Whether it's kindergarten graduation or receiving your PhD, graduating from school is a major accomplishment. Commencement is a rite of passage for many people. A graduation is not just an end, it is a new beginning; the start of a new chapter in a person's life. As commencement season begins, we recognize our loved one's achievements in a variety of ways. Sending a "congratulations" card is one of the most popular ways to let the graduate know we are thinking of them and wishing them well on the start of their new adventure. But how do you craft a personal message that will stand out in the "congratulations" crowd? Here are a few tips on how to write the most memorable and meaningful card. Be simple and sincere. Chances are, the graduate will have quite a number of congratulatory cards to open. Keeping your message brief and specific, but thoughtful, will leave a lasting impact on your loved one. Say congratulations, mention an important achievement, boast how proud you are of them, and wish them the best of luck in the future. An honest and heartfelt approach to your message will speak volumes to the graduate. Make it personal. A milestone such as this often has us reflect on the relationship with the graduate. We think of how much they have grown and accomplished. It is important to carry this emotion over into your card. For someone close to you, mentioning a personal memory you share or calling attention to their degree/specialty makes the message meaningful and distinct. Still at a loss for words? Perhaps you don't know the graduate that well, or you feel that your written message won't truly convey how you feel. Get creative by adding an inspirational quote, photo, or choose a card that will truly wow your graduate. A LovePop Card is the perfect way to not only tell, but show how happy and proud you are of your loved one. Add an inspirational quote, and a simple "Congratulations!" to a LovePop Card and you can be sure they will treasure this paper surprise as keepsake for years to come. Our favorites? The Discovery Collection and Landmark Collections are great way to honor the graduates new "voyage" they are about to embark on. Browse all the collections on our website for more ideas!