Anniversary card messages for parents

Updated March 23, 2017

Your parents' anniversary is a time to celebrate their love for each other. When you send them a card or a message, the actual wording you use is important because it expresses how you really feel and lets them know how much you care about them. Several types of anniversary card messages may be appropriate for this card.

Choosing Card Messages

You can choose from many different traditional card messages when picking out the perfect anniversary saying for your parents. Buying a pre-made card with a message already in it helps because you don't have to worry about thinking up something to say. No one but you can determine the best message for you to send to your parents on their anniversary, however. Go to the card store and read through a variety of messages. When you find the right one for you, you'll know.

Writing Your Own Message

You can add to the store-bought message with your own message, or you can write your own message in a blank card. Your own message can provide similar content -- generally, well wishes for their anniversary -- and can also tell them how much they mean to you. Don't be afraid to be sappy; that's what anniversaries are all about.

Funny Messages

If your parents appreciate humour, try a funny message, or add something funny into your regular message. Remember you know their personalities better than others do, along with how they will view a funny message as compared with a serious one in an anniversary card. If you don't think humour is appropriate for the situation, leave the joke out. If you think they will appreciate it, however, go ahead and keep it in.

Personal Messages

Something distinctive likely sets your parents and you apart from all the other parents and children out there. Whether you use a store-bought message or write your own, you can always add a small bit of your own personality to your card to ensure your parents appreciate it and to touch them by just being yourself. Adding a small anecdotal incident from your lives together, a memory from childhood or a special wish just for them can make your anniversary message stand out.

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About the Author

Terrance Karter has served as a reporter, reviewer and columnist for "The Exponent," as well as a contributor to the "Shelterbelt," both based in northeast South Dakota. Karter holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Northern State University in South Dakota.