an online, virtual design appointment, 952-890-7640. Yes, we are doing things differently, but celebration and recording this moment in history, is NOT CANCELLED. #seniorstrong #classof2020 #inthistogether
Whatever you decide as a way to celebrate, it is important to plan now and don['t delay. At The Imagery, our standard cards are printed in-house, but please do order early for signs and banners, as those may be delayed due to lab temporary closures and slow-downs.
Bless our Class of 2020 seniors, and may they have prosperous, happy, healthy futures ahead.
Schedule a Porch Session or Design Appointment, these are FREE: 952-890-7640.
Yard Signs, Banners, and Announcements are all on sale.
Order signage as soon as possible in case of delays due to lab closures.