The last report card has been signed, lockers are packed up, and they’re headed off into the summer … on their way to college—or beyond. Graduation is an exciting time, brimming with hope and bright futures. Congratulate your favorite graduate with just the right words for that next big milestone.

Looking for tips on what to write in a graduation card? Here are some of our A+ ideas and tips for penning a note they’ll treasure forever.

  • Congratulate them on their achievement.
  • Share a memory about them or about your own experience with graduation and higher education.
  • Offer a word of wisdom about their journey forward.
  • End with “warm wishes,” “love,” or any other closing you feel is appropriate for your recipient.

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Need more words of wisdom? Here are a few of our graduation greetings ideas:

  • Congratulations on completing high school! We can’t wait to see all the great things you do in the future.
  • We’re so honored to watch you walk across that stage in your cap and gown.
  • Happy graduation day! It seems like just yesterday you were walking across the stage at your kindergarten graduation.
  • You did it! You did it! Now keep doing it as you go off to college!
  • We’re so proud of all your successes! Keep up the good work!
  • We’re thrilled to celebrate your big day with you (and 300 of your classmates).
  • We’ve watched you continually rise to the challenge throughout the years, and we look forward to watching you through your college career.
  • I’m so impressed with all you’ve accomplished. Way to go!
  • My warmest thoughts are with you on your graduation day.
  • You’ve finished your exams. Now it’s time to celebrate! Toss that cap in the air … and don’t go too crazy on senior trip!
  • Many blessings for your new career.
  • High school was the best time in my life, but college was where I really thrived. I can’t wait to see all the things you go on to do.
  • Enjoy your next move!
  • You’ve graduated college, now you’re going out into the real world.
  • You will do great things!
  • God bless you on your journey through graduation and beyond.
  • Lots of love to you as you head into the next chapter of your life.