Today I’m sharing some prayer and advice cards for graduates I designed several years back for some of my own children’s graduations.
We normally have a big party after the ceremony so that friends and family can help us celebrate our student(s)’ accomplishment. For several of those parties, I laid a stack of these free printable cards near the front door so guests could offer their best advice or a prayer for God’s blessing upon the honoree.
Fast forward a few years, and allow me to introduce our newest college graduate! Rebekah received her BSN from UT Tyler’s School of Nursing on Friday. But she asked me to postpone the party until she passes her licensing test later this month. So I’m honoring her wishes.
Instead of throwing a party, we took her to Missouri for a short family vacation, much of which she has spent with her nose in a book, preparing for her exams. God must’ve known she needed the extra time for study, as it’s been kind of overcast and rainy ever since we arrived, which has forced us to spend most of our time indoors, anyway.
On the car ride up, Rebekah was reading to us some of her favorite pieces of advice. Which reminded me I have a fun way to collect more for her, when the time comes:
Do you remember receiving any particularly helpful words of wisdom back when you graduated? What advice would you give a new graduate today? Drop a line in the comment section below and let us know.
More graduation resources
Check out a few of our other posts on this topic:
- A Prayer for the Graduate – another of our pretty printable prayer guides
- A Game to Celebrate Your Graduate – a Scattergories-style game for seniors that is perfect for group play
- Free Editable Transcript Template – create an official high school transcript for your student to use for college admission or job applications
- How to Make a High School Diploma – suggestions for homeschooling parents to create beautiful diplomas for their high school graduates
- How to Round out Your High Schooler’s Transcript – fulfilling graduation requirements, plus ideas for awarding credit for extracurricular activities
- How to Write a Senior Tribute – finding the right words of encouragement for your senior can be challenging
- Graduation Guest Book – keep a record of guests who attend your graduation exercises
- Getting Your Child Ready for College – a short list of the things we do to prepare our kids for their time at University
- Earning College Credit at Home – how to save time and money on your child’s college education using dual credit and CLEP exams
One more resource that deserves a mention is Summit Student Conferences. This 2-week worldview program teaches young people how to defend their faith in a culture that is increasingly hostile to Christianity.
UPDATE: Are you interested in sending your teen or young adult (ages 16-22) to a Summit Student Conference? You can save $200 off your 2024 registration with the code SUMMITFAMILY. Registration is already open, so apply now!