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8+ Graduation Announcement Templates

Graduating is like turning over a new leaf, closing one chapter in life and moving forward to another. Graduations mark a person’s achievement and deserve to be celebrated. To inform people regarding the celebration and the person graduating, you can announce it through cards. In this article, we’ve got card templates to help you create graduation announcements.

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5 Steps to Create a Graduation Announcement

Step 1: Decide what information you wish to include on your announcement card

Before creating your announcement cards, you should decide first what information or details you wish to write on it. This would mean the name of the graduate, the date of the graduation, and the venue for both the graduation ceremony and the celebration that follows. You can actually do some research to make it easier for you.

Step 2: Prepare your content and plan the layout of your announcement card

Now that you’ve got an idea on what details to write, you can start listing these details down as well as plan the look of your graduation announcement card. Decide on the theme, the color scheme, the fonts, and the arrangement of the elements. This way, you’ll be able to visualize the possible outcome of your announcement cards.

Step 3: Personalize your own graduation announcement card by using a template

After preparing everything you need for creating your graduation announcement card, you can get yourself a template from this article and start editing it. Below, we’ve gathered over ten graduation announcement card templates from various websites, simply download one and start adding the necessary content based on what you’ve prepared from Steps 1 and 2.

Step 4: Add enhancements to the design and proofread the content

Once you’ve added the necessary details to the downloaded announcement template, you can then start adding the other enhancements in order to make your announcement card stand out. Of course, it’s very important to proofread your content after adding them. This way, you can ensure that your content is free from any errors.

Step 5: Print your graduation announcement cards

The final step is printing your graduation announcement cards, and if you like doing it yourself, just make sure that you have invested in high-quality materials. However, you can actually save yourself the stress by letting professionals handle the printing instead, at least you won’t need to worry about possible formatting errors.

10+ Graduation Announcement Templates

1. Editable Graduation Announcement Postcard Format

File Format
  • Illustrator
  • Pages
  • Publisher
  • MS Word
  • Photoshop

Size: 5X7 inches + Bleed


Planning on sending your graduation announcements through the mail? We’ve exactly the announcement cart template that you’re looking for. This template features five different file formats that you can choose from including a template in Illustrator and Photoshop. Since this will allow you to make a postcard, you won’t need an envelope for sending this.

2. Elegant Graduation Announcement Invitation Layout

File Format
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • MS Word
  • Publisher
  • Pages

Size: 5×7 inches + Bleed


Here’s a minimal and editable announcement invitation template to those who prefer something fresh and very easy to work with. This template consists of a solid black background to keep the text highly visible and legible, and this section is surrounded by a granite-like border to enhance the card’s look.

3. Horizontal Booklet Graduation Announcement Layout

This announcement template may look like a booklet but it is actually a flyer, and using this as a graduation announcement tool is perfect when distributing it by hand. Along with the file itself, this announcement flyer template also comes with some guidelines to help you during the editing process.

4. Simple Square Graduation Announcement Format

Square shapes may seem simple but it is actually much more unique than when you’re choosing between a portrait and landscape design. As seen on the sample above, square cards will allow you to use portrait images and to emphasize your text by aligning them centrally. Go ahead and download this template if it interests you.

5. Metro Theme Graduation Announcement Example

A metro theme can easily be defined as a tiled layout consisting of different colors for each section/tile. Using different colors can make each section easily distinguishable from the other sections. Regardless of the colors used on the sample above, you may be able to change them as well as the sizes of the tiles.

6. Portrait Style Graduation Announcement Template

Give the graduate her time to shine by featuring a portrait of them on the front of the announcement card. Fill the page with their photo and simply provide enough space for the text somewhere on the bottom of the layout. This announcement template consists of fully organized layers that’ll allow you to edit the design easily.

7. Cute Typographic Graduation Announcement Example

You can always go typographic if you want to, and this announcement template will allow you to do just that. This template in PSD comes in various color schemes to choose from, go with the color scheme that suits you or the graduate. And to keep the design from looking dull, this template also comes with unique fonts.

8. Modern Graduation Ceremony Announcement Sample

How can this template get any more self-explanatory than it already is? This announcement card template comes with an image showing a graduation cap (or mortarboard) and a diploma. Of course, these elements are used during graduation ceremonies which only make this template highly appropriate. Do you like this template? Make sure to have Photoshop CS6 or later.

9. Creative Graduation Announcement Card Design

Here’s another graduation announcement or invitation template that utilizes a square shape for creativity purposes. However, this template fills up the entire front side of the card with an image of the graduate as opposed to the previous one’s heavy use of white space. Do you like this template? Download it now.

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