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What to Write in a Boss's Day Card: 15 Ideas from Hallmark

Daryl Forkell
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During this year where things may still not be "back to normal", Happy Boss's Day cards that express appreciation and gratitude are even more relevant. In the U.S., Boss’s Day is celebrated annually on October 16, and if it falls on a weekend, then it is celebrated on the working day closest to it. This holiday gives employees the opportunity to show appreciation for their managers and supervisors, and it was founded with the goal of improving employee-boss relationships. It’s also a chance for upper-level management to recognize middle and front-line managers who are doing a great job. If your company has had a challenging year, buying encouragement cards for Boss’s Day may be just what your leaders need to hear from you to keep them engaged and passionate about your business.  

After you find that perfect card for your boss, here are some examples of what to write in your Happy Boss’s Day card:

Formal Messages to Write in Boss's Day Card    

  • “Wishing you a Happy Boss’s Day, with great appreciation for everything you do.”

  • “Thank you for always challenging me to improve and grow.”

  • “Your leadership and mentorship mean a lot in this challenging year.”

  • “Once a year isn’t enough to express how much our team appreciates you every day.”

  • “Thanks for everything you do for us.”

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Messages for Your Personal Happy Boss's Day Cards 

  • “If someone has to be the boss of me, I’m glad it’s you!”

  • “Thanks for being our fearless leader and helping us through this crazy year.”

  • “I can’t think of anyone I’d rather have for a boss. Thanks for all you do.”

  • “Being our boss can’t be easy, but you have made it look that way.”

  • “This company has many advantages over other employers but having you as the boss is the best one!”

Boss’s Day Card Messages to Managers and Leaders from the Executive Team

  • "This has been a year of change and challenges. Thank you for leading your team and our company with grace and empathy."

  • “The way you keep your team aligned, focused and engaged sets a great example for the whole company.”

  • “Happy Boss’s Day to someone who lives the mission and vision of our company, and always goes the extra mile.”

  • “Thank you for going above and beyond to care for our people this year. Your leadership is very much appreciated."

  • "Thanks for all that you do to keep this company running!”

Be sure to shop for your Boss’s Day cards early! Start with our curated collection of Hallmark cards for businesses. Shop employee recognition cards and thank you cards for Boss’s Day Appreciation!