See 55 Father's Day Messages with Happy Father's Day pictures, printable messages, sayings about fatherhood, and funny Father's Day cards to give or to email to Dad.
55 Father's Day Messages
Send one of these free Father's Day messages to your Dad, Granddad, husband, and every father on your list. The messages in this collection come with professionally designed graphics and 'Happy Father's Day' pictures. Each one is a printable Father's Day card and you can also send any of them by email.
There is a special section just for funny Father's Day cards. Some of these are great for kids and teenagers to send to their Dads, provided that they are sent to a Dad who has a sense of humor!
You may use any of these for personal use*. Just right click on the ones you want, save to your computer and then print or paste to an email. It's that simple. The messages and cards will save without the caption underneath.
Remember that Father's Day is Sunday, June 21, 2015, so plan ahead to make it a great day for your father.
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Father's Day Messages
These Father's Day messages are about what fatherhood really means. Some of the messages are famous quotes about fathers, but most were written by the author of this collection.
Do you remember these famous lines in Thornton Wilder's play, Our Town?
"Does anyone ever realize life while they live it...every, every minute?"
"No. Saints and poets maybe...they do some.”
Fatherhood is like that. Fathers of young children sometimes do not realize the profound influence they have on their children's lives and on their souls. What is just a moment in time can be a child's lasting memory.
Father's Day is the one day a year to reflect on the messages a father sends to his children and on the messages that should be sent to every father.
The message below is a revamp of a famous saying about parenthood from an unknown author. This one is guaranteed to put a lump in your throat.
Part of a father's role is to prepare a child to become an adult. That is the message in the Father's Day card below.
“Let's really look at one another!...It goes so fast. We don't have time to look at one another. I didn't realize. So all that was going on and we never noticed..."
– from Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Do you really look at your children? Do you truly make eye-contact? What does a child see when he looks into your eyes? Does he see love?
Young children have not developed the skill to mask their feelings. They are not yet actors. If a stranger looks into the eyes of a young child, do you know what he sees? He sees what kind of father the child has.
A child without a father in his life is a special-needs child. In Biblical Hebrew, the word orphan doesn't mean a child without parents; it means a fatherless child. There are 17 commandments in the Bible for the individual and society to provide for the orphan because of his disadvantage. It follows, then, that to have a father is indeed a blessing.
This is a famous Father's Day quote from an American actor.
This Father's Day message is from a daughter:
This message conveys the definition of a father:
The Biblical King David considered children to be a blessing, as he wrote in the message above. Not all of his children grew into respected adults, but, even so, he considered it a blessing to be the father of many.
The American writer and activist Lydia M. Child (1802 – 1880) said it this way:
"“Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!”
Much has been written about the term Dad as opposed to the term father. Some of the popular sentiments are conveyed in the two Father's Day messages below:
Father's Day Messages for Grandfather
The message above is a special tribute to the role grandfathers play in their grandchildren's live. The grandfather is a child's first perception of ancestry and of the family tree which stretches back in time over thousands of years.
Grandfathers are also remembered on Father's Day. The coffee mug at the right has great reviews from people who gave this as a gift to granddad and from granddads who received it. The coffee mug is crafted from porcelain and was designed by American folk artist Lorrie Veasey Cuppa. If you've got two grandfathers, better order two! The mug can be sent directly to granddads from Amazon.com.
Happy Father's Day Pictures
In June everyone wants to find the best Happy Father's Day Pictures. The pictures below are a new collection for Father's Day 2014.
Each 'Happy Father's Day' picture sends a special message in a unique way. These messages are on the lighter side and the pictures are whimsical.
The first picture has the famous line from the title of a song written by Cole Porter in 1938 for the musical Leave It to Me! The slogan appears with a vintage picture from a greeting card.
Is your Dad a Macho Man? Then this is the Happy Father's Day picture for him:
Does your Dad look at the world through rose-colored glasses? Here's a picture of a Dad like that:
This picture is for the business-man Dad:
This picture says 'Happy Father's Day' with a great message:
Fathers love to be compared to Superman, probably because they all loved Superman when they were kids. Check out the three super pictures below:
Below is one of the most popular Father's Day pictures, because it's the one every Dad wants to see:
Here are four pictures which say 'Happy Father's Day':
The little girl above could really use some coloring pages. If you have a child like that, get some free Father's Day Coloring Pages.
This picture is too cute for words:
Funny Father's Day Cards
These funny Father's Day cards and messages are only for Dads with a sense of humor. If your Dad can't take a joke, don't send him one of these! But, look at them anyway because they're really funny.
Let's face it, not every Dad is the sentimental type and a mushy card isn't right for everyone. The same can be said about the person sending the card.
So, it's OK to lighten up and send funny Father's Day cards to the Dads on your list. The main thing is to choose something your father will enjoy.
One thing about kids is that they do inherit certain traits from their fathers. The two funny Father's Day cards below point out that fact:
There are lots of jokes about kids following in their father's footsteps. Here's a great one on a Father's Day card:
If your Dad is losing his hair or is already bald, here are two funny cards to send him:
What? Do you mean to tell me that some people won't let their parents be their friends on Facebook? Could it be...could it be because some people don't want parents to see what they are posting on their Facebook page? If you're one of those people, here's a great explanation to send to your Dad:
Give Dad a report card for Father's Day:
Here are two cards from 'wonderful' kids:
This is a clever card for kids to send if they really like going to Chuck E. Cheese's for parties and special occasions:
Are you a little short of cash for Father's Day? Make your point with this silly card:
Do you want to print one of the graphics above as a folded greeting card? It's very easy to do. Just follow the simple instructions in this video:
Find free graphics and clip art to use for Father's Day. This collection includes printable Father's Day cards and coloring pages for kids.
Best Father's Day coloring pages for kids to color for Dad: find pages for fathers from daughters, for fathers from sons and for Happy Father's Day messages.
Find more great images of Dads in this great collection for Dad's birthday. See 100 free happy birthday cards, funny birthday wishes, birthday poems & coloring pages – largest selection online.
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*All images on this page may be used for personal use. For permission to use on websites or for other commercial use, contact the author by email.
Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on January 03, 2015:
Hi PeachPurple, I hope you found a great message to send to your Dad. Thanks for the comment.
peachy from Home Sweet Home on January 02, 2015:
beautiful pictures and messages for dad, bookmark for my dad
Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on September 03, 2014:
I just checked online and it seems that Father's Day is celebrated in different months in many countries. Never knew that!
Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on September 02, 2014:
That is so cool. Serendipity. When something pays off in a way you never thought it would.