I don't understand this custom -- Is it to announce an event that is the bare minimum of what a student is expected to do upon entering college, or is it a call for gifts? I've always thought the latter. I did not send out graduation announcements and am miffed when I receive them. Maybe this is something I'm the dark about, but is it just a given that if you receive a graduation announcement, you ought to send a present? Is that just etiquette? I don't want to be rude!