101 Best Happy Thanksgiving Messages and Quotes

Here is a list of 101 Happy Thanksgiving messages for a card or text to let those closest to you know how thankful you are for them.

#1 Although giving thanks is a tradition this time of year, it is just an excuse for me to tell you what I feel every day of the year. Thank you for your beautiful and lasting friendship. You are my favorite person. Sending you warm Thanksgiving wishes.


#2 Thank you for inviting us to Thanksgiving with your family. It is a beautiful time of year to make memories, and we look forward to making them with you. Happy Thanksgiving!

#3 Though we’re apart for this Thanksgiving, I’m thankful that you’re in my life and look forward to a time where we can sit and enjoy a big meal together. Happy Thanksgiving!

#4 Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all the good this year has provided for us and to be thankful. From our family to yours, have yourselves a Happy Thanksgiving!


#5 Gratitude is a feeling that we do not express often. Today, I want to make up for it and thank you immensely from the bottom of my heart for your invaluable friendship. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

#6 Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here to all of you. We wish we could be together to celebrate, but since we can’t, please make sure to kiss the cook for us!

#7 You bring the bird, they’ll bring the fixings, I’ll bring the appetite. There. We’ve all got our responsibilities straightened out! Happy Thanksgiving!


#8 Thanksgiving is a time to bring in the harvest of merry hearts, full stomachs, good times, and fond memories. I hope you and your family have a wonderful time doing just that. Happy Thanksgiving.

#9 We’re going to miss you this Thanksgiving, but don’t worry, I’ll make sure to eat your share. It’s a tough sacrifice, but I’m willing and able. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

#10 There’s no time like Thanksgiving to step back from the busyness of it all and examine the reasons we have to be grateful from this past year. We are so lucky to enjoy the lives we have, and I am so lucky you are in my life. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and I hope to see you soon.


#11 This has been a tough year and you have been put through the fire. I am thankful you are in my life and wish you strength, endurance, and energy throughout the holiday season to remember the good in your life. I am here for you and am thinking of you. Happy Thanksgiving.

#12 On this special day, I send you my thoughts of gratitude and appreciation for your friendship throughout the years. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day making memories with loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving.

#13 To you and everyone celebrating Thanksgiving with you, remember what is most important on Thanksgiving…dessert! Just kidding. I hope you have a memorable time in the company of good friends and a loving family. Happy Thanksgiving.


#14 Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. While sitting to celebrate with a big meal, may we all be filled with peace and appreciation for the bounty in our lives.

#15 If you can’t find a reason to give thanks, had tough times, not making bank, no ideas found, through what you’ve seen or heard, at least be thankful- you’re not the bird! Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

#16 Happy Thanksgiving! We hope that your Thanksgiving is full of everything that brings fond memories, warmth, and good times.


#17 Laughter, joy, and gratitude beget the very same. May your day ring true to the spirit of all three. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

#18 This is a holiday that challenges us to remember the many reasons we have to be thankful. Without hesitation, I’m most grateful for having you with me this Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving.

#19 Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Though I can’t be with you in person, know that I’m there in spirit, and bid you all good times and full bellies.


#20 When we think about all we are grateful for, it is hard not to stop for a moment in awe of our lives. We are truly lucky for what we have, and for friends like you. I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

#21 Give thanks to the Lord this Thanksgiving, for every blessing that He’s bestowed upon us throughout the year, great and small. Happy Thanksgiving!

#22 From me and mine to you and yours, Happy Thanksgiving. May your bird be fully cooked, your vegetables buttered, and your gravy smooth!


#23 Happy Thanksgiving! May life shower you with its gifts because you truly are an amazing person and fully deserve it.

#24 Though it is impossible to fully understand how truly lucky we are, it is wonderful that we have one day a year to sit back and at least try to reflect on all the reasons we have to appreciate our lives. Life is good! Wishing you and your family the happiest of Thanksgivings.

#25 It’s the day to give thanks, and I want to thank you for always having my back and being a phenomenal friend. Happy Thanksgiving!


#26 May your house be blessed and may you and yours always be happy. I’m very grateful for having you in my life. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

#27 May your turkey be big and delicious and may you not need to fight your family for the last piece of pie. Just kidding. Happy Thanksgiving!

#28 Thanksgiving is a great day to remember all the wonderful people we have in our lives and their impacts on us. Thank you for being one of those people to me. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

#29 Life can be hard, but we find refuge in our loved ones. Thank you for always supporting me and for bringing me so much joy. May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by friends and family.

#30 What can be better than time with family and friends to celebrate the joy of life? Times like these are the epitome of human happiness. I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

#31 Sincere gratitude to a heart is like water to a plant – it helps it grow bigger, fuller, and stronger. So I want to share my gratitude with you today. Thank you for being a powerful force in my life. Happy Thanksgiving!

#32 For children, Thanksgiving is a day when we get to eat delicious food. For adults, it’s a day to open our hearts and appreciate all that we have in our lives. May you enjoy this day, as both a child and an adult. I know I will! Happy Thanksgiving.

#33 There’s something special about finding reasons to be thankful during tough times. You’re that special person that can do just that. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

#34 Some would say that the true meaning of Thanksgiving is to appreciate the people in our lives and all we have received this past year. I am thankful for you. Happy Thanksgiving!

#35 Sending you warm Thanksgiving wishes from our home to yours. May you know love, joy, and peace on Thanksgiving Day. Happy Thanksgiving.

#36 Here’s a special greeting to express my gratitude to you this Thanksgiving. Thank you for the joy you bring to my life and your constant support. It means the world to me.

#37 In this harsh world, a few words of gratitude can change a life. I’m grateful that you are a part of mine, and I want you to know that you are appreciated and loved. Happy Thanksgiving!

#38 There is such comfort in having a day set aside to think about how lucky we are and all the treasures in our lives. May your Thanksgiving Day be filled with joy.

#39 Gratitude can heal our hearts. It makes for the best memories and brings people closer. May you always enjoy the warm spirit of this holiday and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

#40 Wishing you a great Thanksgiving feast! Enjoy the festivities and give thanks for the wonderful food and wonderful people to share it with. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

The Most Famous Quotes to Include with Your Happy Thanksgiving Message

“Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.”
Kevin James

“Thanksgiving is America’s national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty.”
Michael Dresser

“I can’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.”
Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

“Real ballplayers pass the stuffing by rolling it up in a ball and batting it across the table with a turkey leg.”
Tom Swyers

“You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out.”
Jay Leno

“Turkey for the girls and Turkey for the boys. My favorite kind of pants are corduroys. Gobble gobble goo and Gobble gobble gickel. I wish turkey only cost a nickel. Oh I love turkey on Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!”
Adam Sandler

“Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home.”
Wilbur D. Nesbit

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.”
Erma Bombeck

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
Melody Beattie

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
William Arthur Ward

“I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will.”
Charles Spurgeon

“Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.”
Joyce Giraud

“The more we express thanks, the more gratitude we feel. The more gratitude we feel, the more we express thanks. It’s circular, and it leads to a happier life.”
Steve Goodier

“What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?”
Erma Bombeck

“Thankfulness creates gratitude, which generates contentment that causes peace.”
Todd Stocker

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
Oprah Winfrey

“Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.”
Henry Ward Beecher

“It took me three weeks to stuff the turkey. I stuffed it through the beak.”
Phyllis Diller

“To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.”
Victor Hugo

“Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.”
Native American Saying

“Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!”
Henry Ward Beecher

“Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.”
William Shakespeare

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”
Jim Davis

“Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.”
Amy Grant

“Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.”
Margaret Cousins

“Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet. Believe in man. Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place. There is not, and there never has been a better time, or a better place to live in.”
Phillips Brooks

“Even in the trials of life, if we have eyes to see them, we can find good things everywhere we look.”
Joanna Gaines

“Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey — until Thanksgiving.”
Mike Connolly

“Most turkeys taste better the day after; my mother’s tasted better the day before.”
Rita Rudner

“Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who made the morning and spread it over the fields. Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.”
Mary Oliver

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.”

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.”
Melody Beattie

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
Willie Nelson

“Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude.”
Amy Leigh Mercree

“Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.”
H.U. Westermayer

“The Thankstini: A fun and delicious new novelty drink I invented. Cranberry juice, potato vodka, and a bouillon cube. Tastes just like a turkey dinner.”
Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother

“Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Halftimes take 12 minutes. This is not coincidence.”
Erma Bombeck

“My Thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite — only a sense of existence.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Cooking Tip: Wrap turkey leftovers in aluminum foil and throw them out.”
Nicole Hollander

“Thanksgiving is a time to give, a time to love, and a time to reflect on the things that matter most in life.”
Danielle Duckery

“Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.”
Catherine Pulsifer

“O Lord that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.”
William Shakespeare

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.”
Maya Angelou

“Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast.”
Melody Beattie

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”
William Faulkner

“It’s not too much food. This is what we’ve been training for our whole lives. This is our destiny, this is our finest hour.”
Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls

“Sharing in God’s blessings is at the heart of Thanksgiving and at the core of the American spirit.”
Bill Clinton

“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.”
E.P. Powell

“For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received.”
Storm Jameson

The Best Bible Verses to Include with Your Happy Thanksgiving Message

Psalm 100:4
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Psalm 7:17
I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.

1 Timothy 4:4-5
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

1 Chronicles 16:34
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Psalm 9:1
I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

2 Corinthians 9:11
You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

Psalm 107:1
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Ephesians 5:20
Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians 3:17
And everything you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Hebrews 13:15
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.

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