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Here’s What to Write in a Father’s Day Card for Inspiring Men In Your Life

“Happy Father’s Day! Thank you for teaching me everything you know (and don’t know), plus all that other stuff that I forgot.”

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Recycling cardboard, mowing the lawn and yelling on the sidelines of your games… dad has a lot of responsibilities! All jokes aside, between all the laughter and advice (and even though dad says he doesn’t want anything), Father’s Day is your opportunity to show him how much you appreciate all of his love. In addition to gifting him some pretty rad Father’s Day coupons, finding the right thing to say in his card or to add to his Father’s Day photo book (using captions or text pages) can be hard.

If you’re not sure what to write in your Father’s Day card for your inspiring father figure, try sprinkling in some dad jokes, sentimental messages or Bible verses. (Don’t forget to give his photo book a title that’ll pull at his heartstrings or make him belly laugh!) Whether it’s for your husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather or another father figure in your life, here’s what to write in a Father’s Day card.

"If a child refuses to nap, are they guilty of resisting a rest?"

"Did you hear about the guy who invented the knock-knock joke? He won the 'no-bell' prize."

"When does a joke become a dad joke? When it becomes apparent."

“Why do dads feel the need to tell such bad jokes? They just want to help you become a groan up.”

"It's inappropriate to make a 'dad joke' if you're not a dad. It's a faux pa."

Funny Messages for Dad

Dad, nobody can grill steaks like you. (Even when we all want a different temperature.) You’re as good for our taste buds as you are to your family.

Thank you for always making time to come to my tea parties, for letting me put barrettes in your hair and lipstick on your face. You’ve always made me the happiest kid in the world. 

Dad, you're one of my favorite parents. And I mean that sincerely.

Happy Father’s Day! Thank you for teaching me everything you know (and don’t know), plus all that other stuff that I forgot.

I’m so glad we have this one day to celebrate you, dad. Because tomorrow it’s back to us and our regularly scheduled drama.

We wouldn’t be here without you — literally, since you always insist on being the one to drive. Thanks for always taking us on your special detours!

Emotional Messages for Dad

When I need advice or support, you’re the first person I think of. Nearly all my most treasured memories have you in them, and I just want to thank you for being the best father a kid could ask for.

Dad, you’re my best friend. Thank you for your unconditional love, support and laughter — you're the best father and friend I could ever ask for.

You taught me to take the high road, to look both ways before crossing the street and to always say thank you. I owe you the biggest thank you of all, dad. There aren’t enough words to express how grateful I am for the long list of things you’ve done for me. You’re simply the best.

Happy Father’s Day to my role model! You inspire everyone you meet, and I’m lucky enough to have direct access to the best advice and friend there is. I don’t know what I’d do without you.

You’ve always had my back and picked me up when I was down. You taught me to face my challenges, and it’s only made me stronger. Thank you for teaching me how to be a good person. I aspire to be as wonderful a human being as you!

Father’s Day Messages for Grandpa

You’ve always been an amazing father, and you’re an even better grandfather. Thank you for teaching me our family traditions, and thank you for passing them down to my children. We love you so much.

We are so blessed to have a grandpa like you in our lives. You’ve given our family strength, guidance and so much love. Happy Father’s Day!

Pop Pop, thank you for working so hard to build this life for us. I love you, and I’ll always be grateful for your stories, songs and laughter.

You taught all of us the importance of family, of supporting those we love and making sure we never go to bed angry. We can’t say thank you enough. Happy Father’s Day to the man who shaped us into the family we are today.

No matter where we are, or how much time goes by, I always look forward to spending time with you, Poppy. Some of my best memories are of us spending time together. There’s so many reasons to celebrate you today. Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day Messages for Father-in-Law

Happy Father’s Day to the man who raised my person. I’m so grateful for you and all the life lessons you’ve taught us over the years. Thank you for always being there for us.

You’ve always been a constant support, always ready to lend a hand. Thank you for always being there for us, through thick and thin. You’re the best father and father-in-law in the world. Happy Father’s Day!

From the day we met, you’ve always been so welcoming and warm and loving. Thank you for making me a part of your family, for making me feel supported and loved. You are the best father-in-law any person could ask for!

While I may never master the grill the same way you have, I appreciate you always taking the time to show me your ways, share family recipes and make me feel included. Thank you for always saving a seat for me at your table. I love you so much, happy Father’s Day!

From the beginning, you’ve always gone out of your way to make me feel comfortable, to make me laugh, to get to know me. Those words and actions haven’t gone unnoticed. You’re the best dad in the world, and you’re the most incredible father-in-law. 

"And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty." —2 Corinthians 6:18

"I will be a father to him, and he will be a son to me ... I will never take my faithful love away from him." —2 Samuel 7:14-15

"He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers." —Malachi 4:6

"Then his father said, 'Son, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.'" —Luke 15:31

"A fool doesn't like a father's instruction, but those who heed correction are mature." —Proverbs 15:5

"Don't be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights in giving you the kingdom." —Luke 12:32

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