Happy Thanksgiving wishes – lots of ideas and 80 gorgeous fall images

by John Griffith

We’ve already discussed Thanksgiving table decorations and looked at some amazing outfit ideas. Now it’s time to tackle another very important aspect of our beloved Turkey Day – the festive greetings. Whether you prefer sending old-school cards, writing e-mails, or simply dropping a few texts, you can’t deny that coming up with unique and creative messages can be a bit tricky. Luckily, we are here to help! In this article, you will find loads of happy Thanksgiving wishes, composed by our very own team. They are 100% original, and will put big smiles on the faces of those who receive them. In addition, we have included 80 gorgeous fall images to put you in a cozy, festive mood.

Whether you are looking for heartfelt happy Thanksgiving wishes for your family and friends, need a few friendly lines for your coworkers, or simply seek ideas for creating your own greetings – we’ve got your back!

happy thanksgiving wishes, a table with several dishes, a roasted turkey, devilled eggs and mashed potato, spinach salad and pie


Happy Thanksgiving wishes

Thanksgiving is all about celebrating gratefulness with our loved ones, so it’s only natural to begin with Halloween wishes for our family and friends!

Thanksgiving messages for parents

  • Thank you for always being there for me. I am who I am today only because of your unwavering love and support! Happy Thanksgiving, Mom & Dad!
  • To my lovely mom – thank you for bringing me into this world, and for loving me and protecting me every day of my life. I am grateful to have you by my side!
  • Happy Thanksgiving to the most awesome role model in the world! You are the best, Dad!
  • Thank you for teaching me how to be strong, but compassionate; confident, but humble. Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Thank you for always loving me – even in times when I didn’t deserve it. Thank you for forgiving my mistakes and accepting me as I am. Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful to have you in my life!

Happy Thanksgiving, my love! May our home always be filled with love, warmth, and laughter!

peak of a tall mountain, surrounded by white mist, happy thanksgiving wishes, hills covered in dark green, and bright orange trees, pale green meadow with a church

Thanksgiving messages for spouses

  • To my beautiful and charming wife – thank you for always being by my side. Your love keeps me strong, even in the toughest times. Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Thank you for your love, friendship, and kindness. When I’m with you, I feel like I can face anything life throws at me! Happy Thanksgiving!
  • To my best friend and the love of my life – thank you for your tender affection and unwavering support. I am grateful for our countless happy memories, and can’t wait to make some more! Happy Thanksgiving!
  • I am the luckiest woman alive because I have the best husband in the world! Happy Thanksgiving! May the future bring us loads of fun new adventures, tender moments, and plenty of smiles!
  • Happy Thanksgiving to the kindest, sweetest, and most thoughtful husband in the world!

A lovely short video with some cute and inspirational ideas:

Thanksgiving messages for siblings

  • To the best sister in the universe – thank you for always being there for me and helping me, for making me laugh and being my partner in crime! Happy Thanksgiving! I love you!
  • Happy Thanksgiving to my little brother! You may be younger, but I know I can always count on you! Thank you for being by my side!
  • I have been feeling grateful every day since you were born. Happy Thanksgiving, little sister! My life wouldn’t be nearly as wonderful and fun without you!
  • Happy Thanksgiving to my closest friend! You are the best sister anyone can wish for!
  • I am grateful to have a big brother as amazing as you! Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for being my role model!

Happy Thanksgiving, little brother! May your life always be filled with joy!

baby sitting on a lwan, surrounded by several orange pumpkins, and dry fall leaves, happy thanksgiving wishes


Thanksgiving messages for children

  • To my daughter – you came into my life and made it complete. I am grateful for you every day. Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Having you was the best thing to ever happen to me. Happy Thanksgiving! I love you with all my heart!
  • I am the world’s luckiest dad! Thank you for making me proud and Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Words are not enough to express how much I love you! Happy Thanksgiving, my son! I am grateful for every smile, and for every day spent with you!
  • You are not only my child – you are my friend. Thank you for brightening my life, and for never failing to make me laugh when I need it! Happy Thanksgiving!

You are the best thing to ever happen to me! Happy Thanksgiving, my daughter/son!

toddler sitting by a lake, surrounded by multiple trees, with fall leaves in different colors, happy thanksgiving wishes, green and yellow, orange and red

Thanksgiving messages for friends

  • Happy Thanksgiving, bestie! Thank you for always being there for me!
  • When I count my blessings, I count YOU twice! Happy Thanksgiving to the world’s greatest friend!
  • I am grateful to have such an amazing friend in my life! Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Thank you for making me laugh and for always having my back! I love you, bestie! Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Happy Thanksgiving to my partner in crime! Here’s to a beautiful friendship!

I hope you have loads of things to be grateful this Thanksgiving! God knows you deserve it! Happy holidays!

sunflowers and pumpkins, near a rattan basket, filled with fall fruit, dried wheat stalks, an ear of corn, and some walnuts, happy thanksgiving wishes, autumn harvest imagery


Now it’s time to explore some ideas for happy Thanksgiving wishes for coworkers, employees and clients!

Thanksgiving messages for coworkers

  • Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I feel truly privileged to be part of this team, and wish you all a magical festive season, filled with love, fun and joy!
  • You are more than just my coworkers – you are my family! I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving! May you always have many reasons to be grateful!
  • When people ask me what I am grateful for this year, I reply: “Easy – for my brilliant colleagues!” Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Have a blessed holiday with your loved ones! May your house be filled with warmth and cheerfulness!

black coffee in a white cup, placed on a white saucer, and surrounded by dry fall leaves, three small decorative pumpkins, and some oreo biscuits, happy thanksgiving wishes, smartphone and scarf nearby

Thanksgiving messages for employees

  • Thank you for another great year! We owe everything to you – our unique and exceptional employees! Have a brilliant Thanksgiving!
  • Happy Thanksgiving, team! We appreciate your efforts, and feel truly privileged to have every single one of you on board!
  • We hope that you will have plenty of things to be grateful for this year. One of the things we are thankful for is you – our amazing employees! Happy Holidays!

I hope with all my heart that the festive season will bring you lots of joy, peace and love! Happy Thanksgiving!

rattan basket containing pumpkins in different colors, a small sunflower and some orange berries, happy thanksgiving wishes, ears of corn and dried fall leaves nearby

Thanksgiving messages for customers/clients

  • Thanksgiving is a time for counting our blessings, and one of the things we are particularly grateful is you – our customers. We thank you for your support and hope that we will continue making you happy for many years to come!
  • Our company wishes you a blessed Thanksgiving, full of joy and warmth. May you and your loved ones be healthy, happy and successful!
  • We are deeply grateful for each of our clients. Thank you for putting your trust in our company! Happy Thanksgiving!

On this very special holiday, let’s take a moment and express our gratitude… for not being born turkeys! ;D

berries on small thin branches, several pumpkins in strange shapes, broccoli and a gourd, happy thanksgiving wishes, mortar and pestle with herbs nearby

And now it’s time to take a look at our gallery, of gorgeous and festive fall images. You will find loads more happy Thanksgiving wishes, quotes and sayings. Enjoy, and have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! The biggest blessing is appreciating the many joys in your life, and having a grateful heart!

thanksgiving wishes, four deer with long antlers, standing in a forest, surrounded by trees, covered in orange fall leaves, and green grass covered in frost

Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving! May you always have plenty of boons to be grateful for!

pine cones and green apples, very pale and dark green pumpkins, and tiny yellow flowers, in an oval wooden dish, thanksgiving wishes

rose gold cutlery, on a table with pale pink and white plates, white tablecloth and several dishes, thanksgiving wishes, roast turkey slices, asparagus with bacon, and others

country house covered in pale green, yellow and red climbing plants, near a river with a stone bridge, thanksgiving wishes, trees with leaves in different colors

As we gather round the table for this blessed holiday, we take a moment to thank God for the many people who have blessed our lives! We send you warm happy Thanksgiving wishes!

roasted turkey on a white plate, placed on a brown table, and surrounded by different dishes, pies and salads, croissants and sides, thanksgiving wishes, six sets of plates, with gold cutlery

a single tree, with orange fall leaves, on a hill, overlooking a mountainous region, thanksgiving wishes, forests with multioclored trees, surrounded by white mist, in the distance

steaming pale cream mug, wrapped with a multicolored striped scarf, near an open book and an apple, thanksgiving wishes, fall leaves in orange and red

Season’s greetings! May your Thanksgiving be filled to the brim with love, peace and joy!

paper garland featuring fall leaves, in different colors, hanging near an antique-style stove, thanksgiving wishes, kitchen island covered in different dishes and foods

thanksgiving greetings, river with a small waterfall, running through a forest, with trees covered in yellow and orange leaves

be thankful thanksgiving blessing, written in red and dark brown, on a white card, surrounded by small pumpkins, fall leaves and a sunflower, thanksgiving greetings

Wishing you a healthy, happy and peaceful festive season!

rectangular table set up for a festive meal, thanksgiving greetings, center piece featuring natural wood pieces, pine cones and small decorative pumpkins, tall lit candles

heart-shaped hole, on an orange fall leaf, seen in close up, thanksgiving greetings, blurry background in brown and orange

young deer with small antlers, standing in a field, with tall wiltered plants, thanksgiving greetings, fall in the woods

Here’s to another wonderful year filled with good health, old friends, and fun adventures! Happy Thanksgiving!

puppy eating a lrge turkey, placed on an oval grey dish, containing green veggies, and cherry tomatoes, thanksgiving greetings, plates and a small bouquet in the background

red fall leaves, on a small thin branch, seen in close up, thanksgiving greetings, blurry brown background

road passing trough a forest, with multiple red fall leaves on the ground, thanksgiving greetings, trees with yellow and light green folliage, on either side

I am sending you my warmest happy Thanksgiving wishes, and hope that you will have a beautiful and blessed holiday!

thanksgiving text messages with images, white mist partially covering a mountinous region, seen from above, fall trees with leaves in many colors

multiple leaves in yellow and orange, floating on top of a dark pool of water, with small waves, thanksgiving text messages

walnuts and orange pumpkins, an apple and dried fall leaves, a sunflower and wheat stalks, thanksgiving text messages, dark brown wooden planks in the background

May your Thanksgiving overflow with joy, love and peace!

parents and two children, and two grandparents, sitting around a table, thanksgiving text messages, roasted turkey and other dishes

pale pink roses, in two small bouquets, placed on a table, featuring a roasted turkey, mashed potato and other dishes, thanksgiving text messages, plates and cutlery for six people

trey containing a large roasted turkey, on a bed of green vegetables, decorated with apples and corncobs, berries and dried wheat stalks, thanksgiving text messages, held by a man, dressed in a plaid shirt

Happy Thanksgiving! May your holiday be as abundant as the fall harvest!

assorted dishes including two roasted chickens, muashed potato and salad, thanksgiving text messages, on a wooden table

berries and walnuts, in wooden bowls, a roasted turkey and two pies, on a rustic wooden table, set for four, thanksgiving text messages with photos

thanksgiving message to employees, cookies shaped like pumpkins, acorns and fall leaves, decorated with orange and beige, brown and green frosting

On this very special day, I am sending you my warmest happy Thanksgiving wishes! I hope you will always feel happy and grateful!

card with the words happy thanksgiving, placed on a table, decorated with multiple faux flowers, in red and yellow and orange, thanksgiving message to employees

folliage in yellow, orange and light green, on trees surrounding a forest road, thanksgiving message to employees, multiple orange leaves on the ground

trees with folliage in many different colors, reflected in a large lake, thanksgiving message to employees, several small houses near the shore

Some of the things I am most grateful for in this life are my wonderful friends, and especially you! Happy holidays!

five sunflowers and several pumpkins, in different colors and sizes, placed on a wooden surface, thanksgiving message to employees, a multicolored striped scarf nearby

elk walking through a fall forest, with afternoon sunlight visible through the trees, thanksgiving message to employees, dried shrubs on the ground

fence made from rusty metal, decorated with a bunch of fall leaves, in red and orange, yellow and beige, thanksgiving message to employees, more plants in fall colors growing nearby

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s to another healthy and successful year!

flag of canada, decorating a table, with a roasted turkey, grapes and two lit candles, thanksgiving message to employees, plates and wine glasses, a coffee cup and a saucer

thanksgiving messages for friends, bright orange folliage, on multiple trees, growing on either side of a paved road, with benches and rubbish bins

dog laying on a green lawn, surrounded by faux, decorative autumn leaves, thanksgiving messages for friends, a pie and a small pumpkin nearby

May your holiday be full of peace, love, and delicious food! Sending you lots of happy Thanksgiving wishes!

pie decorated with leaves made of dough, and the word thanks, in a green and white ornamental dish, thanksgiving messages for friends

apples and four lit candles, faux pumpkins and fall leaves, conkers and pine cones, thanksgiving messages for friends, red faux berries

four adults and two kids, sitting around a festive table, thanksgiving messages for friends, roasted turkey and other foods

I am so grateful for having you in my life! Happy Thanksgiving!

croutons and sweet potato fries, on a table near a roast turkey, pie and other dishes, thanksgiving messages for friends, white plates and silver forks

table set for four, white plates filled with vegetables, jug of red juice and glasses, walnuts and berries in wooden bowls, thanksgiving messages for friends, rustic table decor

dried fall leaves, in yellow and orange, and light green, under five pumpkins, in different sizes and colors, thanksgiving messages for friends, an ear of multicolored corn nearby

2 Corinthians 4:15 – All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the Glory of God

thanksgiving card messages, old metal lantern, near two lit candles, a sunflower and a selection of small pumpkins and gourds

grapes and pears, apples and pumpkins, and several mushrooms, inside and next to a wooden crate, lined with burlap, thanksgiving card messages

checkered blanket in brown and white, covered with apples, grapes and pine cones, with a jar of honey, an orange and a lemon, a gourd and a pumpkin, thanksgiving card messages, placed on ground covered in green moss

2 Corinthians 9:11 – You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God

small lit candles, shaped like pumpkins, near a larger, cylinder shaped orange candle, thanksgiving card messages, small decorative autumn leaves, made from felt

rattan decoration shaped like a horn, with fruit and vegetables spilling out from it, thanksgiving card messages, apples and plums, small pumpkins and gourds, dried wheat stalks, walnuts and others, horn of plenty

salami and olives, a roasted turkey, and two bouls of soup, on a table with several small candles, thanksgiving card messages, cat and dog looking at the food

Jeremiah 30:19 – From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sound of rejoicing. I will add to their numbers, and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor, and they will not be disdained

three pumpkins painted in dark blue, and metallic gold paint, thanksgiving card messages, white flowers and green plants in the background

colorful landscape featuring multiple trees, with yellow and orange, green and red, brown and beige folliage, thanksgiving card messages, snowy mountain range in the background

acorns and tiny blue berries, and small pine cones, on a large fall leaf, near two wooden blocks with the words give thanks, thanksgiving greeting message, on a worn wooden surface

Psalm 9:1 – I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

thanksgiving greeting message, afternoon light pouring through several trees, with orange folliage, fall in the woods

horn of plenty decoration, filled with grapes and fall leaves, small pumpkins and apples, gourds and carrots, and other fruit and vegetables nearby, thanksgiving greeting message

path in the woods, covered in dried orange leaves, and surrounded by multiple trees, with yellow and orange folliage, thanksgiving greeting message, soft afternoon light

1 Chronicles 16:34 – Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

bread rolls and mashed potato, roasted turkey and several side dishes, thanksgiving greeting message, rustic wooden table

crates made of wood, and a cartwheel, surrounded by dried maize leaves, and multiple orange pumpkins, in different sizes, thanksgiving greeting message, countryside imagery

river or lake with a stone bridge, reflecting a forest, with trees covered in folliage in different colors, thanksgiving greeting message, colorful lakeside landscape

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

fall wreath made from faux leaves in yellow, orange and pale green, thanksgiving greeting message, decorated with pine cones, small fake pumpkins, and tiny orange berries

park with a path, covered in orange leaves, with a bench, and trees on either side, orange and green folliage

dozens of small pumpkins, white and orange, and featuring stripes, on a dark wooden surface, with dried maize leaves nearby

“A grateful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” – Cicero

small green leaf, and a larger orange leaf, on a wooden surface, with the words happy thanksgiving, superimposed in white

purple flowers and pomegranates, small pumpkins and pine cones, fall leaves and walnuts, spilling out from a rattan decoration, shaped like a horn

drawing featuring pilgrims and indians, with the words give thanks, on a blackboard, with a grey wooden frame, surrounded by fall-themed decorations

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” – Henry David Thoreau

give thanks written in white chalk, on a small black and beige sign, placed near a horn of plenty decoration, filled and surrounded by small faux pumpkins, fall leaves and apples, gourds an pine cones

sunflowers and ears of corn, roasted turkey and other dishes, a candle and some grapes, on a wooden surface, with the words happy thanksgiving day overimposed in white

clear glass vase with two yellow flowers, near three orange pumpkins, ordered according to size, brown rattan basket with more pumpkins

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

blackboard with a wooden frame, bearing the words happy thanksgiving, written in white chalk, surrounded by pumpkins, gourds and fall-themed decorations

courgette and pomegranate, gourds and pumpkins, and faux flowers in red and orange, near a small wooden sign, decorated with fall leaves, and featuring the message autumn blessings

ears of corn, with kernels in many different colors, white and yellow, dark red and purple, orange and dark blue, seen in close up

Sending you lots of happy Thanksgiving wishes… and praying that all this turkey won’t go to our waists!

lit candles in different sizes, placed inside pumpkins, in different colors and sizes, orange and dark green, yellow with stripes, dried fall leaves, and ears of corn

we give thanks to god, carved on a faux pumpkin, placed near a small lit candle, and a fall-themed decorative arrangement

rectangular piece of wood, decorated with orange and red fall leaves, bearing the inscription be thankful, written in orange and dark brown

We extend our warmest happy Thanksgiving wishes! May you have a blessed holiday!

letters made from baked dough, spelling out the words give thanks, on a retro tablecloth, with an orange and purple pattern, and a pie nearby

several birch trees, covered in yellow and orange fall leaves, seen from below, pale sky in the background

John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.