What to Write in a Boss’s Day Card: 10 Workplace Appropriate Messages

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National Boss Day comes around October 16th every year. If that date falls on a weekend, the holiday is most often celebrated on the nearest working day. Boss’s Day is a great opportunity to let your boss know how much you appreciate everything she does for you and your team. You can send a card or even spring for a small gift to make your boss feel appreciated and valued.

What to Write in a Boss’s Day Card

Writing a Boss’s Day card can be confusing. You don’t want your well-meaning card to be mistaken for flattery or a misguided shot at a promotion. Instead of excessive compliments, keep it short and sweet. Write from the heart and let your boss know how you feel, but don’t go over the top. Don’t get too personal and keep it all work-related.

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Top 10 Boss’s Day Card Messages

If you’re not sure what to write in your Boss’s Day card, we’ve got you covered. Here are ten great options:

1. “I’m so lucky to be on your team.”

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Let your boss know how lucky you feel to be on her team. She’ll feel appreciated knowing that her team members appreciate all she does for them and would rather be on her team than any other team in the office.

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

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You can also let your boss know that you wouldn’t want to work for anyone else besides her. She works hard to be a great leader, and a little appreciation for all that she does goes a long way.

3. “I’ve learned so much from you. Thanks for being a great role model.”

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For the boss who goes above and beyond to train you in all aspects of the job and set you up for success, let her know that you’ve learned so much from her. Let her know she’s your biggest role model.

4. “Thank you for encouraging me and helping me succeed.”

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Your boss always offers encouragement and motivation to help you succeed in your role. Let her know that you wouldn’t be where you are today without her help and stellar leadership.

5. “You really care about your employees and that means a lot.”

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Your boss goes over and above to care about the employees on her team. Let her know how much it means to you that she really puts in the extra effort for her team members.

6. “I feel like you really have my back, and I appreciate that.”

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For the boss who’s always going to bat for you, make sure she knows that you appreciate her always having your back. Without her support, you wouldn’t be where you are today, and it’s important to let her know.

7. “I admire your ability to bring out the best in your employees.”

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Your boss knows just how to bring out the best in her employees to ensure you go above and beyond to meet project deadlines and expectations. Tell her how much you admire that ability.

8. “Good leaders are hard to come by. You’re one of the best.”

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If you’ve ever had a job with a boss that micromanages, blames, or takes credit for others’ work, you know that not all bosses are great leaders. Your boss will enjoy knowing that she’s one of the good ones.

9. “I’m looking forward to working with you and seeing all of the great ways you’ll lead our team.”

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If you haven’t been working for your boss for very long, you may be extra stumped on what to say. Keep things positive and tell her how much you look forward to working together.

10. “Thank you for everything you do. I am so lucky to be able to call you a friend.”

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For the boss who is also one of your friends outside the office, let her know how much you value your relationship. It isn’t often that you find a great friend and an amazing boss all in one.

Writing a Boss’s Day card can be stressful. Turn to one or more of these phrases to let your boss know how much you appreciate her while keeping things workplace appropriate. And, adding in a small gift for your boss from Edible Arrangements® will make your message even sweeter!