Of course, he’s the world’s best dad, and that’s always a great message to send him anytime. But you may be looking for something more original or personal for Father's Day. Sometimes it can be difficult to put your feelings into words because they run so deep. Or you may want to send a funny message in return for all the dad jokes you’ve had to suffer through.
So if you’re in need of some inspiration, here’s our compilation of the best short messages to send for Father’s Day.
Father’s Day has been celebrated in the U.S. since 1910 and falls on the third Sunday in June. For 2023, that is June 18. Because it’s celebrated in the heart of summer, you can be almost guaranteed a bright, sunny day to plan your Father’s Day celebration. It could be a picnic, a quiet dinner at home, a night on the town, or a concert — the possibilities are endless.
The difficult part is choosing a gift for Father’s Day because dads are notoriously difficult to shop for — in fact, it’s the classic “What do you get for the man who has everything?” dilemma. But we’ll share a little secret — no matter what you get him, he’ll treasure your gift because it’s from you. One thing you can’t go wrong with is flowers. Yes, dads do love flowers.
The cool vibes of The Ellington are very appealing, especially if your dad is a jazz fan. Double The Luna, with its dreamy yet grounded color scheme of deep blue and cream with dark green foliage, will speak to his sense of balance and beauty. If you pick a classic orchid, like The Murano in a white-and-blue tile pot, you can be sure he will display it proudly on his desk and show it off to all friends and visitors.
The best messages to send Dad on Father’s Day are those that come from the heart. Your message could be classic, funny, or deeply emotional and nostalgic. He’ll hear and cherish your words, and they may be the best thing you can give him in return for all the years that he’s loved and looked out for you.
Simple and sincere, these words tell your dad how much he means to you and how grateful you are for everything he’s done for you, for all his advice that finally makes sense years later, and for being the best example of how to be a good human being.
Dads don’t have a monopoly on dad jokes, which is lucky because they are some of the best messages you can send on Father’s Day. It could be a new joke he’s never heard before or one of his own recycled ones, but either way, it will cheer him up on his special day. Here are some of our favorites:
Whether your dad is old-school with a stiff upper lip or the New Age type, it’s fine to get emotional and nostalgic about all he’s done for you and all the good times you’ve had together.
We must admit that there are times when being a dad can be a thankless job. So why not use Father’s Day to express your gratitude for all the times he’s been there for you and everything he’s done? You’ll feel better for having said (or written or typed) the words.
There’s a reason why these golden oldies have been used again and again over the years. They’re sincere and express all the love you have for your dad in a few short words.
Stepdads are a special breed, and a few loving words can let yours know how much he means to you.
Your Father’s Day message will be as meaningful for your dad as it is for you. It’s one day when you can really put your feelings of love and gratitude for him into words. When you speak directly from your heart, he will recognize it and cherish your words.