How to Make a Memorable Graduation Card

May 11, 2017

If you’re planning an upcoming graduation, you should consider skipping generic store-bought graduation cards and instead make memorable graduation cards that earn their place in the graduate’s scrapbook. Creating your own graduation card is fast and easy with PsPrint’s free online tools. The following shows you how to leverage those tools to make a memorable graduation card.

1. Start with a free graduation card template

Browse the PsPrint design library and choose your favorite graduation card template. Each template is free and features a professional design that’s completely customizable.

Once you’ve selected your template, pick a color scheme that fits your graduate’s school or personality. If you want to start from scratch, you can even choose a blank template.

 graduation card templates

2. Customize your graduation card design

Open your selected template in the free online design tool, then follow the prompts to customize it and make it unique and memorable. Ideas include:

Upload your own photos of the graduate

  • Graduation photos
  • Photos with family and friends
  • “Then and now” photos
  • Senior pictures

Add your own custom text

  • Favorite quotes the graduate is fond of saying
  • List of academic, sports, and civic achievements
  • Next steps for the graduate (college, career)
  • A personalized thank-you to friends and family
  • Invitations to a graduation party
  • A special message from Mom and Dad
  • Consider leaving a blank area for handwritten messages, which will make each graduation card even more memorable

Instructions for recipients

  • Grad party date, time, and location
  • Directions and/or a map
  • BYOB and/or lawn chairs
  • RSVP instructions

When you’re done designing, download a free PDF to see how your finished graduation card will look and to share it with family and friends for feedback.

 design tool

3. Print your graduation cards

Now that you’ve created your own custom, memorable graduation card design, all that’s left to do is print. Be sure to carefully consider your choice of paper stock, as each features a unique texture that creates tactile sensations and lends to the overall impression your graduation cards make.

Options include:

  • Gloss cover stock, featuring a sleek high-gloss finish
  • Velvet cover stock, featuring a semi-matte finish that’s perfect for writing handwritten messages
  • Velvet with soft touch, featuring a super-smooth coating that feels luxurious and sophisticated
  • Recycled matte, an eco-friendly option that’s just as beautiful as glossy paper stock

 paper stock

Each option is available in a variety of thicknesses to match your graduation party perfectly. Pick the paper stock that’s right for you, then print memorable graduation cards that are meaningful now and become sentimental scrapbook pieces later.

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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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