Thanksgiving Quotes

280+ Thanksgiving Quotes and Thanksgiving Messages for Friends and Family

Thanksgiving is a special time of year when you’re meant to remind your family and friends how much they mean to you. Of course, you might not always be able to see each other in person on the holidays. Whether you’re spending the day apart or are going to be sitting at the dinner table together soon, you should send them a message to show them you’re thinking of them.

You can send a thoughtful Thanksgiving card through the mail, or you can send sending a short text on the actual day. Either way, you shouldn’t forget to give your loved ones a special Thanksgiving greeting. Here are a few of the best examples of a happy Thanksgiving quote to send your friends and family during the Thanksgiving holiday:

Famous Thanksgiving sayings about gratitude:

1. “Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.” — Shakespeare

2. “A great meal is an experience that nourishes more than your body.” — Ruth Reichl

3. “Gratitude is the closest thing to beauty manifested in an emotion.” — Mindy Kalin

4. “Gratitude is looking on the brighter side of life, even if it means hurting your eyes.” — Ellen DeGeneres

5. “I started out giving thanks for small things, and the more thankful I became, the more my bounty increased.” — Oprah Winfrey

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

7. “You oughta be thankful, a whole heaping lot, for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not!” — Dr. Seuss

8. “I’m so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much.” — L.M. Montgomery

9. “Knowing it can always get worse, I try to be grateful for whatever good I have.” — Elizabeth Smart

10. “Thanksgiving, to be truly Thanksgiving, is first thanks, then giving.” — Jacob M. Braude

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

12. “The greatest gift one can give is thanksgiving. In giving gifts, we give what we can spare, but in giving thanks, we give ourselves.” — David Steindl-Rast

13. “Take another look at your life. Give thanks. Accept your circumstances. Give thanks. Count your blessings. Give thanks.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach

14. “The Universe loves a grateful person. The more you thank life, the more Life will give you to be thankful for.” — Louise Hay

15. “If you have enough breath to complain about anything, you have more than enough reason to give thanks about something.” — Mattie Stepanek

16. “The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best. Therefore it tends to become the best. It takes the form or character of the best, and will receive the best.” — Wallace Wattles

17. “The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.” — Robert Holden

18. “I am grateful for all my victories, but I am especially grateful for my losses because they only made me work harder.” — Muhammad Ali

19. “The more grateful we feel, the more things we receive to feel grateful for. The more loved we feel, the more love we receive. The more beautiful we feel, the more attractive we become.” — Denise Coates

20. “Counting your blessings increases them. People who take the time to focus on the things they are grateful for are happier and healthier.” — Sheryl Sandberg

Thanksgiving jokes that will make your family laugh aloud:

21. What do you call a running turkey? Fast food.

22. Why did the turkey cross the road? It was Thanksgiving Day, and he wanted people to think he was a chicken!

23. What animal has the worst eating habits? The turkey, because it gobbles everything up!

24. Why do turkeys eat so little? Because they are always stuffed.

25. What part of the turkey do musicians love the most? The drumsticks.

26. Why do pilgrims’ pants always fall? Because they wear their belt buckles on their hats!

27. Why did the farmer have to separate the chicken and the turkey? He sensed fowl play.

28. What sound does a limping turkey make? Wobble, wobble!

29. What kind of music did the Pilgrims listen to at the first Thanksgiving feast? Plymouth Rock!

30. If pilgrims were alive today, what would they be known for? Their age.

31. What do you call a turkey on the day after Thanksgiving? Lucky.

32. What’s the best song to sing when preparing your turkey? All About That Baste.

33. What kind of key can’t open doors? A tur-key.

34. What is a turkey’s favorite dessert? Peach gobbler!

35. What does Thanksgiving have in common with Halloween? Gobble-ins!

36. If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims!

37. What would you get if you crossed a turkey with a ghost? A poultry-geist!

38. Why did the turkey cross the road twice? To prove he wasn’t chicken.

39. If you call a large turkey a gobbler, what do you call a small one? Goblet.

40. My family told me to stop telling Thanksgiving jokes… but I told them I couldn’t quit cold turkey.

Examples of a deep, inspirational Thanksgiving quote:

41. “Focusing on one thing that you are grateful for increases the energy of gratitude and rises the joy inside yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey

42. “Gratitude paints little smiley faces on everything it touches.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

43. “The most thankful person is the most fully human.” — Thomas Goodwin

44. “Thankfulness is the quickest path to joy.” — Jefferson Bethke

45. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy

46. “Reflect upon your present blessings—of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” — Charles Dickens

47. “Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” — David O. McKay

48. “Thanksgiving is the holiday that encompasses all others. All of them, from Martin Luther King Day to Arbor Day to Christmas to Valentine’s Day, are in one way or another about being thankful.” — Jonathan Safran Foer

49. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” — Eckhart Tolle

50. “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” — Ernest Hemingway

51. “Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.” — Henry van Dyke

52. “Gratitude opens the door, the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.” — Deepak Chopra

53. “I am thankful for small mercies. I compared notes with one of my friends who expect everything of the universe and is disappointed when anything is less than the best, and I found that I begin at the other extreme, expecting nothing, and am always full of thanks for moderate good.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

54. “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

55. “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” — Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

56. “The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” — William Blake

57. “I’m most thankful for that in spite of the fact that things look dark a lot of the time, there is an increasing number of conversations about loving each other and including each other and finding ways to do that.” — Bellamy Young

58. “When times are bad, having each other, having your health, we can do with a lot less…And I think that’s an important lesson I want my kids to understand as they get out there in the world. Be grateful for what you have and be ready to share it when the time comes.” — Michelle Obama

59. “In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

60. “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” — Maya Angelou

Simple Thanksgiving quotes to send anyone in your life:

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

62. “Give thanks for a little, and you will find a lot.” — Hausa Proverb

63. “Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.” — Robert Caspar Lintner

64. “He who thanks but with the lips thanks but in part; the full, the true Thanksgiving comes from the heart.” — J.A. Shedd

65. “Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.” — Catherine Pulsifer

66. “What I love about Thanksgiving is that it’s purely about getting together with friends or family and enjoying food. It’s really for everybody, and it doesn’t matter where you’re from.” — Daniel Humm

67. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” — Anne Frank

68. “Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.” — Joyce Giraud

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

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

71. “What if today, we were just grateful for everything?” — Charlie Brown

72. “Be thankful for what you have. Your life is someone else’s fairy tale.” — Wale Ayeni

73. “I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” — Henry David Thoreau

74. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.” — Oprah Winfrey

75. “Thanksgiving day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.” — E.P. Powell

76. “Thanksgiving isn’t just a day. It’s a way we can live our lives every day.” — Katrina Mayer

77. “If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” — Frank A. Clark

78. “Thanks are the highest form of thought, and gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” — G.K. Chesterton

79. “I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that is centered around food and family.” — Marcus Samuelsson

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

Thanksgiving prayers to send your religious relatives:

81. “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” — Meister Eckhart

82. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all the others.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

83. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other as is though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein

84. “Careful for nothing, prayerful for everything, thankful for anything.” – Dwight L. Moody

85. “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” — Psalm 136:1

86. “Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace.” — Arianna Huffington

87. “Sharing in God’s blessings is at the heart of Thanksgiving and at the core of the American spirit.” — Bill Clinton

88.  “No matter how choppy the seas become, a believer’s heart is buoyed by constant praise and gratefulness to the Lord.” — John MacArthur

89. “Even when life may be difficult, we should thank God for all He does for us, which we do not deserve.” — Billy Graham

90. “Once you feel grateful, you are in an energy that can create miracles.” — Joe Vitale

91. “The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reasons for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long.” — Warren W. Wiersbe

92. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust

93.  “The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” — Henry Ward Beecher

94. “All across America, we gather this week with the people we love to give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives.” — George W. Bush

95. “O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.” — William Shakespeare

96. “No people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and this is said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness in our own strength, but with the gratitude to the Giver of good who has blessed us.” — Theodore Roosevelt

97. “Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!” — Henry Ward Beecher

98. “We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.” — H.A. Ironside

99. “Thanksgiving is a season that is very much in accord with the themes and teachings of Jesus Christ.” — John Clayton

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

The best thanksgiving message for your boyfriend or girlfriend:

101. Happy Thanksgiving, baby! Don’t eat any pumpkin pie without me.

102. It’s a blessing to spend this Thanksgiving with you. I love you so much.

103. I have such a full, thankful heart on this beautiful Thanksgiving Day.

104. Gathering with our loved ones is always nice — but all I need is you.

105. I’m so thankful to have you in my life. I love you to the moon and back.

106. I love the holiday season because it means more time to spend with you.

107. Happy Thanksgiving day! The turkey is waiting, and I am, too.

108. I want to start a new Thanksgiving tradition with you because you’re my family now.

109. Today, I want to show my appreciation for you. I’m so thankful for everything you do for me.

110. I know we’re going to have a wonderful Thanksgiving together. Every day spent with you is perfect.

111. It’s a good thing you’re dating me because I make the best sweet potatoes and pie.

112. This is going to be such a memorable Thanksgiving. We’re never going to forget this day.

113. I’m putting on my comfy pants because I’m ready for a Thanksgiving celebration!

114. Thanksgiving is the perfect day to tell you how much happiness you’ve brought into my life.

115. I’m so blessed to be celebrating this Thanksgiving season alongside my true love.

116. I can’t wait to cook a Thanksgiving meal with you! It’s going to taste great.

117. This is the first of many happy Thanksgivings together.

118. On this Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for you.

119. Thanksgiving is even better when I’m sitting beside you.

120. Happy Thanksgiving, darling! I love you even more than pumpkin pie!

Thanksgiving wishes for your mother and father:

121. Happy Thanksgiving! I’m ready for a good dinner and good company.

122. Happy turkey day! I hope you’re ready to stuff yourselves.

123. The great thing about Thanksgiving is that I get to spend it with you two.

124. I don’t say this enough, but I love you and am so thankful for you.

125. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a happy holiday!

126. Today is a good day to see the family.

127. My Thanksgiving wish is that we’ll all be happy and healthy this coming year.

128. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Enjoy every bite of food you take without worrying about your weight.

129. Have a great Thanksgiving! Eat enough turkey for both of us.

130. I wish you a bountiful Thanksgiving. Have fun!

131. I’m ready to stuff myself with sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce.

132. I’m sending you warm wishes on this special day. I miss you!

133. Have a cheerful Thanksgiving. Focus on the good in your lives, not the bad.

134. I love you! You bring me so much joy and comfort. I cannot thank you enough for that, mom and dad.

135. Thanksgiving holds so many wonderful memories for me — and it’s all because of you.

136. I love you — especially when you cook me a warm turkey dinner.

137. Thank you for always making the Thanksgiving holiday feel so special.

138. I’m so thankful for you. I appreciate everything you do.

139. I’m so excited for tonight. I miss sitting around the dinner table with you.

140. The Thanksgiving holiday is my favorite because it’s filled with good food and good people.

Thanksgiving messages for your closest friends:

141. Happy turkey day! I just wanted to remind you how much you mean to me!

142. You’re such a good friend! I’m sending you warm wishes today.

143. To my dear friend on this beautiful Thanksgiving Day. May you have the meal of a lifetime!

144. Wonderful things are coming your way in this coming year. I can feel it.

145. I hope your Thanksgiving is peaceful and all your family members get along!

146. Turkey isn’t the best part of Thanksgiving. The alcohol is!

147. Happy turkey day! Don’t forget to gobble up some homemade food.

148. Happy Thanksgiving! I just wanted to send you my warm appreciation.

149. I hope this is your best Thanksgiving yet. I miss you, buddy.

150. You’ve always been like family to me. Happy Thanksgiving.

151. I’m so thankful you walked into my life long ago. I love you, pal.

152. I wish you a happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have the time of your life.

153. I love you more than I love most of my family. I wish I was spending the day with you.

154. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day! Make the most of every second.

155. I’m beyond thankful to have a friend like you in my life.

156. I’m saving you some turkey. I’ll see you soon, man.

157. You’re my best friend. I’m thankful for you today and every other day.

158. Remember, you’re allowed to spoil yourself today. Eat whatever you want without feeling guilty!

159. I can’t thank you enough for always being there for me. It means a lot, dear friend.

160. I’m so thankful you’re in my life — even though you get on my nerves sometimes.

Funny Thanksgiving Quotes from Actors and Comedians:

161. “For those of you who cannot be with family this Thanksgiving, please resist the urge to brag.” — Andy Borowitz

162. “I’m looking forward to seeing pie this Thanksgiving more than members of my own family.” — Damien Fahey

163. “I can’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.” — Charlie Brown

164. “After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” — Oscar Wilde

165. “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

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

167. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the eons, it’s that you can’t give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it.” — Rick Riordan

168. “Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.” — Kevin James

169. “Thanksgiving is a time to count your blessings, one by one, as each relative goes home.” — Melanie White

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

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

172. “An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.” — Irv Kupcinet

173. “A new survey found that 80% of men claim they help cook Thanksgiving dinner. Which makes sense, when you hear they consider saying ‘that smells good’ to be helping.” — Jimmy Fallon

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

175. “Thanksgiving is America’s national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty.” — Michael Dresser

176. “Thanksgiving. It’s like we didn’t even try to come up with a tradition. The 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

177. “I like football. I find it’s an exciting strategic game. It’s a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.” — Craig Ferguson

178. “Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” — Jim Davis

179. “Turkey: A large bird whose flesh, when eaten on certain religious anniversaries, has the peculiar property of attesting piety and gratitude.” — Ambrose Bierce

180. “Hope my relatives are getting along with the professional line sitter I hired to hold my place at the front of the Thanksgiving food line.” — John Lyon

181. “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

182. “Cooking tip: Wrap turkey leftovers in aluminum foil and throw them out.” — Nicole Hollander

183. “What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?” — Erma Bombeck

184. “Pie makes everybody happy.” — Laurie Halse Anderson

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

186. “Thanksgiving—when the people who are the most thankful are the ones who didn’t have to cook.” — Melanie White

187. “I’m from Canada, so Thanksgiving to me is just Thursday with more food.” — Howie Mandel

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

189. “It took me three weeks to stuff the turkey. I stuffed it through the beak.” — Phyllis Diller

190. “I celebrated Thanksgiving the old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.” — Jon Stewart

191. “Thanksgiving is the day men start getting in shape… to play Santa Claus.” — Melanie White

192. “Most turkeys taste better the day after; my mother’s tasted better the day before.” — Rita Rudner

193. “Personally, I love Thanksgiving traditions: watching football, making pumpkin pie, and saying the magic phrase that sends your aunt storming out of the dining room to sit in her car.” — Stephen Colbert

194. “The funny thing about Thanksgiving, or any big meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it then go home and cook, chop, braise and blanch. Then it’s gone in 20 minutes, and everybody lies around sort of in a sugar coma, and then it takes 4 hours to clean it up.” — Ted Allen

195. “I got to go home for Thanksgiving and sit at the adults’ table. That’s ’cause, you know, somebody had to die for me to move up a plate.” — Andre Kelley

196. “The Thankstini: a fun and delicious new novelty drink I invented. Cranberry juice, potato vodka, and a bouillon cube. Tastes just like a turkey dinner.” — How I Met Your Mother

197. “Here’s a tip: Don’t cook Thanksgiving dinner for five people in 14 hours. Here’s another tip: Don’t ask a guy out for a first date on the least sexy holiday in America.” — New Girl 

198. “I swear to you, this will be your most memorable Thanksgiving, the one that you’ll want the rest of your life. The one that you say ‘Man, it was never as good as that night.’ So let this night be great.” — Funny People

199. “We’re just gonna watch football, drink beer, and then we’re going to Best Buy later for Black Friday.” — New Girl 

200. “What am I supposed to be thankful for, exactly? Who am I meant to be thanking, right? I’ve had to scratch and claw for everything I’ve got. If anything, I should be thanking myself.” — Always Sunny in Philadelphia 

Happy Thanksgiving wishes to send to your religious relatives:

201. May God bless our family on this special day.

202. Happy Thanksgiving day! I’m so thankful for every single member of this family.

203. God, thank you so much for your heavenly blessings.

204. It’s Thanksgiving tradition to say a prayer, so let us bow our heads and pray.

205. Almighty God, thank you for blessing our food today.

206. Have a blessed Thanksgiving! I love you dearly.

207. Today, we give thanks to the Almighty God and everything he’s given us.

208. On this joyous Thanksgiving, we cannot forget to give our thanks to God.

209. God bless you. I’m sending you my warmest wishes on this beautiful Thanksgiving.

210. My grateful heart loves you and appreciates you. Thank God you’ve entered my life.

Happy Thanksgiving messages to send to younger kids:

211. Happy turkey day! Make sure you eat all your vegetables. But also leave room for pie!

212. Gobble gobble! That’s turkey talk for I love and miss you on this special day. 

213. I’m so thankful that your mommy and daddy brought you into this world.

214. Happy Thanksgiving, little one. Make sure you remind your parents you’re thankful for them on this special day!

215. Every single day, I’m thankful for you, but today I’m going to scream it from the rooftops!

216. Don’t worry. The turkey isn’t going to bite — but you can bite him.

217. You’re my little turkey. I love you so much.

218. Happy holidays! Christmas is right around the corner, so eat your veggies!

219. I hope you have the best day. Don’t get a stomachache, though!

220. Happy turkey day! I can’t wait to see you soon, little buddy!

221. Gobble until you wobble!

222. Worry about the Christmas tree later. Today it’s all about the poul-tree.

223. Happy turkey day! It doesn’t get butter than this.

224. I hope today is the baste Thanksgiving ever.

225. Today is leg day. Turkey leg day that is.

226.  Hey, I just met you, and this is gravy, but here’s my stuffing, so carve me maybe!

227. Leftovers are for quitters. Make sure you eat plenty today!

228. Don’t use any fowl language during our turkey dinner.

229. You are the pumpkin pie of my eye. I love you, buddy!

230. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Arthur. Arthur who? Arthur any leftovers?

Meaningful Thanksgiving messages to send anyone in your life:

231. I’m feeling thankful today — for food, for family, and for my life as a whole.

232. Thanksgiving is the most beautiful holiday because it involves people who mean the most to me.

233. Delicious food is always nice, but the best part of the holidays is spending time with my loved ones and dear ones.

234. I’m thankful for the food on my plate and the family by my side. I couldn’t be happier.

235. Thanksgiving is the best time to check in on loved ones — so I was wondering how you have been?

236. I love everything about the Thanksgiving season, from the turkey to the stuffing to the people gathered around the table.

237. I hope you pack your plate with delicious food. I hope your stomach stays full and happy.

238. Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for holding such a special place in my heart.

239. This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for all the lessons you taught me. I cannot overstate how much you mean to me.

240. I don’t care whether the turkey is burnt or potatoes are hard, as long as we spend this holiday together.

Thanksgiving messages to send when you’re spending the holidays apart:

241. Even if we don’t see each other today, know that you are on my mind and in my heart.

242. I wish we were spending Thanksgiving together, but we will see each other again soon.

243. I’m thankful to have you in my life, even when you’re not in my home.

244. I wish we were together this holiday season, especially since I burnt the turkey.

245. My favorite Thanksgivings were spent with you. I’m going to miss you even more than usual today.

246. Thanksgiving only comes once per year — but we’ll get plenty of chances to see each other soon.

247. I miss you so much. Thanksgiving doesn’t seem as special without you here to carve the turkey.

248. Thanksgiving is a special time. You’re on my mind. I’ll be thinking of you all day long.

249. Even when we aren’t spending the holidays together, you’re the only one on my mind. I hope you have a wonderful day.

250. This turkey is way too big for one person. I’ll be dropping off leftovers soon, so keep an eye out for them.

251. I wish you were here to celebrate with me, but there’s always next year!

252. We might not be able to see each other this Thanksgiving, but we’re going to cook twice the food and have twice the drinks next year!

253. I’m thankful to have someone to miss as much as I miss you.

254. The dinner table feels so empty without you, but I know you’re here in spirit.

255. Wherever you are, I hope you’re gobbling up some delicious food.

256. Even though you’re not here today, remember you’re an important part of this family. We all love you and can’t wait to see you again soon.

257. It’s not Thanksgiving without you, but that’s okay. We know you would be here if you could.

258. I wish you were here mostly because you’re a much better cook than me!

259. This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for technology because even though we can’t see each other in person, we can still talk.

260. I love you, and miss you. I won’t have anything to be thankful for until you’re sitting beside me again.

R-Rated Thanksgiving texts to send your crush:

261. If you come over tonight, I can give you something to be thankful about.

262. The turkey isn’t the only thing that needs stuffing.

263. I’m going to Plymouth Rock your world!

264. You can butter my biscuit whenever you want.

265. You’re like a turkey dinner. I’ll eat you anytime.

266. Make sure you leave room for dessert. I have something delicious you can gobble on.

267. Do you prefer the breasts or the thighs?

268. You’re even sweeter than pumpkin pie. Let me have a taste.

269. The food isn’t the only thing that’s going to make you want to loosen your belt.

270. Is it the oven, or is it getting hot in here?

271. Do you want to ride my mayflower?

272. I’m not stuffed yet. But I will be once you get here.

273. Want to break the wishbone? Because I wish for a date with you.

274. I put the “pump” in pumpkin pie.

275. I have a thing for butterballs.

276. I’m a real master baster.

277. You can call me tryptophan because you’ll be sleepy when we’re done together.

278. There’s only one cavity that I want to stuff.

279. Damn, girl, you’ve got some fine yams.

280. I’d be very thankful if you did some giving. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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January Nelson

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January Nelson is a writer, editor, and dreamer. She writes about astrology, games, love, relationships, and entertainment. January graduated with an English and Literature degree from Columbia University.