15 Graduation Cards That Say Way More Than “Congratulations” 

Yes, “the sky’s the limit” is a nice sentiment. But why not think a little outside the box this year?

1

Bask in the Glory of Your Awesomeness

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Photo by mosslove.com

It’s her big day, and she worked hard for that diploma. Remind her to give herself an extra pat on the back.

To buy: $4.50, bandofweirdos.com.


2

You Can Never Be Overdressed or Overeducated

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Photo by print-therapy.com

No, graduates don’t often take fashion advice from their parents, but this quote is probably the exception to the rule.

To buy: $4.50, print-therapy.com.


3

Throwing Hats

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Photo by etsy.com

Commemorate one of the most iconic moments of the ceremony with this handmade card.

To buy: $4, etsy.com.



4

Graduation Equation 

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Photo by etsy.com

Every college student will agree: books and coffee were both integral to the path to graduation day.

To buy: $4.50, etsy.com.


5

Dream Big

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Photo by papersource.com

If your graduate plans to travel for a bit after graduation, this card is the perfect sendoff.

To buy: $6, papersource.com.


6

You Will Make the World a Better Place

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Photo by papersource.com

Congratulate him with a few thoughtful words about his bright, exciting future.

To buy: $4.50, papersource.com.



7

Swimming Fish 

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Photo by papyrus.com

The inside reads: “Now go out there and make some waves!”

To buy: $5, papyrus.com.


8

No More Cocktails in a Bucket

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Photo by emilymcdowell.com

These are three things graduates probably won’t miss about college.

To buy: $4.50, emilymcdowell.com.


9

Smarty Pants

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Photo by seltzergoods.com

This odd ostrich is guaranteed to make your college grad smile.

To buy: $4, seltzergoods.com.



10

No Pressure

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Photo by emilymcdowell.com

Yes, they should seize the day, but they don’t have to do it right now.

To buy: $4.50, emilymcdowell.com.


11

$ for the Real World

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Photo by shop.foursided.com

Every recent grad appreciates a little cash to get started.

To buy: $5, foursided.com.


12

“The Graduate” Owl

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Photo by papyrus.com

The owl is often synonymous with wisdom—making him the perfect mascot for a graduation card.

To buy: $7, papyrus.com.



13

I Like Your New Hat

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Photo by print-therapy.com

Everyone loves a compliment—especially on an item as typically unflattering as the graduation cap.

To buy: $4.50, print-therapy.com.


14

Emoji Card

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Photo by etsy.com

This card is in a language all 22-year-old graduates will understand.

To buy: $4, etsy.com.


15

Round of Applause

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Photo by etsy.com

In case you’re not fluent in Latin, “bonum factum” means “best wishes.”

To buy: $5, etsy.com.