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120 Thanksgiving captions to bring some gratitude to your Instagram grid

Pair these quotes, cute sayings and funny one-liners with your Turkey Day photos.

Thanksgiving is an open invitation to pause and count our blessings, and even give our past selves a pat on the back for the work it’s taken to get where we are.

It’s also time to appreciate things like a table full of comfort food (mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, anyone?) and loved ones gathered 'round. Preserve the special moment by taking a video or photo, then post it on Facebook or Instagram with one of these Thanksgiving captions to spread your gratitude far and wide.

Keep it simple with something short and cute (“Blessed and grateful for this harvest”) or give everyone a chuckle with an all-too-relatable caption ("I came, I ate, I napped").

If you run into a few setbacks (ahem, burning a pie or trying to thaw a turkey before everyone shows up), then you might want to go with a funny Thanksgiving quote from “Friends" or "Schitt's Creek" to lighten the — okay, your — mood.

Fortunately for you, we’ve collected a list of the best Thanksgiving Instagram captions, so you can spend Turkey Day doing all the things you love like eating too much food, taking a post-meal power nap and hanging out with your clan instead.

Thanksgiving captions about gratitude

  • Where you find gratitude, you’ll find abundance.
  • Gather and count your blessings.
  • Gratitude is about recognizing what is instead of what isn’t.
  • A grateful heart leads to a happy life.
  • Happiness is what lies in simple abundance.
  • Bountiful. Joyful. Gathering.
  • Give thanks for food, friends and family.
  • There’s no place like home on Thanksgiving.
  • So thankful. Today and every day.
  • There is always a reason to be thankful.
  • Join us in counting our blessings this Thanksgiving.
  • Home + Harvest = a Joyful Thanksgiving.
  • Blessings and cheer, Thanksgiving is here.
  • May the chairs around your table be filled with those you love.
  • Be kind, generous and thankful.
  • It only takes a little thanks to make a big difference.
  • Give thanks for today’s blessings and tomorrow’s promise.
  • Grace, goodness and giving.
  • It’s not how big the table is, but who shares the feast.

Cute (sometimes punny) Thanksgiving captions

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  • Winner, winner turkey dinner!
  • You’re the apple pie of my eye.
  • You had me at pumpkin pie.
  • Let’s give ‘em pumpkin to talk about!
  • Got turkey?
  • Go pie or go home.
  • Officially the gobbler.
  • On a pilgrimage ... for more turkey.
  • Plymouth Rocks!
  • Eat, drink and cranberry.
  • Football, turkey, sleep then repeat.
  • Did someone say leftovers?
  • I’m channeling my inner green bean casserole.
  • Hey there, pumpkin pie!
  • Into every life a little cranberry must fall.
  • I yam, what I yam.
  • From our home to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.
  • Thanksgiving wishes and blessings to you and yours
  • Stay calm and eat turkey.
  • It’s all about that baste.
  • Leaves are falling, Thanksgiving is calling.
  • Thanksgiving is my happy place.

Funny Thanksgiving captions

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  • Welcome to the annual Hunger Games.
  • I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.
  • There will be naps. Any questions?
  • Over 40 and still stuck at the kid’s table.
  • Nobody puts gravy in a corner.
  • I’m just here for the family drama.
  • Does beer count as a "dish to share"?
  • Just another year of forgetting to thaw the turkey ahead of time.
  • Let’s get basted, y’all!
  • Silence of the yams.
  • I drink before the doorbell rings.
  • The last one to leave has to do dishes.
  • I'm gonna need bigger pants.
  • I came, I ate, I left.
  • Don't worry, I'm wearing sweatpants.
  • I think I may never eat again. Until tomorrow, that is.
  • Who's overcooking the turkey this year? **raises hand**
  • Did you hear about the pilgrim lawsuit? They reached a settlement.
  • Who's coming to Thanksgiving? Asking for a friend.
  • Thanksgiving is a workout. I’ve got a fork and I’m doing repetitions.
  • Thanksgiving tip: wine.
  • I was told there’d be gravy.
  • Oh my gourd, I’m stuffed!
  • Go ahead, make my turkey day.
  • I see full people.
  • All hands on deck, it’s turkey-carving time.
  • Talk turkey to me.
  • T-12 hours until Black Friday.
  • This year I’m thankful for stretchy fabric.
  • Did you hear about drunk cranberry? It was sauced.
  • The gravy boat has sailed.
  • Families are like trees. We can’t wait for them to leave.
  • Excuse me, but when did we agree to serve vegetables on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving captions about family

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  • “Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” — Michael J. Fox
  • “Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.” — Albert Einstein
  • “A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” — George Bernard Show
  • "After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” — Oscar Wilde, “A Woman of No Importance”
  • “I sustain myself with the love of family.” — Maya Angelou
  • “Family gathers to share good noise and good food. Gratitude abounds.” — Richelle E. Goodrich, “Making Wishes”
  • “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” — Desmond Tutu
  • “Family is the most important thing in the world.” — Princess Diana
  • “Never judge someone by their relatives.” — Charles Martin, “Chasing Fireflies”
  • “Some of the most important conversations I’ve ever had occurred at my family’s dinner table.” — Bob Ehrlich
  • “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” — George Burns
  • “I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.” — Walt Whitman
  • “Home is people. Not a place.” — Robin Hobb, “Fool’s Fate”
  • “You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.” — Elizabeth Berg, “The Art of Mending”

Friendsgiving captions

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  • Friends are the family we get to choose. Happy Friendsgiving!
  • Friendsgiving isn’t over until someone ugly cries.
  • True friends accept you no matter how long you cook the turkey.
  • Friends don’t let friends defrost a turkey in the bathtub.
  • Everyone needs a friend who tells them they’re cooking all wrong.
  • A memorable Friendsgiving is one no one remembers.
  • “If there is anyone at this fabulous little confab who knows how to work a room of fragile egos, it’s me.” — Moira Rose, “Schitt’s Creek”
  • “A friend is what the heart needs all the time.” — Henry Van Dyke
  • “There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.” —William Butler Yeats
  • “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “I get by with a little help from my friends.” — The Beatles

More quotes to use as Thanksgiving captions

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  •  “Rest and be thankful.” — William Wordsworth
  • “I can’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal maybe toast.” — Charlie Brown, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”
  • “I wanna let you know up front that I have some control issues in the kitchen.” — Schmidt, “New Girl”
  • “You can’t have Thanksgiving without turkey. That’s like the 4th of July without apple pie or Friday with no two pizzas.” — Joey Tribbiani, “Friends”
  • “This wine is awful. Get me another glass.” — Moira Rose, “Schitt’s Creek”
  • “The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” — William Blake, “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell”
  • “The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing.” — Hannah Whitall Smith
  • “Walk together. Feel the heart beats. Experience the presence. This is how to be thankful.” — Amit Ray
  • “Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward
  • “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” — W. Clement Stone
  • “I am grateful for what I am and have. My Thanksgiving is perpetual.” — Henry David Thoreau
  • “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
  •  “Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life. Each year has grown better than the last.” — Lawrence Welk
  • “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” — Tony Robbins
  • “Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach
  • “What if today we were just grateful for everything?” — Charlie Brown
  • “We ought to make the moments notes / Of happy, glad Thanksgiving; / The hours and days a silent phrase / Of music we are living.” — Ella Wheeler Wilcox, “Thanksgiving”
  • “As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy
  • “To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.” — Victor Hugo
  • “Practicing gratitude is how we acknowledge that there’s enough and that we’re enough.” — Brené Brown
  • “Thanksgiving is one of my favorite 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
  • “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” — Oprah Winfrey
  • “Over the river and through the wood, to grandfather’s house we go.” — Lydia Maria Child, “Thanksgiving Day”
  • “Shall welcome merry harvest, and bless the God that gives.” — Eliza Cook, “A Song for Merry Harvest”
  • “Heaven be thanked for one more year, and our Thanksgiving turkey!” — George Parsons Lathrop, “Thanksgiving Turkey”
  • “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.” — Maya Angelou