Thanks to the labor movement, Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894 and it’s gotten a lot easier since then—so much so that your main problem this Labor Day weekend is how to caption your Instagram posts.
Well that is also now a non-issue because in this post, I have 60 non-cliche, actually creative Labor Day Instagram captions you can celebrate with.
If you’re looking for Labor Day images to use on Instagram, you can save any of the images off of this post. They’re all properly sized for Instagram! Or you can can customize them by accessing them via this Canva link.
Here are some fun Day Instagram caption ideas and examples based on copywriting techniques that can help give you a starting point.
Labor Day Weekend. A time for all the RE’s:
Happy Labor Day! To those of you who have the day off, be grateful you have a job! To those of you working today, be grateful you have a job! To all the kids out there, be grateful you don’t have a job!
Try cheesy (well, fruity) puns
Celebrating the fruits of my labor like…
I present to you, the fruits (and nuts) of my labor. Picture of fruits and nuts, or a fruity cocktail with a nutty dessert, or a picture of your kids acting nutty.
If you’ve caught any of my other Instagram caption ideas posts, you’ve noticed that I’m not into using the cliche list of captions that flood the SERPs. But I am into using them as a base for something more authentic. Check these ones out:
Instead of “Celebrate work by not doing any.”
Celebrate work by working harder. (Picture of you hard at work on something fun).
Celebrate work by working hard to celebrate.
Celebrate the hustle by not moving a muscle.
#celebratelaborday with some R&R 😎 Comment below to let us know how you’re enjoying the holiday weekend! We’ll highlight the best responses on our story👀
Instead of “Work hard. Party harder.”
Work hard. Party harder. Clean-up hardest. (Or “Clean-up easy” if you’re a cleaner.)
Instead of “Happiness is not having to set your alarm for Monday.”
Happiness is gladly setting your alarm every day because you love your job.
Happiness is making a living doing what you love. Opportunity to thank your customers for making your job great.
Happiness is working with a team you look forward to seeing after a long weekend.
Happiness is even better when it’s shared, so here’s how we celebrated Labor Day with those closest to us this year❤
Instead of “The only thing better than a long weekend is the short work week that follows it.”
The only thing better than a long weekend is the short [ribs/bread/cake] that follows it. Let’s pretend you’re a restaurant here and you have a decadent, mouthwatering photo of short ribs/bread/cake. I know, lame, but I’m just trying to get you to think outside the box here.
The only thing better than a long weekend is a long island on a long weekend 🍹.
The only thing better than a long weekend is _______. Comment and fill in the blank!
Instead of “Never stop chasing summer”
Dear summer, have you considered sticking around, you know like, forever?
When in doubt (or Instagram caption perfection paralysis), you can always go with a quote. In the name of not being cliche, I tried to mix it up a bit.
“Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress.” (This is my all-time fave)
“A job should not define who or what you are. You should be able to leave today and it not change the overall purpose or direction of your life…Work opportunities can come and go—the direction of your life should remain constant.” — Dan Miller
“Money is ultimately never enough compensation for investing one’s time and energy. There must be a sense of purpose, meaning, and accomplishment.” — Dan Miller
“Never automate something that can be eliminated, and never delegate something that can be automated or streamlined. Otherwise, you waste someone else’s time instead of your own, which now wastes your hard-earned cash.” ― Timothy Ferriss
As you use the ideas above, be sure to also include some hashtags to help your business attract new Instagram followers. To start, try out these hashtag ideas to go along with your Labor Day Instagram captions:
Kristen is the Senior Managing Editor at WordStream, where she helps businesses to make sense of their online marketing and advertising. She specializes in SEO and copywriting and finds life to be exponentially more delightful on a bicycle.