What to write in a first anniversary card

One year has come and gone! It only feels like yesterday that you and your other half were staring dreamily into each other’s eyes before the altar, and now it’s time to remind them just how much they mean to you – not that you don’t do that every day! Your first anniversary only happens once, so don’t let the opportunity to craft that perfect first anniversary message pass you by.

Besides a romantic dinner, jet-set getaway, or a quiet day to yourselves, there’s no better way to show your love than with a personal first anniversary card card. After all, paper is the traditional gift material with first anniversary messages – and if you’re looking for some gifting inspiration, check out our blog on the best first anniversary gift ideas to sweep them off their feet.

Whether you’re struggling to get your feelings across, or you want a first anniversary message that stands out from the crowd, we’ve got plenty of suggestions for what to write in a first anniversary card. And while you’re here, why not pick up a card you know your partner will love. Cheekymodernromantic options, and more, browse our huge range of original cards and find the right one to accompany your first anniversary message.

Traditional first anniversary wishes for your husband

Nothing says romantic like traditional first anniversary wishes for your husband. These timeless classics are a sure-fire way to show them just how much they mean to you.

  • Our first year together has been nothing but a whirlwind of romance. I can’t wait to be swept off my feet again this year!
  • Our first anniversary might be a special day, but I want to say thank you for making every day together special in its own way.
  • I’m truly blessed to have such a wonderful partner in life, each day just wouldn’t be the same without you by my side.
  • You always know the perfect way to lift my mood, even on the roughest of days.
  • After a year together, there’s nowhere I’d rather be than lying in your arms. Here’s to spending the rest of our lives together.

Traditional first anniversary messages for your wife

Give your wife a heartfelt message to accompany breakfast in bed. Whether it’s short or sweet, our suggestions will help make your first anniversary message for your wife one she’ll remember.

  • I thought I couldn’t love you any more than I did on our wedding day. Our last year together proved me wrong.
  • Our first year together has been incredible, let’s see if we can make the next one even better.
  • You’ve grown even more beautiful over the past year, and I can’t help but love you even more.
  • The best part about our first year together is that I get to continue spending the rest of my life with my wife and best friend.
  • You’re as gentle as you are resilient. There’s nobody I’d rather face life’s challenges with than you.

Funny first anniversary wishes

Just because it’s your first wedding anniversary, it doesn’t mean you need a cheesy message to go with it. If your partner doesn’t take themselves too seriously, then these might be the perfect funny first anniversary messages for them.

  • This year-long trial run has been amazing! Where do I sign to subscribe?
  • I wasn’t sure about the whole marriage thing, but it turns out we’re pretty damn good at it! High Five!
  • Congratulations! We survived a whole year of marriage! Now the gloves come off…
  • I wanted to skywrite my anniversary message to you, but apparently paper is more traditional.
  • You might regret putting up with me for a whole year. From now on, I’m not holding in my farts.
  • Did you know we’ve been married so long that the Earth’s completed a full rotation of the sun? That’s a whole year!

Cute first anniversary card message ideas

If you’re feeling cute, then these first anniversary messages are sure to set your other half’s heart aflutter.

  • One year down, forever to go, I can’t wait to spend it with you!
  • It’s been 365 days, 52 weeks, 12 months, and 1 year since we said I do, and I love you just as much if not more.
  • Our first anniversary celebrations might only last today, but my love for you is eternal.
  • The longer we spend together, the more I love your flaws as much as the rest of you.
  • I love you more and more every day, and today is no exception.
  • I’m so glad I said I do, there’s no one else who completes me like you.

First anniversary message quotes

Sometimes, your first anniversary wishes can be summed up in a single quote, showing love, affection, and joy in equal measure. Gift your partner a quote they can turn to every day to remind them how much they mean to you!

  • “There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company, than a good marriage.” – Martin Luther
  • “I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” – Rita Rudner
  • “Some people care too much. I think it’s called Love.” – Winnie the Pooh
  • “You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr Seuss
  • “In case you ever foolishly forget; I am never not thinking of you.” – Virginia Woolf
  • “For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom.” – Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known, and even that is an understatement.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “Every heart sings a song, incomplete until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato

In need of even more inspiration? The rest of the thortful blog can help, with our handy what to write section that you can use to help you get those creative gears working.

We also don’t just do cards. If you’re in need of an original anniversary gift, we have an entire selection for you to browse. From pampering kits and drinks to flowers and chocolates, you’re sure to find something your other half will love.

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