Inspiring Easter Message Ideas: What to Write in an Easter Card

Easter comes at such an optimistic time of year and sharing that optimism in a card or note to someone you care about is a wonderful thing to do. You might wish to send a hopeful Easter message to a friend who’s going through a difficult time, or a religious Easter message to communicate the meaning pf this important Christian event. You might be sending love across the miles to a family member who won’t be able to celebrate Easter with you, or you might by looking for creative Easter message ideas for kids or family.

Whatever you want to say in your Easter card, you’ve come to the right place for inspiration on what to write to everyone. Continue reading for ideas to help you write the perfect Easter message.

Happy Easter Messages

A simple “Happy Easter” greeting might be a fantastic choice, especially if the card itself says a lot or if keeping it brief seems suitable for your relationship with the receiver.


• "God bless you and have a happy Easter."

• "Have a wonderful Easter!"

• "Wishing you a particularly bright and joyous Easter this year."

• "Wishing you sunshine, fun, and a wonderful Easter!"

• "Have a wonderful Easter with your entire family!" I hope you all had a good time."

• "Just wanted to wish you a merry Easter and wish you a warm springtime hello!"

• "Thinking of you this Easter and sending you warm wishes..."

• "Wishing you a joyous and pleasant Easter."

Helpful tip: The timing for sending an Easter card is flexible. You may send a message a few weeks early to wish someone a pleasant Easter season or to focus your message on Holy Week. Otherwise, send your card early in the week leading up to Easter to ensure that it arrives a day or two before the holiday. If it’s an option, hand-deliver your card on Easter—or send it by Easter Bunny

Religious Easter Messages

If you are a Christian, the hope and joy of Christ's Resurrection may be the most important message you wish to convey in an Easter card. And there is a plethora of excellent options for doing so...


  • "I'm thankful for the Easter miracle, the beauty of God's creation, and the blessing of having you in my life."
  • "May you feel your faith refreshed and your heart made new with the hope Easter gives in this season of rebirth."
  • "To a great family, Happy Resurrection Day!"
  • "Wishing you a joyful Easter filled with the hope and gladness of our resurrected Lord."
  • "He has resurrected from the dead!" I wish you a joyous and blessed Easter."
  • "I'm praying for you whatever elevates your spirits, gives you hope, and fills you with the miracle of Easter."
  • “‘Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ…’ —1: Peter 1: 3 (NIV)
    I just wanted to share these happy words with you and wish you Easter blessings!

Helpful tip: When sending a faith-based message, keep your recipient in mind. Mentioning prayers and blessings should suffice for most people, but religious messages that are too extensive or in-depth should be reserved for people who share your beliefs.

Easter Messages of Gratitude

The spiritual foundations of Easter make it a perfect time just to reach out and remind someone that you’re glad to have them in your life.


• "After the year we’ve had, I'm extremely thankful this Easter, as well for you."

• "Thank you for being a blessing to me during Easter and throughout the year."

• "This time of year, always reminds me of you and how fortunate I am to have you as a friend." "Thank you very much."

• "Easter just seemed like a nice opportunity to express my gratitude for each of you!"

• "With love and thanks, sending joyful Easter wishes."

• "Thank you for constantly being a ray of sunshine, not just at Easter!"

Helpful tip: The examples of appreciative messages above are all quite generic, which is good. However, you may add a wonderful personal touch by being more specific and thanking someone for, say, being a fantastic jogging buddy during the long winter or for sharing so many delicious home-baked snacks with you.

Across-the-Miles Easter Messages

When you and your receiver won't be able to spend Easter together in person, you can use your card to let them know they'll always be in your heart, thoughts, and wonderful memories of the season.


• "I'll be missing you this Easter, but I'll keep you in my thoughts."

• "I'm sorry we won't be able to spend Easter together, but know that I'll be thinking about you...and eating enough chocolate for both of us!"

• "Remembering so many lovely Easters we've shared and looking forwards to catching up next month when we see each other"

• "I'll miss seeing you during Easter but knowing you're where you need to be right now makes me happy."

• "From the other side of the world, Happy Easter!" I'm hoping our bunny tracks will cross soon."

• "At Easter, I'm thinking of you and sending tonnes of love from afar!"

Helpful tip If mentioning not being together makes you upset, or if it's simply not what you want to express in your card, skip it. Instead, focus on sending them love, smiles, or positive thoughts.

Easter Messages of Hope

You might choose to use your Easter message to share the hopeful feeling of new beginnings.


  • “Happy Easter! I hope it’s every bit as beautiful where you are as it is in my neighbourhood.”
  • “Here’s to new life unfolding all around us and new joy in our hearts. Happy Easter.”
  • “I hope you see something to smile about everywhere you look this, Easter.”
  • “May hope and happiness fill your home at Easter.”

Helpful tip: Hopeful, inspired, renewed, refreshed, optimistic, blooming, blossoming, reawakening, sprouting, growing, unfolding, invigorating, Resurrection, celebration, gathering, togetherness are some other words that may help you describe a bright outlook.

Easter Messages for Family

Easter is all about the rituals we enjoy with our families for many of us. This is an ideal moment to reach out to family members and remind them how important those shared memories and bonds are.


• "Grateful for all we enjoy as a family during Easter and always."

• "Mom, you're at the centre of all my favourite Easter memories." Thank you for making our family's life so much fun and colourful."

• "Thinking back on all those years of matching Easter costumes, egg hunts, and candy swaps...and how wonderful it is to still have you as my sister."

• "Celebrating Easter's pleasure, spring's promise, and the lifelong blessing of having parents like you."

• "Easter (and every day) has been warmer, brighter, happier, and LOUDER having a son like you!"

• "Grandma, I can't think about Easter without remembering your dinners, prayers, hugs, and all the other lovely ways you've expressed your love." "I adore you as well."

Helpful tip: Do you need some help coming up with an Easter memory to include in a card to a relative? Easter egg dyeing, getting dressed up, wearing new or uncomfortable clothes, hats and gloves, going to church, sunrise service, Easter pageants, parades, speeches, egg hunts, the empty golden egg, Easter baskets, jellybeans, plastic eggs, Easter grass, Easter dinner, Easter brunch, ham, homemade mac & cheese, eating the bunny ears first, going outside, posing for family photos, sunshine, daffodils, tulips.

Easter Messages for Kids

If you're sending an Easter card to a child, you have extra leeway to make it goofy and exciting. Even if they roll their eyes at your "egg-stra" poor joke, they'll appreciate getting mail and knowing you're thinking of them.


  • “Have an ‘egg-stra’ Happy Easter! Hope it brings you smiles by the dozen!”
  • “Sending a big Easter hug to one of the coolest chicks I know!”
  • “Happy Easter! Jesus loves you. (And we love you, too!)”
  • "Wishing you a sweeter Easter than jelly beans!"
  • “Happy Easter to some-bunny who’s loved bunches!”
  • “Wishing you a big ol’ basket full of joy at Easter!”
  • “You may grow out of egg hunts and chocolate bunnies, but you’ll never grow out of our love we have for you! (On second thought, you probably won’t outgrow the chocolate bunnies either!)”

Helpful tip: Easter is a great opportunity to include a small gift in a child's card. Depending on whether you're mailing or hand-delivering your card, you'll have different options. Sticker sheets, a gift card, or printed tickets for a future event or outing are all good inside-the-card ideas. Outside of the card: a book, a stuffed animal, chocolates, a card game, a journal, or a sketchbook.

Warm Closings

A wonderful final touch is a warm closing before your signature. Choose from our selection or design your own unique signature.


  • Warmly,
  • Warmest wishes,
  • Best wishes,
  • All the best,
  • Love,
  • With love,
  • Lots of love,
  • Love always,
  • All my/our love,
  • Love you,
  • Love and prayers,
  • Blessings,
  • Easter blessings,
  • God bless,
  • Gratefully,
  • With gratitude,
  • Yours,
  • Yours truly,

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