101+ Happy Anniversary Quotes, Wishes, & Sweet Little Nothings

“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
Wow. Talk about swoon-worthy! Do you want to pen something for your sweetheart as beautiful as that quote from Paulo Coelho? Well, that’s why we’re here today! To give you over one hundred ideas for the sweetest, most romantic, most meaningful “Happy Anniversary” quotes and wishes.

I don’t know about you, but I love celebrating anniversaries just as much (if not more) than weddings. To me, they represent lasting love. The enduring bond that extends beyond momentary emotions and creates a family. It’s really quite magical when you think about it!

No matter if it’s your very own anniversary with your sweetie, or that of a close friend or loved one, having the right words to express your love and admiration is key.

Today, we’re not just talking about wishes; we’re diving into the art of crafting the perfect anniversary sentiment — because let’s face it, one-size-fits-all just doesn’t cut it for all of the unique love stories out there.

Whether you’re marking one year or a lifetime of togetherness, we’re here to sprinkle a dash of personal magic on your anniversary wishes. So, grab your favorite blanket and your partner’s hand, and let’s make your anniversary wishes as special as the love you’re celebrating.

Write them on a card, send them in a text, or embroider them on a pillow! What matters is not how you say it, but what you say.

And of course, make sure it comes from the heart! 

What to Write in an Anniversary Card

For a spouse, a sweet memory is always a good idea when writing in your anniversary card! You can talk about the day you first met, what she/he looked like at the wedding, that memorable date you had, the time you first truly knew you were in love…

Another loving and lovely idea is to spell out the reasons why you love them, in list form! These can be nice, or naughty, or a bit of both! *Wink-wink, nudge-nudge.*

If those aren’t quite your speed, here’s yet another idea for writing in your sweetheart’s anniversary card: tell them where you see yourselves in 5/10/25 years. Dream big!

All in all, the main point is to think about your spouse.

  • What do they like and appreciate?
  • What makes him smile, or her swoon?
  • When do you feel closest?
  • How well do you know his or her deepest desires, hopes, and dreams?

Talk about those things and, in doing so, express your love.

If you do these things, your card will be a winner for sure! Here are some great quotes, wishes, and romantic messages to inspire you and get you on the right track.

101 Happy Anniversary Quotes for Your Spouse

As we celebrate anniversaries, we recognize that each passing year is a chapter in a unique love story. In this compilation, we present not just 101 sayings and messages, but a treasure trove of heartfelt anniversary quotes and wishes.

Bonus: Be sure to read past the quotes for cute images/memes to share, as well as card templates that you can personalize and print at home. It’s full-service around here!

Romantic Wedding Anniversary Messages

Short, sweet, and romantic, these anniversary wishes recall the special day.

1. You’re the love of my life, and this new year together will only prove that all the more.

2. The best thing I ever did was to say “I do” to you.

3. Happy anniversary to the love of my life.

4. Cheers, cuddles, and congratulations for putting up with me this long!

5. I would say “I do” all over again!

6. You’re the love of my life and I treasure every moment we’ve been together.

7. Happy anniversary in honor of the best day of my life — the day I married you!

8. Hugs and kisses to the best hugger and kisser in the world.

9. Remember when they said, “You may kiss the bride?” Yeah. Let’s do that part again.

10. All my love eternally.

Anniversary Wishes for Your Husband

They aren’t always easy to shop for, these man cubs, and they aren’t always easy to pen something for, either! Here are a few prompts to get you started.

11. Happy anniversary to my favorite husband!

12. It’s our anniversary, and I can’t help… falling in love with you.

13. Cheers and dreams for many more years ahead with you.

14. Love and hugs and kisses. But mostly those kisses.

15. Dreams really do come true, and you’re living proof.

16. If I had to do it all over again… I’d do it all over again a million times.

17. You’re the peanut butter to my jelly.

18. You make my life light up and my eyebrows waggle suggestively.

19. I’m so glad I’m the ball to your chain!

20. You continually sweep me off my feet.

Anniversary Wishes for Your Wife

Sure, she wants a present, but what she really wants is something lovely written in a card, “for her eyes only.” Here are some ideas to get the creative juices flowing!

21. You’re more beautiful now than you were when I met you.

22. I’m so glad you said Yes.

23. To my wife: my biggest fan and best supporter.

24. I love you more than anything in this world.

25. You have my heart forever and ever.

26. You’re so out of my league!

27. The best day was when you said “I do” to me. I’d do it a hundred more times!

28. The memories we have are only going to get better with the memories we are making now.

29. Remember that time we got married? That was the best.

30. You are so beautiful to me and only getting more lovely.

Sweet Little Nothings for Your Beloved

Tender little quips and quotes to make them melt.

31. It’s always been you.

32. Me + You = Happiness.

33. You’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me.

34. I love you a bushel AND a peck.

Funny Anniversary Wishes

Mushy love stuff is fun, but sometimes you’re looking for ways to make your lover laugh! These “Happy Anniversary to us” quotes are sure to leave them tickled.

36. Me Jane, you Tarzan. Now, come here, and kiss me!

37. I’m glad I picked you to marry instead of that other guy/girl. Disaster averted!

38. We could call it quits but we both know you’ll never find another like me!

39. The secret to a good marriage is to never go to bed angry. Make him sleep on the couch instead.

40. Do you like me? Check Yes or No.

Anniversary Bible Verses

With Christ as the center of your marriage, here are some Scriptures to inspire your love and express your faith.

41. Proverbs 5:18-19

Let your fountain be blessed,
    and rejoice in the wife of your youth,
    a lovely deer, a graceful doe.
Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight;
    be intoxicated always in her love.

42. Colossians 3:14

Above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

43. Ephesians 4:23

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.

44. Song of Songs 8:6-7

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it.

45. Ecclesiastes 4:9

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?

Happy Anniversary Quotes for Others

It’s not your big day, it’s theirs! Celebrate with them with some great quote ideas for your anniversary card.

46. You two make it look so easy!

47. Congratulations and know that you guys are #lifegoals.

48. A shining example for us all!

49. When we think of true love, we think of you two.

50. The fairy tale is possible – we’ve seen it in your lives!

Anniversary Wishes for a Couple

Great for co-workers, neighbors, distant family, these quotes are sweet and simple.

51. Happy anniversary to the cutest couple on the block!

52. Cheers to many more!

53. I was there when you said “I do,” and I’ve loved every minute after!

54. There’s no couple that better shows love, trust, and genuine affection for one another. I’m already planning your golden wedding anniversary gift!

55. You two make it look so easy – happy anniversary!

Anniversary Wishes for a Friend

Whether it’s your BFF or that favorite coworker, here are some inspiring quotes to put in your card.

56. Happy anniversary to the couple who does it best!

57. Happiness looks good on you!

58. You make marriage look amazing everyday!

59. When I think of a wonderful marriage, I think of yours.

60. Happy anniversary to my Bestie and that guy my Bestie loves (thanks for sharing her).

Funny Anniversary Quotes for Your Friends

Sentimental and sappy is fun too, but we really love to laugh!

61. “Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight dinner, soft music, and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.” — Henny Youngman, English-American comedian and musician

62. “Being a good husband is like being a stand-up comic. You need ten years before you can call yourself a beginner.” — Jerry Seinfeld, comedian

63. Happy anniversary to our favorite weirdos!

64. “Marriage is a bond between a person who never remembers anniversaries and another who never forgets them.” — Ogden Nash, poet

65. “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness – and call it love – true love.” — Robert Fulgham, author

Anniversary Wishes for Your Parents

Their marriage has been a smashing success! After all, they had you, didn’t they?

66. Happy anniversary to my all-time favorite parents.

67. I’m sure today you’re remembering your second favorite day: your wedding day. First was when I was born, right?

68. Happy anniversary, from your best-looking and most-favorite child.

69. Happy anniversary to the ones who always give me hope, love, life, and joy!

70. Mom and Dad, you are a brilliant example of who I want to be when I grow up.

71. Happy anniversary to the couple who always seem to make it work (and make it look good).

72. Happy anniversary — your love knows no bounds!

73. The best love story I’ve ever witnessed. Happy anniversary.

74. You make it all look so easy and fun! Blessed to have watched your married life only get stronger.

75. “Husbands and wives are irritating. But without them, who would we blame for misplacing our socks?” — Janet Periat, American writer

Happy Anniversary to Both of You Wishes

When you have couple friends, the party never stops! Here are some fun, witty, clever, and sappy quotes to put in your anniversary card for the happy couple.

76. Happy anniversary to the couple who constantly make us look like pathetic losers. Thanks for that.

77. You guys know how to make it last and make it special!

78. Thanks for letting me a third wheel. Again. Happy anniversary.

79. You two are kinda gross, but happy anniversary.

80. Feel free to PDA it up!

81. Happy anniversary to the couple who make me only slightly queasy when you kiss in front of me.

82. Happy anniversary to the couple who make me regret all my life’s (single) choices.

83. Get a room already!

84. You’re nauseatingly in love and it’s super gross.

85. Happy anniversary, you two lovebirds!

86. “Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.” — Billy Connolly, Scottish comedian

87. Love looks good on you two!

88. Whatever you’ve been doing, by all means, keep it up!

89. Happy anniversary to the ones who make the rest of us go, ugh, get a room!

90. “For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end.” — Catherine Zeta-Jones, actress

91. Know who I look to for an example of a great marriage? Well, mostly celebrities, but then you guys.

92. Happy anniversary to the most fun couple around!

93. For your anniversary gift I’m going to admire your marriage from afar. How do you do it?

94. You make it look so easy and good that I’m about to start dating again! Happy anniversary and wish me luck!

95. “To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the loving cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.” — Ogden Nash, poet

96. You’re the Monica and Chandler to our Rachel and Ross!

97. You inspire us to be better. Happy anniversary!

98. “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, comedian

99. Happy anniversary to the only couple we actually love hanging out with!

100. “Husband secretly lowers the thermostat and I secretly turn it back up. We both vehemently deny touching it. Marriage is fun.” —Stephanie Ortiz

101. Happy anniversary to the second-best looking couple around, with much love from the first.

Classic Quotes About Love and Marriage for Your Anniversary

From some of the greatest literary minds in history, we’ve gleaned some absolutely beautiful wedding anniversary quotes.

102. “They say love is the best investment; the more you give, the more you get in return.” — Audrey Hepburn

103. Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. — Robert Browning

​104. “There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald 

105. People fall in love in mysterious ways; maybe it’s all part of a plan.” — Ed Sheeran

106. “In one kiss, you’ll know all I haven’t said.” — Pablo Neruda

107. “Love is that condition in the healing spirit so profound that it allows us to forgive.” — Maya Angelou

108. “I kiss thee with a most constant heart.” — William Shakespeare 

109. Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years. — Simone Signoret

110. Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. — Mark Twain

111. A heart well worth winning, and well won. A heart that, once won, goes through fire and water for the winner, and never changes, and is never daunted. — Charles Dickens

112. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — Paulo Coelho

113. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss

114. “Marriage is a lovely intertwining of life, mind, and soul.” — Julia Child

115. Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply. — Zane Grey

Sweet Things to Say in Happy Anniversary Messages

The secret of a happy marriage is, in a way, very simple: Think about what your better half appreciates — and what you appreciate about them — and tell or show them that.

It’s these little things that make a successful marriage. And successful happy anniversary wishes!

One of the best ways to express that you’re thinking about them is to compliment, praise, and affirm your spouse. Here are some sweet things to include in your happy anniversary wishes, note, card, or message.

  • You’re my best friend
  • Of all the good things in life, you’re the very best
  • You’re a beautiful person
  • I’m going to spend the rest of my life loving you
  • The right person for me is you
  • You have my unwavering love
  • The best decision I ever made was to marry you
  • I love you more each passing day
  • We’re in the middle of our lifetime of happiness
  • I’m a better person because you’re in my life
  • You make my heart sing
  • I love your….
    • Smile
    • Kindness
    • Good judgment
    • Sense of humor
    • Thoughtfulness
    • Compassion
    • Assertiveness
    • Bravery
    • Laugh
    • Honesty
    • Courage
    • Leadership
    • Strength
    • Optimism

Happy Anniversary Images

Here are some cute quote memes to share! Whether through text or on social media, these will get your anniversary wishes across in no time.

The best thing I ever did was to say I do to you.

Sweet Messages for Her

You’re the peanut butter to my jelly.

Funny & Sweet Anniversary Quotes

I love you more than anything in this world.

Thoughtful Quotes for Her

Me + You = Happiness.

Sweet & Short Anniversary Quotes

Do you like me? Check Yes or No.

Silly Anniversary Quotes

“Above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” – Colossians 3:14

scripture for Anniversary cards

Happy anniversary to the cutest couple on the block!

Cute Anniversary Quotes

Happy anniversary to our favorite weirdos!

Funny Anniversary Quotes

The best love story I’ve ever witnessed. Happy anniversary.

Sweet Anniversary Card Ideas

Love looks good on you two!

Sweet Quotes for Couples

Happy Anniversary Cards

Hey, check it out — we have some gorgeous, premium cards that you can purchase or print right at home (instantly!) to express your love. Because that’s how we do it: Not only do we have the quotes, we have the cards, too. Enjoy!

1. Golden Frame Anniversary Card Printable Template (Download)

Golden Frame Happy Anniversary Card

Cute and simple, with “Forever & Always” on the inside along with plenty of space to write your sweet anniversary message. Instantly download and print.

2. Together Always Anniversary Card (Physical)

This gorgeous card features “LOVE” in a stunning cutout against a blue background. Order from Etsy and have it shipped to you!

3. Of All The Days I’ve Lived

How sweet is this minimalistic card? The best ones have been with you through the ups and downs.

4. Happy Anniversary To My Everything (Physical)

For the spouse whose love language is bagels, this is the perfect way to show how much you care.

5. Roses are Red Anniversary Card Printable Template (Digital)

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue - Happy Anniversary Cardq

The famous poem, in this card, ends with “I’m happy to be spending this anniversary with you.”

6. Pixel Perfect Heart Anniversary Card (Physical)

Here’s one for the old-school gamers, who know the true value of your heart.

7. Map Of Our Love

A sweet anniversary card celebrates your love story in the cutest way.

8. Adventure Together Anniversary Card for Camping Couples (Physical)

There’s nothing better than getting away – just the two of you! – to the great outdoors. Show how much you treasure your time together with this cute card.

9. Forever & Always Anniversary Card Printable Template (Digital)

Happy Anniversary Card - Forever and Always

Lovely pink hues complement the vintage-style art flowers. For a special someone with old fashioned sensibilities, this card is the perfect blank slate to write a meaningful and romantic message.

10. Flowers & Hedgehogs Anniversary Card (Physical)

Cute hedgehogs! You know you want it, because she’s going to love it.

11. Cats Cuddling Anniversary Card

For the cat parents in love — this card is for you.

12. Pop Up Anniversary Card

How stunningly gorgeous is this card! The scenic bridge, the swans, the blossoming cherry tree…this card has it all. Now you’ll just have to plan a date that’s half as romantic as the card.

13. This Adventure We Call Marriage Anniversary Card Printable (Digital)

During This Adventure We Call Marriage - Anniversary Card

I have fallen in love with you a million times over again, and I look forward to the million more times it will happen again. Happy Anniversary. (That’s what the inside says. Not bad!)

14. Wooden Anniversary Card (Physical)

Level up your anniversary card with this wooden laser-etched card! It’s a genuine keepsake that he or she will treasure for years to come.

15. So Lucky To Have You

This gorgeous floral filled anniversary card says everything you wanted to say and more.

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