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

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 Although it may seem a trivial or outdated habit, words you write can add so much to the joy of the occasion and touch the other’s heart.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

  • “Marrying you was the smartest thing I ever did. Happy Anniversary!”
  • “To my partner, my soulmate, lover, companion, and friend, you mean so much to me. Even though we’ve only been together for four years, I can’t imagine life without you.”
  • “Happy [55th] anniversary to my needle in the haystack! Love you more every year.”
  • “I am one of the few lucky men in this world who can say that my best friend, girlfriend, and wife are the same woman. Happy Anniversary!”
  • “I can’t believe it has been [16] years already. Here’s to many more!”
  • “Happy Anniversary, my love. Thank you for being the kindest, funniest, most thoughtful person I know.”
  • “Another 365 days together, and another 365 days happier. Happy Anniversary!”
  • “Every day I find new things about you I love. Thanks for putting up with me for another year!”
  • “Happy Anniversary. Making you my [girlfriend] was the best decision I ever made!”
  • “I’m so grateful to be sharing this adventure with someone so wonderful, cheers to [ten] years of loving you.”
  • “Plans with you are the only ones I don’t want to cancel. Let’s keep this up for another [30] years!”
  • Happy [twelfth] anniversary. We’ve had so many wonderful memories together already. Here’s to many more!

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.

  • “Grow old with me, the best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning
  • “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” – Herman Hesse
  • “I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you.” — Ben Folds
  • “I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” – Les Christopher
  • “I saw that you were perfect and so I loved you. I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.” — Angelita Lim
  • “If I lived a million lives, I would’ve felt a million feelings, and I still would’ve fallen a million times for you.” – R.M. Drake
  • “All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.” – Ed Sheeran
  • “I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours.” – The Notebook
  • “‘How do you spell ‘love’?’ -Piglet ‘You don’t spell it, you feel it.’” – A.A. Milne From the book Winnie the Pooh
  • “To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to be loved by the person you love… is everything.” – Anonymous
  • “We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it LOVE.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin
  • “To me, you are perfect” – Love Actually
  • “Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away.” – Alex “Hitch” Hitchens

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…

  • “Wishing a perfect pair a happy anniversary.”
  • “Sending love and good wishes to some of our very favourite people.”
  • “Here’s to another year of being great together.”
  • “Happy [6th] anniversary, y’old lovebirds!”
  • “The two of you have your own reasons to celebrate on your anniversary, and as your friend, I have so many reasons to celebrate you both.”
  • “It’s so cool that two of my favorite people are married to each other. Here’s to [two] great years…and many more!”
  • “This is what happens when marathon runners get married. You’ve built a love made to go the distance!”
  • “You two are so great to know and be around. Can you adopt me?”
  • “Thinking of you and all the good times we’ve shared. So glad you’re in our lives.”
  • “Wishing a perfect pair a perfectly happy day.”
  • “Here’s to another year of being great together!”
  • “Anniversary cheers!”
  • “Hope you find time to look back on all your sweet memories together.”
  • “Always knew you two had something special.”
  • “Still vibin’ and still thrivin’ right on up to your forever. Happy Anniversary, you two!”
  • “So lucky to have parents who still love each other as much today as the day they got married. Your marriage restores my faith in love.”
  • “Here’s to the next [twenty] years being as happy as your last.”
  • “Enjoy celebrating your special day, and looking back on all your great memories together.”
  • “Wishing a happy anniversary to one of our favorite couples. We always knew you had something special.”
  • “Another year together, means another great reason to celebrate!”
  • “So blessed to have grandparents like you. Thanks for showing us, year after year, what a perfect marriage looks like.”
  • “It’s so good to call you family, to share good times with you both and to see how happy you make each other.”
  • “Family is so much more fun with both of you in it! Happy [fifth] anniversary! I Love you guys!”
  • “You two mean so much to us. Thinking of you with love.”

Happy Anniversary During Trying Times

  • “You two clearly took that ‘for better or worse’ thing to heart. Wishing you lots of ‘better’ in the year ahead.”
  • “Whatever life brings, love can handle it. Have a wonderful anniversary.”
  • “Amidst all the troubles, disappointments, and lost hopes and dreams, your love is always a breath of fresh air. Thank you for loving me through it all. Happy Anniversary!”

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.”
One-liner Thank You Notes
One-liner Thank You Notes


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