Everyone we encounter in our school years leaves behind a mark. These people give us stories, lessons and tales that one will keep forever. What better way to make sure these stay with us than through our yearbook? Here are the most popular types of yearbook messages or reports you might want to include.
1 – Reports
Reports are great to come back on major events or achievements. It’s a way to remind facts, figures or simply to express gratitude to people who will read the message. For example, reports are perfect for Principals, Heads, Teachers and School Captains.
> Reports from the Principal
If there’s one person who’s proudest of the year’s accomplishments, it’s probably the principal. With all the students’ bright futures ahead and in sight, the principal takes the responsibility to guide and inspire through words.
It’s a great chance to leave a resounding message that will stay with the students as they move forward.
> Reports from Teachers and Staff
Teachers are here to guide us through so many aspects of our school journey – no one can deny how valuable their contributions are to student life.
A teacher’s message can be more than a congratulations – it can be an opportunity to inspire and motivate young readers.
> Reports from School Captains and Heads
While school is the perfect place to learn from the book, students also have the ability to engage in extra curricular activities outside the normal school sphere, to prepare their skills for real world situations.
> To the students that took on the challenge of becoming a leader, this message is a chance to share what they’ve learnt, and to share stories of growth they’ve seen in their fellow peers.
> It’s also great to get a perspective from the students’ side – a voice that young readers can relate to.
> Reports from the Yearbook Comittee
Since the yearbook wouldn’t have been created without the dedicated yearbook committee, it’s natural they’d want to write a little message to their readers.
This hardworking bunch spent the year planning, designing and collecting content from people within the school – here’s the perfect chance to share what they’ve learnt.
It’s also opportune to thank everyone who contributed, and perhaps spill some insider scoop they discovered about the school while creating their project.
2 – The Classic Types of Yearbook Messages
School will always be one of the most memorable stages in our lives. Why not immortalise a precious memory on paper? Write about the most enjoyable, fulfilling, heartfelt or hilarious moments, they’re sure to evoke a warm feeling when read in years to come.
> The memory you write about doesn’t have to be something grand! Often the most trivial of things can be the most enjoyable.
> Write about the first event you recall when thinking about this person. Chances are, this is the moment that is most significant to you and the yearbook owner.
A part of leaving the school year behind is the reflection on your past self and you now. It’s about growing up, seeing changes around you and in yourself, so it feels natural to want to impart a word of advice to peers… write it down!
> It doesn’t always have to be something serious.
> Aim to leave something timeless.
> Write something suitable for the person you’re writing a message to – advise carefully!
> Thank you’s
This is probably one of the most popular types of yearbook messages. It’s simple, thoughtful, and pleasant. Here you can express your gratitude for a great school year and say goodbye to classmates – however, be warned, this could rouse a few teary eyes…
> Try to avoid generic ‘thank you’s. Adding a short message or dedication will make it sweeter.
> Be sincere in writing your thank you and farewell messages. Sincere gratitude and appreciation are one of the best things to read.
> I will miss
Since school is such a significant chapter of your life, it’s easy to pen a note detailing what you’ll miss when you leave the year behind. Was it friends, teachers, or lunch breaks? Whatever it may be, you have an infinite amount of memories to pick from – the choice is yours!
> Be honest in writing what you’ll miss. You don’t have to think of out-of-this-world answers.
> Avoid writing something along the lines of “I will not miss anyone or anything from school.” – nobody really wants to read their yearbook and see that kind of message.
3 – Autographs
Often situated at the end of a yearbook, autograph pages offer blank pages that can be filled up with personalised messages.
You can leave simple greetings, heart-felt letters, or even creative illustrations to enshrine memories of the years gone by!
So, in this first chapter, you discovered the main types of yearbook messages. It was a short overview of what we usually find in a yearbook. Now, it’s time for you to discover excellent tips to write your own yearbook message. This is what Chapter 2 is all about.
There is also a printable version of this guide (a free 25 page eBook) that you can download here.
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NOTE: this guide is part of our collection How to make a yearbook. You’ll find more guides like this here.