How to write the perfect Happy Thanksgiving message in 2022

    by Note with Love Team - Dec 14, 2022

    Thanksgiving Day is mostly an American holiday, also celebrated in Canada, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia that honors the harvest and other blessings of the previous year. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. There are many myths and traditions associated with this holiday.  Friends and families gather to share a hearty turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberries, pumpkin pie, etc on Thanksgiving.  It is one of the busiest days of the year.

    Why is Thanksgiving important?

    The term thanksgiving refers to the act of being grateful and appreciative of what you have. Thanksgiving is said to be the day when you forget about all of your problems. Our lives have become so hectic that gathering all family members in one place at the same time has become nearly impossible. So, free of materialism, Thanksgiving day is that holiday of family reunions. 

    Essentials of a happy Thanksgiving message

    “Happy Thanksgiving” is the most common greeting used to wish someone on this day.  But do not limit yourselves to sending generic happy thanksgiving messages. It may fall short in showing your true appreciation. Remember to mention the following to craft your thanksgiving blessings.

    • This is the obvious one. Mention what you are thankful for and other blessings in the past year.
    • Be humble with your words; your thanksgiving wishes don't have to be long. It can be short and sweet.
    • It’s a lovely practice to share a memory you’re thankful for with the person you're sending it to.
    • If you know the family, addressing everyone by name can be a great idea. This makes the receiver feel remembered and prioritized. Writing "Dear John, Martha, Betty and Harold ..." will be more appreciated than putting down "Dear Mr. Stuart and family... ".
    • Always try to write in the first person and direct voice.
    • Handwritten messages always win hearts! But it is very difficult to write in every card when you send out to a lot of recipients. You can print out the most and sign the cards to add personal touch. You can also select a cursive font for the text and print out your signature as well.
    • Whatever message you end up sending remember it is the emotion that counts, so don't stress!

    What to write in a Thanksgiving message for Family?

    Spending quality time with family should be a top priority on Thanksgiving. However, if you're away from home and unable to join everyone for the holiday, sending happy thanksgiving wishes or thanksgiving cards to your family is the best way to express your gratitude. These greetings for family members can be heartfelt, amusing, or even humorous. Here are some sample messages.

    • Although I am far away from home, our hearts remain as close as ever. Have a wonder-filled and prosperous holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving.
    • I am grateful for many things, but my family is what I am most grateful for on this occasion of Thanksgiving!
    • Happy holidays to the people who make life worthwhile! I can't wait to meet you all and share another Thanksgiving with you. For now, I wish you a day filled with peace, love, and joy.

    What to write in a Thanksgiving message for friends?

    Thanksgiving is the time to gather your friends and get cozy to celebrate fall with delicious food, spiced pies, and willed ciders. It's not every day that you get to tell your closest friends how much you appreciate them. Take a look at the following messages that you can write to your friends:

    • We've been apart for a year, but we're back together! I'm happy to share Thanksgiving day with you. On my list of things to be grateful for, our friendship comes in first. Let's raise our glasses in thanks and celebration. Cheers!
    • When I count blessings, I count you twice, my dear friend. Warmest regards to you and your family. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day!
    • While I'm thanking God for all the blessings in my life, I want you to know that you're one of them. I'm hoping your Thanksgiving is just as fantastic as you are on this special day.

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    What to write in a Thanksgiving message for your love?

    • I'm not sure if you deserve a partner like me, but I count myself extremely lucky to have you. My life has been filled with happiness and joy since the day I fell in love with you. Merry Thanksgiving to you.
    • Since the moment you entered my life, life has undoubtedly become more meaningful. On this Thanksgiving, I'd like to thank you for all of your love and pampering. And I thank God for bringing you into my life.

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    What to write in a Thanksgiving message for neighbors?

    • My  family and I want to thank you for all of your kindness. Thank you for always being a trustworthy and helpful neighbor. I know I can always rely on you. Happy thanksgiving!
    • We appreciate you reaching out to us and introducing us to the area. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Thank you for offering to lend me your tools and for your valuable guidance. Happy Thanksgiving neighbors!
    • I truly appreciate you picking up our children from school and watching over them while we were away. I feel more at ease just knowing you live nearby. Thank you for being such a wonderful neighbor. Happy thanksgiving

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    What to write in an official Thanksgiving message?

    Instead of sending business holiday card messages, you might want to write a formal greeting for the occasion. Shower your gratitude with a simple message. It could be for your boss, team, coworkers, business partners, or clients. While crafting official Thanksgiving greetings, remember to maintain your decorum. You can also print those as a thanksgiving card.

    For Boss

    • Thank you for everything you've done for your employees i.e. in your words, your other family. This Thanksgiving, we count you among our blessings and send our best wishes to you and your loved ones.
    • I appreciate all that you do to maintain a healthy work environment in this office. Happy holidays and have a restful and tranquil time!
    • I wanted to let you know that I will be eternally grateful for all of your encouragement and inspiration. Happy Thanksgiving to such a wonderful mentor and boss!

    For Employees

    • Thank you for your dedication to serving our clients/customers on a daily basis. I appreciate your amazing attitude. Happy Thanksgiving!
    • Happy Thanksgiving to everyone on the team! Without your hard work and dedication, this company would not be the same.
    • Thank you for your generosity, and for going above and beyond to help our clients. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy your well-deserved time off.

    For Colleagues

    • I am so grateful to have a selfless colleague like you. Enjoy the holiday with your loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving!
    • I am fortunate enough to have a colleague like you who contributes to making the workplace into a thriving community. Have a wonderful holiday!

    For Clients/ Customers

    • It's the perfect time of the year to express our heartfelt gratitude for putting your faith in us. We look forward to providing you with the best service possible in the future. We wish you and your family a very very happy thanksgiving.
    • As we near the end of another year, we'd like to wish you a happy and warm Thanksgiving. May you have an abundance of the good things in life, including everything that is lovely, meaningful, and makes you happy, not just on Thanksgiving but all year long. Thank you for your trust. We thank you on behalf of the entire [company name].

    For Business Partners

    • I appreciate everything you do to support our mission of providing our clients and customers with solutions, career opportunities, and community support. Thank you for your continued support. I am truly thankful to have a great partner like you. Happy thanksgiving!
    • From our business to yours, we wish you an amazing Thanksgiving full of friends, family, and delicious food. We hope to continue this collaboration for many years to come.

    What to write in a Thanksgiving message when you are the Mayor

    As mayor, you should express your gratitude to the residents. Pay tribute to city workers for their dedication and recognize the plight of the less fortunate. 

    *Take a look at the mayor's Thanksgiving blessings from the Borough of Roseland, NJ.*

    Some Famous Thanksgiving quotes

    We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.

    Neal A. Maxwell

    At some point in life, the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough.

    Toni Morrison

    Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.


    There're also some funny thanksgiving quotes:

    I’m looking forward to seeing pie this Thanksgiving more than members of my own family.

    Damien Fahey

     Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.

    Kevin James

    What to write in a Thanksgiving email?

    If you are emailing a family member or friend, you can either send a heartfelt message of love and warmth for the holiday season or inject some humor (cheesy poems, should I say?)

    If you're running an email marketing campaign for your business, keep the following in mind to attract the attention of your customer:

    • A subject line that makes them want to open it
    • Make it clear in your message that you're sending it for thanksgiving.
    • If you have a promotion or discount, mention it.

    How to reply a Thanksgiving message?

    When responding to a message of thanksgiving, let the sender know how much you appreciate the fact that they are keeping you in their thoughts. Don't forget to share a holiday memory that you two had together. If possible, mention a plan to catch up soon.

    Concluding thoughts

    Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for all of the blessings that have come your way over the past year. So, if you feel like sending happy thanksgiving messages to some people, make a list of their names. It's a kind way to show your appreciation to the people who matter to you, whether it's in a heartfelt thanksgiving card, a simple email, or funny Thanksgiving quotes posted to your social media feeds

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