75 Thanksgiving greetings and heartfelt wishes to write in a card

There's no better time than Thanksgiving to celebrate life's many blessings.

Among them? Food on the table and a group of your favorite people to share it with.

Whether your holiday plans include a traditional turkey dinner with the family or a Friendsgiving with your best pals, now is a moment to send a message of gratitude to everyone you care about this year.

Whether they're nearby or long-distance, you can let your loved ones know you're thinking of them by sending a heartfelt Thanksgiving greeting via Instagram or text. Better yet, go the extra mile by sending a thoughtful card in the mail — especially if you take an extra minute or two to jot down a personal message inside.

Stuck on what to say? Not to worry, we've gathered together (holiday pun totally intended) a list of cute, funny and inspirational Thanksgiving greetings that cover all the Turkey Day Basics like giving thanks, corny jokes about family get-togethers and the beloved day-after tradition: Black Friday shopping.

The best part? Whichever you decide on, these thoughtful Thanksgiving greetings will remind the people you love most why they're thankful for you.

Cute Thanksgiving greetings

  • You're the gift that keeps on Thanks-giving.

  • You hold the tur-key to my heart.

  • Thanks for being the apple of my pie.

  • I brake for pumpkin pie.

Thanksgiving Greetings
Thanksgiving Greetings
  • Better pumpkin latte than never.

  • First rule of Black Friday Shopping Club: There are no rules.

  • Caution: This car makes frequent stops for Black Friday sales.

  • Give thanks and be cran-merry!

  • Gobble til you wobble.

  • In everything, give thanks.

Thanksgiving Greetings
Thanksgiving Greetings

Thanksgiving greetings about gratitude

  • Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, so I just want to say that I'm grateful for you and the love you bring into my life.

  • I appreciate you today and every day.

  • May simple abundance fill your cup with gratitude this Thanksgiving.

  • Gratitude helps us to see what's there instead of what isn't.

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Thanksgiving Greetings
  • Every day I wake up and remember that I'm thankful for you.

  • When things go wrong, it helps to remember all the good things in the world and that's when I think of you.

  • I can't even find the words to express my gratitude for you, but here's my attempt.

  • There are so many reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving and you’re one of them.

  • May your blessings be many, your troubles be few and your Thanksgiving be wonderful.

  • Thankful is what I feel every single time I think of you. Happy Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Greetings
Thanksgiving Greetings
  • Grateful, thankful, blessed — that sums up how I feel.

  • Kindness sows the seeds. Gratitude is the harvest. Hope your Thanksgiving overflows with both.

  • So many Thanksgiving memories, so grateful for all of them.

  • Thankful for so many things and they all begin with you.

  • When you’re grateful for all you have, then Thanksgiving is eternal.

  • Through all of life’s ups and downs, one thing has remained the same: your love and support. I couldn’t be more thankful.

  • Teach your children gratitude and they’ll thank you in return.

Short Thanksgiving greetings

  • May the chairs around your table be filled with those you love.

  • May this day and every day be filled with love, joy and happiness.

  • Wishing you every blessing of this bountiful season.

  • May the blessings of Thanksgiving fill your heart and home with joy.

  • Warmest Thanksgiving greetings to you and your family.

  • From our home to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Greetings
Thanksgiving Greetings
  • May the warmth of the harvest fill your heart this season.

  • Sending blessings for Thanksgiving and every day.

  • Let joy and abundance be the blessings you celebrate this Thanksgiving.

  • Celebrate the little things in life and be thankful for the big ones.

  • Happy harvest to you and yours.

  • Home sweet Thanksgiving home.

  • Harvest wreaths, falling leaves and cozy sweaters. Ah, Thanksgiving is here.

Funny Thanksgiving greetings

  • Eat, drink and cranberry!

  • Let the gourd times roll.

  • Hoping your Thanksgiving comes with a cornucopia of blessings.

  • Oh my, it’s the season of pleasin’ turkey and pie!

  • Wishing you a closet full of elastic pants this Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Greetings
Thanksgiving Greetings
  • Over the river and through the woods to Thanksgiving dinner we go.

  • Keep calm and eat turkey.

  • Pumpkin pie spice and everything nice this Thanksgiving!

  • Football. Turkey. Nap. Repeat.

Thanksgiving greetings for friends

  • Good friends, good food and good times. That’s what it’s all about. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for so much, including our friendship. Wishing you a wonderful day.

  • Thinking of you and your family today and hoping your Thanksgiving is as special as you are.

  • The echoes of our laughter remind me how lucky I am to have you as a friend. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Greetings
Thanksgiving Greetings
  • Friends are the family we choose. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • There’s nothing better than having you as a friend ... unless you brought pumpkin pie.

  • The greatest gift in life is friendship. I’m so thankful for yours.

  • One good friend is better than a thousand relatives. Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Life brought us together. Thanksgiving is when I remember how lucky I am that it did.

  • Remember the time we made margaritas on Thanksgiving? Me neither. Maybe this year?

Thanksgiving greetings for family

  • So thankful for the love that this family shares on Thanksgiving and always.

  • When it comes to families, we got the best of the bunch. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Families are like pumpkin pies. They're not everyone's favorite, but Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same without 'em.

  • There’s no greater gift than food on the table and your family sitting around it.

Thanksgiving Greetings
Thanksgiving Greetings
  • This family stops at turkey crossings!

  • Turkey, gravy and pumpkin pie. Home is where all the good smells are.

  • Here’s hoping that someone remembers to thaw the turkey this year!

  • We laugh, we cry, we argue over who has to carve the turkey, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Thanksgiving greetings that go the distance

  • Today is yet another reminder that distance makes the heart grow fonder.

  • Sending a hug for each mile that separates us this Thanksgiving.

  • Near or far, our hearts will always remain close. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Greetings
Thanksgiving Greetings
  • Life may have taken us in different directions, but thankfully the road home never changes.

  • Wish you were here to overcook the turkey.

  • Our love goes the distance, and coordinates on a map will never change that.

Thanksgiving Greetings
Thanksgiving Greetings
  • Keeping you close in my heart on Thanksgiving and all the days to follow.

  • No matter where you go, there will always be a chair for you at Thanksgiving dinner.

This article was originally published on TODAY.com