Don’t Know What to Write in an Anniversary Card? Here, Steal One of These 100 Ideas

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I don’t about you, but I love love. And I also love to celebrate. (No really, I’ll raise a glass to just about anything.) That’s why I’m a huge proponent of marking every single milestone in a relationship, including all the big (and small!) anniversaries. I mean, who doesn’t want to get excited about checking off another month/year/decade with their S.O.?!

So, whether you’re celebrating 25 years as an old married couple, ringing in your three-month Insta-officialversary, or just simply appreciating your favorite couple on their big day, a sweet card full of anniversary wishes never hurts.

Ready to get writing? Grab your pens, besties! Here are 100 mushy, cute, and downright hilarious anniversary messages to write in a card to your longtime S.O., new partner, cutie parents, or the couple you just can’t stop third-wheeling. Ugh, I love love!!!

For your significant other…

  • Obsessed with you today, and I’ll be even more obsessed with ya tomorrow! Happy anniversary!
  • A whole year?! Seems wacky but alright.
  • Pookie (you) is looking absolutely fire today! Happy anniversary!!!
  • I think I like this little life…with you ❤️.
  • You make life brighter and better, my love.
  • Thanks for spending another year lovin’ on little ol’ me!
  • Every day is better with you! Here’s to another year of that!
  • Holy sh*t, we survived another [year/month] together!?!?
  • Well, well, well. Aren’t you lucky to get another year with me!?
  • Life together? Yeah, let’s keep doing it.
  • Happy anniversary, my love!!! Now…where’s my gift?
  • Grateful doesn’t even begin to cover it.
  • A bestie and a bae all wrapped up into one? I’m so lucky!
  • Here’s to the only blanket stealer I’ll allow in my bed.
  • Can’t wait to celebrate tonight…with fewer clothes.
  • I’m so glad I finally found the thing I’ve been looking for my whole life. (You, baby! I’m talking about you!)
  • TBH, I don’t know how you put up with me…but please don’t stop.
  • You’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me, minus our dog. But hey, you’re a close second!
  • Thanks for bringing me coffee in bed every morning! I promise to return the favor (at least once) in the next year.
  • I hate pretty much everyone, so it’s wild that I love you more and more every day.

For a first anniversary…

  • I prefer not to think about where I’d be without you (because it’s probably in a ditch somewhere).
  • I guess since we made it this far, why not keep at it?
  • Round two? *Ding.*
  • The shortest 365 days of my gd life!
  • Another year around the sun and I still love ya to the moon and back.
  • Dream partner, don’t wake me up.
  • Obsessed with you would be an understatement
  • Damn, apparently soulmates do exist!
  • A year!? Already!?!? Way to go us!
  • Not sure what I did to deserve you but I’m sure glad I did!
  • Let’s f*ck around and spend another year together?
  • To know you is to love you! Happy anniversary!
  • Who would’ve thought that whole [insert dating app] thing could actually work out? When do we get our partnership deal!?
  • Woah, a whole year? Who knew we had it in us? JK, I love you!!!
  • There is no one I would have rather spent this year with (except maybe Harry Styles). Here’s to anotha!
  • You were the biggest surprise of [insert year]. (And the best!)
  • Pretty darn grateful for an entire year of getting a text back!
  • Happy first anniversary! Now let’s go for another 50!
  • A best friend who has to tell me I’m pretty and rub my back whenever I want? Yeah, I’ll sign on for another year.
  • Sappy alert, but fr, I’m so proud of what we’ve built together this year.
  • One year down, the rest of our lives to go (unless you keep leaving your socks on the floor).

For your spouse…

  • That whole “wedded bliss” thing? Who knew it was so real! Happy anni to my better half.
  • Marrying me was your best decision yet. Congrats, cutie!
  • You make this marriage thing feel easy! Now our joint taxes on the other hand…
  • Remember that time we walked down the aisle? Feels like yesterday.
  • I know I said “in sickness and in health,” but if you could never sniffle again that would be great. (LOL love you!)
  • I’d marry you again and again and again (and you know how stressful the wedding was).
  • I already know forever won’t be long enough.
  • “Another one, thank you.” —Me, every anniversary.
  • You know how I like my coffee…why would I wanna give that up?
  • I will happily fight over the remote (and win) with you forever.
  • Thank god we like each other. Divorce is expensive as hell.
  • Committing to a lifetime together is easy with you, babe.
  • It’s kinda weird that I never get tired of you.
  • You get cuter by the year. I know I have to say that, but I really mean it.
  • Thanks to you, I finally understand what all the marriage hype is about.
  • When I’m with you, I’m always home.
  • I’d still love you if you were a worm.
  • You’re the Travis to my Taylor.
  • Strap in, baby. We’ve got a lifetime more of these anniversaries.
  • Is it St. Patrick’s Day? Because I’m sure feelin’ lucky.
  • Thanks for putting a ring on it. I know it was expensive. Still grateful!

For your parents…

  • Thanks for showing me what true love looks like, you two!!!
  • Please, no more PDA.
  • I’m so glad I was able to get you the perfect anniversary gift (me).
  • Happy anniversary to my favorite couple in the whole wide world! Thanks for birthing me!
  • I love watching you fall more in love each year!
  • Thanks for showing me how to love 😭😭😭.
  • Forever grateful for parents who love each other like you do!
  • Here’s hoping I can find a relationship half as beautiful as yours!
  • Not to be sappy, but you two made me believe in love!
  • Can I come to dinner too? I could really use the free meal!
  • I’m so glad you met! And not just because I wouldn’t exist if not!
  • Happy anniversary, you two! I hope it’s half as special as the day I was born.
  • Your love story is one for the books, ‘rents!
  • Okay, I finally get it. You two are pretty cute.
  • Y’all taught me not to settle, and I can’t thank you enough for that.
  • I hope you both like your presents. Because I had to help pick them out.
  • You two are corny as hell, but you’re also pretty darn adorable.
  • Your love just keeps on growing! Happy anniversary!
  • If you go on vacation to celebrate, can I come?
  • You’ve made a lifetime together look *so* easy!

For your fave couple…

  • Thanks for letting me third wheel 24/7! Here’s to another year of trio dates!
  • Happy anniversary!! Now find me someone so we can double date!
  • Ugh, you make it look so easy. Spill your secrets!
  • I want what you have!!!
  • Since I’m your professional third wheel, what time should I show up for your anniversary dinner?
  • Happy anniversary to my bestie and THEIR bestie (who, yes, fine, I love too, now).
  • Dare I say…goals?
  • Happy anniversary, you crazy kids!
  • Y’all were a match made in heaven the dating app algorithm!
  • You two make a good case for settling down.
  • Just so you know, I’d be happy to officiate your wedding.
  • Happy anniversary! Your love makes me all mushy and gushy inside (and that’s weird for me).
  • Obsessed with you two (in a totally normal, non-creepy way, I swear!).
  • You two are relationship inspo, for real.
  • It’s so fun watching you two fall more and more in love!!!
  • Ahhhh, another year together! How do you do it?! (No really, I’m genuinely curious.)
  • Please stop making my relationship expectations so high!!!

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Megan Schaltegger is an NYC-based writer. She loves strong coffee, eating her way through the Manhattan food scene, and her dog, Murray. She promises not to talk about herself in third person IRL.

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