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Perfect Thanksgiving Sayings for 2023

The holiday season is approaching. Thanksgiving is a busy time when families come together and give thanks for the things that they are grateful for. It’s the perfect time to share words of wisdom and gratitude with others and make that special someone smile. We’ve put together the best Thanksgiving sayings including happy Thanksgiving sayings, funny Thanksgiving sayings, short Thanksgiving sayings, cute Thanksgiving sayings, Thanksgiving sayings for family, Thanksgiving sayings for friends, funny turkey day sayings, pumpkin sayings, short Thanksgiving quotes, funny Thanksgiving quotes, Thanksgiving captions, and fall sayings.

Whether you are missing someone far away or expressing gratitude to your family and friends, these Thanksgiving sayings are perfect for you.  

You might also want to check out our other lists of quotes, sayings and captions for Thanksgiving: Funny Thanksgiving Quotes, Short Thanksgiving Quotes, Thanksgiving Quotes for Family, Thanksgiving Wishes, Thanksgiving Captions and Funny Thanksgiving Captions.

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Thanksgiving Sayings

Here are some Thanksgiving sayings to help you get ready for the holiday.

“This Thanksgiving, cherish the time spent with your family as a reminder of why you moved very far away from your family.”

“We have so much to be thankful for. One day a year hardly seems adequate…”

“May your Thanksgiving Holiday be full of laughter, cheer, and satisfied tummies!”

“This Thanksgiving, let go of any holiday stress that you may be harboring and embrace the freeing spirit of gratitude and holiday cheer!”

“This Thanksgiving, we’re wishing you a home full of food, good company, and plenty of cheer to go around.”

“May your Thanksgiving be full of peace, love, and joy.”

Turkey on a platter with Thanksgiving sayings

“Sending autumnal greetings to you and your family, and wishing you a holiday season full of peace, gratitude, and plenty.”

“Just a little gratitude can unlock the great fullness of love. Wishing you a wonderful holiday full of love and plenty.”

“Sending along warm wishes for a holiday spent surrounded by the people who make life worth living!”

“Thanksgiving is the perfect time to be thankful for all the amazing gifts we have been blessed with. I hope your holiday is full of love and joy.”

“May the bounty of the season fill your heart and home.”

“November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and to embrace those who enrich our lives.”

“I’m thankful for a lot of things, but I’m most thankful for You!”

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. Happy Thanksgiving to those closest to my heart.”

“May the good things of life be yours in abundance not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year.”

“May your stuffing be tasty. May your turkey plump, may your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious, and your pies take the prize, and may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs.”

Happy Thanksgiving Sayings

Happy Thanksgiving sayings are a great way to spread joy and gratitude! You might also like our list of Short Happy Quotes and Sayings.

“Give thanks for a little and you’ll find a lot.”

“Wishing you a bountiful harvest of blessings, good health, and happy memories.”

“At this time of Thanksgiving celebration, our thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.”

If you like this quote check out our list of Grateful Quotes for more.

“Let our hearts be full of both “Thanks” and “Giving”!”

“Happy turkey day! I wish you the best time with your family and friends, as the holiday fills your home with warmth and laughter. Enjoy the feasting!”

“Happy Thanksgiving! May the autumn glow and delicious harvest of the season bring you happiness and prosperity!”

Fall flowers with happy Thanksgiving sayings

“Thanksgiving wishes from across the miles from our house to yours. May your home be filled with laughter and happiness!”

“Although our houses may be far apart, our hearts remain as close as ever. Wishing you a season of wonder and abundance for the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving!”

“Appreciation is like salt – a little goes a long way to bring out the best in us.”

“A happy heart is a thankful heart.”

“May your heart be glad and your home is happy at this joyful time.”

“Sending you warmest wishes from our home to yours for a loving and happy Thanksgiving. May this day be a wonderful reminder of the best and most important things in life.”

Funny Thanksgiving Sayings

These funny Thanksgiving sayings will put a smile on your face.

“May the wishbone snap in your favor this Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving!”

“This Thanksgiving, my heart is bursting with gratitude, and my pants are bursting with several helpings of mashed potatoes.”

“We may not have it all together, but together, we have it all.”

“There’s always something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. Even if it’s just not being a turkey.”

Someone holding a yellow leaf and funny Thanksgiving sayings

“I hope your Thanksgiving table is full of your favorite food and surrounded by your favorite people.”

“May your stuffing be tasty. May your turkey be plump. May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize, and may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs!”

“It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a little emotional scarring.”

“Thanksgiving is a lot like Christmas, except you don’t get any presents for holding in your familial rage.”

“It’s not the minutes spent at the table that put on weight, it’s the seconds.”

“This is a reminder to set your scale back ten pounds this weekend.”

“Don’t think of it as “overeating” on this day. Think of it as building energy for the biggest shopping day of the year!”

“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.”

“We’re thankful for football, recliners, and elastic waistbands.”

“It’s not the minutes spent at the dining table that put on weight, it’s the seconds.”

A piece of pumpkin pie and funny Thanksgiving sayings

“Don’t be that guy who starts a diet the day before Thanksgiving.”

“Toasted, roasted, baked and done! Hope your Thanksgiving is loads of fun.”

“This Thanksgiving I hope you’re able to avoid the tragedy of the different foods on your plate touching one another.”

“Thanksgiving. Bringing out the best in family dysfunction since 1863.”

“Happy Day after Thanksgiving! Hope you didn’t forget to set your scales back 10 pounds last night.”

Short Thanksgiving Sayings

Here are some of our favorite short Thanksgiving sayings.

“There is always, always something to be thankful for.”

“Happy Thanksgiving!”

“Wishing you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!”

“Happy Thanksgiving Day!”

“Gratitude is the heart’s memory.”

“Eat – Watch Football – Eat – Repeat.”

“Choose to be grateful.”

“Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day!”

“May your life be full of both Thanks and Giving!”

“Have a blessed Thanksgiving!”

“Let us give thanks with grateful hearts.”

“Happy Turkey Day!”

“Thankful and grateful.”

“Gratitude is the open door to abundance.”

“Eat, Drink, and be Thankful!”

Pumpkin pie and coffee with Short Thanksgiving sayings

“Thankful, Grateful, Blessed.”

“Gratitude is said to be the memory of the heart.”

“Enjoy the feasting! Happy Thanksgiving!”

“Happy Fall Y’all!”

“It’s Turkey Time!”

Cute Thanksgiving Sayings

These cute Thanksgiving sayings are worth sharing with your family and friends. You might also like our lists of Cute Short Quotes and Cute Captions.

“My family told me to stop telling Thanksgiving jokes, but I told them I couldn’t quit cold turkey.”

“Leftovers are for quitters.”

“Grateful for small things, big things, and everything in between.”

“May your blessings be multiplied this year and throughout all your life.”

“May your stuffing be tasty. May your turkey be plump. May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize, and may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs!”

“On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment — halftime.”

“Eat, drink, and be thankful.”

“Pumpkin kisses and harvest wishes.”

5 pumpkins on a bale and cute Thanksgiving sayings that says pumpkin kisses and harvest wishes

“Give thanks for a little and you will get a lot.”

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”

“Getting together to smile and rejoice; eating and laughing with folks of your choice.”

“Start each day with a grateful heart.”

“We have so much to be thankful for. One day a year hardly seems adequate…”

“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.”

“May you enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving, a joyous holiday season and healthful, Happy New Year.”

“One of the joys of Thanksgiving is wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season.”

“Gratitude is the heart’s memory. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.”

Thanksgiving Sayings for Family

You’ll love these Thanksgiving sayings for family. And if you like sayings about family, check out our lists of Inspirational Family Quotes and Short Family Quotes.

“Here’s a heartwarming thanks to you for the hope, peace and joy that you bring to my life.”

“I’m really glad that we’re family. Thanking God for having you in my life on this special day.”

“We are so grateful for you and your family! Sending you all our love and best wishes for a very happy Thanksgiving!”

“Wishing you the bright company of good friends, the joy of a happy family, and the loving wonder of the holiday season.”

“May all my friends and family have a happy Thanksgiving holiday. I am so grateful for each and every one of you.”

“May you enjoy a grand feast and the loving company of your family. Happy Thanksgiving!”

Family on beach with Thanksgviing sayings for family

“We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, and for the blessings that will come. Happy Thanksgiving!”

“Here’s to enjoying the company of good friends and family. I wish you a happy Thanksgiving!”

“May you enjoy the feast and the company of your family on Thanksgiving day.”

“This Thanksgiving, cherish the time spent with your family as a reminder of why you moved very far away from your family.”

“Thanksgiving offers us a special time to think of and remember all those amazing people who enrich our lives. Thank you for being such an amazing part of my life.”

“Our homes may be far apart, but our hearts are as close as always.”

“Being a family means you are part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life. No matter what. Happy Thanksgiving!”

“There have been times when I forgot to thank you for being there for me. I take this day to tell you how special you are and how great my life has become because of you. Have a memorable Thanksgiving.”

“Among all the wonderful things in this world, I’m grateful to be a part of such a wonderful, supportive, and loving family!”

“This year, I’m grateful for so many things, but you’re at the top of my list.”

“Being together is the best gift of all.”

“May you enjoy this celebration with your family full of laughter and peace. Happy Thanksgiving greetings!”

“We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.”

Thanksgiving Sayings for Friends

Below are some of the best thanksgiving sayings for friends. You might also like our lists of Short Friendship Quotes, True Friendship Quotes and Best Friend Quotes.

“May all the good things of life be yours, not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year.”

“There’s nothing better than having a friend who sticks with you in your good times and your rough ones. This Thanksgiving, you’re my guest of honor.”

“Hope that you’re surrounded with the love of your dear ones on this festive season. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.”

“The gift of close friends is the best of all. Thanks for being there to share so many wonderful memories!”

Fall leaves with Thanksgiving sayings for friends

“May your blessings be multiplied this year and throughout all your life. Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you!”

“Family isn’t always about the people in your life who are blood relations. It’s about the people in your life who want you to be in theirs. It’s about the people in your life who accept you for who you are, support you in the things you choose to do and no matter what, are there for you. It’s the people in your life who love you, respect you and who you can depend on. Now that’s family!”

“While I’m giving thanks for all the things I’m grateful for in my life, I want you to know that you’re among them. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!”

“Happy Thanksgiving! Let’s not get too busy this holiday season to spend some time together (even if it is on zoom!).”

“This Friendsgiving, let’s enjoy the laughter of friends, mouth-watering aromas, and cheer that we’ll remember for years to come.”

“May your life be filled with good things to be thankful for as ours are filled with thankfulness for you.”

“This holiday gives us the opportunity to tell you how very much your friendship means to us.”

“As the Fall season chills the air and fills our homes with the aroma of pumpkin spice, I want you to know how grateful I am to have you in my life.”

“You’re my personal hero. All my life, you’ve taught me how to be a better person. I hope you enjoy a warm and lovely Thanksgiving.”

“It’s been a long year but finally we’re all together again! So glad to spend this special day with you. Let’s raise our glasses and give thanks.”

“Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. Most importantly though, I am thankful for you today and everyday.”

Funny Turkey Day Sayings

Where is Thankgiving without the turkey? These funny turkey day sayings will make you smile.

“Hope your relatives stay relatively sober and relatively non-political this Turkey Day.”

“Turkey Day is the moist wonderful time of the year.”

“I was going to wish you a Happy Turkey Day, but I didn’t want to use any fowl language.”

Turkey decoration with a funny happy Turkey Day Sayings

“Hope your Turkey Day is full of fun, food, family, and most importantly, football.”

“Thanksgiving is here, and I cran-barely contain my excitement. Hope you have a great Turkey Day.”

“May your Turkey Day be full of excitement… except for a couple of hours in there when you want to take a nap.”

“Have a most enjoyable Turkey Day, and save room for pumpkin pie.”

“After the Gobble Gobble comes the nap nap.”

“Save a turkey, order out pizza.”

“Happy Gobble Gobble!”

“Keep calm and gobble on.”

“Let’s talk turkey”

Dinner table with funny turkey captions that says let's talk turkey

“You are what you eat – Turkeys!”

“May your turkey be plump and your tummy full. Or is it the other way around?”

“Wishing you carve out some great turkey-day memories.”

“I hope this Thanksgiving will be your most wonderful yet. Happy Turkey Day!”

“Gobble ‘till you wobble.”

Pumpkin Sayings

Check out these fun pumpkin sayings. You might also like our list of Pumpkin Patch Captions and Sayings for when you are pumpkin hunting.

“Cutest pumpkins in the patch.”

“I’m no Cinderella, but I know that pumpkins are magical.”

“Fall is my excuse for pumpkin everything.”

“I’ve never met a pumpkin I didn’t like.”

two pumpkins on a hay bale with pumkin sayings that reads I've never met a pumpkin I didn't like

“Autumn skies and pumpkin pies.”

“Autumn leaves and pumpkins please.”

“All you knead is love — and pumpkin pie.”

“Pumpkin spice and everything nice.”

“By this time my blood type is pumpkin spice.”

A pumpkin and a coffee cup with a pumpkin saying that reads AT this point my blood type is pumpkin spice

“Cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater.”

“Let’s give ’em pumpkin to talk about.”

“Vegetables are a must. I suggest zucchini bread, carrot cake, and pumpkin pie.”

Short Thanksgiving Quotes

Enjoy these short Thanksgiving quotes.

“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.” — Nigel Hamilton

“Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside.” — Willard Scott

“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” — Good

“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” — Neal A. Maxwell

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” — Dalai Lama

“Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home.” — Wilbur D. Nesbit

“A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen.” — Kin Hubbard

Someone carving a turkey with short funny thanksgiving quotes for Instagram by Kin Hubbard

“Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude.” — Amy Leigh Mercree

“Thanksgiving is the meal we aspire for other meals to resemble.” — Jonathan Safran Foer

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” — W. Clement Stone

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” — Willie Nelson

“Family gathers to share good noise and good food. Gratitude abounds.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

“Overeating at Thanksgiving is a case in point. It’s a national tradition.” — Eric Samuel Timm

Funny Thanksgiving Quotes

Here are some funny Thanksgiving quotes. You can also check out our full list of Funny Thanksgiving Quotes.

“Thanksgiving is an emotional time. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they see only once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.” — Johnny Carson

“The Thanksgiving tradition is, we overeat. ‘Hey, how about at Thanksgiving we just eat a lot?’ ‘But we do that every day!’ ‘Oh. What if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us?” — Jim Gaffigan

“Here I am, 5 o’clock in the morning, stuffing bread crumbs up a dead bird’s butt.” — Rosanne in Rosanne

“Even though we’re a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” — Richard Roeper

“Thanksgiving offers us an annual pause from the pace of life return to places we do not often visit and gather with people we do not often see.” — Jay Milbrandt

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.” — Erma Bombeck

“Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-times take 12 minutes. This is not a coincidence.” — Erma Bombeck

Table with fall decorations and a funny Thanksgiving quotes for a smile by Erma Bombeck

“If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it’s really like making a large chicken.” — Ina Garten

“Good mashed potato is one of the great luxuries of life.” — Lindsey Bareham

“It’s not too much food. This is what we’ve been training for our whole lives. This is our destiny, this is our finest hour.” — Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls

“Of all of the food filled holidays, Thanksgiving reigns king in the United States.” — Gia Scott

“I suppose I will die never knowing what pumpkin pie tastes like when you have room for it.” — Robert Brault

Thanksgiving Captions

These Thanksgiving captions are perfect for your next post on social media. Check out our lists of Thanksgiving Captions and Funny Thanksgiving Captions for more.

Gratitude changes everything

Eat, drink, and be thankful

Nobody puts gravy in the corner

Blessed beyond belief

Too blessed to be stressed

Horn of plenty with a cute Thanksgiving captions that says too blessed to be stressed

Turkey and wine and I’m feeling fine

Hey there, cutie pie

Birds of a feather flock together

My heart is as full as my plate

Thankful today and every day

Hit me, gravy, one more time

To do: Eat, drink, nap. Repeat.

Let’s get basted!

Table full of food and decorations with short and funny Thanksgiving captions that ways Let's get basted!

Time with family is time well spent.

I’m so grateful for good times and you

Thankful, blessed, and mashed potato obsessed

It’s turkey time

The love of a family is one of life’s greatest blessings

Giving thanks for you all year round

Fall Sayings

Find some of the best fall sayings in this section. Then check out our lists of Short Fall Quotes, Funny Fall Quotes and Cute Fall Quotes for more sayings about fall.

“When the days start to decrease, autumn starts to grow in everything.”

“The beauty of autumn lies in every leaf turning into a beautiful flower creating a mesmerizing combination.”

“Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s maple leaves.”

“I love fall beyond a seasonable doubt.”

“So many of my smiles begin with autumn.”

“Leaves are falling. Autumn is calling.”

Woman hiking beside a tree with orange leaves and a fall sayings that reads leaves are falling, autumn is calling

“Frost on the pumpkins, leaves everywhere, fall is in the air.”

“May your month of November be filled with wonderful blessings of good health, love, peace, happiness, and prosperity.”

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“Hoodies, hot cocoa, boots, jeans, crisp air. It’s fall.”

“My weekend plans include lighting all my fall candles.”

“November is the time to be thankful.”

“The scent of November: Bright sunlit skies, nature’s warm colors, and the smell of changing seasons. The hint of new beginnings, knowing something wonderful is around the bend.”

Well, there you have it! We hope we’re able to help you find your favorite saying for Thanksgiving you were looking for.

Let us know in the comments section if your favorite saying about Thanksgiving isn’t on the list.

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