Send warm wedding anniversary wishes with these message ideas from Hallmark writers
By Keely Chace
Here’s to lasting love! From still-newlyweds toasting with wine glasses they opened on their wedding day a year ago to busy parents scrambling to find an anniversary babysitter to a gray-haired couple holding hands over anniversary pancakes and coffee…that kind of enduring commitment is always something to admire and celebrate.
When you send an anniversary card, the words you write can add so much to the joy of the occasion. You can make a toast, offer encouragement, share a memory or simply call out how special it is to have, hold and stick by each other through time.
And whether it’s a card for your own anniversary or that of family members or friends, Hallmark’s writers have message ideas for you. Our guide offers tips for everything from simple anniversary wishes to warm tributes. Whatever you’d like to say, we hope you’ll find just the inspiration you need to get your pen rolling!
What to Write in an Anniversary Card
It’s not the number of words that counts, but the caring behind them. If the card has already said it all or you’re just not in a gushy mood, it’s fine to keep your personal message short and sweet.
- “Wishing a perfect pair a perfectly happy day.”
- “Here’s to another year of being great together!”
- “Anniversary cheers!”
- “Happy [21st] anniversary, you old lovebirds!”
- “Hope you find time to look back on all your sweet memories together.”
- “Always knew you two had something special.”
- “Hope the next  years are even happier than your [first decade] together!”
- “Can’t believe it’s been [three] years already. Here’s to many more!”
- “Love and much happiness to one of our all-time favorite couples!”
- “Warmest wishes to the wonderful two of you on your [sixth] anniversary.”
- “Wishing you a happy ‘you two’ day!”
- “Another year, another great reason to celebrate!”
- “Congratulations all over again!”
If the card you’ve chosen already has “Happy Anniversary” printed on it, you can add an ellipsis […] and a little something after it: “…and many more!”, “…with love to you both.”, etc.
For Spouse or Partner
When it’s your own anniversary, no pressure but don’t mess it up! You can get your message really, really right if you use it to thank your spouse or partner, to say I love you, to reaffirm your commitment and to express confidence in your future together.