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Father's Day Card Messages and Ideas

It’s that time of the year again when we put the spotlight on the incredible fathers in our lives. Honor him with a special greeting card! And if you’re looking for what to write in a Father’s Day card, look no further. We’ve got Father’s Day card messages here that will definitely put a smile on his face. 

Father's Day Messages

(click each category to see the messages)

  • For Grandfather
  • For Dad or Father
  • For Brother
  • For Stepfather
  • For Uncle
  • For Adoptive Father
  • For Foster Father
  • For Husband or Partner
  • For Son or Grandson
  • For New Dads
  • For a Friend
  • For Nephew
  • Quotes
  • Funny

For Grandfather

  • Thank you for all the fun and happy memories, grandpa. The lessons you've taught me have turned me into the person that I am today. I owe it all to you. Happy Father's Day! 
  • You are truly an inspiration to me. I hope you know how much love and respect I have for you, grandpa. I love you!
  • You're a shining example to me and my siblings, gramps! Cheers to a long and healthy life filled with precious memories. Happy Father's Day!

For Dad or Father

  • When I have a question or need some good advice, you're the first person that comes to my mind. Thank you for always being there for me, dad. 
  • To the first man in my life, you will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for being a great provider and guiding me through life. I love you, pops!
  • For all the times that I forgot to "thank you," for the countless, special things you do, for all the words that sometimes go unspoken, for all the times I have taken you for granted, I want to say, I love you... (Helpful tip: use Precious Moments Stamp Set)
  • It's the little memories that will last a lifetime. Dad, you are my life's anchor! (Helpful tip: use Precious Moments Stamp Set)

For Brother

  • You always had my back and I couldn't be more proud of the incredible father that you've become. Happy Father's Day!
  • I always knew you were going to be a wonderful dad and it warms my heart to see you pour your love and affection into your family. Happy Father's Day, my dear brother!
  • I can't believe my annoying little brother is now a father! Your kid/s is/are lucky to have you. You've come a long way and I'm really happy to see you grow and fill this role.

For Stepfather

  • Thank you for being such a great father figure to me. I couldn't have asked for a better second dad. 
  • I want you to know how much I appreciate your advice and support. You've been a positive influence in my life. Happy Father's Day!
  • Thank you for teaching me how to be a better person. You have brought so much happiness into our family and I can't thank you enough for that.  

For Uncle

  • Growing up was fun with you around. Thanks for making my childhood memories happy and unforgettable. Happy Father's Day!
  • I just want you to know that I'm thinking of you on this special day. I'm so grateful for everything you've taught me. Happy Father's Day!
  • Thank you for filling in the role of a father. I can't tell you how much your selfless love and support mean to me. Happy Father's Day, uncle!

For Adoptive Father

  • I can't imagine my life without you in it. You've changed my life with your love, support, and kindness and I'm happy to call you my dad!
  • I wouldn't be who I am without you, dad. Your selfless love and compassion have made me a better person. Thank you for everything!
  • We don't need to be related by blood for me to feel loved. I'm super blessed and thankful to have you as my dad. Happy Father's Day!

For Foster Father

  • I'm truly blessed to have you in my life. You mean so much to me, dad. Thank you for welcoming me into your family!
  • You've made a huge difference in my life and I really wouldn't be here without your love and support. Happy Father's Day! 
  • You're the most caring and selfless person I know. It means so much to me that I can send you heartfelt greetings today. Happy Father's Day!

For Husband or Partner

  • Today, I want to celebrate the fantastic dad and wonderful partner that you are. You are my world and I am so grateful to have you in my life.
  • I can't imagine sharing this journey with anyone else. You're the best partner anyone could ever ask for! Thank you for everything that you do for us!
  • To my best friend, love of my life, and father of my children, let's celebrate YOU today! I want you to know that we appreciate your hard work and we love you so much! Happy Father's Day!

For Son or Grandson 

  • Nothing makes me prouder than seeing the man and father that you've become. Your son/daughter is so lucky to have you!
  • Thank you for continuing our family's tradition of strong, loving, and devoted fathers. Seeing you with your kids brings so much joy and warmth to my heart.
  • Nothing makes me happier than seeing how good you are at being a dad. You deserve lots of hugs and kisses from your kid/s. Happy Father's Day!

For New Dads

  • I'm so happy to be celebrating this special milestone with you! Congratulations and Happy first Father's Day!
  • I just want you to know that you are doing great! There might be some hiccups (and sleepless nights, crying, diaper-changing, feeding, etc.) along the way, but you're already a natural at being a dad. Happy Father's Day!
  • Cheers to your first Father's Day celebration! Enjoy your special day with your family. 

For a Friend

  • Your kids are truly lucky to have such a fun dad - minus the dad jokes! It makes me happy to see the joy and affection you bring to your family. Happy Father's Day!
  • I have so much admiration and respect for you - as a friend and a father. Today, I want to celebrate the amazing dad that you've become. So proud of you, my friend!
  • I still cannot believe you're a dad now! But then again, you've always been the "dad" of the group. Happy Father's Day, my dear friend!

For Nephew

  • You've grown up to become a loving and devoted father and I couldn't be more proud! Happy Father's Day!
  • From a little boy to a strong man, and now a father! I can't believe how much time had passed. It makes me proud to see what an inspiration you are to your family.
  • From best nephew to best dad - is there anything you can't do? You are making all of us proud and happy with your amazing dad skills. Happy Father's Day! 


  • "My father has always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch." - Chelsea Clinton
  • "Any fool can have a child. That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father." - Barack Obama
  • “A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.” - Unknown


  • You might not be as cool as Batman or as strong as Superman, but you're a superhero in my eyes. Thank you for being my Super Dad!
  • No matter how tall I grow (even if I'm already taller than you!), I will never stop looking up to you. Happy Father's Day, dad!
  • I want you to know that you're my favorite parent! P.S. Please don't tell mom. I love you, dad! Thank you for giving me my sense of humor!