Fathers play an important role in their children’s lives, so it’s only fair that we single out at least one day a year to give them the recognition they deserve. Yet, when Father’s Day rolls around, how do you find the right words to express just how much you care?
If you’re trying to figure out what to write in a Father’s Day card or find a message to add to a personalised gift, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up some great Father’s Day message ideas that you can easily adapt and make your own. From poignant and meaningful to light-hearted and funny, there’s plenty of inspiration to get you started.
Whether you’re celebrating your own dad, a stepfather, grandpa or any other important man in your life this Father’s Day, the following message examples are the perfect way to tell them how much they mean to you, and would make ideal accompaniments to a Father’s Day gift.
WHAT TO WRITE IN A FATHER’S DAY CARD: THE BASICS
Sometimes the simplest messages are the best.
Start by thanking your dad for everything he’s done for you and mention the important contributions he’s made in your life.
Compliment his good qualities and tell him what you admire about him, or talk about your favourite memories from your time together.
You don’t have to be too sentimental if that’s not your style – go with something that’s true to you.
And even if your relationship with your father has been complicated at times, you can still focus on the positive points without any need to go over the top.
SENTIMENTAL FATHER’S DAY MESSAGES
Here are some example phrases you might include:
Dad, there’s a reason you’re in all my favourite memories.
Dad, you have given me the best things in life: your time, your care, and your love.
Thank you for being there every day with the love and guidance I’ve needed.
You are the best man I know.
I am truly grateful to have you in my life.
Thank you for always being there for me.
I’m so proud to be your child.
Thank you for all the wonderful things that you do – even if I don’t always notice them.
You made growing up fun.
Thanks for acting like a kid when I was a kid, acting like a friend when I needed a friend, and acting like a parent when I needed one.
So glad we all share such fun times together!
We admire the good man and wonderful father you are.
You’re my hero and my role model.
Thank you for always setting such a great example.
I love you – happy Father’s Day!
FUNNY FATHER’S DAY MESSAGES
If your dad loves a good chuckle, you might want to give him the gift of laughter this Father’s Day with a funny message in his card:
I love how we don’t even need to say out loud that I’m your favourite child!
Happy Father’s Day to a new dad who probably fell asleep before finishing this sentence.
In honour of Father’s Day, I’m waiting until tomorrow to ask you to babysit.
I smile because you’re my father. I laugh because there is nothing you can do about it.
For Father’s Day, I promise that one day I will give you grandchildren who will annoy me as much as I annoyed you.
Happy Father’s Day to a dad who was smart enough to teach his kid to mow the lawn so he wouldn’t have to.