Things to Say in Graduation Cards

Your heartfelt message makes your loved one's graduation even more memorable.
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Graduation day is a key moment in any young student's life, and while nothing compares to walking across the stage in front of friends and family, receiving a card with a poignant note will be remembered for years. Once you've bought a card for your special graduate, take a moment to write something thoughtful and special.

1 Congratulations and Best Wishes

Your graduation card message should revolve around offering your congratulations and best wishes for the future. You can convey these message simply through a sentiment such as "congratulations on your success" or a thought specifically related to the graduate, such as "countless people will benefit from your compassion as a social worker in the coming years." Expressing your emotion and a personal anecdote is also valuable. For example, you might say, "I can't find the words to say how proud I am," or "my graduation was one of the happiest times of my life; I hope you enjoy it as I did."

Toronto-based journalist William McCoy has been writing since 1997, specializing in topics such as sports, nutrition and health. He serves as the Studio's sports and recreation section expert. McCoy is a journalism graduate of Ryerson University.