Now that Mother’s Day is over, it’s time to start thinking about Father’s Day, on the 26th May. This is a great opportunity, not just for kids, but also for you as his partner, to say thank you to the father of your children. Fathers often put a lot into their family after all, and with our help, you’re sure to find the right Father’s Day wishes from a wife or partner.

Up first, a few funny messages for Father’s Day, followed by some more emotional-filled ones. Every father is different, which is why you can simply decide what kind of Father’s Day message from you as his wife or partner will make him more happy.

Funny messages – here’s how to make Father’s Day a great day

Two dads hold their baby son

If the dad in question appreciates a joke, and the opportunity presents itself, then a funny saying for Father’s Day will be perfect. It will lighten the mood, and help you spend a nice time together as a family afterwards.

These Father’s Day wishes from the wife, husband or partner are suitable for cards or as a text message. Make sure to add a few of your own words!

Three short Father’s Day wishes from wife to husband

Father's day wishes from wife, girlfriend or partner.

Father’s Day: To give the men a chance to play their music too!

Do you relate to this one?: In many households, the wife or mother decides what music is listened to at home. But at least on one day of the year, the father also gets to play his music.

If dad can’t fix it, no once can! Happy Father’s Day, honey!

With this funny phrase, you’re playing on the fact that the dad in question is a talented handyman. Or perhaps, the opposite is true, and this is a shared joke!

A superhero without a cape is usually referred to as ‘dad’.

The father of your kids works, helps take care of the house and plays with the kids? Sounds like a superhero to us!

Other short Father’s Day wishes to send as a card or text:

Father's Day messages for father from wife

Nothing for you and your man here? Then take a look at the following short messages that you can send as a wife or husband on Father’s Day.

  • “God can’t be everywhere at once, so he created fathers! All my love on Father’s Day!”
  • “All I know is that I like you, and not just on Father’s Day.”
  • “Father’s Day – no work and all play!”
  • “A father is someone who suddenly carries photos in his wallet, where there used to be money.”

Emotional Father’s Day wishes straight from the heart

In many cases, an emotional Father’s Day message is a great choice. Especially today, when it can be stressful to be a dad, it’s a nice way to show support and wish him lots of love on Father’s Day.

Three sentimental sayings for Father’s Day, whether you prefer short or long

Sentimental quote for dad from his wife on Father's Day

I can’t imagine a better father for our family than you.

Happiness in a family is determined by many factors, including the father’s contribution to it. Family happiness often depends on it, and that’s exactly what this saying is seeking to express.

A single day is not enough to appreciate how much you do for me and our kids every day. Thank you and Happy Father’s Day!

Show your partner with this saying how much you appreciate what he does as a father every day. Officially, we only have one day to express our gratitude, so we should make the best use of it.

“A father is neither an anchor to hold us down nor a sail to take us where we want to go. But he is a light of love to show us the way.”

How about a nice quote? While the origin of this quote is unknown, we estimate it is several hundred years old. Sometimes the older things are just the most beautiful.

Even more phrases to wish a happy Father’s Day to your partner

A Father's Day message from husband or wife for dad

These other emotional Father’s Day wishes are also ideal so that you, as a wife or husband, can give the father a great deal of joy.

  • “You’re not just my dream man, you’re also a dream father to our kids.”
  • “Thank you for giving me, and eventually our family too, your love.”
  • “On this extra special day, I’m sending all my love on to an extra special man, who holds an extra special place in my heart.
  • “A father is a person you look up to – however big you are.
  • “As a father, it’s not about building the biggest house, it’s about creating the warmest home.”

Bottom line: Whether the tone is funny or sentimental – the main thing is saying thank you!

I hope you found a great way to wish a Happy Father’s Day – whether as a wife, husband, girlfriend or boyfriend. Wish the father of your kids all the best with all your heart and show him how important he is in your life.

We wish you and your family a happy Father’s Day! Check out these Father’s Day articles to make it happen:

One of the largest celebrations around the world, New Year is a time of new beginnings. The last day of the Gregorian calendar, it is believed that countries around the world have been celebrating the start of each New Year for around four millennia. But it is only in recent years that sending cards with the best New Year wishes for this holiday has become popular, particularly amongst people who do not celebrate Christmas. Plus, sending Happy New Year wishes for friends and family instead of Christmas cards can be a great way to reduce holiday season stress.

You’ll find tips and tricks for writing and sending your happy new year wishes for friends and family including 5 pre-written messages to inspire you! Check here for some interesting ideas on how you can use  NY postcards.

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When (and Where) is New Year?

New Year’s Eve is on 31st December, with midnight marking the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar. New Year’s Day (1st January) is also a holiday in many countries. Although New Year is celebrated in most countries around the world, it is often celebrated at different times as the different time zones reach midnight. Tonga and Christmas Island are some of the first places to welcome in the year and Baker Island in America is one of the last.

1st January was the first day in the original Julian calendar, which was implemented by the Romans in 153 BCE. However, different countries and cultures may observe traditional or religious New Year as well or instead of this Western tradition. For example, the Chinese New Year, Islamic New Year, Japanese New Year and the Jewish New Year.

5 Ways to Celebrate New Year

Greeting card for New Year

As we go out with the old and in with the new, there are so many diverse traditions around the world, including various NY superstitions. Some of the most popular ways of welcoming in the New Year include:

Make a New Year’s Resolution

New Year is one of those times that we take stock of our lives and the direction that we are heading in. Statistics have suggested that up to 60% of us propose resolutions each year, but only 8% of us manage to keep them. However, studies have also shown that making them as a group can support people by encouraging accountability.

Have a Party

For many people, New Year would not be complete with attending or hosting a party! With champagne flowing, snacks and nibbles, and party décor, the atmosphere is of anticipation; especially when you consider this is often the last big party of the party season – or the first, depending on how you look at it!

Strike of Midnight

NY is all about that moment when the clock strikes 12. In the USA, many Americans gather round to watch the ball drop in Times Square. However, in Spain and some Spanish speaking countries, people eat 12 white grapes, with one being eaten on each stroke of midnight. If you manage to eat all of them, you will have good luck for the 12 months to come. Whereas, over in Scotland they welcome the New Year with a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

Watch the Fireworks

Around the world, New Year is often welcomed in by fireworks, with some of the biggest firework displays costing as much as $6 million. Many towns and cities organise impressive New Year displays, and some of the biggest are even televised. People go with a group of friends. If certain friends and family can’t make it, make sure to send them Happy New Year wishes anyway!

First Footing

First footing is an ancient superstition that is still practised in many Celtic countries, like Scotland and Ireland. Basically, the first person who enters your house after midnight should be a dark-haired man carrying coal, salt, bread and whisky. Another popular superstition is to open your front and back doors for the stroke of midnight, to let the old year out and the new year in.

Pssst! You can discover more about around the world New Year traditions here. Alternately, check this out for some top photography tips that will help to make sure your NY pics pop!

How to Write Happy New Year Wishes for Friends and Family (5 Perfect Quotes)

With most cards, what you write will depend on who your recipient is, and your reason behind sending it. However, some phrases are always a hit!

Check out the best quotes for Happy New Year wishes as inspiration for friends and family:

#1 New Year’s cards for businesses

Sending New Year’s cards for business reasons is not quite the same as sending Happy New Year wishes for friends and family. Messages may offer a more professional tone such as this one:

One of the best New Year wishes quotes for your staff or colleagues

Thank you for helping to make this year a great one! I hope you have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2021. Season’s Greetings! From the team at.


#2 Happy New Years wishes for family (and good for friends)

During the holiday season, many of us enjoy spending time with our families, and sending them a NY’s card is a great way to wish them all the best for the year ahead. If you are sending New Year greetings to family, you could write something like:

Quote of Happy New Year wishes for your family (or friends!)

Out with the old, in with the new. Here’s to hoping that all your New Year wishes come true! May the New Year bring us all happiness, love and prosperity. Lots of love!


#3 Happy New Year wishes for friends and family during troubled times

New Year can be a particularly difficult time for those who are going through troublesome times. Let your loved one know you are thinking of them with an inspiring NY message like this one:

A positive quote for Happy New Year wishes for friends and family going through hard times

Marking a new beginning, a New Year is a blank page. Providing the chance for us to write a new story with hopes anew. Well, here’s to hoping the next 365 days are filled with joy and happiness for you!


#4 For friends

If you are looking to send New Year greetings to a friend, you could write a message like this one:

The best quotes for friends for Happy New Year wishes

Thank you for being such a star this year. It’s been a pleasure! Hoping that all your wishes come true for the next one. Love from.


#5 Funny Happy New Year wishes for friends and family

Put a smile on your recipient’s face with a message such as this one:

Funny Happy New Year wishes for friends and family greetings

As you are pretty perfect already, you do not need to make Resolutions like the rest of us. I resolve to stop telling lies but luckily I have not started yet! Even though we will probably do exactly the same stuff as the last one, I hope your New Year is more than acceptable!


Psst. Looking for more inspiration? Check out these unique New Year Card greetings!

When to send your Happy New Year wishes for friends and family?

When to send your Happy New Year wishes for friends and family would depend on where you live in the world and where they live. You will need to check the expected delivery times in your country. In both the UK and Australia, the postal service is running every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. In the UK, the post takes around 2-4 working days, with 1st class usually arriving the next working day. Having said that, the Royal Mail offer a cut off date each year to guarantee your cards reach their recipient in this busy period. Whereas, in Australia, post usually takes between 4 and 8 working days. If possible, we always advise you to send your cards out as early as possible to ensure your recipient receives it on time.

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