What to write in a Father's Day card: meaningful and creative messages

Wondering what to write in a Father's Day card? Let us help you think of some thoughtful messages to celebrate the big day

What to write in a Father's Day card advice
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Choosing what to write in a Father's Day card can be a challenge, when you want to write a thoughtful yet unique message.

Choosing the best Father's Day gift is one thing, but when it comes to the card itself we can often feel lost for words and just rely on the same old cliché phrases. Whether you're writing a Father's Day card for your own dad, or your partner on behalf of your children, this article will give you plenty of ideas.

When it comes to the one day a year you want to celebrate your dad and all he's done for you, the last thing you want is writer's block. But don't worry, the team at woman&home have done the research to find you the most witty, unique and poignant well wishes, so you know exactly what to say this Father's Day. Of course, it's not always easy on Father's Day or any big occasion, and if you've lost a parent, our quotes about the loss of a parent might help.

What to write in a Father's Day card

When it comes to the closest man in your life, it's important to show you care. Family members are the people that know us best, so there's no reason that you can't be a little bit cheeky with your message. Though you'll also want to say something heartfelt, like when writing a wedding card, so balancing the two can be a challenge.

Here are a few thoughtful ideas to consider:

Quotes for what to write in a Father's Day card

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  • I'm proud to call you my dad - thank you for everything you've done for me.
  • We haven't always seen eye to eye, but that's what keeps life interesting. I'm so proud to call you my dad.
  • Dad, you've been my biggest critic, but also my biggest fan. Thanks for everything!
  • Dad, you are my rock. I don't know what I'd do without you.
  • Here's to fathers and daughters/sons! An unshakable bond. 
  • For all the years you've been there for me, I want to thank you. I don't know what I'd do without you.
  • You were my dad from birth, but now I call you my friend. 
  • Dad, I'm sorry for all the things I said when I was a moody teenager, turns out you were right about more than I realized.
  • Dad, here's to you, you legend! 
  • I would not be the person I am today without you. 

Father's Day quotes from celebrities 

Quote ideas on how to write a Father's Day card

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When you can't find the right words to say yourself, look to the wise words of our favorite celebrities like Michelle Obama and Princess Eugenie to say it for you. 

These celebrity quotes are heartfelt and sincere. Why not find out his favorite celeb and quote directly from them?

  • Madonna: This Man Tho..........Silvio Ciccone!! Happy Father’s Day to you and all the Dads who really show up! You know who you are #present!
  • Victoria Beckham: Happy Father’s Day to the best dad in the world. Love you so much @davidbeckham.
  • Gal Gadot: Happy Father's Day to the two most amazing father's I've ever known. One is my own and one is my daughters. I love you both so much and thank you for being my rock.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow: Happy Father’s Day @bradfalchuk You are extraordinary.
  • Sophie Turner: Happy Father’s Day to the ultimate dad and all the dads out there. Grab that cooler, pick up your spatula, strap on those sandals and get to grillin’. Joe you are the best baby daddy, It’s my greatest joy to watch.
  • Michelle Obama: Happy #FathersDay to all the dads out there—especially the one and only @BarackObama! Our daughters couldn’t have asked for a better role model. We’re so lucky to have you in our lives.
  • Princess Eugenie: Happy Father's Day to you my love.. you are the ultimate father to our boy!! 

Happy Father's Day all, we hope you have a wonderful time with the ones you love.

Lauren is the former Deputy Digital Editor at woman&home and became a journalist mainly because she enjoys being nosy. With a background in features journalism, Lauren worked on the woman&home brand for four years before going freelance. Before woman&home Lauren worked across a variety of women's lifestyle titles, including GoodTo, Woman's Own, and Woman magazine.