What to Write in a Graduation Card to Your Graduating Students

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What to Write in a Graduation Card to Your Graduating Students

There’s nothing quite like having a mentor, especially when you’re a bright-eyed student looking for guidance. On graduation day, teachers may want to write a congratulatory card for a few standout students (or the entire class), with a custom message inside that encourages their future growth. Below, we’ve shared a few graduation card messages that teachers can impart to their students on the big day.

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Offer Practical Life Advice

school, high school, or college. It can feel a bit chaotic and scary, but teachers can help ease students’ minds with some practical wisdom. Use the greeting card format to share some uplifting words that carry your students into their next chapter. You can start by thinking of the best advice you’ve ever received, and then use it as a template for your message.

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Talk About the Future

Now that your students are heading off, this is a excellent time to talk about their next steps and future challenges. Depending on your relationship with the student, you can draft a message that focuses on their unique strengths, with some lighthearted humor and joyful tidings as well. Encourage students to follow their dreams and think big!

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Give Sincere Congratulations

Graduation card messages don’t always have to be elaborate. Even if you’re not close with the graduate, you can still write some heartfelt congratulations. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • “Congratulations on this impressive achievement! You deserve to celebrate!”
  • “Sending you warm wishes as you head off on your next adventure!”
  • “So happy to share this exciting moment with you! Thank you for your thoughtful contributions to the classroom. I wish you all the best!
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Send Them Off with Love

Above all, your graduation messages should lift your students’ spirits, and empower them to tackle the next phase in their lives. When signing your card, you should end it with a warm-hearted phrase like “Best Wishes”, “God Bless”, or “Warmest Congratulations”. Take the time to write a genuine message, and students will remember your generosity and kindness for years to come. Here are a few more closing phrases that you can use:

  • Wishing you the best in life,
  • Blessings,
  • Lots of love,
  • All the best on your journey,
  • Warmly,

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Find this post helpful? For even more graduation tips, take a look at our full inventory of educator resources.

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