My son is a senior in high school. He didn't order graduation announcements when they were being sold at school. I was out of the country when they collected the orders so never saw them, and his father (my Ex) didn't order anything. His father didn't order graduation photos either, so I ordered the minimal package that gives me enough pictures to have one for myself and one to send to each set of grandparents.
To me, graduation is one of those life passages that needs to be recognized. Am I just old-fashioned? On the other hand, I don't buy into the consumerism that surrounds all of these life events and don't necessarily want to spend a lot of money.
What I'm thinking of doing is purchasing some high-quality blank cards at a stationary store next May and printing up about a dozen announcements on my good printer. I'd make just enough for my son to send to his immediate family - aunts, uncles, and grandparents on both my side and his father's side of the family.
What do those of you with high school graduates do?