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Download these free printable graduation cards with positive quotes, and attach a little DIY money diploma for the perfect gift for the graduate.
If you’re like me and running short on time, these graduation cards can be printed in minutes. If you have a little more time, make this graduation cap card to hold a gift card.
We get invited to so many graduation parties as both friends and family, so I am always looking for creative ways to give money. I love that these cards have positive quotes to give the college graduate or your special high school grad a bit of encouragement for their new journey.
College and high school graduations typically happen in May – we tend to get graduation invitations and graduation announcements in the mail beginning in April, but seem to wait till the last minute to figure out gifts every year. I hope this printable card helps you come up with a useful and inspirational gift for the favorite graduates in your life!
Graduation Cards Supplies
- graduation cards download with positive quotes
- white cardstock
- envelopes to fit 5 X 7 cards
- glue dots
- ribbon in the graduate’s school color
First, we’ll make the homemade “diploma.” To do that, simply roll up your money, and tie with a little piece of ribbon. What a cute money diploma!
Free Graduation Cards with Positive Quotes
To put these handmade cards together in minutes, just download and print the card in color on white cardstock. Then cut out the card. Finally, attach the money diploma to the card with a glue dot. It will fasten your cash gift to the card securely, but not harm the money.
This card is for those special girls! You will find one card of each design on the paper.
This card will work for either a boy or a girl. Isn’t it true…. an adventure awaits them!
Grab some black envelopes that fit a 5 X 7-inch card (I found mine at a craft store) and you are ready to wish your grad a bright future! If you’re wondering what personal greetings to write in a graduation card, or how much money to give at graduation, read on for some tips.
Check out these graduation gifts you can make. I hope all these graduation ideas make celebrating all the grads in your life easy!
Here are some more graduation money gifts. You will find printable gift tags that you pair with a funny gift.
What do you write in a graduation card?
The money is nice, of course, but nothing makes a new high school or college graduate as proud as the heartfelt words of a loved one on their big day. What do you write in a graduation card?
In general, you should congratulate the grad on their accomplishments, wish them well, related some personal wisdom or anecdotes if you have some, and make it sincere. Tell a joke if that’s how you roll!
You can always include a graduation quote, but if you’re feeling stuck, keep it simple and sincere. Try some of these elegant ways to say “congratulations”:
- You are bound for great things – you’re off to a great start!
- This is just the beginning of your adventure! Congratulations!
- You’ve worked hard to get here – the world is waiting to see what you’ll do next!
- Anything is possible. You have so much to offer.
- Here’s to a beautiful and successful future!
- We are so proud of all you’ve accomplished. Congratulations.
How much money do you give for graduation?
You’ve got your card, you’ve got your personal message for your graduate. Now to the really tricky question that seemingly everybody struggles over: how much money is appropriate to give as a graduation gift?
The answer to that question depends on how close you are to the grad, what level of educational milestone they’ve achieved, and other personal factors. One thing you shouldn’t assume is that a cash gift will be interpreted by your graduate as too impersonal – many young grads prefer to receive money because they’ve got a lot of new expenses as they start the next chapter of their lives.
If you aren’t that close to the graduate, you might give a gift of money ranging from $20 to $50. A coworker, neighbor, or family friend might give an amount in that range. If you’re closer, you might give more than $50. Parents or grandparents, for example, would give $100 or more.
That said, it all depends on finances and your personal situations. How much you give comes down to how much you are comfortable giving.