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Whether you’re writing to your dad, brother, uncle, or father-in-law, Father’s Day is the perfect day to express love and appreciation. Not sure how to write a Father’s Day message? Here are some pre-written messages you can use or draw inspiration from.

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Father’s Day Messages

Writing a message to your dad on Father’s Day is an easy way to show love and strengthen your bond. Here’s all you need to do to write a heartfelt message:

  • Be thankful
  • Share memories
  • Be specific

When Is Father’s Day?

Father’s Day is celebrated on different dates depending on the country. In the United States, Canada, and the UK, it’s celebrated on the third Sunday of June. Australia and New Zealand celebrate Father’s Day on the first Sunday of September. In other countries, such as Spain and Italy, it’s celebrated on March 19th. As you can see, Father’s Day varies depending on where you are in the world.

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Several countries around the world celebrate Father’s Day.

Writing a Father’s Day Message

There are many reasons you should write a Father’s Day message. Let’s face it, dads (and moms) are often underappreciated. Sometimes we forget to take the time to thank them or send them kind words.

A Father’s Day message is an easy way to express that gratitude, but can also help strengthen the bond you share.

If you want to write your own Father’s Day message, just follow these tips:

  • Be thankful: Father’s Day is the perfect occasion to express your gratitude.
  • Share memories: Which memories stand out the most when you think about your dad?
  • Be specific: What is it about your dad that makes him so special?
Is “Dad” Capitalized?

When used as a proper noun, name, or title, capitalize dad.

  • You’re so funny, Dad.

However, when dad is used as a common noun, it is not capitalized.

  • My dad is the funniest person in the world!

13 Pre-Written Messages for Father’s Day

For more inspiration, take a look at the following Father’s Day messages. If you want to use them exactly as they are, please do so! We won’t tell anyone. Just don’t forget to edit the bracketed text.

Father’s Day Message for Dad


I am who I am because of the sacrifices you have made for me. I hope I never let you forget how much you are loved and how special you are to me. I can’t thank you enough.

Forever grateful,
[Your name]


You’re the coolest, smartest, and funniest man I know! Thank goodness I turned out just like you.

Thank you for everything you have taught me.

Your favorite,
[Your name]


Happy Father’s Day to the man who taught me how to drive, but never let me borrow his car! Your dad jokes can win an award, and I’m definitely your #1 fan.

Thanks for being the funniest and coolest guy I know.

With love and laughs,
[Your name]


Dear Dad,
There’s nothing I love more than being your [daughter/son/child]. You make me laugh, teach me things, and most importantly, you fill my life with love. I hope you know how much you are loved not just today, but every day.

Happy Father’s Day!

[Your name]


I just want to take a moment this Father’s Day to express my gratitude to you. You are my rock and biggest supporter. Your unwavering love and devotion make me feel like I can accomplish anything in this world. I am so fortunate to have a father like you.

Happy Father’s Day!

Always looking up to you,
[Your name]

Father’s Day Message for Husband


I feel like the luckiest person in the world, and not just because I’m married to you, but because I get to witness you being the best dad ever to our kid[s].

Keep dad-ing on!

Lots of love,
[Your name]

Father’s Day Message for Grandpa


They say there’s no love like grandpa’s love, but I say there’s no love like YOUR love. Thanks for being the most caring, kind, and goofiest grandfather in the world.

Our family is lucky to have you.

Your favorite [granddaughter/grandson/grandchild],
[Your name]

Father’s Day Message for Son


Happy Father’s Day to my amazing son, who turned out just like me!
I couldn’t be more proud of the dad you have become. Just remember, you may have inherited some of my bad jokes, but your kid[s] will still love them!

Here’s to a great sense of humor being a part of our DNA!

Lots of laughs,

Father’s Day Message for Father-in-Law


Dear [name],
I can’t let this day go by without expressing my appreciation for you. I feel like I hit the jackpot when I married your incredible [daughter/son] and gained a fantastic father-in-law in the process. You are, undoubtedly, an integral part of this family.

Cheers to you!


Father’s Day Message for Brother


I must admit, your jokes have gotten a lot funnier ever since you became a dad. Thanks for making me an [aunt/uncle]. Your kid[s] [is/are] lucky to have you as a dad, and I’m lucky to have you as a brother!

Dad jokes for the win,
[Your name]

Father’s Day Message for Uncle


You have always been an incredible role model, always showing me guidance, support, and love throughout my entire life. That’s why I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude this Father’s Day!

You are loved and appreciated by everyone in this family.

Lots of love,
[Your name]

Father’s Day Message for Friend


Dear [name],
We went from wild late nights to early mornings with your [daughter/son/child]. And honestly, I wouldn’t want it any other way. Thanks for taking me along for the ride.

[Your name]

Father’s Day Message for Estranged Dad


Dear Dad,
We’ve had our differences, but there’s no denying that our relationship helped mold me into who I am today. That’s why I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge you this Father’s Day.

Happy Father’s Day.

[Your name]

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