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100+ Happy Father's Day Messages: What to Write in a Father's Day Card. Sweet and Simple Quotes, Messages and Poems

Today we gathered more then 100 happy Father’s Day messages, quotes, and poems, so you can wish your dad all the best for Father’s Day!

Ever since the middle ages in Europe, Father’s Day has been a time for people to celebrate the contributions of fathers to families and society. In 1972 Father’s Day was made into a national holiday in the USA.

Father's Day Messages

This page is a special celebration for dads is dedicated to the love, care and sacrifices he made to raise his children. Here are some wonderful messages and quotes you can share with the man who makes the world a better place to live. Jot down your message in Happy Fathers Day cards or tell him directly – or, both!

We’ll start things off with the top 12 picks from the Poet’s Panel.

Happy Father’s Day Messages — Top 12 Picks

Father's Day Messages
1.) There should be a children’s song: ‘If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep.
Jim Gaffigan

2.) Thank you for being the Dad that all my friends wish they had.

3.) I love that you’re my Dad!

4.) Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad. You’re it!

5.) My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.”
Harmon Killebrew

6.) Every time I have a doubt or need advice or help, you are still the first person that comes to my mind!

7.) You gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person. You believed in me. (adapted from Jimmy Valvano quote.)

8.) My favorite place is inside your hug. Happy Father’s Day Pops!

9.) You’ll always be my hero.

10.) I love the silent understanding we have that I’m your favorite.

11.) Thank you for loving us slightly more than Monday Night Football. Well, at least as much as.

12.) If at first you don’t succeed, call Dad. I know the number well.

Greetings for the Number One Dad

Father's Day Messages

13.) I have learned everything required to live a good life from you! Thank you for always being there dad!

14.) Thanks for becoming a kid, a friend, and a parent at times when I needed the perfect person beside me! You are the best man I have known!

15.) God gave me the best gift by giving you as my father! I can never thank him enough! You’re a rock star!

16.) I am the luckiest child to have a father like you! Thanks for the unwavering support and love you have always shown to me! Wishing you the best on your celebration.

17.) Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad.

18.) I remember all the lessons and good things you have brought into my life. No matter how much distance we may have between us, your importance will never diminish! You’re the greatest!

19.) Dads: A son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love.

20.) The older I get, the more I realize how many sacrifices you made to make my life better! I can never thank you enough for everything you have done for me! I love you daddy.

21.) To someone who has always been a hero to me. We all love you with all our hearts and are grateful for everything you have done for us!

22.) Dad, you are part of all my favorite memories and made growing up fun!

Happy First Father’s Day

Father's Day Messages
23.) I wish I could have come up with the best things to say to you! I appreciate for everything you have done for me. The best words I can find for you is that I love you with all my heart!

24.) Thank you for being there every day with all the love and help I have ever needed. All the best to you Dad!

25.) To the King of our Castle! Your Highness!

26.) Some super heroes don’t wear capes! Have a great day Superman!

27.) No shirt, no shoes…I’m probably with Dad.

Dads In Heaven
Father's Day Messages
28.) While I miss you every moment, your guiding hand still leads me in the right direction.

29.) To the world’s greatest father, husband and friend! Happy Fathers Day!

30.) I’m sure it was hard raising a kid that was this awesome. Just kidding, we miss you more than ever.

31.) Dear Dad. Thank you for giving me the best things in my life in the form of your time and love. I am grateful to have as my dad.

32.) No one can be as loving, caring, and hardworking as you! I know I can never find anyone like you even when I searched the whole wide world!

33.) The efforts you make all of the time for our family can never be fully thanked for. Even when you are tired, you never fail to play with our children! To a wonderful man, I hope you know how much we love you. Happy father’s day!

Happy Fathers Day Quotes

Father's Day Messages

34.) The most important thing in the world is family and love.
John Wooden

35.) One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.
Jim DeMint

36.) A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society
Billy Graham

37.) When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
William Shakespeare

38.) I’ve had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started.
Bartrand Hubbard

39.) Until you have a son of your own – you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son.
Kent Nerburn

40.) The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.
Reed Markham

41.) You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life, because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.
Dave Attell

The Best Sayings For Pops
Father's Day Messages
42.) Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.
Wade Boggs

43.) I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
Sigmund Freud

44.) When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape.
Rita Rudner

45.) My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend.
Tiger Woods

46.) It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
Johann Schiller

47.) My father taught me to work, but not to love it. I never did like to work, and I don’t deny it. I’d rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh—anything but work.
Abraham Lincoln

Dear Old Dad

48.) I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by the little scraps of wisdom.
Umberto Eco

49.) The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.
Reed Markham

50.) He adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector.
Tom Wolfe

51.) I’ve loved one person unconditionally. He’s the most caring, and generous, and charming and flat out the funniest guy I’ll ever know…he’s my father.

52.) Someday I will find my prince but my Daddy will always be my King.

53.) It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

54.) A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
Enid Bagnold

In Spanish

55.) Padre te rendimos homenaje hoy porque nos has dado la vida, porque nos proteges, porque nos cuidas, porque nos educas y porque te preocupas por nosotros.

56.) Ya estás lleno de bendiciones, con tus nietos, hijos, y familia pero aún así quiero desearte muchos más días en bienestar y paz. Feliz día del padre.

57.) Para un padre como tú jamás hay distancias, nunca hay cosas inalcanzables, no hay dificultades, no existe la palabra imposible.

58.) A los padres se les dedica un día en el año, pero tú nos das tu amor todos los días. ¡Feliz dia del padre!

59.) Cuando me equivoco me ayudas, cuando dudo me aconsejas y siempre que te llamo estás a mi lado. Gracias papá.

How To Say Happy Father’s Day in Other Languages

Father's Day Messages

Chinese (Mandarin): Fùqīn jié kuàilè.

Dutch: gelukkige vaderdag.

French:  joyeuse fête des Pères.

German: Alles gute zum Vatertag.

Hindi: pita divas kee shubhakaamana.

Italian: buona festa del papà.

Spanish: feliz Día del Padre.

Swedish: glad fars dag.

Funny Sayings for Dad

Father's Day Messages
60.) For Father’s Day we got my dad a t-shirt that says Do Not Resuscitate. He wears it whenever mom takes him to the ballet.
Greg Tamblyn

61.) Dad, thanks for working so hard to pay for the TV that actually raised me.

62.) Even though I’m proud my dad invented the rear-view mirror, we’re not as close as we appear.
Stewart Francis

63.) Me and my dad used to play tag. He’d drive.
Rodney Dangerfield

64.) My Father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic.
Spike Milligan

65.) When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, ‘Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?’ He answered, ‘If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.’
Jerry Lewis

Humorous Quotations
Father's Day Messages
66.) I wouldn’t trade you for anything. Of course, nobody’s offered me anything.
Melanie White

67.) We wondered why when a child laughed, he belonged to Daddy, and when he had a sagging diaper that smelled like a landfill, “He wants his mother.”
Erma Bombeck

68.) Father’s Day, when you get that lethal combination of alcohol and new power tools.
David Letterman

69.) I have mixed emotions when I receive my Father’s Day gifts. I’m glad my children remember me. I’m disappointed they think I dress like that.
Mike Dugan

70.) Sometimes I am amazed that my wife and I created two human beings from scratch yet struggle to assemble the most basic of IKEA cabinets.
John Kinnear

71.) I tried to get my dad what he really wants for Father’s Day, but Jennifer Lawrence wouldn’t return my calls.
Melanie White

72.) Just once on Father’s Day I wish my kids would give me a #1 Dad mug instead of one with my actual ranking.
Andy Borowitz

73.) I enjoy Father’s Day. It’s a time when I pause to reflect on the joy that has come into my life thanks to my two wonderful children, whose names escape me.
Dave Barry

Happy Father’s Day Wishes

Father's Day Messages

74.) Dear Dad, you are one in a million! I want to thank you for everything you have done for me!

75.) Whenever I feared anything, you were there beside me. Whenever I had a bump on my head, you were there beside me.

76.) You always stood by me at all times. I am grateful to you for making the world a better place for me!

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From Daughter

77.) The love between a father and daughter knows no distance.

78.) Dad, my first love and my forever hero.

79.) Okay, you can have the remote. Have a great day.

80.) Who needs a superhero when you have you as a dad.

81.) No matter how tall I’ve grown, I’ve always looked up to you.

82.) By example, you taught. With patience, you guided. With gratitude, I thank you.

83.) You didn’t have to be so great, I would’ve loved you anyways.

84.) If I had the chance to choose my dad, you’d still be my number one pick. (In fact, I’d trade all my other draft picks for you.)

85.) My fingers may be small, but I’ve got my daddy wrapped around each of ’em.

From Son

Father's Day Messages
86.) So happy for all of the fun times we shared from playing baseball together to fishing. Love you today and always.

87.) You are my role model and hero. Can’t help but feel sorry for other sons. No one compares to you!

88.) What a wonderful world you created for my sister and me. Thanks for all you’ve done.

89.) There’s no possible way I could pay you back for all you’ve done. Thank you!

90.) You’ve always given me the very best: You love, you time and your care. For these things and all you do, I’m truly appreciative and considered myself so blessed to be a part of your family.

91.) Dear Dad, I would never have gotten as far as I have without you. You showed me the way in action and words, and for this I’m so thankful.

92.) You are so special to me that I’ve reserved a special place in my heart devoted only to you. Happy Father’s Day!

93.) Wishing you a fantastic father’s day weekend with our family. You deserve it and so much more!

94.) To the most amazing father, you’ve set the bar so high that if I just get within a mile, I’ll still be a very good father.

Greetings For Husband

95.) Life has given us a great home, a great family, and love and care for our children. I am so grateful to have you as my children’s father and as my husband!

96.) You are a hero to our kids and I am so blessed to see that they know that their father loves them so much. I want to wish you all the best.

97.) I want you to know two things – I love you with all my heart and that this celebration is all about you.

98.) You are the symbol of strength and compassion in our lives. I love you for being who you are and for everything you have done for our children! To a wonderful hundred and father!

99.) I am so pleased that our children admire, honor and respect you. Let’s have fun!

100.) To the man who won my heart and a wonderful parent to our children! I love you and our family!

101.) I love the way you teach our son how to have sensitivity and our daughter how to be strong. The way you teach our kids about everything always impresses me.
Father's Day Messages

When Is Father’s Day?

Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in the U.S.

When is Father’s Day 2019?

For 2019, Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 16, 2019.

In 2020, Father’s Day is on Sunday June 21, 2020.

Father’s Day Ideas

Are you looking for things to do on Father’s Day. Here are some field-tested winning ideas that you’ll want to consider:

a.) Three words: Breakfast in Bed. Bonus points if the tray includes lots of bacon. I mean, really, name me one father who doesn’t like bacon?

b.) Golfing. Not all dads love golfing, but if they do, it’s hard to find the time. Give pops the green light to play at least 9 holes and maybe one of your father’s day gifts should be golf related, e.g., a new golf shirt or putter.

c.) Brewery Tour. It’s hard to read the local paper without hearing of a new brewery open. There’s likely more than a few in your neck of the woods. So, hire an Uber, and let the taste testing begin.

d.) Behind Third Base Tickets at the Ballgame. It’s baseball, it’s tradition, and lots of dads love the game. Get some tickets, share some peanuts and have a blast talking about the times he taught you how to play catch.

e.) Bike Ride around the lake or along side a river. If it’s a nice day, pump up those tires and get outside in the sun. Have a destination in mind. Hopefully, end up at a place that serves your favorite cold beverages.

More Things To Do on Father’s Day

f.) Frisbee Golf Outing. I mean really anyone can play. Plus as your catching up to your errant throws, it’s a good time to catch up with Dad on what’s going on in his life.

g.) Head Out Boating. Get out on the water via a sailboat or motor boat. If the weather cooperates, most folks like being near the water, or in this case, on the water.

h.) A Day at the Races. If there’s a horse track nearby, it might be fun to head out with dad and bet the ponies. There’s always lots to see and take in, and who knows, maybe it will be his or your lucky day?

i.) Handle the lawn chores for Dad. Swing by with a care package of BBQ ribs and Dad’s favorite beverage, and while he watches golf on TV, handle the lawn chores like mowing and trimming. Then, when finished, come in and catch up with the guy who taught you how to start a lawn mower.

Take Time To Appreciate Dad

Given the significance of your father’s role in your life, it’s definitely a time to pause and celebrate. As someone once said, “Growing old is inevitable, but growing up is optional.” One sign of growing up is recognizing and being appreciative on the people who help you get there.
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