What to write in a sorry card

What to write in a sorry card

We all make mistakes, albeit some bigger than others, but if you feel like there’s a certain someone you’d like to apologise to, what better way to do so than with a lovely apology message.

Whether you’re looking for ideas on how to say sorry to someone you hurt, apologise for a little misunderstanding, or think you were just a bit out of order, we’ve got a card for every situation.

Of course, figuring out exactly how to say sorry can be tricky. So, to help make things easier for you we’ve compiled all sorts of different apology card messages that you can use as inspiration. From short and simple apology messages to ‘non-apologies’, just keep on reading for all our ideas on what to write in a sorry card.

Don’t forget you’ll also need an apology card to write your sorry message inside. Have a little peek below at some of what we have on offer:

What is the best type of apology message?

When it comes to saying sorry, the phrasing of your apology message really does matter.

For instance, if you know that it’s not a big deal then you can probably get away with being a bit light-hearted or sarcastic with your wording. However, if you know you’ve properly messed up, you’ll likely want to avoid anything too jokey and keep it more heartfelt or to the point.

Ultimately, the best thing is to acknowledge that you did wrong (unless you’re planning on a non-apology message which we’ve also got some ideas for!).

An apology isn’t just about the words you choose either and it’s how you act in the future too. It’s important to prove that you’ve learned from your mistake and are willing to do whatever it takes to get back in their good books.

Now let’s get into all of our different ideas for sorry messages.

Lovely sorry messages for her

Is there a certain lady in your life who is owed an apology from yourself? Well, we’re certain she’d appreciate you owning up to it and sending a nice note her way.

Whether it’s your wife or girlfriend, you don’t want her to stay annoyed at you. That’s why we’ve come up with some lovely sorry messages for her that you might find helpful when begging for forgiveness.

Just be sure to add your own little personal touch so that she knows that you accept that you messed up.

  • Having you be upset with me is such a horrible feeling and even though I know I brought it upon myself, I’m so sorry, please will you forgive me?
  • Darling, I know I messed up, but I am genuinely so sorry and want to do whatever I can to make it up to you.
  • The last thing I want to do is make you sad or annoyed, I promise to be better and grow from this.
  • You’re so important to me and I am deeply sorry for having hurt you.
  • I just wanted to let you know that I am truly sorry, I know it’s all been completely my fault.
  • There are no words to describe how sorry I am, please let me try make it up to you.

Considerate sorry messages for him

Are you feeling bad about a particular situation between you and your husband or boyfriend? Saying sorry and accepting responsibility is the first step needed to try and make things right, and these considerate sorry messages for him do just that:

  • You’re the most amazing man and I’m so sorry for everything, I hope you’ll forgive me.
  • I promise I had zero intentions of hurting you and I’ll do whatever I need to in order to prove how sorry I am and just how much you mean to me.
  • I feel really ashamed of how I’ve behaved. You don’t deserve that and I’m so so sorry.
  • Whilst it wasn’t intentional, I know that I messed up and I just wanted to say that I’m very sorry.
  • I wish I could go back and change things, you mean the world to me and I’ll do all I can to fix things.
  • You know that I don’t find things like this easy, but I am genuinely so remorseful. Please forgive me, and I promise you won’t ever have to deal with something like this again.

Short and simple apology messages

You don’t always need to write a long message to get your point across, it’s more about being genuine than anything else, and these short and simple apology messages do just that:

  • I just wanted you to know how truly sorry I am.
  • There aren’t enough words in the world to express how sorry I am.
  • Sorry, there really is no excuse for what I did.
  • I promise I didn’t have any bad intentions and can only apologise.
  • This is completely and totally my fault, I’m sorry.
  • I feel horrible and never meant to upset you, please accept my most sincere apology.

Funny sorry messages

Looking for ideas on how to apologise without saying sorry or feel more comfortable trying to add some comedy to the situation? Well, your best bet is probably going the humorous route and we’ve collated some funny sorry messages as well as some ‘non-apology’ options that you might take inspiration from:

  • So, I’m not saying sorry, but I do feel just a little teeny-weeny bit bad about everything.
  • I can’t even believe I’m even sending you this card – will you at least stop only talking to me via passive-aggressive texts now?
  • Lol my bad, I guess.
  • Okay… so this might have been a little bit of my fault, but mainly yours let’s be honest.
  • I truly am the definition of hangry when I’ve not been fed and watered yet, oops.
  • We both know that I’m not great at this whole apologising thing and actually can’t get the word out, but I am really embarrassed for overreacting.

Rude sorry messages

If you think they’ve got the appropriate sense of humour, or you’re just tired and ready for things to get back to normal, these blunt apology messages could work a charm.

It goes without saying that these are for a particular type of person and relationship, so make sure you’re 100% certain they won’t be offended. Oh, and don’t blame us if they don’t take it well.

  • For f*cks sake, let’s move on already, please. Do I have to get on my knees or something?!
  • My bad, I was a d*ck and I’ve really gotta hold my hands up on this one.
  • I’m sorry you “feel” like I did you wrong… just kidding, although will you please forgive me now, I can’t be bothered with this anymore.
  • I can’t believe you’re actually upset over this… sorry, I guess.
  • Apologies, I was just being a b*tch.
  • Okay, I think it’s been more than long enough, and we can both agree that you just need to grow up.

Heartfelt apology messages

The most important part of an apology is that you’re being sincere. For anyone looking to apologise to a dear loved one like a significant other, we’ve come up with some heartfelt apology message ideas that should help you get started:

  • You mean the absolute world to me, and I can only hope that you’ll forgive me, I’m really sorry.
  • I’m terribly sorry for everything, my intention was to never hurt you at all. Please let me know if there’s anything at all that I can do to make it up to you.
  • We both know that I’m not great with words, but I know I’ve completely messed up and just want to say that I’m so sorry.
  • I’ve been thinking about the best way to apologise to you, but I just want you to know that I can’t stand knowing I’ve hurt you and words can’t describe how sorry I am.
  • I know I behaved really unfairly and thought I’d send you this beautiful card as your forgiveness means so much to me.
  • I don’t know what I’d do without you in my life and promise to learn from this. I’m sorry.

Famous apology quotes

Saying sorry should come from the heart, but that’s not to say that you can’t use the words of others to help convey your point. Here are some famous apology quotes that you might find helpful:

  • “I’m stupid. You’re smart. I was wrong. You were right. You’re the best. I’m the worst. You’re very good-looking. I’m not attractive.” — Happy Gilmore
  • “You must tell me who I might have hurt. I have to write them an apology.” – Vivien Leigh
  • “I am the type of person who believes an apology should be sincere and from the heart.” – Camille Grammer
  • “Let us forgive each other—only then will we live in peace.” — Leo Tolstoy
  • “Apologies aren’t meant to change the past, they are meant to change the future.” – Kevin Hancock
  • “I’m sorry. If you were right, I’d agree with you” – Robin Williams

Now you have a better idea of how to say sorry, all that’s left is to sort the card itself. Luckily, we’ve got you covered and have a whole selection of apology cards to choose from available in all sorts of different styles. And if you really want to get back in someone’s good books, why not treat them to one of our gifts too?

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