20 Father’s Day Messages to Make Your Dad Feel Loved and Appreciated

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Wondering what to write in a Father's Day card? We got you.

There is so much to be grateful for when Father’s Day comes around. How do you find the right words to say to someone who you love and appreciate so much? And how do you make your Father's Day message unique? Expressing your love in a card on this very special day can be overwhelming because there are endless things to say about your dad. To make it easier for you, we made a short list of some of our favorite wishes. Use this as a guide and be sure to add your own unique touch to your card to make it as personal as possible. To ensure sure there’s a little something for everyone, we broke down the list into heartfelt wishes, funny messages, and Father's Day quotes.

Heartfelt Father’s Day Wishes

A dad gives everything he has for his family. Letting him know that you appreciate all the sacrifices he’s made for you is the most meaningful way to wish him a happy Father’s Day. You can’t go wrong with one of these simple, straight-forward Happy Father's Day greetings.

  • Happy Father’s Day, Dad. You’re not only my father, but also my best friend.
  • I am the luckiest person in the world to have a father like you.
  • Your guidance and wisdom have helped shaped me into who I am today.
  • I will always remember our great memories together, and I’m looking forward to many more!
  • Thank you for being my biggest supporter. I love you forever.
  • You have always been my hero and role model. Thank you for everything you do.
  • Now that I’m older, I understand. You were right about everything, Dad. I love you and appreciate you.
  • Thanks for being there for me throughout my life. I can’t imagine it without you.
  • Any man can be a father, but it takes a special one to be a dad.
  • Dad, you’re still the one I think of first when I have a question or just when I need some support or advice. Thank you for being there for me.

Funny Father’s Day Messages

Most dads have an incredible sense of humor so why not use a hilarious one-liner for your Father’s Day card? There’s a reason they’re called Dad Jokes after all.

  • Happy Father’s Day, Dad! You’ve always been like a father to me.
  • Happy Father’s Day from your favorite financial burden!
  • Happy Father’s Day to one of my favorite parents.
  • Happy Father’s Day! You may not know everything, but you sure had me fooled for a while.
  • I wouldn’t trade you for anything, Dad. No one’s offered me anything yet, but I’m sure I wouldn’t!

Father’s Day Quotes

A beautiful quote can often be the perfect way to start your card. These meaningful and inspirational Father’s Day quotes will convey to your dad just how admired and adored he is.

  • “By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong” – Charles Wadsworth
  • “The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.” – Dan Pearce
  • “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
  • “A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow” – Unknown
  • “Lately all my friends are worried they’re turning into their fathers. I’m worried I’m not.” – Dan Zevin

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