What to Say on Graduation Cards

When it comes to selecting what to say on graduation cards, there are a few rules to follow. You don’t want to mention embarrassing moments on the card, would you? Instead, focus on encouraging the graduate with a message that reminds him or her that life is a journey. Inspiring messages can include “live to make your absence felt,” “Life is a gift, not a burden,” and “life is full of lessons yet to be learned.” The options are endless.

Don’t mention embarrassing memories on graduation cards

While you may have a lot of fond memories of your time in school, you might not want to make them the subject of your graduation card. Don’t include embarrassing memories, sarcasm, or risky jokes. Likewise, don’t tell the graduate what job he or she should apply for, unless you are a person with influence in his or her chosen field. That said, you may want to give advice on where to find a job, but you can save that for a later time.

Have a tip or graduation message to add

Congratulations and encouragement to the graduate is a great way to start a graduation card. Graduating students may be excited to hear this kind of news, and they will be grateful to receive such words no matter the circumstance. However, they may need a little encouragement, so a graduation message with encouraging words is a good choice as well. If you have a graduation message to add, here are some tips you can use to make it more meaningful to the grad.

Before delivering the graduation message, think about your graduates’ future. Talk about your class or even the world in general. You can discuss how everyone will benefit from working together. If the graduation ceremony is in a classroom, talk about how everyone is working together to solve a problem. For example, a graduation announcement might discuss the importance of working together as a community to improve society. This is a great idea to send out as early as possible.

Have a tip or graduation message to add? Be thoughtful and positive, and try not to make the recipient feel embarrassed. Don’t mention embarrassing memories, and don’t use sarcasm or risky jokes. Don’t tell the graduate what job to take either. They may have a contact who can influence their career, but that information can wait until another time. Save the job advice for another day.

Life’s lessons are yet to be learned

You can learn life lessons at any age and in any field. There are many benefits of life lessons. In business, relationships, finances, and goals, you can benefit from learning them at an early age. Life lessons are accumulated wisdom from years of experience. Not all lessons are equal. Some have a greater impact when learned before the age of 20.