Reaching senior year of high school or college is something to celebrate. It means that graduation is on the horizon and another chapter in students’ lives will soon come to a close, with a new one likely to begin shortly thereafter.
School- and graduation-related traditions abound, from homecoming games to dances to class rings, and it can be difficult to figure out how to spend one’s time. While celebrations may look a little different this year due to the pandemic, yearbooks can offer a sense of normalcy for soon-to-be graduates.
The yearbook experts at YearbookLife.com say the average cost of a yearbook is around $75 nationwide. Even though yearbooks may be somewhat costly, they can be valuable mementos of time spent in school. Here are various reasons why yearbooks make for important, cherished mementos.
- A yearbook will serve as a time capsule for trends, interests and newsworthy events that unfolded during students’ time in school.
- Yearbooks promote a sense of school pride and unity. Families that will have multiple generations at
Tending the same school may share the unity of being a part of one school and can compare yearbooks from various years.
- Sections of the yearbook are devoted to student accomplishments and can herald happy, productive days.
- Yearbooks promote social interaction, not only when students become part of yearbook production committees, but also when asking classmates to sign their yearbooks.
- In the future, yearbooks will present a way to remember old friends’ names and can facilitate reconnecting through social media or another avenue.