31 Loveliest Welcome Back Quotes for Those Who Found Their Way Back

Few things are more exciting and nerve-wracking than sitting at home and waiting to see a loved one come back from a trip. Well, I know something you can do to put your nervous energy to good use.

If you’re crafty, you can do what I do and make them a little gift basket to welcome them back. I usually stuff the basket with homemade cookies and top it off by writing them a card with one of my favorite welcome back quotes on it.

If you think that’s a good idea, I invite you to check out some of the quotes below. Many of them will also work if you need to feel welcome too, so they work both ways!

I’ve found a selection of quotes that will help you welcome all kinds of people into your life, whether they’re friends, family, or even colleagues. Some of the quotes came from literature, while others came from poetry and music. So let’s read about the many ways you can welcome someone back into your life!

Top 31 Welcome Back Quotes for All Occasions

Charming Welcome Back Quotes You Can Use on Cards

#1. “Welcome back to the city. I hope you enjoyed your vacation and didn’t end up with too much of a sunburn. We definitely must meet up soon to go over your vacation photos!”

#2. “Welcome home, sweetie. I have missed you every day you were gone. Our home just isn’t the same without you. Stay in one place for a while, please!”

#3. “I’m so glad you made it safely home from your business trip. Welcome back to our humble little house. Love you, darling.”

#4. “You’re back home finally!! I’m so excited to see you back in town again. Let’s go see a game this weekend and catch up.”

#5. “Welcome back, gorgeous. It’s great seeing you get back into the swing of things already after being abroad for so long. Let’s grab a beer soon!”

Snarky Welcome Back Quotes to Greet Coworkers With

#6. “Welcome back to work, slacker! Just kidding. The office wasn’t the same without you. Never leave again!”

#7. “Hooray, welcome back to work! All you have to do today is survive. No long meetings, strategizing, or anything — just survive. Cheers!”

#8. “Let’s hope and pray that the work here will be worth leaving your chocolate chip cookies and vanilla fudges for. Be positive. I missed you and welcome back!”

#9. “I know that there are a thousand places you’d rather be than here. But I promise you that your frowns will turn to smiles when you see those paychecks. Welcome back to work, my friends!”

#10. “Although you’ve probably forgotten what you do around here from 9 to 5, you can get work done by pretending that no break ever happened. Welcome back, and have fun.”

#11. “Welcome back from maternity leave. We couldn’t wait to see the adorable pictures of your new addition to the family. We missed you while you were gone and look forward to having you back every day!”

#12. “Sitting at the beach, watching pretty girls in bikini, and sipping a glass of Piña Colada sounds more “productive,” but it doesn’t pay the bills. Welcome back to the real world! And here is to doing stuff that actually pays those bills.”

#13. “Welcome back to the sweet comfort of work! I know you miss carrying files, writing reports, and babysitting your boss’ sassy secretary. But believe me when I say, it will be fun!”

Religious Welcome Back Quotes to Bring Lost Sheep Back to the Flock

#14. “We should not forget the principles of Christian mercy and justice: to welcome back those who are repentant and need our assistance while encouraging the faithful to endure to the end.” — Mark Skousen

#15. “No matter how far we may wander from the Lord’s perfect will for our lives, we are always welcome back.” — Charles Stanley

#16. “Lord if you should be looking down at little me

I just like to say I’m trying to stay upon the right track

But Lord the way gets hard temptation’s come and I sure get tired

But I’m watching for you like you told me to and welcome back

Welcome back Jesus welcome back Jesus

I’m watching for your light to shine like you said it would shine when you come

Welcome back Jesus welcome back Jesus

I hope you will see and recognize me and then take me home”. — Johnny Cash

Familiar Welcome Back Quotes From Literature and Music

#17. “Once again… welcome to my house. Come freely, go safely, and leave something of the happiness you bring.” ― Bram Stoker

#18. “In marriage, you go away from other people, but at the end of marriage, they come out to welcome you back. This is civilization, she says. The worst thing that happened to you has brought out the best in them.” ― Rachel Cusk

#19. “‘Hey, Rose, welcome back. You still breaking hearts?’

‘Are you volunteering?’” — Richelle Mead

#20. “O bluebird, welcome back again

Thy azure coat and ruddy vest

Are hues that April loveth best.” — John Burroughs

#21. “Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. We’re so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

#22. “Welcome back, your dreams were your ticket out

Welcome back, to that same old place that you laughed about

Well the names have all changed since you hung around

But those dreams have remained and they’ve turned around” — John Sebastian

#23. “Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” — J. K. Rowling

Welcome Back Quotes to Help You Make a Home Anywhere

#24. “If I go to hotels, they always say, ‘Welcome back,’ even when I’ve never been there before.” — Geena Davis

#25. “When I check in at the Encore, they’re like, ‘Welcome back, sir.’ I’m back home; it’s like my second home.” — Lil Jon

#26. “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” — Maya Angelou

#27. “I’m always traveling and spend a lot of time in airports so I know what it feels like to get a personal welcome home. I wish I got more of them.” — Ben Eine

Funny Welcome Back Quotes

#28. “I’m going to say hello to two friends who I’ve shut out of my life for the past 10 weeks while I trained the hardest I’ve ever done for a fight. So welcome back Mr. Guinness and Mr. Dom Perignon.” — Ricky Hatton

#29. “Everywhere I go, I hear ‘Welcome back.’ But everywhere I have been, I have always been with myself. I’m with myself now more than ever. It’s funny, people say ‘Welcome back’ when I haven’t gone anywhere.” — Ricky Williams

#30. “Grandpa Joe: ‘Mr. Wonka, I don’t know if you remember me, but I used to work here in the factory.’

Willy Wonka: ‘Were you one of those despicable spies who every day tried to steal my life’s work and sell it to those parasitic copy-cat candy-making cads?’

Grandpa Joe: ‘No, sir.’

Willy Wonka: ‘Then wonderful, welcome back.’” — Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

#31. “Welcome back, my cheeky wee monkeys.” — Craig Ferguson

To Conclude

Have you found the perfect quote to use? I should hope so! The internet is full of uninspiring welcoming sayings — these are the cream of the crop! From welcoming friends, family, and coworkers, you can choose the right quote for any occasion.

We’ve also seen that some places will always welcome you back, namely: hotels, Hogwarts, and houses of worship! What a group, right? But it’s nice to know that some places will never turn us away.

After all, when you’ve been away from home for a long time, all you want is a warm welcome back. Whether that includes a basket of homemade cookies or not is entirely up to your personal preference. One thing is sure, though: if you’re feeling isolated and homesick, these welcome back quotes will definitely hit the spot.