Jun 24, 2015

What to Write in Your Cards

As you might have already guessed, here at Flowercard there’s nothing we love more than sending, and receiving, cards. Whether you’re saying happy birthday, congratulations, or thinking of you, there really is no better way to show you care than a beautiful card with a meaningful message. We also know that sometimes inspiration is lacking and deciding what to write in your card can leave you stressed or re-using the same sentiment time and time again.

To get you started, we’ve put together a little guide filled with quotes, ideas and tips for what to write in wedding, anniversary and new home cards. Feel free to use them as inspiration for your own cards and make them your own!

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What to Write in Wedding Cards

We’ve all been there; frantically hunting for a pen as we approach the venue and racking our brains for something meaningful to write in the gorgeous card we’d picked out for the happy couple. Even if you’re a little more organised than this, it can still be incredibly stressful trying to think of a message that’s equal parts personal and warm.

If you’re in need of a little inspiration we’ve gathered together some of our favourite sentiments for you to write in your wedding cards. From welcoming a partner to the family to general messages that will work for anyone and sweet quotes, we’ve got you covered.

How to Say Congratulations

When two people get married, the most common sentiment expressed is that of congratulations. Rather than just writing “congrats”, why not give these messages a go to add a more personal touch to your card. Use them on their own, or combine them with some of our other suggestions to create the perfect card.

Wishing you a lifetime of love, laughter and happiness together

It’s an extraordinary thing to meet someone who you can bare your soul to – you are so very lucky to have found each other and we wish you a long and happy life together

Be happy, be grateful, and love each other well


Here’s to a long and happy marriage

May today be the beginning of a long and happy life together

Together is a wonderful place to be


Thank You and Congratulations Messages

You’ve been invited to share in their big day, that’s a big deal! Express your gratitude and love for the couple with these short and sweet messages

We’re delighted to be celebrating with you – let’s get this party started!


Thank you for inviting us to celebrate with you on your special day. We’re thrilled to see you both so happy. Best wishes forever

It means so much to witness the joy of your wedding day. Congratulations to you both on finding the perfect person to spend the rest of your life with

Quotes to Write in Wedding Cards

Let someone else do the talking. We’ve hand-picked these quotes for their sweet wishes and perfect prose. Use them on their own, or work them in and around your own message as a finishing touch.

“True love stories never have endings” – Richard Bach

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” – When Harry Met Sally

“Love is patient. Love is kind… Love never fails.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-13

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” —Dr. Seuss

“For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” – Stephanie Perkins

What to Write If: You’re Welcoming Them to the Family

A wedding isn’t just two people cementing their commitment to one another, it also brings families together. Welcome your new brother, sister, mother, father, aunt, uncle (the list really does go on), with one of these messages.

Today, our family grows by one new member and we couldn’t be happier. Best wishes to you both

Welcome to our big, crazy family! Lots of love to the both of you


What to Write in Anniversary Cards

Whether you’re celebrating one year or one hundred; an anniversary card is the perfect way to show that you care. The messages we’ve collected below are suitable for writing in a card to your partner, or to congratulate friends or family. Use them as an inspirational springboard for your own message, or use them directly as they are, choosing the most appropriate for the recipient.

What to Write in an Anniversary Card for your Partner

All couples have their own language; pet names and special phrases are just the beginning. For the perfect anniversary card message combine the sentiments below with something personal to the two of you.

Every year is sweeter than the last


Happy anniversary to my partner, my best friend

I’d marry you all over again


“I have been loving you a little more every minute since this morning” – Victor Hugo (Les Miserables)

I did, I do, I always will


What to Write in an Anniversary Card for your Parents or Friends


General anniversary wishes don’t need to be too specific or filled with feeling but by including a little nod to the couple your card will certainly be memorable. Use the messages below to get your started.

Even though the years continue to pass, may the love that you share only continue to grow stronger with time. Happy Anniversary!

Love begins in a moment, grows over time and lasts for an eternity.

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person” – Mignon McLaughlin

“The best thing to hold on to in life is each other” – Audrey Hepburn

What to Write in New Home Cards

Whether your kids are flying the nest, family members are relocating or your friends have bagged their dream house; there’s nothing quite like a windowsill full of warm wishes to help your loved ones settle in.

If you’re struggling for the words to express how happy you are then we’re here to help with a number of wishes and sentiments for you to send off to your loved ones. We’ve covered general new home wishes, what to write if they’re living together for the first time and messages for families.

General New Home Wishes

If you’re after something short and sweet then these messages will do the job perfectly:

Home sweet home – congratulations!

Relax and enjoy your wonderful new home (after the unpacking is done, of course!)

Congratulations on moving in to your new home and making it your own

We hope your new home brings you many new memories to cherish

Fantastic news! We wish you many happy years in your new home and best of luck with unpacking

What to Write If: They’re Living Together for the First Time

A couple moving in together for the first time is exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time. The sentiments below will help to express your warmth towards the pair and your best wishes for their life together:

The two of you together will make a happy home – congratulations!

Wishing you both lots of happiness in your new home.

Congratulations on moving in to your new home and making it your own.

Relax and enjoy your wonderful new home (after the unpacking is done, of course!)

What to Write If: They’re Moving to a New Family Home

Whether your loved ones are moving to a new home to start and raise their family or just fancy a change, sending a card is an easy way to show that they are in your thoughts, and your heart, no matter how long the distance.

It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home – congratulations!


Having somewhere to go is a home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing.


A new home is a haven for love, memories and happiness. Congratulations for getting yours.


We hope your new home brings you many new memories to cherish