masters degree gifts

by Tracy D

My Husband and I are sending out announcements for our son who is graduating with his Master's degree. Our son is 25 and married recently. He doesn't want to make a big deal of his graduating and doesn't want people to think they have to send money or a gift since he just got married 5 months ago. We, however, think it is a very big deal and a wonderful accomplishment. I am considering including an insert in the announcement telling people that gifts are not neccessary. His dad and I just want to share his terrific accomplishment. Should I do this, or just send the announcement as is and let people decide what they want to do? Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much,

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by: Ms P Etiquette

Hi Tracy,

Congratulations to you and your son on his achievement!

As your son does not want gifts, the insert would be appropriate. At the end of the day, it is up to the individual gift giver(s) as to whether they wish to give a gift. Some people will feel that they do and will give a gift. Putting the insert will dissuade some, but probably not all.

Enjoy the day!

Ms. Practical Etiquette

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