Giving Thanks: What to Write in a Thanksgiving Card

Giving Thanks: What to Write in a Thanksgiving Card

The Thanksgiving holiday season is a time to give thanks. And, sharing your thoughts with friends, family, and loved ones is the perfect way to let them know the many reasons why you’re grateful. Of course, you can send a “Thank You” card any time of year. But, sending a Thanksgiving card makes the holiday season even more special. Let’s take a look at some Thanksgiving card inspiration that you can use, whether you’re bringing a card with you to a family gathering or sending to a loved one far away from home during the holiday season.

Say it with Words: Writing a General Thanksgiving Message

Letting someone know your gratitude may seem easy or hard to do, depending on the situation. And, with a Thanksgiving card, sometimes a simple “Thank You,” is all you need. A simple message can be used for just about anyone and for celebrating the holiday without getting overly sentimental. For a Thanksgiving card message where simple is best, here are some examples of sample wording.

  • Thank you so much for inviting us to your lovely home during the Thanksgiving Day holiday!
  • Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
  • Sending you wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.
  • Thank you for being a part of my life. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.
  • Happy holiday! Wishing you a day that’s filled with gratitude and good food.

Good Humor: Writing a Funny Thanksgiving Message

They say that laughter is the best medicine. And, it’s true that humor can be the perfect way to show your gratitude in a Thanksgiving card. Let your light-hearted spirit shine through with messages that are personal and make the recipient laugh and smile. Here are some examples of sample wording for a funny Thanksgiving message.

  • We’re so thankful that scales don’t count on Thanksgiving! Thank you for the warm hospitality and delicious food.
  • Time to break out the stretchy pants. Thank you for inviting us to enjoy a holiday meal with you.
  • Turkey? Check. Pumpkin Pie? Check. Taking a nap on the couch? Double check. I hope your Thanksgiving Day is filled with lots of turkey, pie, and naps!

Say it with Love: Writing a Sentimental Thanksgiving Message

Elevate your Thanksgiving card with a sentimental message tailored perfectly to your recipient. From parents, to extended family, and friends, a thoughtful message lets them know they are on your mind during the holiday season. Even better? Sending a card with a sentimental message in it is sure to be a cherished memory that will last a lifetime. Not sure where to start with a sentimental message? Here are some examples of sample wording to use to get you started.

  • We may be far apart from each other, but you’re in my heart always. I’m thankful for you today, and everyday. Happy Thanksgiving! 
  • Wishing you and your family the happiest of Thanksgivings. We can’t tell you how grateful we are to have you as neighbors.
  • The holiday season is a reminder to be thankful. Mom & Dad, thank you for being the best parents a child could ever have.
  • One day out of the year isn’t enough to say how thankful I am for you. Thank you for all that you do and for being you!

Gatherings and Gratitude: Writing a Thanksgiving Card

Whether you’re gathering around the dinner table, camping out on the couch to watch the holiday parades, or talking virtually, sending your thanks to friends and family is easier to do now more than ever. And, to make the holiday even more special, send a Thanksgiving card with a personalized message to mark the occasion and make the festivities even more special.

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