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25 Thoughtful and Fun Graduation Cards for the Grad in Your Life

Sweet and straight-up funny, these graduation cards truly celebrate a graduate's accomplishments. Snag one before the grad party!

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Perfect graduation cards for the class of 2022

Graduation season is a wonderful time of year that celebrates students’ hard work and dedication. They’ve studied for grueling finals, put together comprehensive presentations, and some have even written entire theses and published their work. Talk about impressive! That hard work paid off, and now it’s time to spotlight the class of 2022 by giving them well-deserved graduation gifts (like a good graduation book, for instance) and graduation cards that celebrate their accomplishments.

Graduation cards, in particular, give people the chance to express just how proud they are of the grad in their life. Some are sentimental and inspirational, boasting about the grad’s accomplishments and bright future. Others are fun and lighthearted, adding cheeky humor to the grad’s celebration. Need help choosing one for a 2022 grad? We’ve rounded up thoughtful and fun graduation cards any grad would love to receive. After you’ve picked the perfect one, choose a graduation quote or graduation wish to write in it.

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Success of tomorrow

If you’re looking for an inspirational card for the recent grad, this one from Paper Source will do just the trick. Its simple yet elegant design, paired with the uplifting quote on the front, perfectly sums up your sentiment.

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“Class of 2022” pop-up

Graduating is a big milestone that deserves a big card! This pop-up Hallmark graduation card is sleek and fun, making it the perfect addition to any graduation gift for teens or young adults.

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One degree hotter

This graduation card from Zazzle is perfect for the college grad with a sense of humor. Write a funny quote inside to really home in on the graduation humor.

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Inspiring message

This is one of those graduation cards that’s beautiful in both its design and its message. The grad in your life will love reading the thoughtful message on this card from Ink Wood before opening his or her gift.

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Diploma and flowers

Graduation is a big moment in a girl’s life. Show her how proud you are by giving her this adorable and sentimental card from Papyrus. The colors in the flowers really pop and bring the card to life!

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“You’re a star” pop-up

Perfect for the star of the season! This fun pop-up card from Lovepop is sleek and fun, making it perfect for graduates of any age. If memes are more their thing, you could also send one of these humorous congratulations memes.

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Hats off to the grad

Give the grad a (metaphorical) tip of the cap with this fun graduation card from Paper Source. Write a great life quote inside to really make it stand out.

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No limits

This Hallmark greeting is one of those inspirational graduation cards that’s perfect for anyone graduating this year, whether it’s from middle school or a Master’s program. There are truly no limits to what the new grad can accomplish. If you’re looking for a child’s graduation gift, consider getting one of these gifts for kids.

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Congrats pop-up bouquet

The colors, the big pop-up display, the fun celebratory messages—there’s a lot to love about this card from Lovepop. Pair it with an actual bouquet of flowers (which you can order through an online flower delivery service) to really send a special message.

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Pawsitively adorable

This card from Zazzle is perfect for the grad who’s obsessed with adorable pups. Score some laughs by adding one of these funny dog puns.

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Share the excitement of graduation with this colorful celebratory card from American Greetings. The new grad will love it!

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Imagine, dream, and achieve

An inspiring quote for an inspiring graduate! This graduation card from Paper Source is sure to make them smile.

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Baby Yoda

Know a Star Wars fan who just graduated with their Master’s degree? Give them this fun (and adorable) Baby Yoda printable graduation card from OMG Instant Artsy. Write a Star Wars quote on the inside to really make it special.

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Brave, bold, and brilliant

Show the high school graduate just how proud you are with this encouraging card from Hallmark.

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Punny llama

This is one of those funny graduation greetings that utilizes a perfect animal pun. Use this card from Lettuce Builda House to congratulate the grad with a sense of humor on their new dipllama.

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The adventure begins

This sleek graduation card from Zazzle is perfect for graduates of any age. The new adventure awaits!

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This calls for confetti

Graduation calls for lots of confetti. Give the new grad this fun and colorful Hallmark card that celebrates their huge milestone.

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Star-studded class of 2022

Show the graduate they’re a star by giving them this star-studded card from Paper Source. It works for any graduate, from the middle-school grad to the one who just earned a Master’s.

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Fancy piece of paper

Bring the humor to graduation by giving a grad this funny graduation card from Trap Card Studio. Who doesn’t love a fancy piece of paper?

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Forseeing an amazing future

Let the 2022 graduate know you see great things in their future with this fun fortune-telling-themed card from Zazzle. There’s a bright future in that crystal ball! If the grad is into astrology, also share what the summer solstice means for their zodiac sign.

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The elegant grad

These elegant graduation cards from Imagine That by Kelly are gorgeous and provide truly touching messages for new graduates. Add your own special message inside and you’re good to go.

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Tossing caps

This graduation card from Paper Source pays tribute to a classic graduation tradition: tossing the graduation cap. The baby blue background combined with gold writing and black graduation caps really makes the card pop.

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Penguin love

Waddle you know! This super cute penguin card from Craft Street Paper is perfect for the 2022 graduate (especially if they adore penguins).

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Congrats grad in foil

Go big or go home with this one! This large rose gold foil graduation card from Zazzle adds a nice flashy touch to the celebratory occasion.

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The definition of a graduate

This graduation card from Paper Source provides a motivational and tongue-in-cheek definition of what a graduate is. Give it to the grad who’s ready to take on post-grad life.

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Kelly Kuehn
Kelly Kuehn is an associate editor for Reader’s Digest covering entertainment, trivia and history. When she’s not writing you can find her watching the latest and greatest movies, listening to a true-crime podcast (or two), blasting ‘90s music and hiking with her dog, Ryker, throughout the Finger Lakes.