UGH! Just under $100 for the "essential" package (25 announcements with 2 envelopes, traditional or deluxe name cards, announcement tissue, return address labels, envelope seals, deluxe envelopes, thank you notes, & key ring). Seriously??? Why does someone need all that as "essentials"?! A key ring isn't essential! tissue paper?? Really??
So my friend who has a senior as well (actually my DS's best friend) & I are thinking we make our own announcements. We could use the wording from the pics in the brochure. Then go to Staples or Office Max & get our own paper. Print them up ourselves at home. Possibly cheaper. And I don't even think I have 25 people to send announcements to so why spend the money? I know I can order just the announcements & name cards without ordering everything else. Haven't figured the cost on that yet.
Personally my DS doesn't care. His words are "there are more important things for our family". In other words- he knows this single mom struggles to begin with & having the added cost of this is going to be a strain on me. AND the school wants to orders by December 3rd!