101 Easter wishes to send to family and friends

It won't be long before Peter Cottontail makes his way down the bunny trail to deliver Easter baskets filled with goodies and sweets.

Falling on Sunday, March 31 this year, Easter is a time for families to gather for brunch or dinner and, as one of the biggest Christian holidays of the year, it's also a day for worship and song.

No matter how you plan to spend Easter Sunday, we've got a collection of Easter wishes to use as you see fit.

Whether you write one of these messages in a festive greeting card, post as an Instagram caption or simply send in a text, we've got eggs-actly what you need to express your feelings.

Don't mind our little Easter pun, we can't help but toss in a corny Easter joke or two since there are so many great ones. The good news: you'll find plenty more below, along with an array of wishes ranging from cute sayings like, "Sending warm fuzzies this Easter and a reminder that somebunny loves you!" Or, "I’m so egg-cited and I just can’t hide it."

We've also got thoughtful messages that you can forward to family members and friends like, "May the joys of Easter fill your heart with gladness."

Beyond those, there are funny wishes and religious ones inspired by Psalms and prayer too.

So, read on to find just the right thing to say this Easter and, we promise, whoever receives your sweet sentiments is sure to have the—wait for it—hoppiest of days.

Cute Easter wishes

  • May your basket overflow with Easter cheer!

  • Keep calm and color Easter eggs.

  • Wishing you and yours an eggs-ceptional Easter.

  • May the warmth of the spring sun shine on your Easter.

  • Anybunny else excited for Easter?

Easter Wishes
Easter Wishes
  • Chocolate bunnies are good, but friends are forever.

  • Wishing you the joy of Easter all year long.

  • Somebunny wants you to know how much you're missed.

  • Can't stop the hop!

  • Sending Easter wishes eggs-specially to you!

  • I'm just hopping by to wish you a happy Easter.

Easter Wishes
Easter Wishes
  • Happy Easter to everybunny!

  • May the miracle of Easter bring you joy on this day.

  • Here's hoping your Easter is egg-cellent.

  • I'm just here for the chocolate bunnies.

  • Wishing you an Easter that's eggs-tra special this year.

Happy Easter wishes for friends and family

Easter Wishes
Easter Wishes
  • Easter: Hare today, gone tomorrow.

  • May the joys of Easter fill your heart with gladness.

  • Wishing you and yours peace this Easter season.

  • Sending Easter blessings today and every day.

  • May peace and love be in abundance this Easter Sunday.

  • Egg-scuse me, I just wanted to wish you a Happy Easter.

Easter Wishes
Easter Wishes
  • Happy Easter to a good egg.

  • A little peep told me that Easter’s on its way.

  • I’m so egg-cited and I just can’t hide it.

  • Have an Easter-ific holiday.

  • Hoppy Easter!

  • Bunny kisses and Easter wishes for a day that’s truly egg-cellent.

  • Wishing you all the delights of a Sunday morning brunch this Easter.

Easter Wishes
Easter Wishes
  • Are your ears burning? ‘Cause somebunny is thinking about you and wishing you a Happy Easter!

  • May the sun be shining, the jellybeans plentiful and the eggs easy to find.

  • Sending warm fuzzies this Easter and a reminder that somebunny loves you!

  • Here’s wishing you a bright Easter and a magical start to the spring season.

Easter Wishes
Easter Wishes
  • Sending Easter wishes and greetings to let you know that I carrot a whole lot.

  • Happy Easter! Thinking of you and sending love on this day.

  • Happy Easter! May you be inspired by the joy, hope and renewal found in this beautiful season.

  • Hoping your Easter celebration is sweeter than a marshmallow Peep and brighter than the spring sunshine.

  • I wish you a day filled with whatever makes you smile and fills you with the hope of the Easter season. And chocolate, of course.

  • In this house, everybunny is welcome on Easter.

Easter Wishes
Easter Wishes
  • May spring flowers and colored eggs fill your season with joy.

  • Hippity hoppity, Easter's on its way!

  • Blossoms abound when springtime's around, bringing loved ones so dear to celebrate that Easter is here.

  • Wishing you plenty of painted eggs, chocolate bunnies and all things pretty this Easter.

  • Delivering Easter baskets along the bunny trail, here comes Peter Cottontail!

  • Celebrate and rejoice in the spirit of spring.

Easter Wishes
Easter Wishes
  • Easter greetings to those we love and wishes for a joyous day filled with blessings from above.

  • Sweet dreams and jelly beans this Easter day.

  • Embrace the reason for the season: chocolate bunnies.

  • Hope you get eggs-actly what you want for Easter.

  • Sending wishes for a 14-carrot Easter.

  • Happy Easter to all my favorite peeps!

  • Hope your Easter is a hop, skip and a jump.

Funny Easter wishes 

Easter Wishes
Easter Wishes
  • Just so you know, your Easter eggs are hard to beat.

  • It’s do or dye. Happy Easter.

  • Thumb-bunny loves you.

  • Chick out my Easter basket. It’s egg-cellent.

  • Are you an Easter basket? Because you look sweet.

Easter Wishes
Easter Wishes
  • They said I could be anything I want. So, I picked the Easter Bunny.

  • My Easter eggs are better than yours and I’m dyeing to prove it.

  • Easter: Trying to remember where you hid something 12 hours ago.

  • Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Literally.

  • The only rabbit that shows up at my house on Easter is a dust bunny.

  • Easter dinner with the family is best served in a bottle.

Easter Wishes
Easter Wishes
  • Hope the Easter Bunny brings you a little peeps and quiet this year.

  • It's Easter. Let your hare down.

  • I don't need Easter bunnies. I've got plenty of of chicks.

  • It’s Easter for peep’s sake!

  • Hope this year's Easter eggs are to dye for.

  • Wearing an Easter bonnet this year? Good luck with that.

  • Have an eggs-ceptional Easter.

Easter Wishes
Easter Wishes
  • Here's hoping your Easter ends the way it's supposed to. With an "r."

  • Speak now or forever hold your peeps.

  • I can't contain my egg-citement. Happy Easter!

  • You're a little eggs-stra, don't ya think?

  • Uh, eggs-cuse me, is this cheep taken?

  • My side dish this Easter is wine...for one.

  • Don't worry, be hoppy.

Easter Wishes
Easter Wishes
  • This Easter, I'll be one hoppy camper!

  • Sorry, I can't come to Easter dinner. I'm having a bad hare day.

  • Looking for the Easter Bunny? I haven't seen nor hare of him.

  • Don't spend your Easter splitting hares.

  • Making fun of my Easter eggs? Omelette that slide this time.

  • Stay calm and tell me where the Easter eggs are.

  • All we're sayin' is give peeps a chance.

Religious Easter wishes

Easter Wishes
Easter Wishes
  • He is risen! Wishing you a delightful Easter filled with hope, joy and the wonder of God’s blessings.

  • Honoring the sacrifice made His name and salvation on this blessed day.

  • May God bless you with faith and family this Easter.

  • Rejoice in the resurrection of the Lord, our savior.

  • "The Lord is my shepherd: therefore can I lack nothing. He shall feed me in a green pasture; and let me forth beside the waters of comfort." — Psalm 23

  • Happy Easter! May the miracle of this beautiful and sacred day stay with you all year.

Easter Wishes
Easter Wishes
  • "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

  • My the light of the Lord fill your soul with joy today and every day.

  • "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die." — John 11:25-26

  • "Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance." — Jude 1:2

  • Deep peace of the earth to you and yours this Easter Day.

  • Blessed are the doves who seek refuge under the wing of God's love.

  • "You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand." — Psalm 16:11

Easter Wishes
Easter Wishes
  • "Wait on the LORD: Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD." — Psalm 27:14

  • "Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." — Psalm 37:4

  • The miracle of the season gives us reason to celebrate Easter.

  • May God's love surround you and your loved ones this Easter.

This article was originally published on TODAY.com