Generic messages for a congratulatory greeting card include, “This calls for a celebration,” “You did it” and “Hip, hip, hooray!” Often, the best thing to say in a congratulatory greeting card depends a great deal upon the occasion for congratulations. Some of the most common types of congratulatory greeting cards are graduation cards, engagement cards, baby congratulations cards and wedding congratulations cards.
In a graduation cards, it is a good idea to use words that convey themes such as pride, success, love and accomplishment. A good suggestion is to add an ellipsis and a personalized message to a generic card that already has a message such as “Congratulations” printed on it. Casual messages work well for graduation cards, too, such as, “Caps off to you” or, “Bravo.”
Engagement and wedding congratulatory greeting card messages should explore themes such as love, a new journey together, happiness and the heart. A heartfelt message might describe how the engagement or marriage is just the beginning of a happy life together. Couples that send congratulatory cards may give advice about maintaining strong relationships.
To write a meaningful message for a congratulatory baby card, address the card to either the baby, the couple or the complete family. Good themes to mention include blessings, a warm welcome and a precious new arrival.