Our family was VERY EXCITED when we saw this review from HomeschoolDiploma.com and their Exclusive High School Diploma as we are graduating our first this year! Excellent timing by the Lord, as usual. Just prior to seeing this review posted I had been searching online for diplomas so I had just a small amount of knowledge of this subject (homeschool diplomas).
Once we found out for sure that we were accepted for this review, J and I hopped on to their website to check out their available diplomas. This is a very exciting time – as one graduates high school and steps out in life to be whatever the Lord may have for them – and we wanted to celebrate it in a very special way with something he will have for the rest of his life!
Honestly, I was surprised at the number of options we had to choose from for a diploma from HomeschoolDiploma.com. First there are four different styles and those are:
Standard has 1 wording option with a stick-on foil seal.
Personalized has four wording options (State Wording, College Prep Wording, “Thanks to God” wording or Godly Wisdom wording – there is a link at the end of these styles that you can click to see specifics of what this means) with a stick-on or printed seal.
Exclusive has four wording options (State Wording, College Prep Wording, “Thanks to God” wording or Godly Wisdom wording – there is a link at the end of these styles that you can click to see specifics of what this means) with a foiled and engraved seal.
Guilded has four wording options (State Wording, College Prep Wording, “Thanks to God” wording or Godly Wisdom wording – there is a link at the end of these styles that you can click to see specifics of what this means) with hand-illuminated 23 kt gold seal.
** You can see their detailed information on the four different styles HERE. **
Once you have decided which STYLE you want – you then get to CUSTOMIZE it too!
You get to pick:
- Cover (they offer NINE different options!)
- Cover Personalization
- Seal used
- Paper type
There are also other things you can add:
- Latin or English Honors Seal
- Using own custom verse or motto
- Hand calligraphy of student name
- Rush production time (not that any of us would ever run late at anything! Right? LOL)
For us, I had J sit with me and we looked at all the different options. We chose the Exclusive High School Diploma. Once you have decided that then you choose and type in:
- Seal – ours had four options
- Student Information – type in full name and pick gender
- School Information – type in full name (city and state too, if desired) and school administrator
- Diploma Wording – the four choices listed above
- Verse or Motto – if you want to add (this cost extra)
- Dates and Signatures -date of graduation and TITLES under signature lines (they offer suggestions)
- Design Details – paper (two choices) and lettering (two choices)
- Honors Designation – if wanted, costs extra
- Diploma Cover – pick from nine different options (can personalize with student name for extra)
- Diploma Add-Ons (archive diploma, wallet diploma – both for additional cost)
- Finish Order
This looks like a lot – and it is for offering what is needed and allows for individual preferences – but the process and the ordering is REALLY EASY! I truly appreciated the signature line suggestions they had!
So, now that it is ordered. You wait. When it arrives. GORGEOUS!
Something very simple but VERY appreciated by me was the clear plastic covering the entire diploma had when it arrived. This is something special and this just helps to keep it clean until we get to present it! Also a copy of the invoice, of course.
Another thing I really appreciated was this little note from them about signing the diploma. Something so simple but so very helpful for us newbies! Basically it says to wait to sign it until you give it to them.
Then there is the outside, the cover … GOR-GEOUS!
Then you open it and WOW! This thing is truly something to appreciate for J’s remainder of his life! The actual certificate size is 8-1/2 x 11 and just makes us so very happy. I am SO EXCITED to have something SO GORGEOUS to give our son when he graduates!
Something else HomeschoolDiploma.com provided was a couple samples of graduation invitations and these two were GORGEOUS as well. (I seem to like that word but it is so true!)
Fine quality paper that was expertly printed and definitely had a professional feel and look – something folks would be proud to use! (We recently moved over four hours away from all our family so we didn’t use invitations but if we did, these are ones to consider!)
They also have caps and gowns and graduation rings.
Overall, we could not be happier with the look, feel, quality, service, and ease of getting this diploma through HomeschoolDiploma.com!
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Here’s praying you have fun learning!