Fathers day wording: Father's Day card

Father’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect time to start thinking about what you’ll say and send to someone special. Get creative and seek out the best Father’s Day wording ideas to help you share the love. 

Discover our best tips, wording ideas, and the perfect Father’s Day greeting card inspiration. Here’s how to write and send a winning Father’s Day card to someone special this year.

How to Write a Father’s Day Card

Fathers day wording: Best Dad Ever Card

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Writing a Father’s Day card is a lot like writing for other special occasions. It’s all about including those essentials (like your name!) and finding a way to share how you feel through the power of words. Here’s how to bring it all together. 

Address Your Card

Start things off by addressing the recipient of your card. This might be your father, dad, stepdad, father-in-law, grandfather, or another father figure in your life. You might also be writing a card to your partner or husband to show appreciation for their role as a parent. 

Use whichever name resonates most with your recipient. Maybe that’s Dad, but it could be Pa, Pops, Father, or Grandpa. Pair their name with the kind of greeting you’d typically use, whether that’s “Dear” or “Hey.”

Write a Heartfelt or Funny Greeting

Here’s where your Father’s Day wording can really shine. Take some time to craft a personalized message to celebrate Father’s Day. 

Choose something thoughtful and sweet, or add some humor instead — it all depends on your recipient and what they’d love most. Come up with your own Father’s Day wording, use our ideas below, or share a Father’s Day poem

Share a Fond Memory

If you have space below your poem or message, sharing one of your favorite memories is a lovely idea. It could be a time from when you were growing up or a recent moment that made you realize what a fantastic role model your father figure was. 

Think about that moment and what it meant to you, and share it with your recipient. This is a sweet way to take a walk down memory lane, relive some nostalgia, or laugh about what happened at the last Father’s Day barbecue.

End With Your Name

When it’s time to end your greeting card, sign off with a greeting and your name. Like with your intro, choose the greeting that works best for you — whether that’s “Love, [Name]” or “Thank you always, love [Name].”

If you’re writing to your father or stepdad, you might not even need your name — something like “love, your favorite daughter” or “from the best son ever” works just as well. 

Father’s Day Wording: Do’s and Don’ts

There are no real rules for writing a Father’s Day card. Do what feels right for you — after all, you know your recipient best. If you’re not sure how to get started or want to check in on etiquette, here are some of our Father’s Day wording do’s and don’ts. 

Do Personalize With Your Own Wording

Most printed greeting cards come with a message inside. For example, yours might read “Happy Father’s Day” or “Father’s Day Wishes.” Even if it does, take the time to add a personal greeting alongside it. 

Find a Father’s Day quote that you love and handwrite it in, or write down something you’ve always appreciated about the recipient. With our online cards, you can personalize your Father’s Day card message to create a completely custom experience. 

Don’t Worry About Getting It Perfect

It’s not always easy to find the right words, especially if you’ve been through some tough times or you’re struggling to write down just how much this person means to you. Remember that you don’t have to get your Father’s Day wording perfect. 

If coming up with the right message feels overwhelming, focus on writing just one line — or use our Father’s Day wording ideas as inspiration. And this isn’t the only day of the year to celebrate the father figure(s) in your life, so don’t panic over choosing the right wording or card design. 

Do Cater to Their Sense of Humor

Father’s Day is one of those holidays where humor can really shine. Many of us have moments where we look back and laugh at something hilarious our father figure(s) have done or know someone with a wicked sense of humor. So this is your chance to have some fun and craft a Father’s Day message that they’ll enjoy. 

This works the other way, too. If you know your father or father figure is more reserved or would love a more heartfelt card from you, avoid something funny. Consider their feelings and think about what kind of message they’d most like to read from you this Father’s Day. 

Don’t Forget About the Greeting Card

While most of your focus should be on your Father’s Day wording or message, don’t forget to consider your card design too. The right card design can help your message stand out, make them smile, or be the perfect spot to share a photo of the two of you. 

A great way to choose a Father’s Day card is to think about the recipient’s interests and hobbies. Maybe that’s football, driving, dogs, superheroes, or fishing. Take a look through our collection of Father’s Day cards for inspiration on how you can find the perfect card to match your message and recipient. 

Our Most-Loved Father’s Day Wording Ideas

Often we know how we feel but can’t find the right words to say. Here are some wording ideas to inspire your own Happy Father’s Day messages

Sweet and Sincere Father’s Day Messages

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Want to send a heartfelt message to a special father figure this year? Here are some sweet and thoughtful wording ideas:

  • You’re the best dad ever! 
  • Thank you for always being there for me, [Name]. You’re a wonderful father figure.
  • Father’s Day wishes to the only person that knows me like you do.
  • You’re an amazing dad. I’m so lucky! 
  • Happy Father’s Day to the best role model anyone could ask for.
  • You’re the perfect father. Thank you for supporting me through everything.
  • Have a great Father’s Day, Dad!
  • You’re the coolest dad.
  • Thanks for everything, Pa! 
  • You’ll always be my best friend, Dad.
  • Happy Father’s Day! Have a special day with your lovely family.
  • Have the best Father’s Day ever.
  • You’re a great dad! I love you.
  • Thanks for being the most incredible stepdad anyone could ask for! 
  • Happy Father’s Day, Dad. I hope that one day I can be a wonderful dad just like you. 
  • Have a sweet Father’s Day celebration, Grandpa! I’ll see you soon. 
  • Thank you for being a loving husband and amazing father to our kids.
  • You’re a wonderful father. Thank you for all your love and support!
  • There’ll always be a special place for you in my heart, [Name]. 

Funny Father’s Day Messages

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If your father figure has a great sense of humor, a funny message is the way to go. Here are some of our favorite messages to add inside a funny Father’s Day card.

  • I know it was hard work, but it was worth it! 
  • Enjoy the one day of the year when I’ll sit and watch fishing shows with you. 
  • Pretend this Father’s Day card arrived on time. 
  • There’s no better gift than me, so here’s a card! 
  • Happy Father’s Day to the most patient dad ever.
  • Congrats, Dad, you’ve raised a perfect human being! 

Father’s Day Wording Ideas for New Fathers

We Love You Card

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That first Father’s Day is always a special one. Here are some lovely Father’s Day wording ideas to help you celebrate someone’s first holiday as a father:

  • Happy First Father’s Day
  • Welcome to the journey that is fatherhood. Wishing you a wonderful first Father’s Day!
  • Happy Father’s Day to the best new daddy in the world! 
  • Sending you lots of love on your first Father’s Day together. What a special first time
  • Happy Father’s Day! Hopefully you catch a break from changing diapers to celebrate.

Pair Your Father’s Day Wording With the Perfect Father’s Day Card

If you’re looking for the ideal card to host your happy Father’s Day wishes, we have you covered. We have designs for dog lovers, surfers, fishing fans, sports lovers, and all the best dads out there. Take a look at a few more of our favorite Father’s Day cards

Ice Pop Fun Card

Ice Pop Fun Card

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This Ice Pop Fun card is such a fun, bright way to celebrate the holiday. It features three joyful color options to choose from and enough space on the reverse for even the longest of Father’s Day messages

Fleece Navidog Card

Fleece Navidog Card

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Our Fleece Navidog card is perfect for all those dog dads out there. Whether you’re sending the card to a dog-mad father figure or from the family dog itself, it’s a sweet way to honor their love for their four-legged pals. 

Spider Hero Card

Spider Hero Card

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If your recipient is into all things superhero, they’ll love this Spider Hero card. What’s wonderful about this design is that there’s a big space on the front to add a photo of the two of you together. 

Want to send a Father’s Day gift too? Add a digital gift card to one of our greeting cards in just a few clicks. It’s a sweet way to send a few dollars for them to spend on something they love from wherever you are in the US.

Make Someone Smile This Father’s Day

There’s something sweet about opening up or receiving a card on a holiday. Whether you use our Father’s Day ideas to help you find the perfect Father’s Day message, feature a poem, or write your own — it’s up to you. What matters most is that you’re celebrating someone special this Father’s Day. 

Explore our Father’s Day cards to find a perfect design that matches your dad or father. Choose a design, customize your colors and wording, and send or schedule it in just a few clicks. There’s something for all father figures out there, so you can send them a card that’s sure to make them smile.