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18 Perfect Labor Day Messages & Greetings for Customers & Employees

Author: Kristen McCormick
Last Updated: December 19, 2023 | Copywriting, Seasonal Marketing

Why is it that it’s easier to write a 1,500-word blog post than to write a one-paragraph email to your customers?

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I’ll tell you why. With emails, you’re directly addressing your readers, and with short emails, every word is in the spotlight. You’ve got to get it just right.

To spare you the struggle, I’ve come up with 17 happy Labor Day message and greeting templates you can use for your customers, employees, and general audience via email, social media, and more. Plus free Labor Day email banners you can use as is or customize with Canva.

The struggle is real over.

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Short Labor Day messages for social

Whether you use them for your Instagram, Facebook posts, or even short emails, these short and sweet greetings are sure to please.

  • Happy Labor Day to the workers of every field! The world runs on your contributions and you all deserve respect, recognition, and a day to relax. We hope you have a great one!
  • Today is a tribute to those who work. Paid or unpaid, part-time or full, happily or not (but hopefully happily)—you help make the world go round. Thank you and Happy Labor Day!
  • Happy Labor Day everyone! Thank you for your tireless work. Now kick back, relax, and enjoy your day off. You’ve earned it!
  • To all hardworking employees: Happy Labor Day! And a special shout out to those who work hard to protect workers’ rights. Thank you all for making our world a better place to live and work in.
  • Happy Labor Day weekend to our employees, customers, and partners. Take a load off and enjoy one last summer hurrah!

labor day messages - happy labor day email banner with american flag border

Labor Day email banners

All of the images in this post are standard email header size (600 x 200px), so you can save them right off of the post and use them in your Labor Day emails. Or, if you want to customize them you can edit them with this Canva template link.

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Labor day messages to employees

Feeling stuck on what to say to your coworkers or team? Here are some Labor Day email messages you can start with and cater to your tone and style.

Short and sweet

Happy Labor Day to all of you!

Thank you for your hard work, dedication, and direct contributions to our growth and goals. It feels great to look back over the past year and see all we’ve achieved together. Have a great long weekend everyone, and come back ready to reach new heights this fall.


Short and fast

Hi team,

Well, September is here and it’s time to get into gear. But not before a long, lazy weekend! We’ve lofty goals for the fall, so get in those last bits of rest and relaxation before we hit the ground running. See you on Tuesday!


From leader

Hi everyone,

As Labor Day weekend approaches, I want to take a moment to express my appreciation for each and every one of you. It is your hard work, day in and day out, that keeps our organization going, our customers happy, and our leadership team so proud to serve you. Keep up the great work everyone—we’re headed for a fantastic fall!


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Hi team,

“Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves. Some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” —Sam Ewing

In light of Labor Day, I share this quote because I am so proud to be leading an organization where every day, everyone turns up their sleeves. You show up. You do what it takes to get the job done. And you support each other.

That is what makes our organization great. So thank you for always having your sleeves rolled up. Now it’s time to put your feet up and relax! Have a great weekend everyone!


Core values/culture-focused

Hey team,

Before we head out for Labor Day weekend, I just want to express my appreciation for all of you—for not only living up to the challenges each day brings, but also for doing so in a way that exemplifies our core values.

It is for this reason that your work fuels not just our goals and objectives, but our overall mission. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to your personal goals, our organizational goals, and to building a culture of respect. Keep up the awesome work, have a great weekend, and see you next week!



The backbone of any organization is its team—and the backbone of every team is its individuals. Each one of you brings a unique set of qualities, skills, and perspectives to the table, and you support one another. Because of this dynamic, our company is so much more than the sum of its parts, and we’re setting and achieving goals we didn’t think were possible.

So in honor of Labor Day, I want to say thank you for the energy you bring and your commitment to our mission and values. Get some rest and do something fun this weekend—you deserve it!

Labor Day greetings and messages to clients

Use these Labor Day messages for your customers and clients.


To all our customers,

We wanted to drop you a little note to say Happy Labor Day! Thanks for your hard work, your contributions to the communities of which you are a part, and also for giving us a reason to love our jobs. Have a fun and safe weekend!

labor day messages - happy labor day email banner with different icons for different professions


To all our clients,

Happy Labor Day! Thanks for not only being great customers but for doing the work you do to help keep the [niche] community strong. Have a great day!

P.S. Hopefully you’re taking the day off and won’t see this email until Tuesday.


Fun B2B

To our clients,

Fun fact: If you didn’t have jobs, we wouldn’t have jobs! But also, if you weren’t so great, we wouldn’t love our jobs as much as we do. So this Labor Day, we want to thank you for not only being customers but for being awesome customers. See you soon!



(Side note, you can find more promotional email examples here.)

Hey you!

It’s Labor Day Weekend! Time to kick back, relax, and not lift a finger. Well, you’ll need to lift one—to claim this 40% off discount, that is. Use it any time between now and September 30. Enjoy!


Safe wishes

To all our customers,

Us here, jumping in before you hop off to wish you a happy and safe Labor Day weekend. Whether you’re traveling or staying put, partying hard or laying low, we hope you enjoy a well-deserved day off.

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Closed for Labor Day email templates

Closing for the holiday? Use these email templates to let your customers know.

Basic template

Hi all!

Just a heads up that we’ll be closed from ____ to ____ for Labor Day weekend. We hope you’re taking the day off too. You deserve it! Thanks for keeping our business and the world turning!


Fun template

Hi everyone,

We wanted to let you know that we’ll be closed from ____ to ____. We’ll be relaxin’ n’ rechargin’ for Labor Day weekend. But don’t worry, we’ll be rearin’ to go on Tuesday—we can only go so long without seeing your smiling faces.

See you then!

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Words and phrases for your Labor Day greetings

And finally, if you’re looking to build your own message, here are some words and phrases to help get you started. For even more, you might want to take a gander through my list of 350+ power words.


📗 Speaking of words and phrases…

Free Guide: 120 of the Best Words and Phrases for Marketing With Emotion


  • Accomplishment
  • Achievement
  • Celebrate
  • Challenges
  • Commitment
  • Contribution
  • Daily grind
  • Day off
  • Dedication
  • Dignity
  • Effort
  • Goals
  • Honor
  • Hustle
  • Long weekend
  • Pride
  • Purpose
  • Recharge
  • Relax
  • Rest
  • Satisfaction
  • Shared sense of
  • Success
  • Teamwork
  • Tirelessly
  • Tribute

Happy Labor Day!

And now it’s time for our message to you!

It’s not easy running a small business, but you stick with it every day. Your business keeps your communities running and our economy strong. Thank you for your hard work, have a Happy Labor Day, and enjoy your (hopefully) day off!

And if you’re looking for more customer email templates, look no further:

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Meet The Author

Kristen McCormick

Kristen is the Head of Marketing at Hatch, a customer communication platform for service-based businesses. She was previously the Senior Managing Editor at WordStream. Her cat Arnold has double paws on every paw, and she finds life to be exponentially more delightful on a bicycle.


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