Being a father is one of the most difficult things that a man can take on in his lifetime. So, when one steps up and does it so beautifully, it is only right that we recognize it!
Father’s Day is a holiday meant to be “an occasion for renewal of the love and gratitude we bear to our fathers“. It is celebrated across the US on the third Sunday in June.
Finding the right words to sum up how much he means to you can be difficult. Whether you’re looking for a message to wish your dad, grandpa or the father of your children, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve got sweet and sentimental messages for him, that will have him reach for the tissues. And some funny messages to lighten the mood.
No matter the relationship or tone, we have the perfect words to let your dad feel loved and appreciated on a day made just for him.
Best Happy Father’s Day Messages
You have shown me what it means to be strong, and I will carry all of your lessons into my life forever. Happy Father’s Day, Dad.
When I hear the word ‘father’, I think of someone strong, dedicated to their family, secure in themselves, and ever so proud of their kids. In other words, I think of YOU! Happy Father’s Day to the definition of perfection itself.
We all know that you are my favorite parent, but on this day, I get to say it without raising suspicion from Mom! Happy Father’s Day!
Dear Dad, I don’t know what I would do without someone so wise to guide me in this life. You have truly given me the world, and I cannot thank you enough.
You tell us all the time how proud you are of us, but I don’t know if we say it back enough. Dad, we are so proud to have such a stand-up guy as our dad. You are the best around. Happy Fathers Day.
All of my inspiration to be all that I want to be in life comes from having had someone who always supported and loved me, aka you. Thank you for everything, and I love you so much, dad!
Nothing that you have ever said to me has gone unheard. Every word is worth listening to, and every piece of advice is appreciated. I love you so much, Dad.
If I grow up to be half of the man that you are, I think I will have done exceedingly well in life. You are such an amazing person and role model, and I love you so much. Happy Father’s Day, Dad.
You truly are the backbone of this family. Happy Father’s Day to the strongest dad anyone could ever have.
I would grill you up something special for Father’s Day, but I have a feeling it would make you happier if we did it together! Happy Father’s Day from your favorite little sous-chef!
Happy Father’s Day to the man whose hand I want to guide me over my entire lifetime. You are the strongest and wisest person that I know.
To the man that I can always count on to make me laugh, even when I don’t want to, I think you are the most amazing dad around. Thank you for all the smiles. Here’s to many more!
I want you to know on this day that you are so appreciated! Everything that you do and sacrifice for this family is never taken for granted. You are simply the best. Happy Father’s Day.
I hope that one day I will hold as much love, patience, and wisdom that you seem to have for our family every single day. I love you!
Hey Dad! Have you smiled today? I hope you have, because you deserve to smile every day of your life because you have the best job around: being my Dad!
I might be far away right now, but know that I am thinking about you and how amazing having you as a Dad is on this day! Happy Father’s Day! I miss you and will see you soon.
Having you as my dad sure has been a home run! Happy Father’s Day to a Dad who covers all the bases.
You were one of the first people to show me what real love looks like, and I am forever grateful for your never-ending support and unconditional affection.
I feel like you and I have grown a lot closer over the last year, and I am so thankful to have done that. Happy Father’s Day to my Dad and best friend.
Happy Father’s Day to the best provider for our family: thank you for all that you do. You are always someone I can rely on, and I will be forever grateful for you!
Dad, I hope today is full of rest and relaxation, because tomorrow is about to be wild and loud all over again! Love you!
A father is the closest thing to a superhero that their child will ever know. Observing your strength, speed, and flexibility, I would say you have the best superpower around: being the most amazing father ever! Happy Father’s Day.
Happy Father’s Day to the most accepting and stable man in my life. I have learned so much from the way you treat others, and I am so proud to call you a father figure.
No matter what our family goes through, we have you as our rock to weather any storm. Happy Father’s Day to the strongest man I know.
From cheering for me from the sidelines to teaching me how to live with each word, you motivate me to become the best that I can possibly be. Happy Father’s Day to a great life coach and Dad.
Sweet Happy Father’s Day Messages
It does not need to be Father’s Day for me to let you know that you are the absolute best, but it does not hurt to say it a bunch more times on a day made just for you, so: you are the best! You are the greatest! You are the top Dad around!
To the man who has spoiled me with love for all of my life, thank you for such an amazing childhood. Happy Father’s Day, Dad. I love you.
When I look at you, I see someone that I want to be just like when I grow up. Thank you for giving me someone to look up to! Happy Father’s Day.
Dear Stepdad, you have always been first in my heart. Thank you for loving me like you have known me since day 1. You are the best, and I love you!
Daddy, you haven’t met me yet, because I’m still in Mommy’s tummy, but I cannot wait to meet you! I am sure you are going to be the sweetest and most loving Daddy around! Happy Father’s Day.
I have always seen you as a dad, because you have loved and treated me like I am your own child since the day we met. Thank you for giving me someone to look up to. I love you so much. Happy Father’s Day.
Your love is something that I will hold in my heart until the day that I meet you in heaven. Happy Father’s Day to the man who raised me. I will think of you always.
Mom could not have picked a better man to help raise us into the best versions of ourselves that we could possibly be. Love you, Dad!
I have never wanted to follow in someone’s footsteps more than I have watching you walk through this world. You are the best dad and man that I know.
To my favorite cuddle buddy, I am so thankful to have you as my dad. Mom just cannot seem to put me down for a nap like you can. It takes skill! Happy Father’s Day, Daddy.
One day you will be teaching me to drive, watching me graduate, and sitting at my wedding, but for now, you can just hold me close as I fall asleep in your arms, because your arms are the only thing I need. Happy Father’s Day, Dad.
To the man that never seems to get tired of all the piggyback rides, diaper changes, and giggle fits, you are the best! Happy Father’s Day.
Every night when I say my bedtime prayers, I thank God for you one extra time because I know that He must love me a whole lot to give me a father like you. Happy Father’s Day!
From the day I was born, you were already paving my way to success. I am so thankful for everything you have done for me, and I am so proud to call you ‘Dad’.
If we learned anything from the Wizard of Oz, it is that it takes a lot of brains, heart, and courage to be a real man. But atop that, it takes so much love to make a dad who can create a home, and with you in it, there is no place like it! Happy Father’s Day, Dad.
All of my life, you have given up little things so that I can be happy and comfortable. That really has to be what makes a great dad–sacrifice. Thank you for everything you have done for me. I love you, Dad!
Yours are the bedtime stories that I am going to remember until the day I have kids of my own to tell them to! Happy Father’s Day to the best storyteller the world has ever seen.
There is just nothing as great to come home to each day than one of your hugs. I swear, they could fix the whole world if we bottled them! Happy Father’s Day, Dad.
You have always believed in me, and that alone has gotten me through so much in life. Thank you for the constant support! Happy Father’s Day.
Something special about our father-son/daughter relationship is that we chose to love one another, and that has created one of the strongest bonds ever. Happy Father’s Day to the best stepdad I could have ever asked for.
From the day that you taught me how to ride my bike, I knew that you could never steer me in the wrong direction! Happy Father’s Day to the best co-pilot around!
I wish there were something I could do or say that could really express how much I love you, but no matter how hard I try, you seem to always one up me by just being you every day. Happy Father’s Day to the best Dad ever.
Funny Father’s Day Messages
I thought about all the things I could get for you on Father’s Day, then I realized the best thing that I can give to you is probably just some peace and quiet, so call if you need anything, but I will be far, far away today! See ya!
“Father’s Day is important because, besides being the day on which we honor Dad, it’s the one day of the year that Brookstone does any business.” — Jimmy Fallon
I just want to know when Son’s/Daughter’s Day is, because I just want to remind you that you simply would not be a father without me!
Father’s Day is about keeping the boss of the family happy, so we better do everything Mom says today! Happy Father’s Day.
I think the best gift a dad can receive is a pretty amazing kid, and I actually do a really good job of fulfilling that every single day, so I guess all I have to say is, you’re welcome.
Sometimes I think about what it would have been like if I had anyone else as a dad, and I think about how I probably would have turned out normal! Happy Father’s Day to the wildest Dad out there!
As far as anyone knows, this is a nice, normal, heartfelt Father’s Day message. Maybe shed a tear while reading this. Pretend I brought up a good memory. Then, nod and give me the most genuine “thank you” that you can muster. That will be sure to get them all! Happy Father’s Day.
“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” — Charles Wadsworth
Instead of a Happy Father’s Day message, this is more of a ‘You’re Welcome For Making You a Father in the First Place’ message. Don’t worry, you don’t have to thank me!
Today is your one free pass for me to ignore your burps, farts, and other weird sounds and smells in the name of you having given me life. Do not get too comfortable, old man!
I know that I am one of several kids, but you and I both agree that I am your favorite, right? You will not get your present unless and until you agree with me, so take your time to really think about the answer here.
“You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.” — Jerry Seinfeld
A dad’s job used to be hunting for food, trading horses, and scaring away bears. Seeing you police the thermostat and lose the TV remote just makes me think about how far humanity has come. Just wow!
I was thinking about it and I do not think I have to get you a gift today because really, I am the best present you could receive. What luck!
Some kids look at their Dads and see a hero with everything but the cape. When I look at you, I just cannot get past the goofy smile… Happy Father’s Day.
“A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” — Steve Martin
Mom reminded me that today is important, so Happy Birthday! Wait… Oh… Wrong one. That’s okay. We can just blame it on Mom for not being specific enough… Happy Father’s Day!
Sorry for having been a pretty difficult kid growing up, but honestly, I cannot make any promises for the future. Good luck!
I would have gotten you a beer for Father’s Day, but I legally cannot do that yet, so just count me in as willing to do that in a couple years, and we will call it belated. Happy Father’s Day!
“We wondered why when a child laughed, he belonged to Daddy, and when he had a sagging diaper that smelled like a landfill, ‘He wants his mother.’” — Erma Bombeck
I guess today you have a free pass for me to laugh at all of your jokes, so enjoy it until the clock strikes midnight! Happy Father’s Day to the man I will call hilarious only today!
Father’s Day Quotes
“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” ― Antoine François Prévost
“No man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” ― Hedy Lamarr
“My dad is my best friend, my father, and my boss. When I do something that is exciting and he likes it, it feels three times as good as you can imagine.” ― David Lauren
“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.” ― Wade Boggs
“To be the father of a nation is a great honor, but to be the father of a family is a greater joy.” ― Nelson Mandela
“I imagine God to be like my father. My father was always the voice of certainty in my life. Certainty in the wisdom, certainty in the path, certainty always in God. For me God is certainty in everything. Certainty that everything is good and everything is God.” ― Yehuda Berg
“There is no teacher equal to mother and there’s nothing more contagious than the dignity of a father.” ― Amit Ray
“Father is Everyone’s First Preceptor. Happy Father’s Day!” ― Mohith Agadi
“Confident women are raised by loving dads.” ― Nitya Prakash
“The faith my father has in me it is the greatest gift he has ever given me. More than a father, he is a friend, a true friend.” ― Nurudeen Ushawu
“Fathers are the pillars of the home. Without them, the citadel of confidence crumbles. Without them, the tendrils of hope withers. Without them, sweet and great dreams turn to nightmares.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson
“Beautiful is the man who leaves a legacy that of shared love and life. It is he who transfers meaning, assigns significance and conveys in his loving touch the fine art and gentle shaping of a life. This man shall be called, Father.” ― Stella Payton
“Our greatest gift in life is Love and the wisdom of our Fathers.” ― Dr. Tony Beizaee
“True men embrace their responsibility. They know being a father should be real, not just owning a name.” ― Ephantus Mwenda
“The best fathers have the softest, sweetest hearts. In other words, great dads are real marshmallows.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich
“Being a Dad is not about creating a life, for that demands little of your life. It’s about cultivating a life, for that demands all of your life.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough
“An honorable father is the beacon and strength to his family.” ― Wayne Chirisa
“My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.’” — Michael Jordan
“My father would lift me high and dance with my mother and me and then spin me around till I fell asleep then up the stairs he would carry me, and I knew for sure I was loved.” — Luther Vandross
“I have an excellent father. His strength is making me stronger.” — Taylor Swift
“He did the best that he could, and I only hope when I have my own family that every day, I see a little more of my father in me.” — Keith Urban
“He was a giant, and I was just a kid. I was always trying to do everything he did. I can still remember every lesson he taught me, growing up learning how to be like my old man.” — Zac Brown Band
Happy Father’s Day Messages From Daughter
Dad, I don’t know if it’s even possible to tell you just how much your love and support has meant to me over all of these years. Everything I do is to make you proud, to look at me and think, “that’s my girl”. I love you so much. Happy Father’s Day.
Hey Dad, I just wanted to thank you for all of the love you have given me over the years. It must have taken so much patience to raise me, and I will never be able to thank you enough. Happy Fathers Day.
A princess can only be as strong as her kingdom allows her to grow, and the home that you have built for this family has created powerful and loving leaders. Happy Father’s Day to the king of the castle.
It may not have been from birth, but from the moment you stepped into my life, you have been the best dad, role-model, and friend that a girl could ever have. Thank you for loving me so much.
From the day I was born to the day you will walk me down the aisle and beyond, I am, have been, and will be so proud to be your baby girl. Happy Father’s Day. Love, your adoring daughter.
One day, I just want to give my kids the kind of dad who will love and respect them like you did me growing up. Happy Father’s Day to the best role model in the world.
Dad, you are the most amazing man I know, and I am so in love with the love that you and mom share. I hope that one day I will know something that strong and powerful. Thank you for setting the perfect example. Happy Father’s Day! Love, your daughter.
I don’t think there is anything stronger in this world than the connection shared between a daughter and her loving dad, and you are no exception. Thank you for loving me so fully.
Dad, you taught me what it means to play like a girl, and that is, to be even better than all of the boys! You have always supported me and been my number one cheerleader, and for that I am forever grateful. Happy Father’s Day.
No matter how far I may stray, even if I cannot be spending Father’s Day by your side, know that I am still your little girl who is always just a phone call away.
Happy Father’s Day Messages For Grandpa
To the man that has made generations of this amazing family possible, Happy Father’s Day, and, just as a bonus, Happy Grandfather’s Day, in advance.
The incredible and loving way that I was raised really speaks to how well my parents were raised by you. I hope that one day, when I have my own kids, I will be able to carry on such a tradition, and make this family proud. Happy Father’s Day, Grandpa.
The way that you continue to teach and love your grandkids shows that even though you are no longer parenting our parents, you are still taking a leadership role in this family very diligently, and for that we love you so much.
To the man that is responsible for the wildest family alive, I just want you to know, no matter what happens with these crazy people, we can always blame it back on you! Love you Grandpa.
All I want to be in life is to grow up to be surrounded by as much love and support as you. It really goes to show that you get out what you put in! Happy Father’s Day to the best Grandpa around.
I am so happy that we have you around to keep Mom/Dad in check! You really must be the best father as well as grandfather around! Love you!
I am so lucky that life decided to throw me into a family with such incredible role models and family members to guide me. Thank you for being one of the best people I know. Happy Father’s Day to an amazing Grandpa.
The reason that they had to come up with the word ‘grandfather’ is because when you become one, they needed to make sure everyone around knew that you were making the position the best role around! To the grandest man in my life, Happy Father’s Day.
I am so lucky to have had you around for so much of my life, and I cannot wait for you to be around for so much more. Happy Father’s Day to the most amazing Granddad.
I will remember, cherish, and love, all of the time that we have spent together over my lifetime. You are the greatest man I know, and you have raised some pretty great kids too! Happy Father’s Day, Grandpa.
Grandpa, it is amazing to realize all of the love and joy that was created on this Earth solely because you decided to start a family. You have done so much for us, and we love and appreciate it all!
Happy Father’s Day Wishes For Your Husband
To my other half, I am so blessed and honored to have built a home and family with such an incredible man. Happy Father’s Day to the best person I could have married.
There are so many years of child raising ahead of us, but the ones behind us with all the amazing memories will be in my heart forever. Happy Father’s Day, love.
Thinking about what a wonderful support system you are for our child(ren) makes me tear up. I just know they are going to have been raised with so much love from their dad, and that makes my heart glow. Happy Father’s Day.
You have given our children so much, but the best thing you have to offer is all of the love, respect, and support that they will take into their lives and remember forever. Thank you for everything, and Happy Father’s Day.
You are absolutely the best person I have ever met, and if our children pick up even a fraction of the love and beauty that you radiate, we are going to have a pretty amazing family. Happy Father’s Day.
From the first day that we took our first child home, her/his first words, first steps, and every first after that, I have never doubted you, not even for a second! In my heart, you are a first-place dad. Happy Father’s Day to my number one!
Happy Father’s Day, my love! Though you were not the first man in my children’s lives, I am so happy that you will be the one that stands by them, raises them, and loves them with everything that they deserve. You are absolutely amazing.
Our family may be little, but it is so full of love, and we have you to thank for that. Happy Father’s Day to the most amazing man around.
Happy Father’s Day, love. The children may get their great looks from me, but I suppose they get some personality from you.
Even on the days that I am tired and quiet, I am watching how you love on our kids with all the patience that I can sometimes lack. It takes such an amazing man to be so kind, and I am so lucky to have you.
To my partner in time, these crazy kids may have been the biggest ruse we could have ever pulled off. Happy Father’s Day.
Fathers are such an amazing gift to this world. They support their families with so much strength, patience, and care, but most of all, with all the love they can muster.
Father’s Day is a time to recognize such amazing dedication to a family. These Happy Father’s Day messages are meant to express all of the gratitude that we hold in our hearts for these amazing men.
Whether yours is a dad who has been there from birth, a stepdad, adopted dad, grandpa, or father figure, the love and appreciation that defines this day can be found nestled in the words of this article.
After such wonderful words have been written and gifted, be sure to treat the man who has treated you so well with a big hug and some family time.
They say that actions speak louder than words, and even with the volume this article has, we know that your dad deserves even more!
More Messages for Dad:
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- Happy Birthday in Heaven Dad: The birthday of an amazing father deserves to be recognized even after his passing. Allow us to offer you loving words to honor your late father on his day.