What to Write in a Father’s Day Card

Messages and poems to help you tell dad how grateful you are

Dad, Daddy, Pa, Poppy, Padre, the old man, there’s many a name for your paternal parent just like there’s many a message you could write in a Father’s Day card. It’s a special occasion to put into words the feelings and thanks that you have for your dad. So what to write? If you’re feeling a tad stuck, we’ve put together a few examples of messages, including some poems, to help you say a little more than just Happy Father’s Day.

What to write in a Father’s Day card when you’re apart

Dear Dad,

I wish we could be together today to celebrate what a wonderful dad you are. But for now, I’m sending you all my love and thanks.

Happy Father’s Day

Until our next hug,



Dear Dad,

I’m sad that today

We can’t be together

So let me just say

You’re the best dad ever

For when you want to say thanks for always being there

Dear Dad,

From the piggybacks to my piggybank, from listening to me moan to all the rent loans, from the laughs to the love, thanks for always being there.

Happy Father’s Day

All my love,


Dear Dad,

You’re the one I’ve always turned to for advice and wisdom,

for strength and to carry my burdens.

Once a shoulder to climb on, then a shoulder to cry on,

a guiding hand and a giving heart.

Thank you.

For when you want to keep it short and upbeat

Dear Dad,

You are quite simply the greatest. I love ya!

Happy Father’s Day


To the greatest Dad in the world,

I wouldn’t be the person I am today without you – and thankfully that person is nearly as amazing as you are! .

Happy Father’s Day!


Dear Dad,

This is your day and don’t you just deserve it. Thanks for always being the best Dad we could ever wish for.

Happy Father’s Day!


For when you’re a new parent with a new understanding

Dear Dad,

Now I have a baby, I appreciate what a hard job you had with us! But what an amazing job you did. I hope I can be half as good a parent as you were.

Your eternally grateful and everloving [daughter/son/name]

What to write in a first Father’s Day card

How lucky am I

To have you as my daddy

To warm my bottle

And happily change my nappy.

You’re simply the best

At cleaning up all my poo

That’s why I must say

With all my heart, I love you

Happy 1st Father’s Day

What to write in a Father’s Day card from bump

Dear Daddy,

I can’t wait to meet you. I just know you’re going to be the best daddy I could ever hope for.

Until we can hug, sending you all my love.

Bump xxx

What to write in a Father’s Day card for a husband

You’re the most wonderful dad our kids could ever hope to have. And the most caring husband. We love you.

As a dad and as a husband, you’re simply the best. We’re so thankful for everything you do.

What to write in a Father’s Day card for a father-in-law

You’ve welcomed me into your family with loving arms and for that I’ll be eternally grateful. Happy Father(-in-law)’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to the newest man in life!

What to write in a Father’s Day card for a stepdad

It may not be by blood, but you’re my dad – and an amazing one at that!

Happy Father’s Day to the man who’s always been there for me.

We’re all lucky to have you. Thank you for taking care of us.

What to write in a Father’s Day card for a father-like figure

He said ‘you can do anything.’

He said ‘always be kind.’

He said ‘believe in yourself.’

He said ‘know your own mind.’

That person was you.

You made me who I am.

I’ll forever be grateful.

I’m your number one fan.

What to write in a Father’s Day card for grandpa

Dear Grandpa,

You’re the kindest, most caring person I know. You’re my guiding light and I’ll always follow your example.

What to write in a Father’s Day card from daughter

Dear Dad,

You’ve always been there for me, always looked out for me, carried me through my tough times, celebrated my good times. You’re the greatest dad a daughter could ever wish for.

Happy Father’s Day

Love from your ever-loving daughter

What to write in a Father’s Day card for a single mom

Dear Mom,

Thank you for all the amazing things you have done for us. I know it must have been hard but I hope we can make you see how much we appreciate you.

You are everything to me, and all I ever wish to be.

Happy Father’s Day!

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