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40 Heartfelt Messages for Grandparents

Grandparents Day is on September 11th in 2022, and there’s no better time to do something thoughtful for the beloved elder in your life.

The annual September celebration was made a national holiday in 1978 and falls the first Sunday after Labor Day. Whether it’s a great aunt or a lifelong mentor or the grandfather you literally just saw the other day, Lovepop knows the importance of crafting the perfect note help celebrate the special day.

Here are 40 writing prompts to get you thinking about ways to make magical moments this Grandparents Day.

Thank You Messages for Grandma/Grandpa/Grandparents

Remind the O.G. (original grandparent) how much they bring to your life by adding a unique sentiment to the below prompts. Recall a funny memory or a favorite childhood moment or a passed-down tradition. They've brought so much to your life and now is the time to say "Thanks!" 

  1. To my mentors and best friends, Happy Grandparents Day.
  2. Grandma, thank you for your infinite love and wisdom. Happy Grandparents Day.
  3. Thank you for building a family of love and kindness. Happy Grandparents Day.
  4. Grandma, thank you for always spoiling me! Happy Grandparents Day!
  5. To the best hugger(s) I know, Happy Grandparents Day!
  6. Grandma, thank you for all you do for our family. Happy Grandparents Day.
  7. I’m thankful for you today and every day. Happy Grandparents Day!
  8. Grandpa, thank you for your stories and memories, I cherish the time we spend together. Happy Grandparents Day.
  9. Grandma, spending time with you is a favorite memory in my life, thank you for your endless love! Happy Grandparents Day.
  10. I am so thankful to have you/you both in my life. Happy Grandparents Day.
  11. Grandpa, thank you for all you’ve taught me. Happy Grandparents Day.
  12. Happy Grandparents Day to my biggest supporter(s) and fan(s).
  13. Thank you for the knowledge and joy you bring to the lives of everyone around you, Happy Grandparents Day!
  14. Grandpa, thank you for being my hero, someone to lean on, and my best friend. Happy Grandparents Day.  
  15. Sending you hugs and kisses on this special day. Happy Grandparents Day!
  16. Happy Grandparents Day, please know you are loved forever and always! 
  17. You have shown me what it means to live a life of fun, kindness, and generosity. Happy Grandparents Day. 
  18. You are one of a kind, thank you for being you! Happy Grandparents Day.
  19. I hope your day is filled with love and laughter, Happy Grandparents Day!
  20. I love your stories and the time we spend together. Happy Grandparents Day.
Grandson and Grandmother sitting in a park bench

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

They might not be the parents of your parent 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 a part of my life! Happy Grandparents Day.
  2. I’m so happy to know I have you in my life and appreciate your support and love. Happy Grandparents Day.
  3. Happy Grandparents Day to my role model and the best _________ around!
  4. Happy Grandparents Day, thank you for all you bring to my life.
  5. Thank you for being there to lean on whenever I need it. Happy Grandparents Day.
  6. Happy Grandparents Day to the world’s best Great Aunt/Uncle!
  7. I am so lucky to have family like you, thank you for being in my life. Happy Grandparents Day.
  8. Thank you for the times we’ve shared, and the impact you’ve had on me. Happy Grandparents Day.
  9. It’s always a joy to see you, I’ll carry our memories throughout my life! Happy Grandparents Day.
  10. It’s a special gift to have gotten to know you, thank you for being in my life. Happy Grandparents Day.
  11. Thank you for your guidance and knowledge, Happy Grandparents Day.
  12. Happy Grandparents Day, thank you for always being just a phone call away.
  13. Although we aren’t related, you feel like family to me. Happy Grandparents Day!
  14. Learning from you has made me a better person. Thank you, and Happy Grandparents Day.
  15. It’s rare to find such a caring and generous friend like yourself, Happy Grandparents Day.
  16. Just wanted to share my appreciation for all you do, Happy Grandparents Day!
  17. Thank you for the laughs and memories, I cherish our friendship. Happy Grandparents Day.
  18. Thank you for always bringing a smile to my face, Happy Grandparents Day!
  19. Having you in my life is a gift I’ll hold forever, Happy Grandparents Day.
  20. I just wanted to say thank you for all you do, please know you are a shining part of my life. Happy Grandparents Day.

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Great help, I adjusted some of the comments to make them more meaningful for my specific occasion.

Hayley Ellis

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