Happy Father's Day Messages & Wishes For Your Dad

Last Updated: January 12, 2023

Are you looking for the perfect "Happy Father's Day" message for your dad? Dads are so special! We need to celebrate these strong, funny, amazing men, and you're in luck - we have a huge collection of Father's Day messages and wishes to do just that. You are sure to find the perfect wish for your father to put into words just how incredible you think he is and thank him for all that he has done for you.

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Our inspirational and funny Father's Day messages celebrate dads and all aspects of their roles as fathers. From being role models and superheroes to changing diapers and putting up with us through thick and thin! So if you're wondering what to write in a Father's Day card, don't panic! Here are some fabulous Father's Day wishes to get you started.

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Short Happy Father's Day Wishes & Messages

Here is our collection of short and sweet messages for your dad to thank him for being an amazing person in your life. These short and simple "Happy Father's Day" wishes work well as a card message or text message.

Happy Father's Day to the best Dad in the world!

To the world's best Dad, Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to the coolest Dad ever!

Thanks, Dad, for everything you do for us. Happy Father's Day.

Happy Father's Day to my wonderful Daddy. I love you to the moon... and back!

Happy Father's Day Dad. Thanks for always being there for us.

Out of all the dads in the world, we got the best one! Happy Father's Day.

Thanks for all the fun times we've shared together, you're such an amazing daddy! Happy Father's Day!

Dad, you know that I like Batman, and Superman is cool too, but I don't need them as long as I have you! Happy Father's Day to my Super Dad!

I'm so grateful for all your guidance and wisdom, you really are the best! Happy Father's Day!

Sending you all my love and I wish I could be there to give you a big bear hug. Happy Father's Day!

I am so lucky to have you as my dad. Thanks for being so wonderful!

Thanks for giving me so much love, attention, and care. You truly are the best, Daddy! Happy Father's Day.

Thanks for being the coolest dad on the block! Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to the greatest dad in the whole world!

Heartfelt & Inspirational Happy Father's Day Messages

Does your dad inspire you to be the very best version of yourself? Let your dad know just how much you love and appreciate him with one of these beautiful and heartfelt Father's Day greetings.

With your elbow grease and worn-out boots, you never failed to put us first. Happy Father's Day to the best dad in the world! Step aside and let us do some of the work today!

Thank you for all the sacrifices you make for our family and all the joy and love you bring into our lives. We couldn't have asked for a better dad! Happy Father's Day.

Thank you for working as hard as you do every day to provide for us. You always make time for me when you're home from work and I love hanging out with you. I hope you have a fabulous Father's Day.

Dad, You mean the world to me. There's no one else on earth like you. You care so completely, give so quietly, and love so deeply. As the years pass, I realize more and more just how lucky I am to have a dad as wonderful as you. Happy Father's Day!

To my dearest Dad: You are my compass. Thanks for always showing me the right path and for guiding me in the right direction. Happy Father's Day, I love you.

Thank you for everything that you have given me. You've always been there for me as a dad and best friend as well. There is no other bond like ours. I love you Dad!

When people say, 'the apple doesn't fall far from the tree,' I tell them that's the best compliment I could ever get. Someday, I hope to grow as strong and wise as you. Have a great Father's Day!

Whenever I would fail, you were there to pick me up and put me back on the right path. Without you, I wouldn't be where I am today. Happy Father's Day Dad, thanks for everything.

Dad, your light guides this family and holds us together. As you get older I want you to know that I am there for you too, through thick and thin. On this special day, relax and forget your worries. Happy Father's Day!

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Funny Happy Father's Day Messages

Is your dad a joker? He'll love a chuckle at one of these humorous happy Father's Day messages! Give your dad a good laugh on Father's Day with a funny card message. These wishes poke fun at the father-child relationship and celebrate the joys and trials of raising children.

I'm so lucky to have you as my father... I'm sure no one else would have put up with me this long. Happy Father's Day!

To the world's greatest dad from the world's greatest kids, we hope you have an amazing Father's Day!

You may not know everything but you sure had me fooled for quite a few years! Happy Father's Day to the smartest dad in town.

Dad, you've always been the coolest. Like all those times you said "yes" when mom said "no." Happy Father's Day, Cool Dad!

Fact: Dads are notoriously difficult to buy gifts for. Instead, just enjoy this card I made for you, and feel the joy of having me as your child. Happy Father's Day!

You know what they say: Real heroes don't wear capes, they make bad puns. Thank you for being a real hero, Dad. Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day Dad! If you want, I'll make a distraction so you can sneak off and get some gaming in.

It takes an amazing dad to raise such a ridiculously great kid. Happy Father's Day Dad, I couldn't have grown up to be so humble without you!

Thank you for all the piggyback rides, all the times you pretended to be a horse, and all the times you threw me into the air and caught me. Your body might be regretting it now, but it made for a wonderful childhood. Happy Father's Day Dad!

Happy Father's Day to the raddest, most tubular, least square, ummm hippest... Hey Dad, Are any of these from your generation? Great fathers are timeless!

Wish I could be there to hang out with you on Father's Day. But, on the bright side, you finally get some peace and quiet! Miss you and love you, Dad.

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Happy Father's Day Messages for 2023 | From a Distance

Coronavirus, stay-at-home orders, and social distancing measures have made 2023 a year to remember for all the wrong reasons. Maybe you live far away from your dad and wouldn't see him this Father's Day, or maybe you would have visited had it not been for the restrictions? In this section, you'll find some short message ideas for your Dad to wish him a very happy day despite the circumstances of this year!

Sending you all my love this Father's Day. We might be apart today, but you're always in my heart. Take care and stay safe in these uncertain times. I miss you!

This card is packed full of virus-free hugs and kisses just for you! I love you so very much and miss you enormously! I hope you have a very happy Father's Day despite this lock-down, and that I can see you again soon.

Happy Father's Day Dad! We might be separated today but one day I will get to see you again and it's going to be the best catch-up ever! May you keep strong, stay safe, and take care of yourselves. I miss you!

Happy Father's Day to my amazing Dad! Although we're far apart, you're always in my thoughts and prayers. I love you and miss you more than words can say.

Father and child are never truly apart, maybe in distance but never in heart. I miss you every day Dad but know you are with me in spirit. I love you and hope you have a great day!

Sending you all my love across the miles. Have a great Father's Day!

Have a great Father's Day today Dad! I'm really looking forward to spending time together when we can catch up.

Happy Father's Day to my incredible, amazing, wonderful Papa! I miss you and can't wait to see you again one day!

Religious Happy Father's Day Messages & Bible Verses

Dads are wonderful blessings that guide us throughout our lives. In this section, you'll find Christian-themed message ideas for what to write in a Father's Day card message, plus beautiful bible verses and quotes too.

God knew just what He was doing when He made you my dad! Thank you for guiding me through life. Happy Father's Day.

I feel so blessed to have a dad like you! Thank you for everything you do.

On this Father's Day, I pray that your day is filled with joy and peace, and I give thanks to God for all that you bring to my life.

Today I ask God to bless you with every kind of joy. Happy Father's Day!

When I count my blessings, I count you twice! Happy Father's Day to my wonderful dad, I love you.

And here are some beautiful blessings and verses to include in a greeting card to your dad.

The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Psalm 127:3

Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. Proverbs 17:6

Here are some beautiful Father's Day quotes from the Bible to encourage new dads or dads who may be anxious or struggling through difficult circumstances.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7

Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4

These next bible quotes for Father's Day are about parenting and the role of a father in raising his children. They speak to children but reflect how a father's wisdom influences a child throughout their lifetime. We can give thanks to our dad for the role he has played in raising us.

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8

Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Deuteronomy 5:16

Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Proverbs 19:20

Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. Proverbs 1:8-9

Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy the truth and do not sell it - wisdom, instruction and insight as well. The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him. May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful! Proverbs 23:22-25

My son, keep your father's command and do not forsake your mother's teaching. Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck. When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you. Proverbs 6:20-22

Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. Proverbs 4:10-13

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Happy Father's Day Messages From Daughter

The relationship between a father and his daughter is a precious and special one. Father's Day is a great time of year to thank your dad for all he does for you. A heartfelt Happy Father's Day message will let him know just how much you love and care about him every day of the year.

Every girl dreams about living the life of a princess. I have never dreamed of that because I have always been treated like a princess by you. I love you Dad. Happy Father's Day.

Happy Father's Day from your little princess. I love you, Dad!

All my life, I've been lucky to have the best dad. Now, I count myself doubly lucky, since my child gets to have the best granddad. Happy Father's Day, Dad, we love you!

To the best taxi driver, the most effective spider hunter, the cheapest handyman, and the most generous bank I know. Thank you for being the best dad! Happy Father's Day!

Dad [noun].
1. The one who is there for you no matter what and who wants his little girl to grow up happy.
2. The one who conspires with you to hide broken stuff from Mom.
3. The one who gives great advice.
4. He protects you, calls you ridiculous nicknames, and makes you laugh.
5. The most amazing person in the world.
See also: Superman, Best Friend

It doesn't matter how many years go by. In my mind, you'll always be that same amazing person who taught me how to ride a bike, helped me with my homework, and scared away the monsters in my room. Happy Father's Day Dad, thanks for being awesome!

Happy Father's Day Messages From Son

Let your dad know just how great you think he is with one of these Father's Day message ideas. Whatever type of relationship you have with your dad, from heartfelt to funny, you're sure to capture the magic of the relationship between a son and his dad with our wishes.

Dad, you're someone to look up to no matter how tall I've grown. Thanks for being such a great mentor and buddy. Happy Father's Day!

Some people call their fathers superheroes. But superheroes tend to disappear, and you've always been there for me. If you ask me, my dad isn't a superhero, he is a Super Dad! Have a great Father's Day!

You always told me that I can do the impossible if only I tried hard enough. That's why I can live the amazing life I do. You inspire me to be brave enough to achieve my goals. Happy Father's Day, Dad, and thank you for everything you do!

Hey Dad, I got a present for you. I stole your To-Do list from Mom. All you need to do is rip it up. Just don't tell mom, okay? Happy Father's Day!

Dad, you're the first person I phone when I have a question about something or when I need some good advice. Thanks for always being there for me!

Now I'm a father myself, I admire you all the more! Thanks for being such a great dad and role model, and now a wonderful grandfather too! Have a great day!

Happy Father's Day Messages To Husband

Your partner is often the rock of the household, be sure to make him feel appreciated with a special message. A collection of happy Father's Day wishes to write to your husband or the father of your children on Father's Day, thanking them for what they do for your family, how much you appreciate them, and what an amazing dad they are!

Happy Father's Day to my dear husband, the father of our beautiful children, and the love of my life.

Thank you for everything you do each day for our family, we are so lucky to have you!

What a crazy ride, so glad that we're in this together! Happy Father's Day!

We love you so much, you're the best daddy and the best husband! Happy Father's Day.

You have given our children someone to look up to and admire. You are such a fantastic father and I love you so very much. Happy Father's Day!

Our kids think you're superman. And they're absolutely right about that. Happy Father's Day!

May all the love you give to our family come back to you on this special day. Happy Father's Day!

It takes a man of gentleness, patience, strength, and compassion to set the fine example of fatherhood that you have. Happy Father's Day to my handsome husband and the sweet father of my children.

Happy Father's Day to the coolest dad, most loving husband, and most amazing person in the world! You never stop making us smile. Every day is better with you in it. Thank you for all the fun!

Happy Father's Day to my husband, the father of my children, and the provider of the family. Thanks for devoting your life to our happiness and wellbeing.

The only thing better than having you as my husband is our children having you as their dad. Happy Father's Day Love!

Happy Father's Day Wishes for your Grandfather

Do you have a very special grandad? Father's Day is a great excuse to get in touch with your grandfather, and thank him for the wisdom, guidance, fun, and adventure that he has brought into your life over the years!

It is said that "A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart." Precious and special, just like you! Happy Father's Day.

A baby has a way of making a man out of his father and a boy out of his grandfather.
~ Angie Papadakis

Grandpa, thank you for making my childhood unforgettable. I miss you and hope we can see you soon. Happy Father's Day!

Wishing you a fabulous Father's Day today Grandpa, you really are a top pops!

Granddad, you're the best! Have a great day today.

One of the greatest joys in my life is having a visit with you Grandpa, and I hope I can see you again soon. Happy Father's Day!

Granddad, when I count my blessings I count you twice. Thank you for all the wisdom, guidance, and fun you bring to my life. Happy Father's Day!

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Happy Father's Day Messages for your Father-in-law

Are you close to your in-laws? Thank your father-in-law for the support and love he's shown you since you married his son or daughter by writing him a lovely and heartfelt Father's Day card message.

I'm so grateful for all your guidance and wisdom, you really are the best father-in-law! Happy Father's Day!

I am so lucky to have you as my father-in-law. Thanks for being so wonderful!

You've always made me feel like part of the family, thank you for all your support and love. I hope you have a wonderful Father's Day today.

I feel so lucky to have you as my father-in-law. Thanks for being a great friend, and the best father-in-law anyone could wish for. Happy Father's Day!

Feeling blessed today that God chose you to be my father-in-law and grandfather to our children. Happy Father's Day to a great pops!

Happy Father's Day Wishes for New Dads

Dad's very first Father's Day is so special! Here are some short Father's Day greetings for a new dad you could write in a card or text message to celebrate this occasion.

Congratulations on becoming a daddy. You're off to a brilliant start. Enjoy your first Father's Day today!

May your first Father's Day be filled with cuddles and fun, and a bit of sleep too! Happy Father's Day!

Happy first Father's Day Daddy! I may be little, but I love you so much already!

Happy first Father's Day, Daddy! You're doing a great job - I'm so lucky God chose you for my dad!

This Father's Day poem is super sweet and the perfect message for a new dad on their first Father's Day.

Happy Father's Day, Daddy,
I have a present for you.
No, it's not in my diaper,
But that needs changing, too!

I have a poem to let you know
How lucky Mommy and I are
Because when it comes to daddies
You really are a star!

Thanks for taking care of me
With cuddles and silly songs.
Thanks for settling me back to sleep,
The nights they can be long

One day I'll be big like you,
And strong and smart and brave.
But while I'm little I want to say
Happy First Father's Day!

There are also some beautiful bible verses for new dads here if you want to give reassurance and encouragement to any new Christian fathers you know.

Happy Father's Day Message for Father-to-be

Awaiting the arrival of your first child is a wonderful and exciting time. Do you know someone who is about to become a new dad? Be sure to wish them well with one of these short Father's Day wishes for fathers-to-be!

Not long now! Happy Father's Day to one very special soon-to-be daddy!

Happy Father-to-be day! Your little baby is so lucky they're getting you as their dad!

Happy almost Father's Day to an amazing papa in the making! We're so excited that you'll be meeting your baby very soon!

Just think, this time next year you'll be holding a little bundle of joy in your arms! Congratulations and happy Father's Day to a wonderful dad-to-be!

Happy Father's Day to one super excited almost-daddy! We can't wait to meet your new baby soon and see you rock this dad thing! Good luck!

Happy Father's Day Wishes for Someone Like a Father

These next messages are for a father figure, your Godfather, or a mentor in your life who you would like to acknowledge on Father's Day.

You've been like a father to me and I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the love and wisdom you've given me, and to let you know how much I appreciate your guidance and support.

Thanks for all that you do, you're an amazing Godfather and you've made such a big difference in my life.

Thank you for all the wonderful things you do to help me grow and reach my potential, I am so grateful that I have you as a mentor in life.

Thank you for being such an important influence in my life, I truly appreciate your support and guidance.

Thank you for being my role model and the best father I never had!

Happy Father's Day Messages For Stepdads

Stepdads are wonderful father figures that come into our worlds at various stages of our lives. These Happy Father's Day messages for stepdads will mean a lot to these dads, particularly if they have a close bond with you or don't have biological children.

Happy Father's Day! You may not be my dad by blood, but you are in every other way. Thank you for being one of the most important influences in my life.

I'm so proud that I've become your child and that I can honor two amazing men on Father's Day. I'm grateful to have two fathers, twice the love, and two families to belong to.

Happy Step-Father's Day! Thank you for all of the love, guidance, and support you give me today and every day. You have been like a father to me.

Thank you for all that you have done for me. You are an amazing stepfather who has made a huge, positive difference in my life.

Happy Father's Day to my stepfather. I'm very grateful to have you as a mentor in my life. I appreciate you guiding me in life to grow and reach my full potential.

Stepping into my life and being a stepdad has been a journey. I hope that you have loved the ride as much as I have. Happy Father's Day.

Happy Father's Day! You are not just my stepdad but a trusted friend. It makes me feel so proud when you introduce me as your child.

Thank you for being my role model, mentor, and the best stepfather. I'm so lucky that you came into my life. Happy Father's Day.

Happy Father's Day to my fantastic stepdad! I hope you love being a part of our blended family as much as I do.

Happy Father's Day! You are so much more than simply being my mom's husband. You're a friend and an incredible father.

Happy Father's Day Messages From Young Children

Babies and toddlers love their daddies so very much - they just can't say it yet! We think that these Happy Father's Day messages from young children and babies verbalize what they would say if they could.

Happy Father's Day to my daddy! I love you so much.

When I hold onto your finger so tightly, with my tiny hand, I feel like I am holding onto the strongest person in the whole wide world. Happy Father's Day, Daddy.

Happy Father's Day. When you hold me in your arms, I know that I'm safe and loved. I love you, Daddy.

I want to promise that I will make you proud of me when I grow big. Happy Father's Day, Daddy.

Daddy, I love it when you read me bedtime stories and tickle me. Happy Father's Day!

Daddy, as I hold your fingers, I'll learn to walk. As you read me stories, I'll learn to talk. You'll be my teacher and my buddy. Happy Father's Day to you!

Happy Father's Day! I am so blessed to be your child. I love you, Daddy.

Daddy, when I grow up I want to be big and strong, just like your cuddles. Happy Father's Day.

Daddy, you are my hero. You mean the world to me. Happy Father's Day.

Thank you for always taking care of me, for showering me with love, and for being my Daddy. Happy Father's Day!

*New* Printable Father's Day Cards

Free printable Father's Day cards in high-quality PDF format that you can print and fold at home to give to your dad. They're really handy when you can't get to the store, and your Dad gets a special card made just for him!

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*NEW* Free Printable Father's Day Coupons Gift for Dad

Free printable father's day coupons to download in high-quality PDF format. Simply print and assemble at home to make a sweet homemade father's day gift that's practical too!

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Happy Father's Day Coloring Pages

Looking for father's Day coloring pages? Take a look at this cute collection of high-quality PDFs you can download and print at home for free! There are so many choices - superhero dad, fishing with dad, neckties, award trophies, simple pictures for toddlers and preschoolers, and intricate doodles for older children and teens to color in!

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"Dad Likes" Poster

Father's day messages and wishes are a brilliant way to express what your dad means to you, and so is a personalized gift made just for him.

Celebrate your dad and all that he does for you and the family with a personalized poster gift made just for him. It's a poster that celebrates all the funny things about him and the things that he likes (including you!).

Click here to generate your personalized "Dad Likes" poster

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More Happy Father's Day Ideas

I hope you enjoyed my favorite Happy Father's Day messages and wishes, and that you found one that was just right for your dad! If you're looking for other ways to show your dad how much you love him, here are some other pages I think you'll enjoy:

Happy Father's Day Messages, Quotes, and Poems
Happy Father's Day Quotes
Happy Father's Day Poems
Bible Verses about Fathers
Homemade father's day gifts to make
"Dad Definition" poster
"Dad Likes" poster generator

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