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Celebrate Father's Day with these unforgettable Father's Day quotes. Fathers are special in a family and there is nobody in the world like them. Read what.

Father’s Day is approaching, which means it’s time to find the right words to let your loved ones know how much they mean to you. Whether you’re writing a Father’s Day card for dad, grandpa or someone whose been influential in your life, you can write a loving message to show your appreciation and say thanks for all he’s done. We’ve provided a variety of heartfelt and funny Father’s Day messages below to help you do just that, along with easy tips on what to write in a Father’s Day card.

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Why are Father’s Day Card Messages Important?

Whether you’ve found the perfect Father’s Day gift or you’re planning on taking your Dad out to a nice dinner, it’s important to also express your gratitude for him with words. Nothing means more to your Father than hearing how much you appreciate him, and a nice Father’s Day card makes a forever keepsake. Even if the note is short and sweet, it’s still meaningful. So if you’re looking for inspiration, check out our message examples below.

What To Write In A Father’s Day Card

When it comes to writing your message, avoid generic phrasing and instead speak from the heart. If you’re having trouble with finding the right words to say, follow our easy steps to write your Father’s Day message:

  1. Wish him a Happy Father’s Day! Begin your card by wishing him a Happy Father’s Day or writing “Dear Dad.”
  2. Thank him. Thank your father, grandfather, husband, or partner for their role and influence in your life. You can share specific qualities you admire most about them. You can also write what you’re grateful for and add compliments. If your relationship with your dad is complicated, speak to what is positive and true.
  3. Share a memory. Share a sentimental or funny memory that the recipient will connect with. Writing a shared memory adds personalization to your Father’s Day message.
  4. End with a warm closing. Finish off your card with a warm and heartfelt closing.

For Your Father

Father’s Day messages for your dad should let him know why he’s so special. Choose the qualities you admire about him most and write a sweet message that’s just for him. And if it’s coming from his daughter, make sure to also check out our resource on Dad and Daughter quotes.

  • “Dad, you are my hero and my role model. Thanks for being here for me and being a great example.”
  • “Happy Father’s Day! You’re not just my father, but one of my closest friends.”
  • “You’re my one and only dad, and I’ll always have a special place in my heart for you. Happy Father’s Day!”
  • “You will never go out of style. Happy Father’s day to the coolest dad ever.”
  • “The older I get the more I realize how important it is to have a dad like you. You have provided stability in my life and the love and acceptance I needed. Happy Father’s Day!”
  • “Thank you for being there every day with just the love and guidance I’ve needed. Everything you’ve taught me has stuck with me and I’m lucky to have a dad like you.”
  • “Dad, you have given me the best things in life: Your time, your care, and your love. I am truly grateful to have you in my life. Happy Father’s Day!”
  • “There’s no possible way I could pay you back for all that you have done for me growing up, but I greatly appreciate all your hard work raising me. I wouldn’t be who I am today without you.”
  • “It’s that time of year again when everyone tries to tell themselves that they had the best dad in the world. I really did have the best dad in the world, so they can’t be right.”

For Your Grandfather

When it comes to wishing your grandfather a Happy Father’s Day, focus on writing an endearing message. You’ll want to honor him in your message and remind him why he’s so cherished. The following messages also pair perfectly with a Father’s Day photo book full of a lifetime of memories.

  • “Happy Father’s Day to a father who is really grand.”
  • “Thanks for being in all of my favorite memories.”
  • “Grandpa, you’ll always have your own special place in my heart.”
  • “For all you’ve gone through, all you are and all the love you share, we love you, Grandfather.”
  • “Grandpa, You are the thread which holds us together. You are our strength and happiness. Warm wishes on Father’s Day to the best grandfather.”
  • “A grandfather holds a special place in our hearts… right where all the love is! Enjoy your special day, we love you Grandpa!”
  • “I’m as lucky as can be because I have you. I want you to know I appreciate everything you do! Happy Father’s Day, Grandpop!”
  • “Happy Father’s Day, Grandpa! I have been given one of God’s greatest blessings a phenomenal grandfather!”

For Your Husband or Partner

Let your husband, partner, and the father of your children know how special he is with a sentimental message of appreciation. Use these examples as inspiration:

  • “Thank you for all the ways you go above and beyond every day for our family. The kids and I are so lucky to have you.”
  • “I’m so grateful to be sharing life, love and parenthood with a wonderful man like you.”
  • “I can’t imagine anyone who’s a better father or more loving husband than you.”

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Happy Fathers Day Messages & Wishes

50+ fathers day messages and wishes for telling your Dad just how great you think he is and thanking him for all that he has done for you!

Our inspirational and funny fathers day messages celebrate dads and all aspects of their roles as fathers. From being role models and superheroes, to changing diapers and putting up with us through thick and thin.

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Short Father's Day Wishes and Messages

A collection of short and sweet messages for your dad to thank him for being an amazing person in your life. They work well as a card message or text message.

Happy Father's day to the best Dad in the world!

To the world's best Dad, happy Father's day!

Thanks Dad for everything you do for us. Happy Father's Day.

Happy Father's day to the coolest Dad ever!

Happy Father's day to my wonderful Daddy. I love you to the moon... and back!

Happy Father's Day to my wonderful daddy. Thanks for always being there for us.

Out of all the dads in the world I think we got the best one! Happy Father's day.

Thanks for all the fun times we've shared together, you're such an amazing Daddy! Happy Father's day!

Dad, you know that I like Batman, and Superman's cool too, but I don't really need them as long as I have you! Happy Father's day to my super Dad!

I'm so grateful for all your guidance and wisdom, you really are the best! Happy Father's day!

Sending you all my love and I wish I could be there to give you a big bear hug. Happy Father's day!

I am so lucky to have you you as my dad. Thanks for being so wonderful!

Thanks for giving me so much love, attention, and care. You truly are the best Daddy! Happy Father's day.

Thanks for being the coolest dad on the block! Happy Father's day!

Happy Father's Day to the greatest Dad in the whole world!

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Heartfelt and Inspirational Fathers Day Messages

Let your dad know just how much you love and appreciate him with one of these beautiful and heartfelt fathers day wishes.

With your elbow grease and worn out boots, you never failed to put us first. Happy fathers day to the best dad in the world! Step aside and let us do some of the work today!

Thank you for all the sacrifices you make for our family and all the joy and love you bring into our lives. We couldn't have asked for a better Dad! Happy Father's day.

Thank you for working as hard as you do every day to provide for us. You always make time for me when you're home from work and I love hanging out with you. I hope you have a fabulous Father's day.

Dad, You mean the world to me. There's no one else on earth like you. You care so completely, give so quietly, and love so deeply. As the years pass, I realize more and more just how lucky I am to have a Dad as wonderful as you. Happy father's day!

To my dearest Dad: You are my compass. Thanks for always showing me the right path and for guiding me in the right direction. Happy father's day, I love you.

Thank you for everything that you have given me. You've always been there for me as a dad and best friend as well. There is no other bond like ours. I love you dad!

When people say, 'the apple doesn't fall far from the tree,' I tell them that's the best compliment I could ever get. Someday, I hope to grow as strong and wise as you. Have a great father's day!

Whenever I would fail, you were there to pick me up and put me back on right path. Without you, I wouldn't be where I am today. Happy father's day Dad, thanks for everything.

Dad, your light guides this family and holds us together. As you get older I want you to know that I am there for you too, through thick and thin. On this special day, relax and forget your worries. Happy father's day!

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Fathers Day Messages From Daughter

The relationship between a father and his daughter is a precious and special one, and fathers day is a great time to thank your dad for all he does for you and let him know just how much you love and care about him.

Every girl dreams about living the life of a princess. I have never dreamed of that because I have always been treated like a princess by you. I love you Dad. Happy Fathers day.

Happy Father's Day from your little princess. I love you Dad!

All my life, I've been lucky to have the best dad. Now, I count myself doubly lucky, since my child gets to have the best granddad. Happy fathers day dad, we love you!

To the best taxi driver, the most effective spider hunter, the cheapest handyman, and the most generous bank I know. Thank you for being the best Dad! Happy Father's day!

Dad [noun].
1. The one who is there for you no matter what and who wants his little girl to grow up happy.
2. The one who conspires with you to hide broken stuff from Mom.
3. The one who gives great advice.
4. He protects you, calls you ridiculous nicknames, and makes you laugh.
5. The most amazing person in the world.
See also: Superman, Best Friend

It doesn't matter how many years go by. In my mind, you'll always be that same amazing person who taught me how to ride a bike, helped me with my homework, and scared away the monsters in my room. Happy fathers day Dad, thanks for being awesome!

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Fathers Day Messages From Son

Let your dad know just how great you think he is with one of these fathers day message ideas. From heartfelt to funny, they try to capture some of the magic of the relationship between a son and his dad.

Dad, you're someone to look up to no matter how tall I've grown. Thanks for being such a great mentor and buddy. Happy Father's day!

Some people call their fathers superheroes. But superheroes tend to disappear, and you've always been there for me. If you ask me, my dad isn't a superhero, he is a Super Dad! Have a great Father's day!

You always told me that I can do the impossible, if only I tried hard enough. That's why I can live the amazing life I do. You inspire me to be brave enough to achieve my goals. Happy fathers day dad, and thank you for everything you do!

Hey Dad, I got a present for you. I stole your To-Do list from Mom. All you need to do is rip it up. Just don't tell mom, okay? Happy Father's day!

Dad, you're the first person I phone when I have a question about something or when I need some good advice. Thanks for always being there for me!

Now I'm a father myself, I admire you all the more! Thanks for being such a great dad and role model, and now a wonderful grandfather too! Have a great day!

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Fathers Day Messages from Wife

A collection of happy fathers day messages to write to your husband or the father of your children on father's day, thanking them for what they do for your family, how much you appreciate them, and what a great dad they are!

Happy Father's Day to my dear husband, the father of our beautiful children and the love of my life.

Thank you for everything you do each day for our family, we are so lucky to have you!

What a crazy ride, so glad that we're in this together! Happy Father's day!

We love you so much, you're the best daddy and the best husband! Happy Father's day.

You have given our children someone to look up to and admire. You are such a fantastic father and I love you so very much. Happy father's day!

Our kids think you're superman. And they're absolutely right about that. Happy Father's day!

May all the love you give to our family come back to you on this special day. Happy Father's day!

It takes a man of gentleness, patience, strength, and compassion to set the fine example of fatherhood that you have. Happy father's day to my handsome Husband and the sweet Father of my children.

Happy fathers day to the coolest dad, most loving husband, and most amazing person in the world! You never stop making us smile. Every day is a better with you in it. Thank you for all the fun!

Happy father's day to my husband, the father of my children, and the provider of the family. Thanks for devoting your life to our happiness and wellbeing.

The only thing better than having you as my husband is our children having you as their dad. Happy fathers day Love!

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Funny Fathers Day messages

Give your father a good laugh on father's day with a funny card message! These wishes poke fun at the father-child relationship and celebrate the joys and trials of raising children.

I'm so lucky to have you as my father... I'm sure no one else would have put up with me this long. Happy Father's Day!

To the world's greatest Dad from the world's greatest kids, hope you have an amazing Father's day!

You may not know everything but you sure had me fooled for quite a few years! Happy Father's day to the smartest Dad in town.

Dad, you've always been the coolest. Like all those times you said "yes" when mom said "no." Happy Father's day, Cool Dad!

Fact: Dads are notoriously difficult to buy gifts for. Instead, just enjoy this card I made for you, and feel the joy of having me as your child. Happy Father's day!

You know what they say: Real heroes don't wear capes, they make bad puns. Thank you for being a real hero, Dad. Happy father's day!

Happy Father's day Dad! If you want, I'll make a distraction so you can sneak off and get some gaming in. Cheers,

It takes an amazing dad to raise such a ridiculously great kid. Happy Father's day Dad, I couldn't have grown up to be so humble without you!

Thank you for all the piggy back rides, all the times you pretended to be a horse, and all the times you threw me into the air and caught me. Your body might be regretting it now, but it made for a wonderful childhood. Happy Father's day Dad!

Happy fathers day to the raddest, most tubular, least square, ummm hippest... Hey Dad, Are any of these from your generation? Great fathers are timeless!

Wish I could be there to hang out with you on fathers day. But, on the bright side, you finally get some peace and quiet! Miss you and love you, Dad.

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Happy Father’s Day Wishes for Uncle

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Your uncle is one of the best people in your life and you always want to give him the best celebrations, so use one of these Father’s Day Wishes for Uncle to show him your love!

All your life, you have been surrounded by wonderful role models. Your uncle has always been a support, an example, and someone who gives you so much love. As one of your favorite people, you have always had a special bond with him and love showing your appreciation for him. As Father’s Day approaches, use a Father’s Day Wishes for Uncle to let him know just how much he means to you!

Your uncle has always been a strong, caring, and positive father figure in your life, so you know that a Father’s Day Wishes for Uncle is the best way to share your affection and gratitude. He puts so much time, care, and attention toward helping you succeed and grow in life, so you want to give him the gift he deserves. With one of the fantastic Father’s Day Wishes for Uncle below, you can give him the best holiday ever!

1. To My Dear Uncle! You are an awesome uncle and a fantastic father. Wishing you a relaxing and memorable day that’s filled with all the things that make you happy!

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2. To My Special Uncle! HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! Thank you for being such a great uncle over all these years. I hope you enjoy your special day and that this year brings you much joy.

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3. To My Uncle! Happy Father’s Day. May this special day bring fond memories, joy, and fun your way, along with a celebration that will last all day. Enjoy!

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4. Happy Father’s Day. To My Wonderful Uncle! Wishing you a day that reflects the type of father you are. absolutely terrific!

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5. Happy Father’s Day To My Spectacular Uncle! This special day is all about you, so be sure to make the best of it and have an exceptional day! Hope you enjoy every moment of it!

Send this Enjoy Every Moment! Happy Father’s Day Card for Uncle

6. Happy Father’s Day, Uncle! It’s your time to celebrate.
Sit back and enjoy the ride.

Send this Enjoy the Ride! – Happy Father’s Day Card for Uncle

7. Something big is brewing, uncle. Cheers to you
& all you do! Happy Father’s Day!

Send this Cheers to You! – Happy Father’s Day Card for Uncle

8. Stylish. Sophisticated. A real man of distinction. You’ve got it all, uncle! Happy Father’s Day!

Send this A Real Man of Distinction – Happy Father’s Day Card for Uncle

9. Happy Father’s Day to You, Uncle! Happy Father’s Day to You, Uncle!

Send this Looking Up to You – Happy Father’s Day Card for Uncle

10. Dear Uncle, You’re the perfect example of what a dad should be: patient, loving, kind and hardworking. Here’s hoping you have the celebration you deserve.

Send this The Perfect Example – Happy Father’s Day Card for Uncle

11. When it comes to uncles, you’re so great, you deserve an award! Happy Father’s Day!

Send this The Best Forever – Happy Father’s Day Card for Uncle

12. Happy Father’s Day, Uncle! We may not get to choose our family, but I’ve hit the jackpot with you. You’re just like a dad to me, and I hope you know how much I value the special bond we share.

Send this The Special Bond – Happy Father’s Day Card for Uncle

13. Happy Father’s Day! Uncles have all the tools to be the best teachers, role models & mentors. And uncle, you have all of those qualities & more.

Send this You Got All the Tools! – Happy Father’s Day Card for Uncle

14. I may not have picked you, but I’m lucky to be stuck with you. (And that’s no monkeying around!) Happy Father’s Day to My Favorite Uncle!

Send this Stuck with You! – Happy Father’s Day Card for Uncle

15. Happy Father’s Day, Uncle! Celebrate in howling good style!

Send this Howling Dood Style – Happy Father’s Day Card for Uncle

From your first memories, your uncle has always been the person you turned to for advice, help, and encouragement. You know that he will be there as soon as you need him, so send Father’s Day Wishes for Uncle to let him know that you appreciate his attention and care. Your uncle is and always will be one of the best people in your life, so give him a Father’s Day celebration he will never forget with the perfect Father’s Day Wishes!

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Creating the Perfect Father’s Day Card

Father’s Day is a great excuse to show some of the father figures in your life appreciation. Whether you wish to thank your dad, uncle, grandfather, or teacher, there is always room for more gratitude, encouragement, and love in their life.

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The best gifts are those which cannot be bought. You can start reminding your favorite people that you care by sending them a heartfelt message. A message may not stand in for decades of love and encouragement, but it is a wonderful way to express love and appreciation.

General Tips for Father’s Day Messages

The most important aspect of a proper Father’s Day message is that it relays how much you care about the person you’re sending it to. The best cards are personalized with stories from your relationship with them, as well. While you may use any of the messages here to help craft your message, make sure you also add your own personalized element to the card. Using nicknames is another great way to make your card feel more personal.

Try to recount funny stories such as the time you flooded the laundry room and then threw soap spuds at your dad, or when your uncle tried to babysit you on Halloween while dressed as a hot dog. Be funny, be authentic, and most of all, be yourself – they already love you!

Messages for Dad

You don’t need to be eloquent to let your dad know you love him. You could probably scrawl, “Love you always” on a napkin, and your dad would cherish it for life. Just be authentic and try messages like these:

  • “Thanks for being there for me all my life. I don’t know where I’d be without you.”
  • “You provided me with guidance, encouragement, and love all my life. You were always there to cheer me on and never lost faith in me. I can never replace you.”
  • “I was blessed from the day I was born just having you in my life.”
  • “I know I wasn’t easy to raise, but I respect you so much for keeping your faith in me. You never stopped believing in me, even when I did. I love you, Dad.”
  • “I’m so proud to call you my dad. Now I know that the real superheroes of this world are the parents raising their kids with patience and love.”
  • “I learned how to be a father from you, and if I am even 10% like you as a dad, I know my son will be fine. At the very least, he will always have the greatest grandfather in the world.”

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Messages for Grandfathers

Many messages for fathers will apply directly to your grandfather, but there are plenty of new ways to express gratitude. Still try to add a personalized touch to your card using stories and nicknames, and feel free to use messages such as these:

  • “Grandpa, I will always cherish our fishing trips and nights on the porch just talking. I wish I could spend decades just hearing about your adventures. I love you, Grandpa.”
  • “I would not even know what a wrench is without you! Thanks for helping me turn into a responsible adult. You were always there helping around the house and keeping us all in line. None of us would have been as successful as we are without you in our corner.”
  • “Papa, happy Father’s Day! Thanks for making me the luckiest grandkid in the world for having you as a grandfather.”
  • “I will always admire how hardworking, honest, and genuine you are. I learned how to be an honest adult from your example.”
  • “Your family can never repay you for the love and dedication you have shown us. You are always there to tell us a joke or story. Happy Father’s Day, Papa. We love you!”

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Messages for Uncles, Mentors, Godfathers, and Others

Not only fathers and grandfathers need to be reminded that we love and appreciate them on Father’s Day, however. There are many kinds of father figures in our lives, and they all deserve gratitude. Try thanking the other special men in your life with some of these messages:

  • “Uncle Jake, I hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day weekend. I can’t imagine a single Christmas without you there to joke about the turkey. Have fun this Sunday and relax some – you deserve it.”
  • “I’m so grateful to have you in my life this Father’s Day. I could spend every day thanking you for your guidance and wisdom throughout my life, and it still wouldn’t measure up. Have a great Father’s Day!”
  • “I’ve looked up to you ever since I was old enough to hold my head up on my own. You helped mom and dad so much over the years. Our family cannot thank you enough for all your help and love. Happy Father’s Day!”
  • “I just wanted to thank you for being an excellent role model as I was growing up. You’re the kind of mentor every student needs. Have a great Father’s Day.”
  • “Thinking of you on Father’s Day and wishing you the best. You have been such a positive influence on me over the years. Even my wife is thankful to you!”

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Messages for Spouses

Reminding the men we love that they are appreciated is critical to the theme of Father’s Day. Messages from spouses are just as important as those from our children. Don’t forget to tell your spouse how much you appreciate them! Here are some examples:

  • “Happy Father’s Day, darling. Our daughter may not be old enough to thank you herself yet, but I promise one day she will remember you as her knight in shining armor picking up diapers at 3AM.”
  • “Our little family has so much to thank you for. We all love you and hope you have a fantastic Father’s Day. Eat cake, have a beer, and take the day off. I’m babysitting tonight!”
  • “I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather join me on this crazy ride of life. I’m so thankful to have you here by my side. We all are. Have a good Father’s Day, love.”
  • “I didn’t think it was possible to love you more, but the day I saw you hold our son was the first of many times that I realized there was no limit to how much I can love you. We lucked out to have you in our lives. Thank you for being the best husband and father we could have ever hoped for.”

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