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What to Write in a Graduation Congratulations Card

If you’ve got a friend or family member who’s just finished their studies and are celebrating their graduation, it’s time to send them a graduation congratulations card. If you’re a little stuck as to how to express your well-wishes for all their efforts and accomplishments, we’ve put together some ideas to get you started.

Some general tips

  • First things first – congratulate them! Tell them how proud you are of all the hard work they’ve put in and the achievement of graduating.
  • Have they any specific achievements? Plays, sports teams, valedictorian, it’s nice to mention achievements little and large.
  • If you’re writing from experience, give them a little guidance. A golden nugget of life or career advice to set them on their way.
  • Wish them all the best for a bright future!


College Graduation Message Ideas

For a friend

You’re so brilliant and you’re going to make your dreams a reality!

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Congratulations on graduation! Keep going like this and you’re going to go as far as you wish.

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It was all worth it in the end! Nothing will stop you now! Time to take on the world!

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Late nights in the library are long gone and this is your reward. You deserve all the achievements that come your way.

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You did it! And you deserve it. You can stride into your future with your head held high.

For son or daughter

Congratulations! You’re the apple of our eye and we know that great things await!

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Congratulations on graduating! You’ve worked so hard and we’re so proud of you!

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Whatever happens, always do everything to the best of your abilities, give the best account of yourself, and you’ll succeed.

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You can go as far as you want to. I believe in you.

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May this be the dawning of a bright and successful future.

For girlfriend or boyfriend

You’re amazing. You deserve all the success that I just know you’re going to achieve.

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Here’s to the start of the rest of our lives. May it be all we’ve dreamt of.

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Congratulations! I am so in awe of the effort you’ve put in and I’m so proud of you.

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You’re the most brilliant and beautiful person I’ve ever met. Your heart and your head will take you wherever you want to go.

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Chase your dreams and I will be right beside you always. I love you.

For granddaughter or grandson

We love you so very much and couldn’t be prouder of you.

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What you’ve done is a remarkable achievement. You should be very proud of yourself.

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Many congratulations on graduating. Build on this foundation a tower of achievements that lifts you to your dreams.

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Stay alert and ready to pounce on any opportunities that come your way. If none come your way, make your own opportunities.

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You have your future waiting for you.

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High School Graduation Message Ideas

For a friend

The end of an era, the start of the rest of our lives, and it’s looking like it’s going to be bright.

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Never stop chasing your dreams. I believe in you.

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Graduation congratulations! Here’s to the next chapter! Whatever happens, have fun!

For daughter or son

You are the best! Better than all the rest!

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We’re so proud of all your hard work, you deserve all the achievements that come your way.

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We’re so proud of all your hard work, you deserve all the achievements that come your way.

For girlfriend or boyfriend

You are an inspiration to me. You’re going to do such great things.

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Congratulations! A graduation cap and gown never looked so good!

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You’ve got so many adventures awaiting you. I’m so happy for you.

For granddaughter or grandson

With your ambition and hard work you can overcome anything that comes your way.

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Congratulations on graduating! May you never stop learning from life’s many lessons.

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Follow your heart and let your head overcome any obstacles in your way.


Pen your message of praise and well wishing in one of our personalized photo or illustrated graduation cards.