8 Free Printable Graduation Thank You Cards

Graduation thank you card

The Spruce / Kori Livingston

A must-do for any graduate is to immediately send out a thank you card to anyone who bought a gift, attended the ceremony, or was a guest at a graduation party. It's easy to do so thanks to the selection of beautiful free and printable customized thank you cards designed especially for a graduate. Many can be personalized with a photo. If you're stumped on what to write in a thank you card, consider these guidelines:

  • Simplify: Say thank you for the gift, for attending the event, or for their support.
  • Specifics: Be specific about the gift you're thanking them for, and tell them how you plan to use it.
  • Personalize: Add something personal so the card doesn't feel generic, such as how much it meant to you that they were there, or how sorry you were that they couldn't attend the event.

If you need an envelope for your printed creation, you can make it yourself with an envelope template and finish it off using an address label template.

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    A Simple Graduate Thanks

    A Graduation thank you card with a blue grad hat on it

    Greetings Island

    This simple card from Greetings Island features printed gold stars and a graduation hat that's ideal for any age grad. Customize this look with seven different layouts, personalized interior text, and take advantage of the option to add stickers or photos.

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    Add a Photo Thank You

    A photo graduation thank you card in cream

     Greetings Island

    Add a photo of the graduate to another free thank you card from Greetings Island. Imprint the class year and the graduate's name next to the photo. The customized text is available in four colors. Print out the card or send it as a digital thank you.

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    Elegant in Black and Gold

    A black and gold card that says "Thank You"


    The black background of this graduation thank you card makes the gold letters and white and gold dots pop. As with any of Canva's cards, customize the text of the version with the class year and name of the graduate. Download the card as a PDF file that can be printed and saved.

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    A Vibrant Thanks Photo Card

    A green and white grad card with a photo


    Add a photo to this free printed card, also from Canva, next to the block of saturated color reserved for the text. Change the color to school colors if preferred. This card makes a perfectly sized thank you postcard.

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    Festive Graduation Gift Thanks

    A white, black, and gold card

    More Thank You Notes

    You'll find four printable graduation thank you cards here at More Thank You Notes, each with a different style and design. The cards can't be customized before printing, but you can add a handwritten message on the back of the card before sending it.  

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    Frilly Free, Printable Thank You Card

    A hand holding a thank you card

    Every Tuesday

    This floral thank you card from Every Tuesday is appropriate for any occasion, especially for graduation time in the springtime. Download the card with a single click, then cut and fold along the lines.

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    DIY Photo Thank You Cards

    Photo cards laying on a table with a pen and ribbon

    Something Turquoise 

    Anyone can tackle this unusual and practical DIY thank you card project. Add a photo to one of these three Something Turquoise thank you designs and then write your note on the provided lines before sending it out.

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    Black and White Graduation Thank You Card

    A black, white, and gray thank you card for the graduate

    Free Personalized Stationery

    This free graduation thank you card from Free Personalized Stationery has a formal flair thanks to its bow tie. All elements of this card can be edited including the year, message, name, and date. A custom message can be added to the inside of the card before or after printing.