“Dear Dad, Happy Father’s Day. Love from me.”
Is this the extent of your Father’s Day card ideas? You are not alone! Writing a wonderful, funny, unique and heartfelt cards for dad or father figures is tricky. But never fear! We are here to give you the Father’s Day cards ideas and inspiration you’ve been looking for in 2023!
Father's Day is fast approaching, and is the perfect opportunity to show our dads and father figures how much they mean to us. This year choose and write Father's Day cards that are truly special, and support local artists and small businesses along the way! In this blog we'll explore some Father's Day cards, ideas and inspiration that will make your dad smile this Father’s Day.
Step by step guide: How to write cards for dad
Step 1: Choose the Perfect Card
The first step to writing a great Father’s Day card is choosing the right card. Whether you opt for a traditional card or a quirky Father’s Day card, the card you choose should reflect your dad's personality and your relationship with him.
If you're looking for something truly unique, consider an Australian artist made Father’s Day card. Design and craft markets are a great place to track down unique artist made Father's Day cards. Here are a few of our favourite markets where you are sure to find a range of independent local artist creating and selling unique greeting cards.
- The Finders Keepers Market
- The Big Design Market
- The Makers and Shakers Market
- The Rose Street Artist’s Market
Step 2: Start with a Heartfelt Greeting
Once you've chosen the perfect card, it's time to start writing. Begin with a heartfelt greeting that captures your feelings for your dad. Whether you use a classic greeting like "Dear Dad" or something more personal, like "To the best dad in the world", make sure it sets the tone for the rest of your message.
Step 3: Express Your Gratitude
Father’s Day is all about showing your dad how much you appreciate everything he's done for you. Use your card as an opportunity to express your gratitude for all the love, support, and sacrifices he's made for you over the years. Tell him how much you value him and how grateful you are to have him in your life.
Step 4: Share a Memory or Story
One great way to make your Father’s Day card more personal is to share a memory or story that highlights your special bond with your dad. Maybe it's a funny anecdote from your childhood or a moment when your dad went above and beyond to support you. Whatever it is, make sure it's something that will make your dad smile and feel loved.
Step 5: Add a Personal Touch
To make your Father’s Day card even more special, consider adding a personal touch. Maybe you include a photo of you and your dad or a drawing your child made. Whatever it is, it will show your dad that you put time and thought into his card.
Step 6: Close with Love
As you wrap up your Father’s Day card, make sure to close with a final expression of love. Whether it's "Love always", "Forever yours", or simply "Love", the way you end your card is just as important as how you start it.
Get creative with your Father’s Day cards ideas
Use quotes or poems for inspiration
If you're struggling to find the right words, don't be afraid to turn to quotes or poems for inspiration. There are countless beautiful quotes and poems out there that can help you express your feelings in a meaningful way. Just make sure to credit the author if you use someone else's words.
Include song lyrics in your Father’s Day cards
Regardless of whether your dad is a musical person or not, song lyrics can be a meaningful way to express your feelings without having to write them down from scratch. Choose a line from your dads favourite song or by an artist he likes. Alternately you can include lyrics that remind you of your father, that bring you back to a moment you shared together, or simply a song that says what you’re thinking and feeling.
You've got a friend in me, you've got a friend in me, when the road looks rough ahead and you're miles and miles from your nice warm bed, you just remember what your old pal said, 'Boy, you've got a friend in me'"
- You've got a friend in me by Randy Newman.
Get clever (and maybe a little bit silly) and change the lyrics to create a song parody about your dad. This one is based off The Beatles song Hey Jude.
Don't make us sad
Take a bad joke and make it better
Remember to hold onto your farts
And then you can start to be our father
Make your cards for dad 'punny'
Did you also get your dad a Father’s Day gift? Use this as inspiration to sneak a pun into your Father’s Day card.
- Socks – I hope you have a sock-cessful Father’s Day.
- Wine – Have a grape Father’s Day, wine not enjoy a glass on me!
- Shirt – Holy shirt! It’s Father’s Day!
- Art – Dad, I love you with all my art.
- Books – I hope you like your gift, it’s bound to keep you busy!
Hint: Looking for a unique Father’s Day gift? Read our blog for creative gift ideas that support the arts!
Include a dad joke in your Father’s Day card
They don’t call them ‘dad jokes’ for nothing. Use this opportunity to get dad back for all the terrible jokes and make him laugh, or possibly just roll his eyes and groan…
- Why did the bicycle fall over? Because it was two-tired!
- What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear!
- What do you call a snowman with a six-pack? An abdominal snowman!
- What do you call a car that has been sleeping? Exhausted!"
- Why did the golfer bring two pairs of pants? In case he got a hole in one
Writing a Father’s Day cards for dad may seem like a small gesture, but it can have a big impact. With these tips, you'll be able to write a heartfelt message that your dad will treasure for years to come.
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