The graduation invite arrives in mid-May. Your neighbor’s kid is graduating from high school and has plans to attend a prestigious university in a neighboring state.
Grad parties are always fun. Good food, lots of friends and neighbors usually show up, and everyone is in a festive mood. And the graduate is a good kid.
You decide that no college-kid-to-be ever has enough money, so the graduation gift decision is easy. You buy a card and sit down to write a touching message before enclosing the cash.
Ideas For How to Write a Graduation Card
Then you realize you’ve got nothing to say. Congratulations are in order, but the interior of the card already has that written on it.
Do you just sign your names? Boring. What you need are some good ideas on what to write in graduation cards.
We can help.
Here are some of our favorites.
Funny Graduation Card Messages
1.) Congrats on getting through the easy part of life!
2.) May your great college memories last longer than your student loan payments.
3.) Our deepest condolences on the end of your school life.
4.) Call it graduation, call it commencement, or in your case, call it a MIRACLE!
5.) They say school is like toilet paper – you only miss it when it’s gone.
6.) Graduation = Smart people wearing stupid hats.
7.) “No Child Left Behind” really does work! JK… Congratulations Smarty-Pants!
8.) Just think. Now you get to add some initials after your name on any official publications. Congrats!
9.) Respect your elders. We graduated without Wikipedia.
10.) 4 years, 3 books, and 210 keggers! Congrats!
Happy Graduation Messages
11.) Hats off to the graduate!
12.) Be glad you’re a grad! Congrats!
13.) Just the beginning of success for you. Congrats!
14.) Seize the day graduate!
15.) Hard work: check! Good grades: check! Make some money: more checks!
16.) One degree = two happy parents! Congrats!
17.) We’re so excited to share in the excitement of your graduation. Bravo!
18.) May your dreams always be big and your worries small.
19.) Life is to be lived and explored. Make the most of it, Graduate!
20.) This calls for celebrating! Congratulations on your success!
21.) You did it! Wishing you all the best!
22.) Be Awesome!
23.) Keep learning, keep trying, and keep accomplishing.
24.) You did it. Now it’s time to celebrate!
25.) Congratulations and BRAVO!
Great Graduation Quotes
Don’t be afraid to reference a great graduation quotation in your message. Here are some ideas.
26.) All our dreams can come true…if we have the courage to pursue them.
27.) If you think education is expensive, try ignorance!
28.) The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
29.) Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.
30.) An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
31.) Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.
32.) Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path, and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
33.) Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.
Graduation Sayings – What to write in graduation cards
34.) Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-raising, they are unemployed.
35.) Hitch your wagon to a star.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
36.) If your uniform isn’t dirty, you haven’t been in the game.
37.) It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
38.) Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
39.) Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
40.) One thing about the school of experience is that it will repeat the lesson if you flunk the first time.
41.) Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-raising, they are unemployed.
42.) Your families are extremely proud of you. You can’t imagine the sense of relief they are experiencing. This would be a most opportune time to ask for money.
43.) The unfortunate, yet truly exciting thing about your life, is that there is no core curriculum. The entire place is an elective.
By Liz Olson
Liz is a writer and poet based in Minneapolis.
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