65 Best Thanksgiving Greetings and Wishes to Write in a Card

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to let loved ones know you’re grateful for them and all that they do.

While you can always show your thanks with actions, sometimes it's best to put your gratitude into words with a thoughtful text, Instagram caption or handwritten Thanksgiving card. A heartfelt sentiment of thanks really means so much, especially if you're spending the holiday apart.

But if you're not sure exactly what to write, get inspired by these Thanksgiving greetings for friends, family, coworker or anyone else who helped you throughout the year. It doesn't have to be long or wordy — just write a sentence or two like "Wishing you every blessing of this bountiful season" or "The greatest gift in life is friendship. I’m so thankful for yours."

If laughter is the way to their heart, then opt for a funny message about your relationship or perhaps, their love for mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. But if you want to keep things short and sweet, stick with one of the more sincere messages about gratitude.

Whatever you go with, these heartwarming Thanksgiving wishes will remind them why they're thankful for you.

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. Happy Thanksgiving.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Drazen Zigic / Getty Images stock
Drazen Zigic / Getty Images stock

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.

  • 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!

  • 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?

family hugging at the dinner table (skynesher / Getty Images stock)
family hugging at the dinner table (skynesher / Getty Images stock)

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 turkeys, at least once a year they deserve a pardon.

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

  • 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!

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

  • Wishing you were here to overcook the turkey.

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

  • 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