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30+ Ideas for Thanksgiving Messages to Write in a Card

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What should you write in a Thanksgiving card?

What should you write in a Thanksgiving card?

Sending a thoughtful card is a great idea when you can't make it to Thanksgiving dinner. But what should you write in a Thanksgiving card? If coming up with a special and unique message for relatives or friends is a challenge for you, then be thankful for the internet! Use these ideas to get started writing a sincere and personal message. I've also included tips for coming up with your own message. You can combine or change these ideas as needed to create a greeting that works for you.

Thanksgiving Message Examples

  • May your belly be full and your heart full of joy!
  • Besides the food, my friends and family are the most important part of a great Thanksgiving.
  • I enjoy being with my favorite people on my favorite holiday.
  • I'm thankful for people like you who give me a reason to be thankful.
  • Thanksgiving is just one short moment of the year. I have 365 days to be grateful for my friends so dear.
  • I'm mostly thankful for friends like you this Thanksgiving.
  • I am wishing many blessings to you this Thanksgiving. May we all realize the most important things for which to give thanks.
  • We have much to be thankful for in this family. Our family has been blessed. Happy Thanksgiving!
  • I am very thankful for you and for the relationship that God has blessed us with. We have so much, and I look forward to many more blessings God has in store for us.
  • I wish I could be with you this Thanksgiving. You'll be in my heart.
  • Let's not forget our gracious Lord as we are counting our blessings.
  • I hope you are blessed with many reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving.
  • I am thankful for good friends like you.
  • May you have an abundance of things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
  • I am thankful for the excuse to see family like you at this time of the year.

Funny Messages

  • "Happy Turkey Day!" said no turkey ever.
  • The two best parts of Thanksgiving come after dinner: the nap and the leftovers.
  • This is just a card, but you can't complain. It's Thanksgiving!
  • I'm thankful that Thanksgiving comes only once a year. Too much of a good thing can be bad, like pumpkin pie or family.
  • This year I'm thankful that I don't have to actually leave the house to do my Black Friday shopping.
  • I've decided to be grateful instead of just thankful. I'm bringing some attitude to the Thanksgiving table.
  • Thanksgiving is like a convention for gluttony. What a great American holiday!
  • Remember the true meaning of Thanksgiving this year. It's the day before Black Friday!
  • Instead of football games after Thanksgiving dinner, we should watch competitive eating.
  • Two parts to Thanksgiving: the thanks part and the giving part. It's a cyclical mystery.

Thanksgiving Text Messages

  • May your gathering be as fun as it is tasty!
  • It's the best Thursday of the year!
  • Thank goodness it's Thanksgiving!
  • I hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving.

More Thanksgiving Sentiments

  • I'm thankful for not having to sit at the "kid" table at Thanksgiving this year.
  • What irony to have a holiday about being thankful right before the largest shopping day of the year.
  • You are what you eat! That makes us all turkeys.
  • After the gobble gobble comes the snooze snooze.
  • Two things are always plentiful at Thanksgiving: food and family. I hope you get to enjoy at least one of the two.
  • Without Thanksgiving, everyone would be in a bad mood at Christmas time. It's tough to be in a bad mood when you're well-fed and focused on being grateful.
  • Let's take a moment of silence for all the turkeys on all the tables across the country. OK, that was long enough. Let's eat!
  • I love the turkey. I love the pie. If I said I didn't love you as much as Thanksgiving, it would be a lie.
  • At our Thanksgiving gathering, there's always a turkey in attendance. We also have a cooked bird on the table that we all eat.

Tips for Writing a Thanksgiving Card

  1. Make a list of things you are thankful for. Choose your top ten things and write them on your card.
  2. It might be a good idea to mention the person you are sending the card to as someone you are thankful for.
  3. Make a joke about eating too much, or turkey, or seeing family. These are the funny things about Thanksgiving that are OK to joke about.
  4. Make your Thanksgiving message part of a holiday message that includes Christmas and New Years too. This is a more efficient way to send out holiday cards.

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Kaylee on November 02, 2019:

This really helped A LOT because I was looking for some funny things to put onto my Thanksgiving cards....

Bob on October 13, 2019:

Thank this helped a lot

Dee on November 17, 2017:

I am thankful to be able to spend the holiday with my cousin, her husband and their friends. We have been blessed to spend many holidays together.

valerie on November 22, 2012:

thank you so much.it helped a lot

francis addai on November 20, 2012:

Thank God for this. I am forever grateful.

Lala on November 23, 2011:

Very helpful...Thank you!!

Cheezy on November 20, 2011:

Very helpful

Rhianna on November 12, 2011:

i like your thanksgiving greeting cards it really helped me out with what to write

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