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How To Mark A Virtual Graduation: Top 10 Lockdown Graduation Ideas

By Gillian Crawford 25 June 2020 No comments

Walking across the graduation stage in front of family and friends is one of the biggest milestones in a student’s life. Graduation is a special occasion to mark years of hard work, celebrating with the people that matter most.

Although things are a little different this year, celebrating graduation can still be special. Now more than ever, marking the magical moments in life is even more important. Here are our ten top tips on how to celebrate a virtual graduation:

Virtual Graduation Class of 2020

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1). Organise a Zoom Party:

We may not be able to celebrate graduation in person, but Zoom is a fantastic way of getting together to mark this special occasion. To make it extra special, keep the virtual party a surprise for the graduate. Don’t forget to organise a few nibbles, drinks and games to celebrate in style!

2). Create A Personalised Photo Locket:

Keep your loved ones close with a 2, 4 or 6 photo locket. There is no better way to treasure your precious memories than inside a personalised locket necklace. Simply choose your locket, add your favourite photos and select a meaningful engraving. Check out some of our top tips below for creating the perfect graduation locket:

Photo Ideas For Graduation Lockets:

  • Their first day at college/university
  • Mum, dad, siblings
  • Favourite pet
  • Best friend from home
  • Their dream trip
  • A favourite inspirational quote

One of our favourite graduation lockets is the Four Photo Heart Charm Locket below. The locket opens to reveal four secret photos inside.

Add a meaningful engraving for a truly personalised piece:

Graduation Gifts For Her - Four Photo Heart Charm Locket


Graduation Gifts For Her: Engraving Inspiration

  • Congratulations On Your Graduation
  • Follow your dreams
  • Carpe Diem
  • Spread Your Wings
  • Their initials and graduation date
  • You Did It!

Graduation Gifts For Her

3). Plan a Special Afternoon Tea:

Indulge in a scrumptious afternoon tea with classic scones, cream, cakes and triangle sandwiches. Whether you order it or make your own, afternoon tea is sure to go down a treat. Add some lovely fresh flowers and balloons to make it extra special!

4). Personalise A Secret Locket:

Let them know how proud you are with our personalised Bird Locket. The Bird Locket opens to reveal a secret message inside, you can choose your special message here. You can also email us with a bespoke message.

Here are some of our favourite graduation quotes for the Bird Locket:

Spread Your Wings

Congratulations On Your Graduation

We Are So Proud Of You!

Well done, you deserve it!


Graduation Gifts For Her: Gold Locket Necklace


5). Get Creative With a Graduate Photoshoot:

Make treasured memories and capture your special graduation moments. Put on your favourite outfit, get creative and make your own scroll and props for the shoot! Top tip - shooting your photos in the garden with blossoming flowers can make for a lovely backdrop.

6). Make A Graduation Photo Album:

Create a keepsake photo album to mark the graduate’s special achievements. A photo album is the perfect way to tell their story. Fill it with their special photos and decorate to celebrate your graduate’s big milestone. Top tip – ask your friends and family to send their virtual messages, print them out and stick them in the album, ready to be treasured forever!

7). Shake Up A Graduation Cocktail:

Toast to your graduate with some delicious cocktails. Add some fruit for a little sweetness or top with some prosecco for a special graduate tipple. Serve in some funky or personalised glasses to make it extra special.

8). Make a Graduation Hamper:

Get creative and make own graduation hamper. Fill the hamper with all of their favourite things. You can’t go wrong with sweet treats, chocolates and prosecco…Wrap it up with a lovely and personalised note to tell them know how proud you are of them!

9). Host A Garden Party:

Make the most of the lovely sunshine and organise a fun garden party for the graduate. A barbecue can be an excellent way to mark their special day. Decorate the garden with some fun banners and balloons and remember to take lots of photos!

10). Make a Special Video Montage:

Give your graduate something special to remember such as making a video montage. Ask family and friends to record a special message to congratulate the new graduate. Combine all the videos into a lovely montage to share with the graduate…a true gift to be treasured for years to come!

Virtual Graduation Class of 2020


Don’t forget that there are lots of fun ways to mark a virtual graduation! Looking for graduation gift ideas? Check out our personalised photo lockets here

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