Writing in a graduation card doesn't take a P.H.D., but it can feel challenging. Adding something thoughtful doesn't have to be as difficult as writing a thesis. Graduation is a time of celebration. Messages are usually congratulatory and hopeful. It is appropriate to give a little advice or inspiration. Make the wording unique to help the card stand out from the crowd of other cards. Giving the graduate something challenging to think about will help him or her refocus energy on the next positive step. Write something funny to give the graduate something to help relieve unacknowledged stress.
Congratulatory and Inspirational Examples
Congratulations on your graduation! We know you have worked hard, and we look forward to seeing you reap the benefits.
The cap and gown are just a symbol of the useful education you will wear for the rest of your life.
Graduation is an exciting time to think about possibilities and look for opportunities. We hope you are able to find both. Congratulations!
Congratulations on your graduation! You have earned your title as graduate.
Congratulations graduate! We hope that this is just the beginning of many new titles you will acquire throughout your life.
Education is one of the most understated assets someone can possess. Don’t stop learning now. Keep learning the rest of your life. Then you will graduate life with honors.
Today marks the end of one goal and the beginning of many more.
Congratulations! It’s exciting to know you are graduating and growing as a person. We hope you continue to grow and challenge yourself.
Graduation doesn't mark the end of goals and challenges. The education you have is a tool to meet the real world challenges you will face, which are much greater than any found in a classroom.
Now your real education begins!
I hope you find that a large percentage of what you've learned is useful in your career.
Keep working hard and strive for excellence, and you will surely be successful.
The diploma, like money, is merely paper. Both are valuable for what they represent and allow you to do.
Proud is the emotion I'm feeling as I think about your accomplishments and character. Your graduation is only one of many things that come to mind.
No one can take away what you have accomplished. Education is a life-long goal. You have achieved a milestone in that life-long goal!
"School's out forever!" -Alice Cooper
I'm looking forward to you having more free time to spend with me.
You have chosen and proven yourself worthy to join the well educated. Keep choosing your associations wisely.
I'm happy to hear that your credits finally added up to the correct number.
You've worked hard to get to where you are now. Never forget the time and energy it took to make it. Use this accomplishment as a catalyst for even more amazing accomplishments.
I am finally getting confirmation for what I've thought for many years. You are really smart!
The best part of your education begins now. You get to start applying what you learned!
I admire your dedication and diligence. Your investment in yourself has taken persistence and patience.
Good thing you have a big funny looking square hat to help normalize your huge looking brain.
Being educated means you know what you know and what you don't know. Being willing to admit that you don't know everything is wisdom.
You now hold an extremely valuable piece of paper. Just remember that even money is valuable paper, and it has it's limitations. But money sure does make things easier.
Look out real world! Here comes a graduate who is ready to stir things up a bit!
Now that you have spent all that money on your education, let's see if you are smart enough to figure out how to pay it all back.
You graduated! You are now a member of the real world. Now get a job.
Now that you are finished with the easiest part of your life, I'll need to wish you luck. Congratulations graduate!
Nothing can stop you now! You have a ticket to your dreams come true. Except, I hope your weird and scary dreams don't come true. Congrats!
Graduation is only the beginning of new challenges. Hopefully your education will serve you well.
I lost a bet. You graduated.
You can fix my grammar. 'Ain't that what graduates are for?'
Who would have thought that in just 6 years you'd graduate. That was faster than I expected.
Now that you won't be carrying around so many books anymore, you'll need to find another way to work out.
Graduation Quotes to Write in a Graduation Card
Graduation: where you trade the agony of writing term papers for the agony of writing resumes. - Greg Tamblyn
Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead. - Nora Ephron
So, what’s it like in the real world? Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don’t recommend it. - Bill Watterson
This is your time and it feels normal to you but really there is no normal. There's only change, and resistance to it and then more change. - Meryl Streep
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Wearing colorful Converse high-tops beneath your graduation robe is a great way to tell your classmates that this is just the first of many horrible decisions you plan to make with the rest of your life. - Conan O’Brien
Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that. - Ellen Degeneres
Take action. Every story you've ever connected with, every leader you've ever admired, every puny little thing that you've ever accomplished is the result of taking action. You have a choice. You can either be a passive victim of circumstance or you can be the active hero of your own life. - Bradley Withford
You may think you’ll never find your “dream job,” but trust me: If you set your goals high, and never ever give up, I guarantee you that one day you will find yourself working for a huge impersonal corporation run by morons. Everybody does! - Dave Barry
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default. - J.K. Rowling
This is your big day - the day when you jam four years worth of unlaundered underwear into a Hefty bag and leave college, prepared by your professors to go out into the Real World. The first thing you’ll notice is that your professors are not going out there with you. They’re not stupid; that’s why they’re professors. - Dave Barry
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. - John Wooden
Congratulations! You have now earned the of right to join the grownup world of working for a living, the chief privilege of which is setting your alarm for the crack of dawn, as opposed to the crack of noon. - Greg Tamblyn