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The Sash Company Blog

Where we share all things sash & stole!

The Sash Company Blog

Where we share all things sash & stole!

You'll treasure your college graduation photos forever. They're an amazing commemoration of a pivotal moment in your life. Your graduation photos pinpoint the moment you celebrate a major accomplishment and at the same time step forward into the life you're meant to lead.

But what if those photos look... well... a bit off? What if your graduation stole is blowing in the wind?

It's your last day of college or high school — and you have a lot to celebrate. You'll be taking photos all over the campus you've loved for the last few years, maybe for the last time. Treasure your memories by commemorating them on a custom graduation sash that will stay with you forever.

As you walk down that aisle, with the refrain of "Pomp and Circumstance" sounding all around you, you'll be surrounded by dozens, maybe even hundreds or thousands of others also wearing their caps and gowns. But no one else has had the unique experience you've had. You deserve to stand out with a one-of-a-kind custom graduation sash that proclaims what your high school or college experience has meant to you.

Every year, students march to get their high school or college diplomas wearing caps and gowns that tie them to hundreds of years of tradition and history. If you look at a graduation ceremony from a distance, you may think everyone looks the same.

Step a little closer, though, and you'll see that each graduate is set off with special touches that show off their uniqueness. These elements, which traditionally include graduation stoles, sashes, and cords, have special symbolic meanings in many cases.

The spring of 2020 was a time unlike any other in recent memory. As early as mid-March, students found themselves out of school and taking classes from home with no indication of when classrooms might welcome them back. The realities of the pandemic, from mortality rate to how the disease spread, were still unknown, leaving parents and students alike with more questions than answers. And, unfortunately, most graduation ceremonies were entirely virtual last year, if they happened at all.

Sadly, spring 2021 is shaping up to be very similar. While the realities of the pandemic are far better understood, and many people have learned to make do as best as possible with masks, hand-washing, and social distancing, plenty of restrictions are still in place. This as left many students and parents wondering: what might graduation day look like in 2021?

Many graduation stoles simply use school colors to brighten up the stark black of graduation gowns. For instance, a school whose colors are red and gold might opt for custom graduation stoles of red satin with gold embroidery.

However, over the years, an entire tradition of colors has grown and been expanded on to speak to different fields of studies, and many schools opt for this more multi-hued approach instead. The colors, of course, come into play again for students being hooded with advanced degrees, where the colored hoods indicate both the alma mater and the field of study.

Graduation season is coming up. We see that many graduates are procrastinating on ordering their custom graduation stole. Remember that you should place your order at least eight (8) weeks before the big day.

How can we motivate our beloved graduates (or ourselves) to prepare for graduation day? Simple. Grads love having a way to show their school spirit off. Customized stoles are one way to do this.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many graduations have either gone virtual or have been postponed or canceled yet again this year.

Lots of students want graduation pictures but either don’t want to work in close proximity to a stranger or can’t afford professional pictures to commemorate this rare moment of achievement in their lives.

The big question for many graduates is: Should I order a custom stole for graduation, or should I stick with the basic stole in my graduation bundle?

Whenever we attend graduation fairs, I have found many students were pondering this question.

Graduation day can be pretty overwhelming.

What if I’m late?

Your friend says, “Let’s take a selfie.” You’re smirking inside because you wonder if you really had a choice to begin with.

The word “Selfie” is used to describe a self portrait taken of yourself with your smartphone. If you think selfies are just for teenagers or young adults – boy, you are wrong.