The 70+ Best Grandparents Quotes, Wishes, and Messages for a Special Grandparents Day

In 2023, Grandparents Day will be celebrated on September 11th, and there is no better time to do something thoughtful for the beloved elder in your life. 

The annual September celebration, which falls on the first Sunday after Labor Day, was designated as a national holiday in 1978. Lovepop understands the importance of crafting the perfect note full of Grandparent’s Day wishes to help celebrate the special day, whether it's to a great aunt, a lifelong mentor, or the grandfather you just literally saw the other day.

Here are the 70+ best writing prompts to get you thinking about how to create magical moments for your grandparents this Grandparents Day.

Messages for Grandma/Grandpa/Grandparents 

Remind the O.G. (original grandparent) how much they mean to you by adding a personal touch to the prompts below. Recall a funny memory, a favorite childhood memory, or a family tradition. They've contributed significantly to your life, and now is the perfect time to say a big "Thank you!" with the perfect Grandparent’s Day message.

  1. To my mentors and best friends, Happy Grandparents Day.

  2. On Grandparents Day, I can’t help but feel so much gratitude for all the love you’ve shown and all the lessons you’ve shared.

  3. To my wonderful Grandma/Grandpa, your presence in my life has made all the difference. From the stories you've told to the guidance you've offered, you've shaped me in more ways than you can imagine.

  4. Grandma, thank you for your infinite love and wisdom. Happy Grandparents Day.

  5. Thank you for building a family of love and kindness. Happy Grandparents Day.

  6. Grandma, thank you for always spoiling me! Happy Grandparents Day!

  7. To the best hugger(s) I know, Happy Grandparents Day!

  8. It’s Grandparents Day, a day for me to spoil YOU for a change. Now let’s celebrate together! 

  9. Grandma, thank you for all you do for our family. Happy Grandparents Day.

  10. I’m thankful for you today and every day. Happy Grandparents Day!

  11. I just want you to know that you’re at the heart of so many of my favorite memories. 

  12. Grandpa, thank you for your stories and memories, I cherish the time we spend together. Happy Grandparents Day.

  13. Grandma, spending time with you is a favorite memory in my life, thank you for your endless love! Happy Grandparents Day.

  14. I am so thankful to have you/you both in my life. Happy Grandparents Day.

  15. Grandpa, thank you for all you’ve taught me. Happy Grandparents Day.

  16. Happy Grandparents Day to my biggest supporter(s) and fan(s).

  17. Thank you for the knowledge and joy you bring to the lives of everyone around you, Happy Grandparents Day!

  18. On this special day, I want to express my hopes for your continued happiness, good health, and fulfillment.

  19. Grandpa, thank you for being my hero, someone to lean on, and my best friend. Happy Grandparents Day.  

  20. Sending you hugs and kisses on this special day. Happy Grandparents Day!

  21. Happy Grandparents Day, please know you are loved forever and always! 

  22. Thank you, Grandma/Grandpa, for being an incredible source of love, guidance, and inspiration in my life. I am forever grateful for you, and I love you more than words can express.

  23. You have shown me what it means to live a life of fun, kindness, and generosity. Happy Grandparents Day. 

  24.  I want you to know how much I cherish you and the special bond we share. Your love and support have been a constant source of strength and comfort.

  25. You are one of a kind, thank you for being you! Happy Grandparents Day.

  26. I hope your day is filled with love and laughter, Happy Grandparents Day!

  27. I love your stories and the time we spend together. Happy Grandparents Day.

Looking for a special card that will make your Grandparent’s Day message even more special? We have you covered! Here are some adorable options from our Cards for Grandparents Collection:

  • For My Wonderful Grandma Card with Mini Bouquet: Surprise Grandma with this heartfelt miniature flower bouquet, complete with a matching card. Perfect for every celebration of love, both big and small.

  • The Best Grandpa Pop-Up Card: This pop-up card is designed to honor the man your family calls Grandpa. What better way to show him how grateful you are for the special role his plays in your life. 

Messages to My Role Model/Great Aunt/Great Uncle/Mentor

They might not be the parents of your parents or even directly related, but their wisdom and ageless love have been a vital part of your life and development. Say "thank you" this special day and remind them just how much you care. 

  1. Thank you for being such a wonderful and important part of my life! Happy Grandparents Day.

  2. To my Great Aunt/Great Uncle, your love knows no bounds and I am so grateful for everything you do. 

  3. I’m so happy to know I have you in my life and appreciate your support and love. Happy Grandparents Day.

  4. Happy Grandparents Day to my role model and the best _________ around!

  5. Happy Grandparents Day, thank you for all you bring to my life.

  6. Thank you for being there to lean on whenever I need it. Happy Grandparents Day.

  7. Happy Grandparents Day to the world’s best Great Aunt/Uncle!

  8. I am so lucky to have a family like you, thank you for being in my life. Happy Grandparents Day.

  9. You are a true inspiration and lightness in my life, and today, I get to celebrate with you.  Happy Grandparents Day.

  10. Thank you for the times we’ve shared, and the impact you’ve had on me. Happy Grandparents Day.

  11. There’s a reason why you are called my Great Aunt/Uncle, it’s because you are truly GREAT!

  12. To the best mentor I have ever had the privilege to know, thank you for all you do. 

  13. It’s always a joy to see you, I’ll carry our memories throughout my life! Happy Grandparents Day.

  14. It’s a special gift to have gotten to know you, thank you for being in my life. Happy Grandparents Day.

  15. Thank you for your guidance and knowledge, Happy Grandparents Day.

  16. You are one of the biggest blessings in my life, now it’s time to celebrate you for all you are. 

  17. Happy Grandparents Day, thank you for always being just a phone call away.

  18. Although we aren’t related, you feel like family to me. Happy Grandparents Day!

  19. Learning from you has made me a better person. Thank you, and Happy Grandparents Day.

  20. It’s rare to find such a caring and generous friend like yourself, Happy Grandparents Day.

  21. You might not be my grandparent, but the love and support you have given me feels as warm as a Grandma’s. Happy Grandparents Day!

  22. Just wanted to share my appreciation for all you do, Happy Grandparents Day!

  23. Thank you for the laughs and memories, I cherish our friendship. Happy Grandparents Day.

  24. Thank you for always bringing a smile to my face, Happy Grandparents Day!

  25. Having you in my life is a gift I’ll hold forever, Happy Grandparents Day.

  26. I just wanted to say thank you for all you do, please know you are a shining part of my life. Happy Grandparents Day.

Add an extra element of love to your message with one of our pop-up cards. Here is one of our popular cards that we’re sure will brighten their day:

  • Tulips Pop-Up Card: Give your loved one an assortment of flowers that will last forever and can be enjoyed all year round with this Tulips Pop-Up Card. The pristine white cover features a delicate, laser-cut minimalist bouquet design of pink, yellow, orange, and purple tulips and a small message of "for you" in script. 

First-Time Grandparents Quotes

There’s no time quite as precious as becoming a grandparent for the first time. Although it’s important to dote on first-time parents, don’t forget about first-time grandparents, too! Here are some sweet and encouraging first- time grandparents quotes that will make a world of difference: 

  1. Congratulations on becoming grandparents for the first time! With this precious addition to your family, your love and joy will only grow.

  2. Welcome to the wonderful world of grandparenthood! May your new role bring you endless smiles, laughter, and special memories.

  3. Being a grandfather or grandmother is a special blessing. Your wisdom, love, and guidance will now be felt by a new generation. Congratulations!

  4. Your family tree has expanded, and you have now joined the ranks of extraordinary grandparents. Enjoy every moment of this exciting new chapter!

  5. First-time grandparents are like stars shining brightly in the sky. Your love, guidance, and presence will illuminate the path for your grandchild's future. Congratulations on this incredible role!

  6. Your grandchild's birth is a true testament to the love and values you instilled in your own children. Congratulations on this fantastic achievement!

  7. A grandparent's love for a grandchild is unlike any other. May your days be filled with lots of cuddles, giggles, and wonderful memories.

  8. As first-time grandparents, you have a front-row seat to relive the wonders of childhood. Accept this magical journey and relish the sweet moments that it brings.

  9. A grandchild is a priceless gift that will fill your hearts with love and joy for the rest of your life. Congratulations on the start of a new chapter in your lives!

  10. Your family has been blessed with a new member, and you have been entrusted with an important role. Congratulations!

Add one of these sweet messages to our pop-up cards to thank them for being stars in your little one’s life. Here is one of our picks for first-time grandparents:

  • Koala Family Pop-Up Card: This card features an adorable koala baby riding on the back of its mother. It’s the perfect way to show first-time grandparents your gratitude for making your little koala feel loved. 

Funny Grandparents Quotes

Does your grandparent have a wicked sense of humor? If so, make them laugh even more with one of the following quotes: 

  1. Grandparents are the only people who can get away with spoiling their grandchildren and then sending them home. It's the ultimate revenge!

  2. Being a grandparent allows you to play, laugh, and make memories without the responsibilities that come with parenting. It's like being a kid all over again, but with more perks!

  3. Grandmas and Grandpas are disguised superheroes. They have the ability to grant their grandchildren's wishes and to produce an endless supply of snacks and treats.

  4. Grandparents are the masters of telling embarrassing stories about their own children. It's payback time!

  5. Being a grandparent is the ideal excuse to act like a kid once more. Break out the ice cream, stay up late, and have a good time without worrying about bedtime!

  6. Well done, Grandpa/Grandma! You've officially retired as a rule enforcer. It's time to join the grandchildren on their adventures and let the chaos begin!

  7. Grandparents make excellent secret keepers and conspirators. Do you need to keep some cookies hidden from Mom and Dad? The location to visit is Grandma's secret stash!

  8. The best part about being a grandparent is that you get to experience all the joy while not having to do any diaper-changing. It's a win-win situation!

  9. Grandparents: the inspiration for the phrase 'Sugar and spice and everything nice.' You are the official source of treats and spoiling, and we love you for it!’

Want the perfect card to add an extra giggle to your Granparent’s Day messages? Try one of these puntastic cards and watch your grandparent light up: 

  • I Lava You Pop-Up Card: This card features two volcanoes that speak to each other ‘’I lava you’’, the perfect way to show your grandparent affection while injecting some humor. 

  • You Put the Grand in Grandma Pop-Up Card: Featuring a pop-up ornate flower bouquet, this play on words is guaranteed to make Grandma smile. 

Cute Grandparents Quotes

Your grandparents are always there to love and support you. Make sure to let them know how much you appreciate them with these cute quotes for grandparents:

  1. You may be grandparents to the rest of the world, but you are our world. We are eternally grateful for your love and support.

  2. Grandparents are like a warm, loving blanket that wraps around us. Thank you for always making us feel safe, loved, and cherished.

  3. Grandparents and grandchildren's love knows no bounds. Even if we can't always be together, know that you're always in our hearts.

  4. You have a way of making every day feel like a special adventure, Grandma/Grandpa. Thank you for bringing joy and laughter into our lives.

  5. You've shown us what unconditional love is all about. Your hugs, smiles, and encouraging words have made us feel so loved and supported.

  6. Grandparents have the magic of transforming ordinary moments into extraordinary memories. Thank you for making every visit with you a special occasion.

  7. You are the beloved characters who add warmth, wisdom, and love to every chapter of our lives. We are extremely fortunate to have you as grandparents.

  8. Grandparents are like stars who shine their love into our lives. Thank you for always shining brightly and guiding us along the way.

  9. Your love is the secret ingredient that enhances and brightens everything. Thank you for making our lives more special.

Want the perfect card to add even more love to your sentimental message? Take a look at some heartwarming ideas below:

  • Love You to the Moon and Back Pop-Up Card: The dark green cover reads "Love You" under a scattering of shooting stars. Inside the phrase finishes " the moon and back!" against a blue starry night.

  • Sunflower Bouquet: What better way to add some sun into your Grandparent’s life with this bright and airy Sunflower Bouquet. Complete with a stunning collection of beautiful yellow and brown sunflowers, pink and orange blooms, fall leaves, purple berries, and vibrant, leafy green stems.


We hope the grandparents quotes and messages we have shared have been inspiring! Pair any of these with a favorite memory or story, and your grandparent is sure to feel extra special and loved! If you didn’t see a card you liked from the above, feel free to browse our  Cards for Grandparents Collection. On behalf of the LovePop team, happy Grandparents Day 2023!

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    cool, great thanks 👌👍


    these all such great things to say. i love them all


    I love all these sentences!!!

    there so sweet


    Great idea’s!👍

    Sabine Qasmi

    this is all so adorable and kind!


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