50 Easter wishes and messages to share with your loved ones


Easter is considered the most important holiday for Christians around the world. People typically celebrate by sitting down to elaborate brunches and dinners, going on Easter egg hunts and giving out gift baskets.

For family and friends you won’t be seeing over the holidays, sending a missive with Easter wishes is a sweet way to let them know they’re on your mind – whether in the form of a handwritten card , an email, or even a DM.

By sending a message, you are also continuing a long tradition of Easter correspondence. The custom of sending Easter cards dates back to at least the late 1800s (maps of victorian england were particularly distinctive). Like this collection of The Postal Museum shows, Easter postcards depicted a mixture of secular and religious imagery.

As for what to include in the message? Consider writing down memories of past Easter celebrations or expressing gratitude for the person. You can also send Easter wishes borrowing the words of others, like these Easter-centric quotes.

With this in mind, we have collected dozens of inspirational, motivational, and uplifting Bible texts, essays, poetry, and more that speak to the importance of the Easter holiday and the theme of spring. Whether you’re sending a card to your grandma or a friend, you’re sure to find exactly the right phrase for your recipient.

Easter religious wishes

  • 1. “He is risen! I wish you a delightful Easter filled with hope, joy and the wonder of God’s blessings.”
  • 2. “Happy Easter! May the miracle of this beautiful and holy day be with you all year round.”
  • 3. “It is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad.” – Psalm 118:24
  • 4. “The thought of immortal Love mingles / With sweet memories of friends; / In you, O sacred flowers, / By human love made doubly sweet, / Heavenly and earthly meet, / The heart of Christ is ours!” – John Greenleaf Whittier, “A Gift of Easter Flowers”
  • 5. “Christ has turned all our sunsets into dawns.” — Clement of Alexandria
  • 6. “The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day He created spring.” —Bernard Williams
  • 7. “Consider lilies as they grow: they do not toil, they do not spin; and yet I tell you that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of them. – Luke 12:27
  • 8. “Hail, Easter Day! / Beautiful, shining, shining with glory in Earth’s dreary night, / The morning bells ring clear and loud, / Turn our silence into jubilant song.” — Lizzie DeArmond, “Hail, Easter Day”
  • 9. “May the glory and promise of this joyful time of year bring peace and happiness to you and those dearest to you.” – unknown author
  • 10. “On Easter Day, the veil between time and eternity thins.” —Douglas Horton
  • 11. “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even if he dies, and he who lives believing in me will never die.” —John 11:25-26
  • 12. “Jesus, the risen Lord, loves us without limits and is there at every moment of our lives. He invites us to overcome barriers, banish prejudices and draw closer to those around us every day to find grace Daily .” – Pope Francis
  • 13. “Easter is God’s demonstration that life is essentially spiritual and timeless.” —Charles M. Crowe
  • 14. “They often say that at the dawn of Easter / When all are fair, / The angels of God are drawn from heaven / To enumerate the music there. -Edna Dean Proctor, “Moscow Bells”
  • 15. “May God bless you this Easter and keep you through the year. May God give you all the faith you need to achieve your dreams.” — Irish Blessing, author unknown
  • 16. “One way or another, Easter always brings more heaven than any other of the great anniversaries of the Christian year.” —Margaret E. Sangster
  • 17. “Easter tells us that despite everything to the contrary, His will for us will prevail, love will prevail over hate, justice over injustice and oppression, peace over exploitation and bitterness.” — Bishop Desmond Tutu
  • 18. “Yes, Christ is truly risen, and we are witnesses to it. We proclaim this witness to the world, so that the joy which is ours may reach countless other hearts, kindling in them the light of hope which never not disappoint.” — Pope John Paul II
  • 19. “Lift your voices in triumph on high, for Jesus is risen and man cannot die.” —Henri Ware
  • 20. “Easter says you can put the truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.” — Clarence W. Hull
  • 21. “The discovery of the risen Christ on the first day of Easter gave his followers new hope and purpose, and we can all take courage from it… May the living flame of Easter hope be a constant guide as we face the future.” – Queen Elizabeth II
  • 22. “Our Easter is also a mystery of life.” — Saint John XXIII
  • 23. “Let him passover in us, be a dawn to our darkness, be a crimson east” – Gerard Manley Hopkins, “The Wreck of the Deutschland”

Easter wishes for loved ones

  • 1. “Happy Easter! May you be inspired by the joy, hope and renewal of this beautiful season.”
  • 2. “Hoping your Easter party is sweeter than a marshmallow peep and brighter than the spring sunshine.”
  • 3. “Wishing you a day filled with everything that makes you smile and fills you with hope for the Easter season. And chocolate, of course.”
  • 4. “April prepares her green light and the world thinks: go.” —Christopher Morley, “John Mistletoe”
  • 5. “Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.” —Jude 1:2

  • 6. “In your Easter bonnet, with all the ruffles on it, / You’ll be the tallest lady in the Easter parade. / I’ll be all shamrock and when they look at you, / I’ll be the proudest companion in the parade of Easter.—Irving Berlin, “Easter Parade”
  • 7. “I once saw an eagle circling against the clouds / above one of our main churches – / Easter was – a beautiful day! / three seagulls came from above – over the river / and slowly crossed to the sea!” — William Carlos Wilson, “Gulls”
  • 8. “Every spring is the only spring – a perpetual wonder.” —Ellis Peters
  • 9. “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” —Lady Bird Johnson
  • 10. “Let everything you do be done with love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14
  • 11. “The air was full of sunshine and birds, / The cool air sparkled clearly. / The memory woke up in my heart / And I knew I loved him very much.” – Robert Louis Stevenson, “Song of Spring”
  • 12. “I stuck my head out the window this morning and spring kissed me in the face.” -Langston Hughes, “The best of simplicity”
  • 13. “If spring came only once a century, instead of once a year, or burst with the sound of an earthquake, and not silently, what wonder and expectation there would be in all hearts to see the miraculous change!” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “Spring”
  • 13. “Wishing you a happy Easter and a good start to spring.”
  • 14. “Happy Easter! Thinking of you and sending you love on this day.”

Easter wishes for children

  • 1. “Bunny kisses and Easter wishes for a truly excellent day.”
  • 2. “Are your ears burning? Because a bunny is thinking of you and wishing you a happy Easter!”
  • 3. “May the sun shine, candy be plentiful, and eggs be easy to find. Happy Easter!”
  • 4. “Send warm stuffed animals this Easter – remember someone loves you!”
  • 5. “The seeds and flowers all sleep so soundly, / Until Easter time, happy Easter time, / And then they rise from the ground / At happy Easter time, / And rising they seem to say / “Hurrah, It’s Easter Day!”—Patty S. and Mildred J. Hill, “Hurrah, It’s Easter Day”

  • 6. “You’ll wake up on Easter morning / And you’ll know he was there / When you find those chocolate bunnies. / That he’s hiding everywhere / Oh, here comes Peter Cottontail / Hoppin’ down the bunny trail / Hippity hoppity, happy easter day.” – Jack Rollins and Steve Nelson, “Here Comes Peter Cottontail”
  • 7. “Every Easter egg has magic inside / If you’re lucky there might even be a surprise / They taste so good and are fun to share / Colorful Easter eggs everywhere, / A sure sign that the Easter Bunny was there.” – Bounce Patrol, “Easter Bunny Bop”
  • 8. “Real isn’t the way you’re made… It’s a thing that happens to you. When a kid loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.—Margery Williams, “The Velvet Bunny”

Funny Easter Wishes

  • 1. “Guess who’s back? / Back / JC is back / Say Amen.”
  • 2. “Easter Egg Hunts: Proof Your Child Can Find Things When They Really Want To.” — someecards.com
  • 3. “Happy Easter! Here’s a joke for you: Q: What did the Easter Bunny say to the carrot? A: It was nice biting you.”

4. “That’s why I go to church, be amazed by faith and crumble. Without the Resurrection, Episcopalians would just be a wonderful club of very nice people with great taste in music. and in literature, but when it hits you that you’re actually subscribed to, it blows the top of your head off.” —Keillor Garrison


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