Thank You For Welcoming Me Into Your Family: Messages of Gratitude for New In-Laws

By Billie •  Updated: 04/25/23 •  5 min read

If you have been welcomed as a new member of the family, it’s important to show your appreciation and gratitude for being welcomed with open arms. I recommend starting with a simple heartfelt message or a thoughtful gesture to start things off. No matter how small your effort may seem, expressing your thanks can go a long way in building strong and meaningful relationships with your in-laws. And a happy husband or wife makes for a happy life, right?

So, what exactly should you say to show your appreciation to your new family? Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. “I feel so lucky to have married into such a wonderful family. Thank you for making me feel at home and accepted from the start.”
  2. “From the bottom of my heart, thank you for welcoming me into your family. I feel so blessed to be a part of such a loving and supportive group of people.”
  3. “Your kindness and hospitality have meant the world to me. I couldn’t have asked for better in-laws!”
  4. “Thank you for accepting me for who I am and treating me like one of your own. I feel so honored to be a part of your family.”
  5. “I appreciate all the effort you’ve put into making me feel like a part of the family. You’ve truly made me feel loved and appreciated.”
  6. “Thank you for all the love and support you’ve shown me. It means more than you’ll ever know.”
  7. “I’m grateful to have such wonderful in-laws who have welcomed me with open arms. I’m looking forward to making many more memories with all of you.”
  8. “Your kindness and generosity have touched my heart. Thank you for being such wonderful in-laws.”
  9. “I feel blessed to have you all in my life. Thank you for being my second family and for making me feel so loved and appreciated.”
  10. “Thank you for all the advice and guidance you’ve given me as a new member of the family. Your wisdom and experience are truly appreciated.”

Remember, expressing your gratitude and appreciation doesn’t have to be limited to words. A thoughtful gesture, such as bringing a homemade dish to a family gathering or sending a heartfelt card with or without your original words, can also go a long way in showing your appreciation.

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Funny and Cute Messages of Gratitude for New In-Laws:

  1. “Thanks for taking me in as your own, even though you had no say in the matter.”
  2. “I’m so grateful to have gained a new family member who doesn’t mind my weirdness.”
  3. “You guys are the in-laws I never knew I needed. Thanks for accepting me into your crazy clan!”
  4. “I know you didn’t have a choice in the matter, but I’m still thankful to have you as my new family.”
  5. “I can’t believe I lucked out with in-laws as amazing as you. Thanks for being awesome!”
  6. “Thanks for raising such an incredible human being for me to marry. You’ve made my life so much better.”
  7. “I always thought of in-laws as scary, but you guys have made me realize they can also be pretty cool.”
  8. “I never thought I’d be saying this, but I’m actually excited to spend holidays with my new in-laws!”
  9. “Thanks for being the in-laws that make me forget I’m not blood-related to you.”
  10. “I’m so grateful for the love and support you’ve shown me since I became part of your family. Here’s to many more years of awkward family dinners and forced small talk!”
  11. Thank you for welcoming me into your family. I promise to be on my best behavior at family gatherings… or at least try my best!
  12. I feel so lucky to have gained such amazing new family members. And to think, all it took was falling in love with your [son/daughter]!
  13. I’m grateful for the warm welcome you’ve given me into your family, even though I know it’s hard to let go of your [son/daughter]. Don’t worry, I promise to take good care of them!
  14. Thank you for accepting me into your family, even though I’m not as cool as you guys. But hey, I can learn!
  15. I never imagined having such awesome in-laws. It almost makes up for having to share my [spouse] with you all!
  16. Thank you for making me feel like part of the family. I promise to never forget anyone’s birthday or anniversary… as long as I have a reminder set on my phone.
  17. I’m so grateful for the warm welcome you’ve given me, and for not making me go through a hazing process like in some families. Or did I just not notice it?
  18. Thank you for embracing me into your family. I’ll do my best to keep up with all of the inside jokes and family traditions… even though it might take me a while to catch on.

So, go ahead and express your gratitude to your new family members. Like I said, it’s a small gesture that can make a big impact on your relationship with your in-laws.


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