Monday, April 11, 2016

High School Diplomas for Home Schoolers - A TOS Crew Review

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Today I get to tell you about a really cool product! Back in February I learned I would be one of the Schoolhouse Review Crew members who would be reviewing the Exclusive High School Diploma for

The Crew doesn't have all that many graduating Seniors available, so to get enough families to do this review they had to expand their offerings. The review was available for anyone who graduated anywhere from 2010 to "will graduate" in 2018. My son will graduate in 2018, so I was eligible! was also super kind to the Crew. While they hoped to get a large number of reviews of the Exclusive High School Diploma, they gave us the freedom to order whichever diploma we preferred. For my son I ordered the Vintage-Style High School Diploma with Embossed Seal and 8.5" X 11" Deluxe Cover. This was a little more expensive than what we were offered for review, so I paid the difference, but I didn't mind. I'll tell you exactly why...

Many decades ago, my husband and I graduated high school in the same same state my son will graduate in (as did my father as well). Here are pictures of our diplomas:

So, with tradition in mind, I thought, "How cool would it be if I could provide my son with a nice diploma similar to his dad's and mine!"

When you go to to order your diploma, you need the graduate's full name and a specific graduation date. You choose from a selection of seals to emboss the diploma with. I chose a round, gold seal for the diploma itself, and what looks like a coat of arms for the padded cover. I chose this seal for the cover because it most resembled the seal on my husband's and my diplomas. Then there were other decisions to make about how many signatures there would be, etc.

Then it was time to wait for the diploma to arrive. It did not take long, and I was not disappointed! Here is the diploma my son will receive in 2018:

Excellent product! And so similar to the one issued by our state, right down to the taffeta interior (amber on my diploma, white on my son's). I'm very pleased! We hit a couple of bumps in the road on my order, but the
Customer Service quickly and professionally resolved my issues. is a division of Cornerstone Graduate Supply, Inc. They carry a wide variety of things that can make high school and graduation special. They carry high school rings -- oh I wish I could get my son a high school ring! 
But a high school ring would be way more expensive than the price of the ring itself. My son is child #3, and #1 and #2 are watching. There is that "fairness" thing. One ring would become three... sent two samples with my order they wanted me to tell you about. The first was a navy tri-folded graduation announcement:

The second sample they sent was a graduation invitation. It was really nice, like a wedding invitation. First, there were "graduate" return address labels:

Then the back of the envelope was sealed with a beautiful "2016" sticker.

Then the invitation was an envelope inside an envelope, like a wedding invitation would have.

Then, when you opened the tri-fold invitation, it contained a card with directions to the graduation party after the ceremony, and an inserted card for the attendee to show to get into the event.

All of the products produced by are very high quality. I am really pleased with what we received. I think you will like their products, too! So if you have a high school student in your homeschool, go look at what has to offer now so you can set some money aside and plan to buy some graduation items that will make their homeschool graduation a very special memory! I really can't wait for the day when I will present my son with his homeschool graduation diploma!

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