11 Free Graduation Cards

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These free, printable graduation cards will help you congratulate the graduate in your life. Whether you're looking for a printable graduation card for the high school or college graduate, young woman or man, you'll find the perfect card for them below.

The free graduation cards below are ready to go. You'll just need to print, write a quick message, and you're done. A few of the cards can even be folded into money cards.

These free, printable graduation cards look best when printed on cardstock but they can also be printed on normal computer paper. Be sure to follow the instructions on each website to print the best-looking free, printable graduation card.

You can find more graduation freebies like free graduation invitations and graduation clip art.

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    Printable Graduation Cap Folding Card

    A graduation card with money in it.

    Capturing Joy

    Grads appreciate gifts but what they really want is some cold hard cash. This creative graduation card from Capturing Joy is in the shape of a graduation cap and opens up to reveal a congratulations message and a place to put money or a gift card. There are two sizes of cards available to download and assembly instructions are included.

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    Bright Future Graduation Cards

    A yellow and white graduation card on a table.

    No Biggie

    This free, printable graduation card from No Biggie has a light bulb on the front with the message "Your future looks bright!".  There's also a variation on the card that says "that light bulb moment when I realized..." that's left blank for you to fill in.

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    Printable Graduation Cards with Positive Quotes

    Two graduation cards

    Skip to My Lou

     There are actually two free, printable graduation cards designed by Skip to My Lou. This classic design would be great for a young man or woman's graduation. There's a spot where you can wrap up some money and attach it to the card as well. What a fun and easy gift idea!

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    Graduation Cap Gift Card Holder

    A black and yellow graduation hat made of paper

    Skip to My Lou

    There's a little assembly to this free graduation card from Skip to My Lou, but it will be well worth it to make this unique card that doubles as a gift cardholder. A template and assembly instructions are included to assure that it comes out just right.

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    Smartie Pants Graduation Card

    A graduation card with Smarties candy glued on the front.


    Whether you know someone graduating from elementary school, high school, or college, they are going to love this graduation card with a sweet treat attached to it. Glue a Smarties candy in the center of this card from Landeelu and it congratulates the graduate for being a "smarty pants." You can print this card as a PDF or JPG. Just attach the candy and you're all ready to go.

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    DIY Printable Graduation Cards

    Two colorful graduation cards.

    Cul de sac Cool

    Let's start off with actually two free, printable graduation cards from Cul de sac Cool. There's a very sweet printable card called "Be Awesome" and a funny card called "OMG." Both can be printed off and folded in no time. Write your message and you're ready to go.

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    Free Graduation Money Card from Anders Ruff

    A graduation card with a check in it.

    Anders Ruff

    Print off this free graduation card from Anders Ruff and then you can fold it into a money holder in just a few easy steps. Put in cash, a check, or a gift card, and you have a card that the graduate will truly appreciate.

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    Congrats Graduation Card

    Blue, yellow, and purple graduation cards.

    Design Eat Repeat

    If you're looking for a free graduation card a bit more understated, here are three simple congrats cards in blue, yellow, and gray from Design Eat Repeat. The cards will print off one per page and are 5x7 after you cut them out.

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    Graduation Money Holder Card

    Graduation card money holder

    Thirty Handmade Days

    Here's a printable graduation card from Thirty Handmade Days that you can print on regular computer paper or cardstock to give it some color. The outside of the card says "Congrats Grad" while the inside says "Be who you are. Do what you love. Go where your heart leads you."

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    Congratulations Graduation Card

    A black and yellow graduation card that says Congratulations!

    Greetings Island

    This free, printable graduation card from Greetings Island works for any gender, age, and type of graduation. Outside it says "Congratulations!" and inside it says "Woo-hoo!!! Have fun on your special day." The yellow background and black graduation caps really make this card pop. There are 7 inner layouts you can choose and it prints 5"x7". You can customize all the text, add stickers, and insert photos before printing it or sending it off as an ecard.

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    Owl Grad

    "Congrats Grad!" with an owl wearing a cap

    Greetings Island

    "Congrats Grad!" along with an adorable owl is the feature on the front of this free graduation card also from Greetings Island. Inside you can customize your text, layout, add virtual stickers, insert photos, and more. It can be printed as a card or sent as an ecard.