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What to write in a Father's Day card

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It’s easy to see dads, like all parents, as these mythical creatures who just kind of appeared the minute you were born. You know they came from somewhere, that they lived and breathed and laughed before you were born, but it’s hard to really understand who they were or how they lived before you. To you, they’re heroes, chefs, drivers, coaches, music collectors, bad-joke-tellers who have always embodied your ideals of love and affection. It’s only when you get older that you begin to see the person behind the dad and gain a new admiration for all the little quirks that make them who they are. 

That’s what makes the message in your Father’s Day card so important. Once a year, you get a special day to celebrate a man who’s given you so much, tell him how much you love him and show him your enduring love as both of you evolve and grow closer. But writing the message can be difficult—how can you possibly explain your love and gratitude for someone who, even as you age, still seems like he hung the stars and the moon just for you? 

Luckily, Evite has message ideas for any type of Father’s Day card, whether you’re looking to send a card to your dad, show your appreciation for a father figure or comfort a friend who recently lost their dad. 

Father’s Day messages for your dad

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  • “Eternally grateful for another trip around the sun with you.” 
  • “To the man whose existence has been invaluable to me beyond measure.”
  • “You have shown me the world, and I wish nothing more than that you have a Happy Father’s Day.” 
  • “You were my first hero and I hope that I have made you proud.”
  • “To an old man who I’ve let win too many times, I hope you have a Happy Father’s Day.”
  • “For Dad, the best chauffeur, BBQ cook, scary movie picker and sports watcher to ever exist.”
  • “Your jokes may be lame, but I love you all the same. Happy Father’s Day.”
  • “You’re not just my dad—you’re the man who taught me to curse and to [catch a fish/bowl a strike/build a chair]. And for that, I wish you a Happy Father’s Day.”
  • “Dads come in so many shapes and sizes, and I am so happy that you are mine. Happy Father’s Day.”

Father’s Day messages for the father of your children

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  • “It’s crazy to think that those two kids all those years ago would become who we are now. Wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”
  • “You’ve given us so much and now, we want to give you a little something back. Happy Father’s Day.”
  • “There is no one with whom I would rather embark on this journey than you. Happy Father’s Day.” 
  • “Excited to see who we become as we navigate this journey together. I love you. Happy Father’s Day.”
  • “You are the best partner, father, chef and friend a person could ask for. I hope you have a Happy Father’s Day.”
  • “Happy Father’s Day to the love of my life. I could never do any of this without you.”
  • “Grateful for the little world we have created and I hope we spend many more years building it together. Happy Father’s Day.”
  • “Through all the challenges of parenthood, you have remained my rock and I am so excited to see the father you are becoming. Happy Father’s Day.”

Father’s Day messages for a new dad

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  • “It’s been amazing to see you become such an incredible father, and I hope you have a truly Happy Father’s Day.”
  • “I don't think I've ever been this excited to send a card before! Happy (1st) Father’s Day to an amazing dad!”
  • “Happy Father’s Day to the coolest new dad I know.”
  • “Cheers to the sleepless nights and endless love. Happy 1st Father's Day!”
  • “You’re starting to get really good at this whole dad thing. Happy Father’s Day!”
  • “For the beautiful life ahead of you. Happy Father’s Day!”

Father’s Day messages for your stepdad

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  • “You have stepped up and been there for me when I needed it most. Happy Father’s Day.” 
  • “I am so thankful that I’ve been able to know you. Happy Father’s Day.”
  • “I hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day.”
  • “You chose to give me your life and wisdom time and again, and for this, I hope your Father’s Day is as amazing as you are.”
  • “The old adage must have been made with you in mind: You are not the stepdad, you are the dad who stepped up. Happy Father’s Day.”

Father’s Day messages for your father-in-law

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  • “To a truly amazing father-in-law, Happy Father’s Day!”
  • “Wishing you all the best this Father’s Day.”
  • “You’ve already done the hard part—now it’s time to enjoy a great Father’s Day.”
  • “Happy Father’s Day to a great man.”
  • “Hope your Father’s Day is as wonderful as you.”

Father’s Day messages for people who love dad jokes

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  • "You're reel-y awesome, Dad! Happy Father's Day to the best fisherman around!"
  • “Wishing a tee-rific Father’s Day to the only person who can still beat me at golf!”
  • “Wishing the best chef in the world an egg-cellent Father’s Day!”
  • “Happy Father’s Day to a father going gray!”

Father’s Day messages for a father figure

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  • “You have guided and molded me, and I am eternally grateful to have known you.”
  • “My life is immeasurably better for having known you, and I am forever in your debt.” 
  • “I love you dearly and have cherished each morsel of wisdom you have imparted.”
  • “We may not share the same blood, but I am wishing Happy Father’s Day to a man who has done more for me than anyone else.”
  • “Hoping you enjoy a wonderful Father’s Day.”

Father’s Day messages for someone who has lost their dad

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  • “No words can conceal such a profound loss, but I hope that with the love of the people around you, you can begin to rebuild.” 
  • “Wishing you a Happy Father’s Day. I won’t pretend to know what you’re going through, but I hope that you take comfort in my love and that you call on me whenever you need.”
  • “On this day, I hope that you recall the good times you shared with your father and that you take some quiet solace in knowing how much he loved you.”
  • “No matter how you choose to celebrate this holiday, know that we are all here for you and will support you always.”

Father’s Day messages for someone who has lost a child

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  • “On this day, I wish nothing more than peace for you in the knowledge that you are a truly incredible father, and your child loved you more than words could describe.” 
  • “Whatever you need today, I will provide. Whatever you feel, I will listen. Whatever you want to do, I will be by your side. I love you. Happy Father’s Day.”
  • “The love you feel transcends all spaces that aim to contain it, and if ever you need a helping hand, I will be there to offer mine.”
  • “I love you. Happy Father’s Day.”

Father’s Day messages for someone with a complicated relationship with their dad

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  • “Although we may not always see eye-to-eye, I truly hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day.”
  • “I want to wish you a Happy Father’s Day and I pray this card is a step towards a loving, peaceful relationship.” 
  • “You have given me the gift of life, and I hope that on this day you feel loved and appreciated.”
  • “Let this card remind you of some of the best moments we have shared, and allow us to create many more in the future.” 

However you choose to wish your dad a Happy Father’s Day, Evite is here to help you out. Want to schedule the delivery of your customized eCard to make sure you don’t miss the big day? Evite has you covered. Looking to include an eGift card to your dad’s favorite retailer? Look no further than Evite. Hoping to send invitations for your Father’s Day celebration? Evite has what you need. We even have a curated selection of Father's Day gifts to shop and send to every dad you're celebrating this year!

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