Sometimes you’re required to send a graduation card to someone, and you’re not that close. You may consider them a great person and whatnot, but you can’t be all chummy and go for risky and funny graduation greetings, and that’s just fine. But the funny bone in you is preventing you from thinking of the most appropriate comment on the greeting card you’re going to send them, so you’re looking to us for help.

Well, we may not be experts in being boring either, but times do come when we have to put on a stoic face, even just out of courtesy and politeness. As such, we want to help you figure out what you can write on a graduation card to send to that not-so-close friend or anyone you know that’s moving up the ladder of life. Here are some safe graduation greetings to write on a card:


Say congratulations

Well, there’s not really anything much to say, is there? You barely know this person, and you don’t want to sound super emotional. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be polite and give a great remark. By simply writing, “Congratulations! You did it!” or “Caps off to you, graduate!” you’re keeping it sounding appreciative whilst still being professional.


Use famous quotes

What better way to avoid conversations than to use the words of others! (If only it works in real life.) If you’re really indecisive of what to say or you, at least, want to sound a bit profound, use the lines of famous people. You can sound so inspiring without being invasive or rude by using famous quotes. Some great examples include:


“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”

—Henry David Thoreau


“Now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and

fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for you being here.

Make good art.” —Neil Gaiman


“Go forth and set the world on fire.” —St. Ignatius Loyola


Reading these quotes will surely get anyone riled up for an adventure in life after accomplishing one of their greatest milestones. Just hope they don’t actually set the world on fire, or that’s going to be on you, mate.


Just be encouraging

Another safe way to sound supportive is just to say a bunch of encouraging words. Again, you’re not as close to this person, which is why you really can’t say anything specific to get raring to go. To be safe, use words of encouragement (even though everyone has probably heard them) to show you’re still proud of them. Some examples of words of encouragement include:


“Onwards you go! Adventure awaits, and we’re all excited to see where

it leads you.”


“The road ahead is still long and obstacles will come, but you’re ambitious and

strong that you’re amazing enough to overcome anything that comes your way.”



So, there you have it. Those are some of the most boring and most cliché graduation greetings anyone can ever think of. By writing the lines above, you can ensure that you sound happy for the graduate despite the distance in the relationship. If you’re still unsure with what to send, there’s always the funny option, right?

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