Our daughter was home for the Thanksgiving weekend, and she happened to ask about her Grad pictures. I told her where the proofs were, and said I'd been thinking about them that week. She pulled them out of the drawer, and with a shriek of horror saw "expires August 31, 2005" at the bottom of the page. I assured her that the expiry date was only for the early ordering offers and special coupons. She wasn't convinced, but I kept my cool.
This week, after she was back to school in Alberta, I took a good look at the papers. I must confess that I was getting very nervous about the whole ordering thing. It really did look like one might not be able to order graduation portraits after the end of August.
I just finished phoning the number.
I talked to a nice lady who assured me that they keep proofs on file for 2 years after pictures are taken, so a 2005 graduate has until the end of the 2007 school year to get pictures made.
I'll go get the chosen proofs ready to mail.
That was a close one.