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100 Happy Thanksgiving Quotes for Family for that Thankful Vibe


It’s hard to believe that we are already into the holiday season, with Thanksgiving just around the corner. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it’s a time to pause and give thanks for everything we have. If you’re looking for the best way to express your gratitude for your families these Thanksgiving quotes for family are for you. Most people agree that family is the most important part of their life. You can celebrate your loved ones using these family Thanksgiving sayings.

Happy Thanksgiving Quotes for Family

“I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.” — Marcus Samuelsson

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

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

Table with food and people and Thanksgiving quotes for family by Thoreau

“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!”

“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

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

“We must take care of our families wherever we find them.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

“The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!” — Henry Ward Beecher

“Superficial social niceties are far different from the deep emotion of thanksgiving.” — Alexandra Katehakis

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” – Jon Zabat-Zinn

People at table with short Thanksgiving quotes by Zinn

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

“Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.” — Theodore Roosevelt

If you like these, you might also want to checkl out our other lists of Short Thanksgiving Quotes, Funny Thanksgiving Quotes, Happy Thanksgiving Sayings, Thanksgiving Wishes, Friendsgiving Quotes, Thanksgiving Letter Board Quotes and Gratitude Quotes.

Funny Thanksgiving Quotes About Family

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

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

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

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

Orange Pumpkins in a row with short funny Thanksgiving Quotes for family by Erma Bombeck

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

“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

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

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

“There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.” — Jerry Seinfeld

“I love Thanksgiving because it is a holiday centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.” — Marcus Samuelsson

“Coexistence: What the farmer does with the turkey—until Thanksgiving.” — Mike Connolly

“It’s Thanksgiving and we should not want to be together, together!” — Rachel Green, Friends

“Thanksgiving is so called because we are all so thankful that it only comes once a year.” – P.J. O’Rourke

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

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

“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

“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

“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

Thankful for Family Quotes

“Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.” — Eileen Caddy

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

“Be grateful in your own hearts. That suffices. Thanksgiving has wings, and flies to its right destination.” — Victor Hugo

“My family is my life and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me.” — Michael Imperioli

Family around table with Thanks for family quotes by Imperioli

“Family is a unique gift that needs to be appreciated and treasured, even when they’re driving you crazy. As much as they make you mad, interrupt you, annoy you, curse at you, try to control you, these are the people who know you the best and who love you.” — Jenna Morasca

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

“Let me always count my blessings. To be thankful for my family and friends. To be thankful for the simple things that life has to offer.” — Catherine Pulsifer

“Before I get out of bed, I am saying thank you. I know how important it is to be thankful.” — Al Jarreau

“Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are.” — Bethany Hamilton

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

“Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.” ― Lisa Weed

“Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” ― Michael J. Fox

“Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.” ― Irina Shayk

“Family is the most important thing in the world.” ― Princess Diana

“I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.” ― Barbara Bush

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” — John F. Kennedy

“Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.” — Konrad Von Gesner

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Thanksgiving is one of my favourite 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

“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

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

Thanksgiving is a special day, a day we share the joy. We come before a lavish meal, one we quite enjoy.” — Julie Hebert

Turkey with Thanksgiving quotes on Family by Hebert

“Small cheer and great welcome make a merry feast.” — William Shakespeare

“The more my heart is parked in a place of thanksgiving and rejoicing, the less room I have for grumpiness.” — Lysa TerKeurst

“Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” — Margaret Cousins

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” — W. J. Cameron

“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

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” — Cynthia Ozick

“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.” — Edward Sandford Martin

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” — William Faulkner

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

People around table with inspirational Thanksgiving quotes for family by Maxwell

“To become a better you, remember to be grateful to people who have contributed to making you who you are today.” — Israelmore Ayivor

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” — Gertrude Stein

 Gratitude is one of the most powerful human emotions. Once expressed, it changes attitude, brightens outlook, and broadens our perspective.” — Germany Kent

“No matter what the situation is…close your eyes and think of all the things in your life you could be grateful for right now.” — Deepak Chopra

“Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant—a seed—this plants the giant miracle.” — Ann Voskamp

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” — Ralph Marston

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

“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” -William Wordsworth

Fall trees along a road with short Thanksgiving Quotes by Wordsworth

“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.” — Todd Stocker

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first or the last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” — Betty Smith

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

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” ― Richard Bach

“Too often, we forget to thank the people who are closest to us. They are easy to take for granted, and we can expend all our patience and niceties on strangers and have only leftovers to give our family.” — Kent Brantly

Short Thanksgiving Quotes for Instagram for Family

“Thanksgiving creates abundance.” — Ann Voskamp

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

“Embrace every new day with gratitude, hope and love.” — Lailah Gifty Akita

“When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.” — Dalai Lama

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” — Aesop

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” — Maya Angelou

People clinking glasses with short Thanksgiving quotes for family by Angelou

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

“No matter what our circumstances, we can find a reason to be thankful.” — David Jeremiah

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

“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” — Roy T. Bennett

“Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.” — Roy T. Bennett

“What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.” — Brené Brown

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” — William Arthur Ward

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

“Count your blessings. Focus on what you’ve got. Spread the positive vibes.” — Jyoti Patel

“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.” — Todd Stocker

“Gratitude tends to attract the things for which we are grateful in advance.” — Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“I try to start every day and end every day by taking a moment to be grateful.” — Olivia Wilde

Happy Thanksgiving Wishes for Family

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

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

“I want to thank you for all the times that you have been there for me. You are so special and important to my life. I hope you have a memorable Thanksgiving!”

“Sending you warmest wishes from our family to yours for a loving and happy Thanksgiving.”

People around table with happy Thanksgiving quotes for family

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

“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. Happy Thanksgiving”

“Family is my greatest blessing! Happy Thanksgiving!”

“I want you to know that I appreciate you very much and I’m grateful to have you in my life. Happy Thanksgiving!”

“Thanksgiving always brings back childhood memories of mouth-watering food, family games, and delicious pie. Although I can’t make it this year, I’ll still be there in spirit. Happy Thanksgiving, I miss you.”

“Wishing you all a harvest of blessings, good health, and good times from our family to yours.”

“One of the joys of Thanksgiving is wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season from our family to yours.”

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

“Wishing you a deliciously sweet Thanksgiving Day surrounded by the ones you love and the ones you cherish. May you have a grand holiday season!”

“Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! May you have a blessed and joyous holiday!”

Pies with happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours wishes

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

“May you enjoy the feast and have lots of fun on this wonderful occasion. May you have a home filled with joy, laughter, freedom, and love. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.”

“Count your blessings one by one; it’s thanksgiving again! Celebrate and be thankful for every good tide. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.”

“You will never get enough time to count all the blessings of life. Because life is so full of beautiful things and joyful moments on this Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!”

“Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! May you enjoy the day with your family and friends!”

Pumpkins with happy thanksgiving to your family from ours wishes

“Wishing you a day full of joy, surrounded by your dearest family and friends with tables full of delicious food! Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!”

“Happy Thanksgiving Day from our family to yours! May this special occasion bring your family closer and bless the bond of love! Have a cheerful holiday ahead!”

“Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours! We are grateful and delighted to be able to celebrate this wonderful occasion amidst you all!”

“I hope you’re loading up your plate with stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce right now. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your whole family!”

Family Thanksgiving Sayings

“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!”

“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 its just not being a turkey.”

Someone holding a yellow leaf and funny Thanksgiving sayings

“May your pants stay stretchy, your glasses stay full, and your family avoid talking politics.”

“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.”

“Leftovers are for quitters.”

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

Family on beach with Thanksgviing sayings for family

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

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

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

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

“There’s always room for seconds.”

“Pumpkin kisses and harvest wishes.”

“There are so many reasons to be grateful.”

Family Thanksgiving Captions

  • Happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours
  • Family is the best team you could ever have
  • When we have each other, we have everything
Family with funny family captions for Thanksgiving
  • I’m thankful to have a family who takes eating as seriously as I do
  • This is our happy place
  • Let’s get basted!
Table full of food and decorations with short and funny Thanksgiving captions that ways Let's get basted!
  • Where there is family, there is love
  • Family (n.): Life’s greatest blessing
  • Bless the food before us, the family beside us, the love between us
  • Family is where life begins and love never ends
  • It’s not what we have in our life, but who we have in our life that matters
Family with funny Thanksgiving family captions
  • Always better together
  • Thankful for the family I love and for the blessings that will come
  • Small moments. Big memories.
  • Time with family is time well spent.
  • The love of a family is one of life’s greatest blessings
  • We may not have it all together, but together we have it all
  • You call it chaos. We call it family.
  • Family is the gift that lasts forever

So, that’s our list! We hope we’ve helped you find the perfect quote

Now go enjoy your Thanksgiving with family!

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Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

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