In our digital age where we constantly communicate via text message and email, something tangible like a congratulations card or greeting card with a personal handwritten message is truly special. Don’t let your message get lost in all the noise. Whether it’s a big promotion, a new car, or a dream internship, you know someone who is celebrating something in their life.
Go the extra mile and let your message stand out. Show you care and wish them a hearty congrats—whether it’s your significant other, buddy, sibling, parents, or whoever it may be. Friendships are golden, after all, so let them know how proud you are of their achievements and that you support their goals, milestones, and dreams. There are a number of ways to congratulate someone so we have rounded up a couple ideas.
A simple yet thoughtful “congratulations”
You can either keep it short and sweet or make the card more personal with a longer text. The choice is completely up to you, but regardless of which way you go, it’s a good idea to start off with “congratulations on….” and highlighting exactly what it is you are congratulating them for. Did a couple have a baby? Did they score their dream job? Did they win a tournament or competition?
Let them know how proud you are
Whatever victory they experienced, big or small, let your loved one know how proud you are of them. Write something along the lines of “So proud of you for this win” or “I knew you had this in the bag and I’m proud of you”, and follow it up with the reason you are congratulating them. These words will go a long way and they will appreciate your confidence in them.
Their triumphs are yours
If you are part of their support system and part of the reason they are celebrating, for example, let them know you also take part in their wins. There is nothing better than having someone in your circle excel and reach their goals. Make sure your buddy knows you are rooting for them just like you are rooting for yourself.
Add a complimentary quote
Perhaps you have a positive quote or mantra about pushing onward that you like. Maybe you have even shared it with them. Including one in your congratulations card is a good way to keep the good and positive vibes going. “The best views come after the hardest climb” or “If you can dream it, you can do it” are examples of great quotes to add to your personal message.