What to Write in a Wedding Anniversary Card [For Your Spouse, Friends, Family]

By Billie •  Updated: 05/15/22 •  11 min read

Don’t overlook the positive act of sending a happy wedding anniversary card. Although it may seem a trivial or outdated habit, words you write can add so much to the joy of the occasion and touch the other’s heart.

Whether writing a note to the one you love, or sharing in the celebration for a married couple close to you, definitely take the time (only a minute!) to jot down words that say I love you and I share in your happiness.

Go with whatever style is you: you can make a joke, send sincere best wishes, offer a toast, offer encouragement, share a memory or simply mention how special it is to share or witness a loving commitment.

Romantic Anniversary Messages for Each Other to Write in a Card

Don’t worry about saying the perfect thing, just hold the feeling of your love in your heart, and write how you feel. It can be short and funny or longer and sentimental, whatever your style.

Take this opportunity to thank your spouse or partner, to say I love you, to reaffirm your commitment and to express confidence and enthusiasm for your future together.

There is beauty in a simple happy anniversary wish. Give blessings for any milestone, and any relationship status for which you’re grateful. Spread the love! That’s what we’re here to do.

General Anniversary Messages

Romantic Anniversary Messages

  1. “Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will.”
  2. “All of me loves all of you.”
  3. “I just want you to know that when I picture myself happy, it’s with you.”
  4. “If I could turn back the clock I would find you sooner and love you longer.”
  5. “So grateful God gave me you to love. Happy anniversary, sweetheart.”
  6. “Ever since I met you my life has been infinitely better. …
  7. “When I say ‘I love you’, it’s not out of habit, but out of truth. Happy anniversary!”
  8. “Wishing the most beautiful person who has given me the most beautiful life, a very happy anniversary.”
  9. “Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will.”
  10. “All of me loves all of you.”
  11. “Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favourite. Happy Anniversary to us!”
  12. “Ever since I met you my life has been infinitely better. I’m grateful every day for our love, and you make me a better version of me.”
  13. “When I say ‘I love you’, it’s not out of habit. It’s to remind you that you are the best thing that has ever happened to me.”
  14. “I’ve fallen in love many times. Always with you.”
  15. “From sending you goodnight texts to wishing you good morning, everything seems sweeter since I met you. Happy Anniversary.”
  16. “To the most incredible person, you give me love, light and happiness everyday. A very happy anniversary.”
  17. “You’re my person, and every day we are together I love you more.”
  18. “I never dreamed love could be this good. And if I am dreaming, please don’t wake me. Happy anniversary!”
  19. “I don’t care about life’s twists and turns, as long as I have you and our beautiful family. Happy anniversary my love.”
  20. “I’m so excited about the future because I can’t wait to make all of our dreams come true. Happy anniversary and cheers to many more.”
  21. “Even after all this time, my heart still melts when you walk into the room. Happy Anniversary.”

Cute & Funny Anniversary Card Messages

  1. “Happy Anniversary, I love you more and more each day. Except yesterday, you were pretty annoying then!”
  2. I can never tell you enough how beautiful you are, how much money you make and how you make me smile. Happy Anniversary to my one true love.
  3. “I love doing life with you. Happy anniversary!”
  4. “Your face is still my favourite face.”
  5. “You’re my favourite wife.”
  6. “You’re all right I guess. Happy anniversary!”
  7. “They say the greatest marriages are built on teamwork. Thanks for being on my side through all the tantrums and meltdowns (and the ones by the kids). I love you!”
  8. “Even though your snoring drives me crazy, I wouldn’t pick anyone else in the world to share my bed with. Happy Anniversary!”
  9. “Happy Anniversary! Let’s order take-out and be in bed by 10pm.”
  10. “It’s pretty cool that we’ve been together for however long we’ve been together. Happy Anniversary!”
  11. “You make me happier than when I see my food coming in a restaurant. Happy Anniversary!”
  12. “Happy Anniversary. You’re the perfect choice for my first wife!”
  13. “Every day I am grateful to have you. But here’s a card to prove it.”
  14. “I’ve always wanted the best for you – which is obviously me!”
  15. “Happy ‘got married’ day!”
  16. “Marriage is a relationship where one person is right and the other one is the husband.”
  17. “You’re 100% my type on paper. I’m so glad you’re my boyfriend.”
  18. “Thanks for not swiping left. Happy Anniversary!”
  19. “Happy Anniversary – I’m amazed you’re still with me!”

Anniversary Quotes for Cards

Can’t find the words that are in your heart? Here, somebody else has already said it. Find more ways to say I love you with all my heart or show her appreciation.

What to Write in an Anniversary Card for Friends and Family

Anniversary wishes for your friends, parents, grandparents, brother, sister, daughter, son, cousin, the list goes on…

Happy Anniversary During Trying Times

Happy Anniversary to Mom & Dad (Parents & Grandparents)

  1. “Mom and Dad, the home you’ve made and your loving commitment to each other have blessed our family in more ways than we can count.”
  2. “So blessed to have grandparents like you. Thanks for showing us, year after year, what a marriage centered on faith and humour looks like.”
  3. “Thanks for being wonderful parents and for your lasting commitment to each other. In all my years, I’ve never once wondered whether you loved each other, or me. What a gift! Happy Anniversary!”
  4. “Remember, the first [50] years are the hardest. Happy Anniversary, Grandpa and Grandma!”

Happy Anniversary Wishes for Son and Daughter-in-Law & Other Family Members

  1. “[Bill], you’re one lucky guy. [Sarah], thanks for making my son so happy. Love to you both on your anniversary!”
  2. “It’s so good to call you family, to share good times with you both and to see how happy you make each other. Happy Anniversary!”
  3. “Family is so much more fun with both of you in it! Happy [third] anniversary! Love you guys!”
  4. “I couldn’t ask for a better brother-in-law, and a better match for my sister. I’m thankful for my adorable nephews, too.”


Thank-You Messages for Anniversary Wishes: Expressing Gratitude to Your Spouse and Loved Ones


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