Someone special is about to achieve a great accomplishment and itâ€™s time to say, â€śCongratulations, graduate!â€ť This is a big moment for the grad and itâ€™s a fun milestone for you to celebrate along with them.Â
To help you share your sentiments, weâ€™ve brought together our top ideas ranging from what to include in your card to great gift ideas. Youâ€™ll also find plenty of graduate congratulations messages to inspire your own greetings. (Hint: Itâ€™s not just â€śCongratulations, graduate!â€ť)
What to Include in a Graduation Congratulations Card
Graduation is a big moment, so it makes sense to mark the occasion with a good luck card or a tassel-themed graduation card â€” like this fun Celebrating the Grad design. Whether youâ€™re sending well wishes from afar to celebrate a high school graduation or college graduation or attending a graduation party in person, hereâ€™s what to keep in mind for your congratulations card.Â
Start With a Warm Greeting
Someone you care about is graduating, and thatâ€™s a big deal. Start your graduation congratulations message with a warm greeting to set the tone.Â
Try something fun like â€śTo the best grad in the world!â€ť or â€śDear future [profession]â€ť to kick things off. If youâ€™re not as close with the grad, a simple â€śDear [Name]â€ť works great. You can always expand on your well wishes in the main message.Â
Offer a Heartfelt Message
After the initial greeting, add a sweet, heartfelt message that shows how excited you are about the gradâ€™s achievements. This is your space to congratulate them on all their hard work and wish them good luck for the future.Â
Keep it short and simple with a â€śCongrats, grad!â€ť or a more specific â€śCongratulations on achieving your masters degree in [subject]!â€ť You could also write a longer personalized message, depending on your relationship. If youâ€™re not sure what to say, weâ€™ve got you covered with a fantastic list of graduation wishes in the section below.Â
End on a Sweet Note
Close out your graduation message with good wishes for the future. Use this as a chance to give the grad a final dose of wisdom, or to simply say youâ€™ll catch up with them soon.Â
When itâ€™s time to sign off, choose something cozy like â€śbest wishesâ€ť or â€śwarmest wishes.â€ť If you know the grad well, you can get a little more relaxed, like â€śSee you soon, super grad!â€ť
Congratulations, Graduate: Graduation Messages for Someone Special
Itâ€™s time to craft a special graduation message to congratulate someone on their outstanding achievement and express excitement for the next chapter of their journey. These graduation messages are ideal for greeting cards â€” like this Blooming Congratulations digital card, personalized prints, and messages on social media.Â
Simple Ways to Say â€śCongratulations, Graduate!â€ť
Looking for a simple way to congratulate a new graduate? Here are a few wording ideas to get your message across.
- Congrats, grad! Weâ€™re so proud of you.
- Bravo on graduating, [Name]! All your hard work has paid off!
- Congratulations on graduating from [School], [Name]. Way to go!
- Have the best graduation, [Name]! You earned it.
- Congrats on celebrating your big day. Happy graduation!
- Hereâ€™s to new beginnings, [Name]! Your future is looking bright.
- Congrats graduate! We know this is the start of a successful career in [subject], [Name]!
When You’ll Be There at the Graduation Ceremony
If youâ€™re attending the ceremony (or viewing it remotely), hereâ€™s a handful of message ideas to commemorate the special day.Â
- Happy graduation day, [Name]! Weâ€™re so thrilled to share it with you.
- So glad we get to see you off on your next adventure, [Name]!
- Congrats, [Name]! Weâ€™re excited to see you graduate and celebrate this moment.Â
- So happy we can be with you as you start your new journey, [Name]!Â
- Canâ€™t wait to see you throw that graduation cap high in the air. Proud of you!
- Congrats, [Name]. Weâ€™ll be there cheering the loudest!Â
- Even with a virtual graduation, this moment is magical. Congrats,[Name]!Â
Graduation Congratulations From Afar
Sometimes we canâ€™t see the grad in person to share our well wishes. Here are some sweet ways to share your joy from afar.Â
- Wishing you a very happy graduation ceremony, [Name]! Go get it!
- Congrats on graduating! Sorry we canâ€™t make it, but weâ€™re cheering you on from here.Â
- So exciting to see that youâ€™re onto the next chapter. Congrats on graduating, [Name]!Â
- Congratulations, [Name]! Live life to the fullest, and weâ€™ll see you soon.Â
- Sorry we canâ€™t be there on the day, but sending you big congrats on graduating!Â
- Sending you our love as you graduate, [Name]!Â
Graduation Messages For a Family Member
If the grad is a close family member, you can get even more personal with your congratulations message. Here are some ideas to celebrate your child, grandchild, or other loved one â€” perfect for adding to this Happy For You card.Â
- Congratulations, [Name]! We always knew youâ€™d have a bright future.Â
- What a magnificent moment, [Name]! Congrats on being our first child to graduate.Â
- I knew from the first day you said you wanted to be a [profession], youâ€™d make it. Congrats, grad!
- Lots of love to the best [relation] â€” and now the best grad in the whole world!Â
- Congratulations on your well-deserved success. I know youâ€™ll achieve great things!
- Welcome to our family of grads, [Name]. So excited to share your journey of great success!Â
- Congrats to the best [relation] ever! You donâ€™t need good luck when you have such great genes!Â
- Take pride in everything youâ€™ve achieved up to this moment, and everything youâ€™re about to do.
- Weâ€™re a family of high achievers, so itâ€™s no surprise youâ€™re graduating from [College]. Congratulations, graduate!Â
- Congratulations on graduating, my dear [Name]. Never stop learning!Â
Graduation Congratulations For a Friend
Thereâ€™s something so special about celebrating the graduation of a friend. Youâ€™ve been through so much together, so add a personal touch to your message alongside one of your favorite graduation card ideas.
- Can you believe itâ€™s the end of high school, [Name]? I never thought weâ€™d make it out! Hereâ€™s to us! But mostly you, the best friend ever!
- Iâ€™m so lucky to have such an accomplished friend. Congratulations, graduate!
- After all that hassle, itâ€™s time to claim your tassel! Congrats [Name]!
- Thereâ€™s so much I want to say about how amazing you are, but thereâ€™s not enough space on this card. Congrats on graduating, [Name]! You inspire me every day.
- Itâ€™s so much more than a piece of paper. Congrats on all your incredible work, [Name]. Canâ€™t wait to celebrate with you!
- I always knew you were made for wonderful things. Letâ€™s tackle college together, [Name]!Â
- Weâ€™re high school graduates, [Name]! Bring on college!Â
- I canâ€™t believe theyâ€™re going to let us loose in the real world. Congrats on graduating from [College], bestie!Â
Famous Graduation Quotes
Still looking for a few words of wisdom to share? No worries â€” here are some graduation quotes from famous folks to help you say what you mean.Â
- â€śIt’s wisdom that will put all the inevitable failures and rejections and disappointments and heartbreaks into perspective.â€ť â€” Arianna Huffington
- â€śFortune does favor the bold, and I promise that you will never know what youâ€™re capable of unless you try.â€ť â€” Sheryl Sandberg
- â€śFall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success. You’ve got to take risks.â€ť â€” Denzel Washington
- â€śAlways aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in.â€ť â€” Hillary Clinton
- â€śDon’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.â€ť â€” Steve Jobs
- â€śIntelligence plus character â€” that is the goal of true education.â€ť â€” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Gift Ideas to Show Your Graduation Congratulations
We love the idea of sending a personalized online card â€” like this You Did it! card â€” to someone special. If you want to extend that grad gift even further, here are some of our favorite gift ideas that will support their life as a student, traveler, or achiever in whatever they pursue.Â
Personalized Graduation Gifts
This is a big moment in your gradâ€™s life, and you likely want to mark it with a personalized graduation gift. Popular personalized graduation gifts include artwork prints, notebooks, mugs, and jewelry â€” but you could also opt for personalized clothing or homeware.Â
Gift cards make ideal presents â€” especially if you canâ€™t see the recipient in person. You can choose an amount that works for you, select a retailer, and give your grad the fun of picking out something they love.Â
If you send aÂ digital graduation card through Greenvelope, you can attach a gift card before you hit send. Itâ€™s a simple, easy, and thoughtful way to congratulate your grad no matter where you are. Bonus: They receive the gift instantly â€”no need to wait for the mail to arrive!
Contribution Towards the Future
Sometimes a financial contribution is the perfect graduation gift. It allows flexibility over how it can be used, making it ideal for most grads.Â
A financial contribution is a great idea if your grad is going to travel or needs to buy resources for a future study program. It also lets you help them out with those â€śstarting outâ€ť expenses if theyâ€™re heading into the big wide world on their own for the first time.Â
Graduation Greetings That Show You Care
Saying â€śCongratulations, graduate!â€ť is wonderful, but these wording ideas will help you take it one step further. Add in a gift and youâ€™re sure to make them feel even extra special. Follow our tips and take inspiration from our ideas, and youâ€™ll have the perfect, personalized graduation congratulations message for a well-deserving grad.Â