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Graduation Messages and Wishes For 2018

Let the caps fly and the celebrations begin! That’s right, it’s almost time for the scholars you know to move their tassels from one side to another and look to the future. As you begin to receive graduation announcements in the mail and mark your calendars to attend ceremonies, you may also be thinking about what to write in a graduation card and gifts to send when you can’t make it to the party. Graduation wishes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and personalization is key. Whether you are hoping to congratulate the grad with a funny message, a few sincere graduation wishes or touching quotes, we have pulled together some graduation message examples for you to use and personalize to your liking. Say ‘congrats graduate’ ‘we’re so proud’ and ‘keep up the good work’ to any grad with these message ideas.

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Step by Step: What to Write in a Graduation Card

Show your grad how special they are by writing an unforgettable message to congratulate them on this new milestone. Whether you use a bit of humor or give them advice they can’t get anywhere else, your graduation card is an opportunity to express your joy. Before you write your graduation message, consider these writing tips:

College Graduation Messages

College graduation is one grand achievement. Although these past four years have gone by in just a blink of an eye, your grad has their whole life ahead of them. Your university graduation wishes will be the perfect cheers to the past and congrats to the future with these messages ideas and inspiration.

High School Graduation Messages

There is a lot of adventure to be had that awaits a recent high school graduate. Between saying goodbye to hometown friends and packing up for the college dorms, your grad could surely use a hearty congrats (and maybe even a few wise words.)  Find some inspiration with some of our favorite ways to say just that.

Graduation Card Messages

When it comes to graduation cards, we know that it can be hard to pick out only one (between the seemingly millions) that suits the guest of honor just right. Whether the card is funny, sincere, or a serious tearjerker, we have the best wishes that will add the most personalized touch. Use these as inspiration and an addition to your lovely card when writing your funny/sincere/serious message for the big day.

Sons Graduation Messages

It’s safe to say that we all know the shock when graduation day rolls around and the reality sets in that your once little boy is officially onto his next adventure. Say it with us, it seems like just yesterday. There really is nothing better than knowing you’ve made your parents proud and these messages will help you say just that. Congratulate him in a way he’ll never forget.

Daughters Graduation Messages

The same goes for your little girl, it was just yesterday that she was begging you not to leave her at preschool and now she’s saying goodbye to one chapter and hello to another. On her graduation day, congratulate her for the smart and courageous woman that she has become. She’s worked hard and deserves to know it.

Graduation Messages From Parents

As parents, there are countless moments in life when we find ourselves proud of our children. From the first steps to graduation day, it’s natural to be extra excited for this huge milestone. Tell them just how proud you are with these messages and appreciation.

Graduation Messages for Nephew

Write the perfect graduation message for your nephew with a message that captures your sentiment and relationship. As an aunt or uncle, you’ll want to congratulate the graduate, share a memory, and pass along any wisdom you see fit.

Graduation Messages for Niece

Let your niece know how proud you are of her on graduation day with a thoughtful congratulatory message. You can write a personalized message or share a memory, in addition to choosing one of the graduation messages below:

Graduation Messages To Friend

You’ve watched your best bud work hard these past years and you want them to know that you’ve noticed. These lighthearted messages will do the trick. The real question is, where are we having the graduation party?

Use these examples as a starting point for what you can write in a graduation card, whether it’s high school, college, graduate school or nursing school, we have you covered. Share your inspirational words and tell the grad just how proud you are with a handpicked and personalized grad message. If you are looking for more graduation inspiration, check out our graduation cap ideas and trends and popular graduation songs ideas.