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What to write in a friendship card

Good friends are the family we get to choose. Take the time to let these epic people in your life know how awesome they are and how much you appreciate their friendship. 

A super simple way to keep your friendships strong is to keep in touch with genuine reminders that you care. Send your loved one a truly thoughtful friendship card that expresses just how much they mean to you.

We know it’s difficult to put into words just how much you cherish the people closest to you. If you’re wondering where to begin, never fear. Our guide to the perfect messages for friends will provide you with tons of ideas to get you going.

The possibilities are endless

When it comes to friendship cards, the possibilities are endless. You could send a card with a “blast from the past” photo of when you were both young. How about a “thank you for being you” card or a “congratulations on being an amazing human” card. And, let’s be honest, everyone just loves a sweet picture of a cute animal. 

No matter what you decide to send, finding a lovely friendship card in their mailbox sent by someone they love will always be a real treat that will brighten their whole day.

Unleash your inner novelist

Whether you want to be funny or sweet, poetic or cheesy, tear-jerking and sentimental or motivational and empowering, there’s no wrong message to send to a friend. 

But if you need some help, here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing. 

Why not borrow a quote or two?

Lost for words? Don’t worry, just use a quote from your favorite show, a famous poet or perhaps someone you both respect and admire. Sometimes the best words to say are borrowed.

A friend will stand for you when you are no longer able. - Maya Angelou

Because a promise between friends means never having to give a reason. - Phoebe from ‘Friends’

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. - Woodrow T. Wilson

Friends…they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams. - Henry David Thoreau

A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden. - Unknown

Bring on the cheese

Dad jokes are a universal joy to all. So put on your dad socks and sandals and get your friends giggling and groaning with some of our favorites. 

A true friend will help you after you fall, have a good laugh, then trip you over as you walk away and laugh all over again.

It’s really hard to find a friend who is funny and sweet and cute – so how lucky do you feel right now?

We can never stop being friends ever – you know far too much about me!

If we were on a sinking ship and there was only one lifebelt, don’t worry, I would make a totally awesome speech about you at your funeral.

You’re crazy, annoying and tell terrible jokes – so we are a perfect match. Yay for us!

Make their hearts melt

We don’t always get to tell our friends what they really mean to us. But the magic of friendship cards is that they make it easy to say what your heart feels. Go all sweet and mushy and tell them what you admire most about them and what you’re especially thankful for.

When I count my blessings, you're the one I always think of first. Thank you for being my friend.

You are the kindest and most special person I know. Your friendship means the world to me.

Thinking of you my special and best friend. You bring out the best in me and that’s a gift I will always cherish.

Joined at the heart – that’s me and my best friend – you!

Beautiful both inside and out, you light up the world around you.

Big them up

Want to keep the message for your friend short and sweet? You don’t have to write a novel to get your message home. Try some empowering words that they will cherish forever.

Sending you a big smile today to thank you for being you.

They say we rise by lifting others so you should be flying high.

Celebrate yourself today. You are brilliant, brave and the most awesome person I know.

Your strength inspires me and your kindness makes me want to do better – thanks for everything friend.

To my very good friend, always remember that you are important and deserve everything wonderful that the world has to offer.

Make sure that amazing friend of yours knows just how valued and loved they are. A TouchNote friendship card is the perfect way to say "You mean so much to me" - whether it's with a sweet sentiment, a hilarious joke, or an inspiring quote. If you're feeling particularly generous, add on a thoughtful gift they can cherish forever.

TouchNote / June 2023
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