90 Best Happy Anniversary Quotes, Wishes, and Messages for 2024

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Each year, an anniversary commemorates a special event in someone’s life and celebrates what it means to them and those closest to that person.

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  • Wedding Anniversary: Wedding anniversaries are among the most common, celebrating a couple’s years of dedication to one another under the sanctity of marriage.
  • Couples Anniversary: Couples who are not married may also observe an anniversary that honors how many months or years they have been together.
  • Friends Anniversary: A friend’s anniversary is another way for two people or a group to celebrate their lasting friendships year after year, whether you are celebrating two old friends who tied the knot, National Best Friends Day on June 8th, or another meaningful day of the year.
  • Professional Anniversary: An anniversary can be work-related; a professional anniversary or work anniversary can honor a person’s years on the job, a customer’s long-term relationship with a business, a company’s years of service to its clients, and more. 
  • New Home Anniversary: You can even celebrate the first anniversary of someone’s new home! This is a common practice for realtors, close family, and friends.

What anniversaries do you celebrate?

Celebrate Every Milestone with an Anniversary Card

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An anniversary card is an appropriate and heartfelt way to acknowledge a person’s accomplishments, offer congratulations on milestones, or express gratitude for what the recipient means to you.

Anniversary greeting cards offer a more personal and genuine approach to sending anniversary wishes over anniversary ecards, love text messages, or anniversary emails. However, choosing a happy anniversary card and adding messaging can be daunting. 

CardsDirect® wants to make it easy for you. We know that finding the right words to include in your anniversary cards can be challenging, so we’re offering our expertise. Our online greeting card store also provides a wide selection of custom anniversary cards. Each card can be personalized with your favorite happy anniversary images or pics, messaging, logo, signatures, and more. We’ll even mail them for you!

What to Say in an Anniversary Card?

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Wondering what to write in an anniversary card? Anniversaries can be pretty specific; is your recipient celebrating a: 

  • One-year anniversary (first anniversary), 
  • 3-year anniversary (3rd anniversary), 
  • 5th anniversary, 
  • 10th anniversary,
  • 20th anniversary, 
  • 25th anniversary,
  • 40th anniversary, 
  • 50th anniversary,
  • Or something else?
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And who will your happy anniversary cards be for? 

  • Him, 
  • Her, 
  • Friends, 
  • Husband, 
  • Wife, 
  • Brother, 
  • Sister, 
  • Employee, 
  • Coworkers, 
  • Boss, 
  • Customers, 
  • GF (girlfriend), 
  • BF (boyfriend), 
  • Mother, 
  • Father, 
  • Son,
  • Daughter,
  • Couple, 
  • Son-in-law, 
  • Daughter-in-law, 
  • Or someone else? 
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What type of anniversary greetings are you looking for? 

  • Cute anniversary cards, 
  • Funny anniversary cards, 
  • Sophisticated or elegant anniversary cards, 
  • Stylish or trendy anniversary cards, 
  • Unique anniversary cards, 
  • Or something else?

Need anniversary card ideas? We have you covered for anniversary wishes, verses, messages, sentiments, wording, sayings, captions, quotes, blessings, poems, and more!

Happy Wedding Anniversary Messages

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Help your friends, family, and coworkers celebrate their wedding anniversaries with these happy anniversary quotes and wedding anniversary wishes for couples. Include these wedding anniversary quotes and happy anniversary wishes on happy anniversary cards, stationery, and more.

  1. You are and always will be the love of my life. Here’s to many more years together in our happy marriage; here’s to forever.
  2. We couldn’t have picked a better couple. Through the years, we have watched your love grow, filling our hearts with gratitude. Together, you can do anything. Happy Anniversary to the both of you!
  3. Congratulations on celebrating one year as husband and wife – Happy Anniversary!
  4. Home is where you are; every day only improves when you’re around. Thank you for being in my life, expanding my world, and filling my heart with love. Happy Anniversary.
  5. I remember our wedding day. I remember your smile and how beautiful you looked in your wedding dress. I remember our wedding vows as we professed our love to one another. I remember our family and friends. I remember happy tears. I remember you looking at me and how I thought, this is it; this is what it means to find true love.
  6. With each passing day, I love you more and more. Happy Anniversary!
  7. To the world’s most beautiful couple – Happy Anniversary to our son and daughter-in-law.
  8. Happiness is spending the rest of your life with your best friend. I love you with all of my heart.
  9. I promise to love you when you are old and gray, your teeth fall out, and your clothes don’t fit. I promise to love you on your best days and your worst days, through good times and bad, and in the mornings before coffee. I promise to love you even when I’m mad at you. I promise to love you, always.
  10. Celebrating all the things that make you perfect for one another – Happy Anniversary!
  11. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” — Mignon McLaughlin
  12. Happy Anniversary to the one who fills my days with laughter, heart with love, and life with endless joy. Here’s to many more years of creating beautiful memories together.
  13. Celebrating another year of love, growth, and cherished moments. Happy Anniversary!
  14. Thank you for being my partner in laughter, love, and everything in between. Happy Anniversary.
  15. On our Anniversary, I’m reminded of how lucky I am to have you by my side. You are my rock, my confidant, and my best friend. Happy Anniversary, my love.

Happy Anniversary Wishes for Friends

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There’s nothing in life quite like a good friend. True friends actively participate in each other’s lives, offering encouragement during their ups and downs. Celebrating important milestones with friends near and far is essential to maintaining those relationships. Here are some great friend-related happy anniversary messages you can use in your next friend’s anniversary card, text, or note.

  1. Happy Anniversary to two amazing friends who inspire love, laughter, and friendship in everything they do. Here’s to another year of cherished memories and countless adventures together!
  2. The best gifts in life are friends like you! Happy Friendiversary!
  3. We’ve been friends for years! It’s gotten me through tough times and created many wonderful memories. I am thankful every day to have you in my life.
  4. Wishing a fantastic couple a Happy Anniversary! Your love story is an inspiration to us all. May your bond continue to grow stronger with each passing year.
  5. The term best friends forever was made for us! To my BFF on our Friendiversary, love always.
  6. Congratulations on reaching another milestone together! Your journey as a couple is a testament to the power of love and friendship. Here’s to many more years of happiness and shared memories.
  7. When our friendship started, who knew how many adventures we had in store? Loves, losses, family, professional milestones, laughter, and tears. All the while, you were there by my side. Happy Friendiversary!
  8. Happy Anniversary to my dear friends! Your love shines brightly and brings joy to everyone around you. Here’s to another year of laughter, love, and unforgettable moments.
  9. You aren’t just friends; you’re family. Happy Anniversary!
  10. Celebrating the love and friendship that you both share on this special day. Happy Anniversary to a wonderful couple and a dynamic duo who exemplify what true partnership is all about. Cheers to many more years of happiness together and a beautiful love story!
  11. “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” — William Shakespeare 
  12. “If you live to be a hundred, I hope I live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” — Winnie the Pooh
  13.  “There are three things that grow more precious with age; old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to enjoy.” — Henry Ford
  14. Happy Anniversary to the couple who proves that soulmates are real. Your friendship and love for each other inspire all who know you. Here’s to many more years of happiness and togetherness
  15. “Friendship’s the wine of life.” — Edward Young

Anniversary Wishes for Couples

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Unmarried couples in committed relationships celebrate their months and years with one another by exchanging heartfelt cards, including quotes and love paragraphs, along with thoughtful anniversary gifts. Are you looking for a message or poem for your boyfriend, girlfriend, fiancé, or partner, or reaching out to celebrate a beautiful couple you know? Check out our suggestions below! 

  1. “In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you.” — Virginia Woolf
  2. Happy Anniversary to my fiancé and my favorite person in the world. Thank you for being my constant source of support, greatest adventure, and forever love. Here’s to us and the beautiful journey we continue to share.
  3. Happy Anniversary to my partner, best friend, love, and life.
  4. You’re more than just okay. Happy Anniversary!
  5. You are delightful – an all-around gem – a sweet and sexy badass with quirky jokes and pretty hair. Your wild spirit cannot be tamed, but your big-heartedness keeps you grounded. Your eyes hold endless emotions that swirl with infinite color. You have generosity and loyalty by the ton. You fight hard and love harder. You’ve got me in the palm of your hand…and it’s where I want to stay.
  6. To the most beautiful couple the world has ever seen – Happy Anniversary!
  7. There is no person that I would rather spend each day with than you. Happy Anniversary, my love.
  8. I dig your vibe. Happy Anniversary!
  9. “Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.” — Zane Grey
  10. “You know you are in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss
  11. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust
  12. “It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” — Rita Rudner
  13. Celebrating the bond between two extraordinary individuals on their Anniversary. Your love radiates warmth, kindness, and endless joy. May your journey together be filled with laughter, love, and countless blessings. Happy Anniversary!
  14. Happy Anniversary to the love of my life! These [insert number] years have been filled with unforgettable moments, laughter, and endless love. You’re my partner, best friend, and soulmate. Here’s to us and to the beautiful journey we continue to share. I love you more than words can express, and I look forward to many more anniversaries together.
  15. You are my rock, partner-in-crime, and greatest source of joy. Here’s to us and to the countless adventures that lie ahead. I love you more than words can express, and I’m grateful every day to have you by my side.

Professional Anniversary Messages

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Are you celebrating an employee anniversary, commemorating a coworker, or another year with a great boss? How about the annual relationships your business has with amazing customers? Have friends or family crossing milestones in their career. Take a lot at these tips!

  1. Congratulations on reaching another milestone with [Company Name]! Your dedication, hard work, and contributions have been invaluable to our success. Here’s to celebrating your achievements. We are looking forward to many more years of collaboration.
  2. Congratulations on your Work Anniversary – they are lucky to have you!
  3. Happy Anniversary! Your commitment to excellence and unwavering dedication to your role have greatly contributed to our team’s success. Thank you for your continued hard work, and here’s to achieving even greater milestones together.
  4. Thank you for your years of hard work, dedication, creativity, and kindheartedness. We are delighted to have you on our team. Here’s to many more years!
  5. Wishing you a Happy Anniversary and expressing gratitude for your outstanding service to [Company Name]. Your professionalism, expertise, and positive attitude make you an invaluable asset to our organization. Here’s to many more years of shared success.
  6. It’s been a pleasure having you as our customer each year. Thank you for your continued loyalty to our business. We look forward to the future!
  7. You are a one-of-a-kind employee whose insight and hard work have helped to build a better business. Thank you for all that you do.
  8. You are more than a coworker. You are more than a friend. You are family!
  9. “It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome.” — Carlton Fisk
  10. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” — Walt Disney
  11. “In our personal and professional lives, we are constantly hit with one adversity after the other, most of which we have no control over. But the four things we have total control over is how we react, how we adapt, how we breathe, and how we take action.” — Diamond Dallas Page
  12. “A professional is someone who can do their best work when they don’t feel like it.” — Alistair Cooke
  13. Congratulations on another successful year with [Company Name]! Your hard work, leadership, and dedication have driven our team forward. Wishing you continued growth and success as we embark on another year together.
  14. “Greatness comes by doing a few small and smart things each and every day. Comes from taking little steps, consistently. Comes from making a few small chips against everything in your professional and personal life that is ordinary, so that a day eventually arrives when all that’s left is The Extraordinary.” — Robin S. Sharma
  15. Happy Anniversary! Your commitment to excellence and dedication to our company’s goals have not gone unnoticed. Thank you for your continued efforts, and here’s to many more years of achieving great things together at [Company Name].

New Home Anniversary Sayings

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Did your real estate client just celebrate their first year in a new home? How about your friend or family member? Send them a new home card with a happy anniversary message!

  1. Congratulations on one year in your new home. Here’s to many more!
  2. Congratulations on your one-year Anniversary in your new home! Wishing you continued joy, comfort, and many more wonderful memories in the place where your dreams come to life.
  3. Celebrating your first year in your new home! Enjoy each day.
  4. Happy first Anniversary in your beautiful new home! May the warmth of your surroundings and the love within its walls continue to fill your hearts with happiness and contentment.
  5. “The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. Celebrating a year of making memories and building your life in your new home! Here’s to many more years of laughter, love, and prosperity under your own roof.
  7. “A house is made with walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. Congratulations on reaching this special milestone in your new home! Your first Anniversary is a testament to your strength and resilience and the beginning of a beautiful chapter in your lives. Cheers to many more years of happiness and success!
  9. “There is no place like home.” — L. Frank Baum
  10. “People are living longer than ever before, a phenomenon undoubtedly made necessary by the 30-year mortgage.” — Doug Larson
  11. Wishing you a happy One-Year Anniversary in your new abode! May every corner of your home be filled with love, laughter, and cherished moments. Here’s to the countless adventures that lie ahead in your cozy sanctuary.
  12. “The ultimate luxury is being able to relax and enjoy your home.” — Jeff Lincoln​
  13. “Love begins at home.” — Mother Teresa
  14. “May your walls know joy; may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.” — Mary Anne Radmacher
  15. Find sanctuary in your home and those who dwell there, so when you rest your head, your breath will be filled with gratitude.

Anniversary Poems

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Poetry is the language of love and adoration; it bares our souls and celebrates the incredible things we think, feel, and see in both the world and one another. Include an anniversary poem in your note, card, or ecard this year! Choose from a mix of poetry excerpts and full-length anniversary poems.

#1 Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series

I love you,

in ways

you’ve never been


for reasons you’ve never been


for longer than you think you


and with more

than you will ever know existed



—Tyler Knott Gregson

#2 Lines Depicting Simple Happiness

It feels right to be up this close in tight wind

It feels right to notice all the shiny things about you

About you there is nothing I wouldn’t want to know

With you nothing is simple yet nothing is simpler

—Peter Gizzi

#3 Every Year

Every year that I’m with you

Has been better than before;

It’s hard for me to even think

How I could love you more.

Every year you’ve graced my life

Has been full of happiness;

I love your caring face, your voice,

Your tender, sweet caress.

Every year when this day comes,

I’m filled with love and pleasure;

Happy Anniversary, Love,

My joy, my delight, my treasure.

—Joanna Fuchs

#4 We Went Looking

We went looking for our first home,

when I found one decaying house all alone.

The first one had a huge porch,

It looked like it had seen a torch.

Down this street one had the door and a window out,

must have been from a drought.

Walking through a garden of ferns the next day,

we found one with a roof of gray.

Then we got inside,

I saw a huge staircase and cried.

The rosette ornament caught my eye,

now with whispers I say let’s buy.

—Paula Goldsmith

#5 I’m Glad I Have a Friend Like You

It started out as just a hug and grew into a kiss,

A friendship that had blossomed to more than I could wish.

You are my shining star at night; you help me find my way.

You are my inspiration directing me each day.

See, when I fall and need a hand, you always pick me up,

And when I cry and need a friend, you’re there no matter what.

I wish I were just like you: strong-hearted, brave, and sweet.

I’m glad I have a friend like you to make my life complete.

—Nicole J. Van Oss

#6 What is a Boss?

A BOSS is someone who comes in early and stays late.
A BOSS is someone who says the nice things to cheer us up and the bad things to settle us down.
A BOSS is a janitor who cleans up messes and sweeps them under the rug! No just kidding!
A BOSS is a coach who stands behind their staff and says, “We are a team” and “There is no I in team!”
A BOSS is a parent who pushes us to be our best, even when they really want to push us over a cliff.
A BOSS is a shrink’ even though there is no couch in their office, they still look at you over their glasses and say, “How does that make you feel?”
A BOSS is a gardener consistently pruning and snipping and clipping away at all the tangled webs and vines we weave.
A BOSS is a zookeeper repeatedly shoveling up what we get into neck deep.
A BOSS is a tour guide always point things out the landmarks to the left and right, like this is your work-space and this my work-space.
A BOSS is a teacher; even when they think we act like kindergartners, they still treat us like college grads!
A BOSS is a great physician; they can diagnose a pain in the butt and gracefully and privately treat the problem!
A BOSS is a circus ring leader. Even when the lions try to eat us for breakfast, they crack their whip and say, “The show must go on!”
A BOSS is a weather forecaster; when a day looks cloudy, they still can predict sunshine for tomorrow to give us things to look forward to.
A BOSS is a saint. Oh, blessed saint of the office, give us the strength to make you proud to call us staff.

—Hollie Davis

#7 [love is more thicker than forget] 

love is more thicker than forget

more thinner than recall

more seldom than a wave is wet

more frequent than to fail

it is most mad and moonly

and less it shall unbe

than all the sea which only

is deeper than the sea

love is less always than to win

less never than alive

less bigger than the least begin

less littler than forgive

it is most sane and sunly

and more it cannot die

than all the sky which only

is higher than the sky

—E.E. Cummings

#8 Friend

You’re a very special person.

I’m glad that you’re my friend,

For when I need a little advice,

You always have some to lend.

You help me when I am troubled,

Feeling down and out-

I never have to say what’s wrong.

You seem to know what I’m all about.

I can always tell you my feelings

Without having you put me down.

You’re the person I can turn to

When no one else is around.

I can cry on your shoulder

When things are going wrong.

You give me a smile

And help me to be strong.

You seem to understand me.

After all that we’ve gone through,

I only have one thing to say…

Thanks for being YOU!

—Lisa Asmo

#9 Bedouin Song

I love thee, I love but thee

With a love that shall not die

‘Till the sun grows cold

And the stars grow old.

—Bayard Taylor

#10 Our Love

L is for ‘laughter’ we had along the way.

O is for ‘optimism’ you gave me every day.

V is for ‘value’ of being my best friend.

E is for ‘eternity,’ a love that has no end.

—John P. Read

#11 Annabel Lee

And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side

   Of my darling—my darling—my life and my bride

—Edgar Allen Poe

#12 Anniversary

Didn’t I stand there once,

white-knuckled, gripping the just-lit taper,

swearing I’d never go back?

And hadn’t you kissed the rain from my mouth?

And weren’t we gentle and awed and afraid,

knowing we’d stepped from the room of desire

into the further room of love?

And wasn’t it sacred, the sweetness

we licked from each other’s hands?

And were we not lovely, then, were we not

as lovely as thunder, and damp grass, and flame?

Cecilia Woloch

#13First Anniversary, With Monkeys

You never worried if our families
would clash, if they would clang, like the clutch

of pale monkeys clanging the thin branches of the treetops,
begging for our trail mix. You never worried

about my relatives staring at your pale, muscled calves—
things not usually seen outside of the bedroom. You wore

hiking shorts anyway. And still, they lavished ladle-fuls
of food on your plate. I think we are lost. My eyes are dark

and wet as that wild deer that walked right past us,
a little off the trail. I think we are lost, but for once

I don’t mind. Eventually you turn us back to a place
not on any map, but I know I can trace it back with my finger

if we ever need it again. We made it one year
without a compass and we’re not about to start now.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

#14 Divine Professional

With each passing year, your spirit soars,

A beacon of excellence, forever more.

In this moment, let celebrations soar high,

For your Professional Anniversary, we amplify.

Here’s to the journey, the milestones achieved,

In the realm of work, you’re truly believed.

Cheers to the years, may they brightly shine,

Happy Anniversary, a testament divine.


#14 How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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