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“Dear New Grad…” 5 Tips for Quick, Easy Send-off Letters

Writing letters to graduates can be a wonderful way to send them off into the world. Use these five tips to write a congratulatory letter to a new grad.

Write letters to graduates with these 5 writing tips

Writing congratulatory letters to graduates is easy with these five writing tips from www.giftsin24.com

1. Acknowledge their achievement.

In the first line or two, acknowledge the graduate’s accomplishment.

“After four years of hard work, you’ve done it! Congratulations on graduating!”

2. Remember their past. 

The second sentence could reference a memory you have of the graduate in younger days or, if it’s an adult who has returned to school, reference a memory of the adult’s previous career or life stage, such as stay-at-home mommyhood.

“I remember when you were a tot building block castles and looking up with wonder at the church tower.”

3. Link back to their effort

If you can, in the next sentence, link the memory back to the graduate’s accomplishment.

“And now you have completed your degree in design!”

4. Project forward to their future

Next, you can predict or hope for their future success. Or, give the graduate a well-selected piece of advice.

“You obviously have many skills and talents, and I hope that you are able to find fulfilling work that also pays the bills.”

5. Finish with love

Close with a heartfelt statement of your admiration or love.

“I love you and wish you the best in life, always!”

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