What to Write in a Graduation Card

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Penlighten Staff
Last Updated: May 31, 2018
Graduating from high school or college is considered to be one of the most important milestones in a person's life. The day of graduation is definitely very special, as the person's friends, family, and loved ones come together to share his happiness. The best way of congratulating a graduate on this occasion is by giving him a little gift.

Whatever gift you opt for, be it monetary or material, it is incomplete without a congratulatory card. Though you can easily buy one from a store, writing a few words on your own can give the card a personal touch. However, not everyone can find the right words to express their thoughts, which is why we've listed out these tips.
Writing on a Graduation Greeting Card
Graduation card messages need not be something grand, rather a simple congratulations is all which is expected by the receiver. However, adding a few words on your own will surely be appreciated. In case you're hitting a block, here are a few ideas for you to refer.
Mention a quote
Although it is always good to come up with an original message, if you are unable to do so, quote a famous person. Look for a quote which expresses your feelings about the graduate's success.
A letter or poem
If the graduate is a close friend or family member of yours, it will be a great idea to write a short letter or may be a poem about how you feel about his achievement. You can base it on the efforts he took to become a graduate.
Add a sense of humour
Many people opt for some funny graduation quotes as a message in the card. Though there is nothing wrong in this, you must do this only if you know the recipient very well.
A positive message for future
Another important point that you have to remember is that your message should be a positive one. For instance, just because the job market is down due to recession, you must not directly say that the person will find it difficult to find a job. Rather, your message should be positive and should give the person a feeling of hope that everything will be fine.
Examples
Here's what you can write to a graduate:
All your hard work has certainly paid off! Hope you continue the success in the future. Congratulations and Good Luck!
You did it! Hearty Congratulations on your Graduation! Let's celebrate!
"The important thing is not to stop questioning." ― Albert Einstein
All you have to do is remember this quote by Einstein and I am sure success will be yours. Congratulations, Graduate!
"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten." ― B.F. Skinner
Hope whatever you have learned remains with you and helps you in achieving your goals. May all your dreams be fulfilled.
Upon your graduation, hold your memories in one hand,
but leave the other open...
for your life is just beginning,
and the world that awaits you is endless.
Hearty Congratulations and Wish you all the Best in Life
Pensive College Graduate Sitting On A Blank Panel
Baby Dressed In Graduation Attire Posing With Scroll Book