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Happy Father's Day Messages: What to Write on a Father's Day Card
Stumped on what to write in your Father's Day card? Then keep on reading!
Putting feelings into words can be extremely challenging, especially if writing is not your forte. You may even feel that words are inadequate to express your profound inner feelings. Though this may be the case, there is nothing your loved one will appreciate more than to see their influence on you recognized in a sweet verse, poem, song or message. In fact, a well-thought out message can have far more significance than the gift it accompanies.If you feel stumped on what to write in your Father's Day card this year, this page will help you along the way. Here you will find a list of references, as well as a few of my favourite verses, to give you a head start in writing the perfect Father's Day card message.
Do you enjoy writing personal messages on cards?
The Key to Writing a Moving Father's Day Message
Speak from the heart!
Though pre-packaged messages always come in handy, they can render a greeting card or note rather impersonal, lacking in both that essential personal touch and in thought. Imagine if you were a father - would you appreciate a mediocre message written from your child's heart, or a well-written poem by someone you've never met? I believe most fathers would prefer a thoughtful message written by their child.With this in mind, I encourage you all to use these Father's Day poems, verses, songs and messages as a guideline in writing your own personal message. Try quoting segments and embedding them into your own written work. Or, try to create your own verse using one of these messages as a springboard for inspiration. No matter what you decide to do, I know that your Father's Day message will be a success!
What should my Father's Day message be about? - Inspired ideas for effective Happy Father's Day messages
You may be asking yourself - what should I write in my message for Father's Day? Rather than overwhelming him with a waterfall of flattering yet meaningless adjectives - i.e. 'great' 'amazing' and 'wonderful' - think about exactly why your Father is important to you and what makes him unique and special. You can discover your father's importance by asking yourself the following questions.
- What is your most precious memory with your father?
- What is your father good at?
- What sort of things do you do with your father when you have a moment together?
- What hobbies, interests or personality traits do you have in common?
- What was the most difficult experience your father helped you overcome?
Beautiful Father's Day Poems - Couple your personal message with an inspired Father's Day poem
Here is a list of websites that provide Father's Day poems for you to use in your card. Many of these poems were written by famous authors and poets, but quite a few were written by average people like you and me! There is even a link that takes you to some beautiful poetry written by children for their dads. In short, there is something for everyone!
- Father's Day Poems, Poem for Father
A short but well-chosen list of Father's Day poems and quotes from a variety of sources.
- Father Poems
A long list of poems for Father's Day. Some are very good while others are lacking in inspiration.
- Father's Day Poetry - Father's Day Poems by Homeschoolers
A fun list of Father's Day poems written by children for their homeschooling fathers! A lovely resource that will help inspire your kids to write a sweet message for their dad.
- Father's Are Wonderful People - by Helen Steiner Rice
A touching poem with a slightly religious overtone. I enjoy Helen's writing style and her perception of the true meaning of fatherhood.
- Famous Father's Day Poems
Famous Father's Day poems written by famous poets such as Wordsworth and Blake.
- Father Poems and Poetry
Three pages of beautiful poetry written for fathers by famous poets such as Shakespeare and Keats.
How To Deliver Your Message To Your Father - Creative ways of sending your Father's Day message!
Now that you have your message prepared and ready to send, you have to decide HOW you want to send it. Besides the traditional Father's Day greeting card, there are a number of fun and creative ways you can deliver your message to your father.
- If you have chosen a song for your father, give him a radio dedication as this little boy did for his father on Father's Day! Otherwise, have a radio DJ read out your message on your dad's favourite radio program!
- Send your dad a short yet witty Father's Day SMS message. For instance, give him a small hint as to where he can find his Father's Day gift.
- Leave a heartfelt note in his briefcase, lunchbox or whatever bag he takes to work. Even after a long day at work, he will not be able to help smiling when he sees it!
- Read your message out loud, especially if you have chosen a Father's Day poem!
Father's Day Messages from Son - Messages that a son can write to his father
Father and Son by Cat Stevens - A sweet song from a father to his son
This beautiful song by Cat Stevens talks about the advice a father wishes to give to his son.
Father's Day Messages from Daughter - Messages that a daughter can write to her father
The following messages were written specifically for a daughter to send to her father. Many of these quotes were taken from famous female writers and poets.
- Father's Day Quotes - From Daughter
A series of beautiful quotes made by famous female writers, poets and actresses about their fathers and fathers in general.
- Daughter to Father Poems
A small but well-chosen list of daughter to father poems you can include in your Father's Day card message.
- Father Daughter Quotes
Many father-daughter quotations, including the famous one made by Queen Victoria of England!
Father and Daughter by Paul Simon - A fun and touching song from a dad to his daughter
Even More Father's Day Quotes - If you still do not feel inspired enough to write your message!
- Father's Day Quotes
An ongoing list of quotes for Father's Day that range from the serious to the hilarious!
- Funny Father's Day Quotes
Funny Father's Day quotes for the father who enjoys a good laugh!
- Ten Inspirational Fathers' Day Quotes
Ten very inspirational Father's Day quotes by famous philosophers and authors.