Happy Thanksgiving Messages & Greetings for 2023

Last updated: November 7, 2023

Find the perfect Happy Thanksgiving messages for everyone from your loved ones to your coworkers and even messages to post on Facebook for those long-lost friends. As we celebrate this special occasion, it's the perfect moment to share warm wishes and express our gratitude to the significant people in our lives. We have a selection of beautifully crafted Thanksgiving greetings and quotes, ideal for your cards, group chats, or social media posts.

Happy Thanksgiving

If you're wondering what Thanksgiving is celebrated for, you should know it's more than just "Turkey Day". Thanksgiving prompts us to appreciate everything that we hold dear, to give thanks for the harvest and blessings of the past year. For many, the onset of this holiday brings with it a delightful mix of scrumptious food, family reunions, and cozy weather. Homes are adorned in rich autumn hues and tables brimming with a harvest feast.

This beloved holiday is a reminder to show our gratitude for the companionship we receive. If you're wondering what the proper greeting is for Thanksgiving", that would be "Happy Thanksgiving", but there are many more ways to get creative with this holiday wish. That's where the "Happy Thanksgiving" wishes on this page come in!

Since we can't always have everyone we love at the table, Happy Thanksgiving wishes and messages are more important than ever to reach friends and family. A Thanksgiving card lets your loved ones and colleagues know that you're still thinking of them and are thankful for their presence in your life.

Grab a slice of pie and scroll down the page to see all our Thanksgiving messages and quotes, or use these links to jump to a particular section.

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Happy Thanksgiving Wishes for Friends

As the air fills with that unmistakable aroma of fall and festive meals, we're reminded that it's time to say, "Happy Thanksgiving!" Share these sentiments or use them as a meaningful reply when someone extends their own Thanksgiving greetings.

May your Thanksgiving be full of peace, love, and joy.

As the leaves turn golden, may your life be filled with moments of thanks and acts of giving.

Here's to cherished memories, delectable dishes, and a heart full of thanks! Happy Thanksgiving!

The season's spirit reminds us of the importance of gratitude and the joy of togetherness. May your Thanksgiving be filled with both.

Happy Turkey Day! I wish you the best time with your family and friends, as the holiday fills your home with warmth and laughter. Enjoy the feasting!

Wishing you the bright company of good friends, the joy of a happy family, and the wonder of the holiday season.

We are so grateful for you and your family! Sending you all our love and best wishes for a very happy Thanksgiving!

May you enjoy a grand feast and the loving company of your family. Happy Thanksgiving!

Cheers to a bountiful harvest of blessings, good health, and happy memories.

Happy Thanksgiving! May the autumn glow and the season's delicious harvest bring you happiness and prosperity.

Just a sprinkle of gratitude can ignite a vast expanse of love. Wishing you a wonderful holiday full of love and abundance.

Sending along warm wishes for a holiday spent surrounded by the people who make life worth celebrating!

Although our houses may be distant, our hearts remain intertwined. Wishing you a season filled with wonder and abundance. Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

May all my friends and family have a joyous Thanksgiving holiday. I cherish each and every one of you.

Thanksgiving is the ideal moment to reflect on the incredible blessings we've received. I hope your holiday brims with love and joy.

This Thanksgiving, release any lingering holiday stress and wholeheartedly embrace the spirit of gratitude and cheer!

Hoping your Thanksgiving holiday is filled with laughter, joy, and delicious delights!

Though miles may lie between us, we are never far apart in heart. Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving Day!

Happy Thanksgiving peace love joy

Happy Thanksgiving Messages for Family

As we say "Happy Thanksgiving," it's a reminder of how this beloved celebration brings families together. If you're away from the family table this year, sending a heartfelt message can resonate with love and gratitude.

Among the many blessings in this world, I'm most thankful for being part of this loving and supportive family.

Wishing you a holiday filled with the warmth of family, the joy of harvest, and the laughter of good times.

As we sit around the table this year, let's cherish the love, memories, and blessings that have always bound us together. Happy Thanksgiving to us and the memories we continue to make.

Thanksgiving always brings back childhood memories of mouth-watering food, family games, and delicious pie. Though I can't be there this year, my heart is with you. Happy Thanksgiving, I truly miss you.

Sending you warm wishes from our home to yours. May this Thanksgiving remind you of all the love and wonderful things we should be grateful for.

Sometimes, we might have misunderstandings or take each other for granted. Despite everything, know that I deeply appreciate and cherish you. Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving, I hope your home brims with hearty food, delightful company, and laughter echoing from wall to wall.

Thank you for standing by my side, for the love, memories, and everything in between. You're truly my most treasured blessing!

Sending heartfelt autumn greetings your way. May your Thanksgiving be enveloped in peace, gratitude, and bountiful moments.

Thanksgiving is a moment to reflect upon the incredible people that touch our lives. I'm endlessly thankful for you being such a vibrant part of mine.

Your presence and support have meant everything to me. This Thanksgiving, I want to express my deep gratitude and wish you a holiday filled with unforgettable memories.

Happy Thanksgiving warmth of family

Happy Thanksgiving SMS Messages

As we wish each other a "Happy Thanksgiving," in a world filled with technology, increasingly we're doing this via SMS message, on a social media post or even by email, rather than posting a greeting card. Use one of these Thanksgiving text messages to spice up your holiday wishes.

Every time I count my blessings, your name appears more than once. Here's to cherished moments, late-night talks, and a friendship that never ends. Happy Thanksgiving! 👭🙏🥰

Each year, as the leaves change and the air cools, I'm reminded of the warmth and consistency of our friendship. Happy Thanksgiving to a truly irreplaceable friend. 🍂👬

The gift of close friends is the best of all. Thanks for being there to share so many wonderful memories!👬🍗👭

We're not usually sappy like this, but since it's the time of year for thanking people... I want to say that having you as a friend has made my life more meaningful. Thanks for being my partner in crime! Happy Thanksgiving!👬🍂👭

🦸‍♀️🦹‍♀️ You're my personal hero. All my life, you've taught me how to be a better person. I hope you enjoy a warm and lovely Thanksgiving.🍗🍂

This Friendsgiving, let's enjoy the laughter of friends, mouth-watering aromas, and cheer that we'll remember for years to come.👬👭🥂🍗

While I'm giving thanks for all the things I'm grateful for in my life, I want you to know that you're among them. I hope you have a wonderful holiday! 🥰🙏

There's nothing better than having a friend who sticks with you in your good times and your rough ones. This Thanksgiving, you're my guest of honor.👬🙏👭

Happy Thanksgiving! Let's not get too busy this holiday season to spend some time together (even if it is on Zoom!). 🤳🥰

As the fall season chills the air and fills our homes with the aroma of pumpkin spice, I want you to know how grateful I am to have you in my life. 🍗🍂🎃

This year, I'm grateful for so many things, but you're at the top of my list. 📝🥰🙏

It's been a long year, but finally, we're all together again! So glad to spend this special day with you. Let's raise our glasses and give thanks. 🍻🥰🥂

As the year begins to wind down, let us look back and be thankful for all the fun and happy memories we made throughout the year. Happy Thanksgiving, and I'm looking forward to another year full of memories. 🦃🙏

These short Thanksgiving text messages are perfect for those liking to keep things extra short and low-key, with a sprinkle of emojis.

🦃🥂🍗 Eat, Drink, and be Thankful!

Let us give thanks with grateful hearts.🧡💛❤️

🍂🎃 Happy Fall Y'all!

🦃🍴🍗 Happy Turkey Day!

🦃🍗🍂 It's Turkey Time! Happy Thanksgiving.

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed.🙏😇🥰 Happy Thanksgiving!

🍗🍻😴 To do: Eat, drink, nap. Repeat.🍗🍻😴

🍴🍗 🥂 Enjoy the feasting - Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving thankful, grateful, blessed

Funny Thanksgiving Quotes & Wishes

Laughter can be the secret ingredient to any successful family gathering. Whether it's turkey puns, classic dad jokes, or light-hearted quips about overindulging, a good chuckle can lighten the mood. Gobble up these humorous Happy Thanksgiving messages and serve up some smiles this holiday!

"An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day."
~ Anonymous

I only have pies for you!

Remember, if you overeat at Thanksgiving dinner, you can always balance it out by shopping till you drop on Black Friday!

"I suppose I will die never knowing what pumpkin pie tastes like when you have room for it."
~ Robert Brault

"This Thanksgiving, cherish the time spent with your family as a reminder of why you moved very far away from your family."
~ Anonymous

There's at least one thing I'm sure to be grateful for this holiday season. I'm just glad I wasn't born a turkey! Happy Thanksgiving and may your feast be abundant!

"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie."
~ Jim Davis

The turkey is in the oven, the cider is spiked with rum, now let the family gossip begin. Happy Thanksgiving!

Don't bother counting calories today, just your blessings. Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving!

May your stuffing be tasty,
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious,
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs!

Cheers to Thanksgiving! May your pants be stretchy, your glasses ever-brimming, and your family avoid talking politics.

"You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out."
~ Jay Leno

"Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants."
~ Kevin James

Keep calm and pass the gravy.

Time to gobble 'til you wobble.

Happy Thanksgiving an optimist is someone who starts their diet on thanksgiving day

Happy Thanksgiving Messages for a Boss or Co-worker

In a world of deadlines and meetings, it's easy to forget to say thanks to the folks you work with. Every day at work is made better with the presence of colleagues, clients, and bosses who support and inspire us. In the spirit of the season, extend a heartfelt 'Happy Thanksgiving' to your work family with our thoughtfully written messages suitable for the professional arena.

I'm lucky to have a colleague like you who helps to build this workplace into a thriving community. Enjoy your holiday to the fullest!

Here's to the laughter in our breaks, the shared moments during team lunches, and the collaborative spirit in meetings. Happy Thanksgiving to a fantastic co-worker!

We've braved project deadlines, office potlucks, and even the occasional coffee shortage together. Here's to our awesome teamwork and to a fantastic Thanksgiving for you!

To the one who always has the best snacks, shares the funniest memes, and offers the soundest advice: Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a restful and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday!

I appreciate the way you are always able to motivate me and keep me going. You've been a real gift to work with. Wishing you a joyful Thanksgiving.

Thank you for all that you have done and given. We count you among our blessings and send our warmest wishes to you and your family this Thanksgiving

I'm thankful for all that you do. Have an amazing holiday!

I couldn't be more thankful to have a selfless teammate like you. Have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family.

I'm so glad to work with someone like you. Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with someone of your expertise and understanding. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with me throughout this year. I hope you have a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving!

Every morning, I'm grateful for your positive energy and calm guidance. Happy Thanksgiving!

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, I wanted to let you know that I'm forever grateful for all the support and inspiration you have given me. Wishing a lovely and restful holiday to such an amazing mentor and boss. Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to our amazing team. This [business/organization/shop] wouldn't be the same without you. We are grateful for your continued work and dedication, which is the root of our success. We wish you a restful and enjoyable holiday!

For more professional greetings, check out our collection of Thanksgiving messages for teams.

Happy Thanksgiving restful and relaxing holiday

Inspirational Happy Thanksgiving Quotes

Gratitude is a powerful feeling. Thanksgiving invites us to pause, savor a hearty meal, and immerse ourselves in appreciation. Dive into these renowned Thanksgiving quotes, perfect for a greeting card or an uplifting text, capturing the essence of the season's spirit.

"Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home"
~ Wilbur D. Nesbit

Let us be thankful to the people who bring us happiness; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. "
~ Marcel Proust, from Pleasures and Days

"Even in the trials of life, if we have eyes to see them, we can find good things everywhere we look."
~ Joanna Gaines

"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul"
~ Henry Ward Beecher

"Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone."
~ G.B. Stern

"Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are."
~ Joyce Giraud

"As we grow older and realize more clearly the limitations of human happiness, we come to see that the only real and abiding pleasure in life is to give pleasure to other people."
~ P.G. Wodehouse, Something New

"Gratitude is the memory of the heart."
~ Jean-Baptiste Massieu

"After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations."
~ Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance

"To say thank you is in recognition of humanity."
~ Toni Mont

"None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy."
~ Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

"Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give."
~ Edwin Arlington Robinson

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
~ John F. Kennedy

"There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy."
~ Ralph H. Blum

"Gratitude turns what we have into enough."
~ Anonymous

"Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude."
~ E.P. Powell

"We have so much to be thankful for. One day a year hardly seems adequate..."
~ Anonymous

"Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings."
~ William Arthur Ward

"If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share."
~ W. Clement Stone

"Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action."
~ W.J Cameron

"Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie."
~ David Mamet, Boston Marriage

"The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest."
~ William Blake

"Kindness is always fashionable and always welcome."
~ Amelia Barr

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."
~ G.K. Chesterton

"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving."
~ W.T. Purkiser

"Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary."
~ Margaret Cousins

"Reflect upon your present blessings - of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
~ Charles Dickens

"Grumbling and gratitude are, for the child of God, in conflict. Be grateful and you won't grumble. Grumble and you won't be grateful."
~ Billy Graham

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
~ Thorton Wilder

"When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree."
~ Vietnamese Proverb

"Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life... a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year - and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God"
~ Ray Stannard Baker

Looking for a more general quote to express your gratitude? See our complete collection of thankful quotes.

Happy Thanksgiving the heart will find the pathway home

Religious Happy Thanksgiving Blessings & Bible Quotes

Thanksgiving's roots are in harvest celebrations and communal gratitude for nature's bounty. Dive into these blessings and Bible quotes that shine a religious light on this cherished holiday. These religious happy Thanksgiving blessings and bible quotes are perfect for sharing at gatherings or sending to those dear to you.

May you enjoy the bounty of Thanksgiving, the joy of the holidays, and great health as the New Year approaches.

May you enjoy blessings in abundance, and may your good fortune remain with you all through the year.

I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.
~ 1 Corinthians 1:4

On this Thanksgiving Day, let us take a moment to count our numerous blessings. We are sincerely grateful for life and creation, the beauty of the world, the smiles and laughter of our family and friends, and the opportunity to live and thrive.

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 presence of your good friends and loving family nourish your soul this holiday, as you give thanks for all that you are given, as well as all that you are able to give of your own.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
~ Proverbs 3:5-6

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy.
~ Philippians 1:3-4

"Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving."
~ Joseph Auslander

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
~ Colossians 3:15

This Thanksgiving, may you be able to look back with humility and gratitude at all you have done and learned. This reflection will give you the strength to overcome obstacles in your path. With warmth and appreciation, Happy Thanksgiving.

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
~ Psalm 107:8-9

This Thanksgiving, let us take time to consider the lessons we have learned throughout the year. Let us think of how we can spread happiness, and look back on our favorite memories and all the wonderful people who have graced our lives. Have a happy Thanksgiving Day, from one grateful heart to another.

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

May your feast be plentiful and your blessings abundant. Happy Thanksgiving.

I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
~ Psalm 9:1

This Fall, let's make time to evaluate what we have and how we live, as we work toward helping others with our giving and charity.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
~ Psalm 100:4-5

When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.
~ Deuteronomy 8:10

This Thanksgiving, as you gather and share stories, may the Lord's blessings reflect in every tale, every laughter, and in every silent moment. Remember to cherish each memory as a testament to His never-ending grace.

This season, let's be reminded that the simplest blessings often bring the greatest joy. May your heart overflow with gratitude and love.

Click here for more Thanksgiving Bible Verses and Scriptures, and make sure to check out our Thanksgiving prayers if you still need to write your blessing before the meal.

Happy Thanksgiving may your feast be plentiful and your blessings abundant

Happy Thanksgiving Messages for Hard Times and Remote Celebrations

The past few years have been challenging with illness, loss, uncertain employment, and isolation. For many, this has caused long-term changes in how we travel, gather, and celebrate holidays. These greeting card messages and Happy Thanksgiving text messages can help you keep up with distant friends and family to extend your gratitude toward those who can't currently join your table

Happy Thanksgiving! We may be apart today, but you're always in our hearts. Take care and stay safe. We miss you!

This Thanksgiving, remember that distance is just a test to see how far love can travel. While we might not be sharing a table, we're sharing memories, hope, and gratitude. Stay strong and know you're cherished.

This card is packed full of our warmest, sweetest, healthiest hugs and kisses just for you! May you have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.

The circumstances might have changed, but our gratitude remains undiminished. Here's to celebrating the spirit of Thanksgiving with hope and fervor, even from a distance.

We hope you can gather together this year and celebrate Thanksgiving with your family. We all have so much to be thankful for!

While we might not be passing the turkey and pie hand-to-hand this year, our shared laughs and memories keep us connected. Cheers from afar!

Sending all our love to your family this Thanksgiving. We know that this past year has been challenging. We pray that the coming months bring more certain times for your family, with our sights set on better days ahead.

We are so grateful for all the sacrifices that you have made this year to support and serve others. May this Thanksgiving be a time for you to rest and reflect on all that you have achieved. Wishing you a joyful and blessed day.

Gratitude offers us a direct connection with the powers above. Today, let us remember that no matter how turbulent and difficult our lives may feel, we can always find something to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. We're so sorry you've been ill and hope you are feeling stronger and better every day. May this holiday season be a time of rest as you recover, and may the coming months bring you renewed health and happiness.

We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers every day as we remember [name] and miss him terribly. We know this Thanksgiving will be very difficult, and we wish we could gather around you in person to support you more. We are sending all our love from afar, and if there is anything you need, please let us know.

Happy Thanksgiving you're always in our hearts

Happy Thanksgiving Image Collection

If you're looking for Happy Thanksgiving images to share on social media or send as a text message, take a look at our collection of Happy Thanksgiving images here.

happy thanksgiving image eat drink and be thankful

Funny Thanksgiving Jokes for Kids

Share these hilarious Thanksgiving jokes with your friends and family around the dinner table! From funny turkey jokes and corny pumpkin jokes to roll-your-eyes bad dad jokes about all things Thanksgiving, there's something for everyone. Click here to go to our hilarious Thanksgiving Jokes collection!

thanksgiving jokes

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages for Kids & Adults

I hope you enjoyed these Happy Thanksgiving wishes, messages, and quotes! To keep the kids busy and entertained while you prepare for the holidays, check out our Thanksgiving coloring pages for a huge range of fun pictures to color in, or keep the kids busy with our Thanksgiving word searches.

thanksgiving coloring pages

More thanksgiving messages

If you're looking for more ways to say "Happy Thanksgiving", then take a look at our other pages:

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Thanksgiving Bible Verses

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