It’s that time of year: The time when kids and adults of all ages achieve the most major of milestones along their education journey: graduation! They’ve done all that work, faced all those challenges, pulled all those all-nighters (or managed to consistently achieve the equally impressive and nearly impossible feat of the last minute cram session). And here we sit, well rested and having long-since graduated ourselves, with pen in hand, staring blankly before us, wondering what to write in their graduation cards.
We on the sidelines–parents, family, friends, colleagues, employers, and top tier recruiters–want to help mark the commencement occasion in a meaningful way, but that can be tricky. In some cases we’ve been intimately involved in the process of getting (yanking?) a kid through middle school angst or high school stress. In other cases we’ve watched from a teary, nail-biting distance as our kids navigated college without us. In many cases we’re the relative, team member, or friend who just wants to say “attaboy/attagirl/go YOU”.
The tried and true best method for getting your commencement congrats across is in a graduation card. Which begs the question: What to write in a college graduation card? What to write in a high school graduation card? And while we’re at it: How about middle school? Grade school? Grad school? And beyond? You’ve come to the right spot and just in the knick of time. Sharpen your pencil, uncap your pen, because we’ve got just the right sentiment for your graduation card writing success.
If you’re at all close to the graduating senior, writing a high school or college graduation card feels like a long and winding trip down memory lane, culminating in a “this is your life” style tribute. This can feel daunting if composing award-winning poetry and/or detailed bio’s isn’t your thing, or if you’re just looking to cross this graduation card task off your “to do” list with your head held high. The good news: Award-winning writing isn’t required! There are succinct, spot-on ways to express meaningful congratulations to any senior in any commencement situation, and you don’t have to pull out the baby pictures to do so.
For quick tips for what to write in a graduation card, find your occasion below and get ready to sound effortlessly eloquent!
Depending upon your relationship with the soon-to-be college grad, choose one of these sentiments for inspiration:
High school commencement marks a clear step between childhood and adulthood. Choose a sentiment that reflects the growth behind and the growth coming ahead:
If your little one is making the leap from lower school to middle school, a card is in order. (And wherever parenting a middle schooler is concerned, a Caribbean cruise for the battle-weary parents is also in order, so don’t spend too much on the card!)
Now that you’ve successfully navigated the conundrum of what to write in graduation cards, we couldn’t help mentioning, being, as we are, a personalized pen company, that a customized graduation pen or other personalized graduation gift serves as a great way for graduates, friends, and family to keep the commencement event in mind.
You might be a teacher looking to give each student a parting gift, or a family member putting together a graduation party and looking for keepsakes for the guests, or an employer looking to call out team members who have completed special training or coursework. However you are celebrating, we like these winners:
Whatever card you choose, words you write, or personalized pen or other graduation gift you give, as long as you’ve said, “Congrats!” you’re going to get a smile. Hopefully these tips on what to write in a graduation card have made it a bit easier to tell the new grad, “You did it!”. And look at you now, getting that graduation card in the mail, that congratulations email sent, that “You did it!” text delivered. Take your hat off, toss a mortar board if you happen to have one lying around, and give your good self a pat on the back, because the card part of commencement prep is complete!P.S. Looking for tips on writing holiday cards? Read our blog, What to Write in Holiday Cards for Clients & Employees. For more ideas about pens for special occasions, check out our blog, Engraved Pen Sets: Why We Love Getting and Giving Them.
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