What to Write in a Birthday Card

Whether you're a wordsmith or struggling to find the right words, we've got you covered with some birthday message inspiration that will make the recipient feel truly special. Birthdays are important milestones that deserve proper...

Whether you're a wordsmith or struggling to find the right words, we've got you covered with some birthday message inspiration that will make the recipient feel truly special. Birthdays are important milestones that deserve proper celebration, and you can tailor your message to reflect your appreciation and well wishes for the person of honor. No matter if you're sending a card in the mail or attending a themed birthday party, these easy tips will help you write a heartfelt message that conveys your birthday sentiments. Let's dive into what to write in a birthday card.

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Birthday Card Wording for Friends

When it comes to friends, your birthday card wording will vary depending on their personality. Whether you want to be heartfelt, funny, or cute, we've got some great examples for you:

Cute Birthday Messages

  • Thanks for being here, for being you. Happiest of birthdays.
  • So grateful that you were born. Happy birthday.

Funny Birthday Greetings

  • Happy birthday to one of the few people whose birthday I can remember without a Facebook reminder.
  • Forget about the past, you can't change it. Forget about the future, you can't predict it. Forget about the present, I didn't get you one.

Sincere Birthday Wishes

  • I wish that every candle on your birthday cake brings you a reason to smile.
  • It is always good to remember you, my friend, especially on your big day! Make it unforgettable.

Remember, the best birthday wishes come from the heart. Use these examples, combine them, or customize them to create your own happy birthday message.

Happy Birthday Card Wording Examples for Mom

Our moms deserve all the love and appreciation, especially on their birthdays. Here are some special Mother's birthday greetings to make her feel extra loved:

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  • It doesn't matter how old I am, your hug is still the warmest and safest place on earth for me. Happy Birthday to the most loving mom in the world.
  • People often say that mothers are the best teachers in the world. Over the years, I have come to know that it couldn't be truer. Thanks for being the best mother and teacher in the whole world. Happy Birthday, my dearest mommy!
  • Today is the most special day of the year because if it weren't for the day you were born, I wouldn't have been born either! Wishing you a very Happy Birthday.
  • I am what I am today, only because you were there for me all these years. I wouldn't be half the person I am today if you had not showered me with your wise advice and love. I love you, mom. Happy Birthday!
  • I love you so much mom, more than you can even imagine! You have been such a strong support to me. I will never be able to thank you enough for all of it. Happy Birthday to the best mom in the world and the prettiest lady I have ever seen!

Happy Birthday Card Wording Examples for Dad

Just like with moms, dads play a pivotal role in our lives. Show your appreciation and love for your dad with these heartfelt birthday wishes:

  • Dad, you were there for me from the day I was born, always having my best interests in mind. You are one of the most important people in my life, and I love you with my whole heart. Happy birthday, Dad!
  • Dad, you are my hero, my role model, the man I look up to and dream to become. Happy birthday, Dad!
  • You may be an old man, but man do I love you. Happy birthday, Dad!
  • Superheroes are one in a million. Great fathers like you are one in a lifetime. Happy Birthday!
  • Special birthday wishes to the man who has all the answers. Dad, I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Happy Birthday Card Wording Examples for Husband

For your hubby's birthday, make his card super sweet. Think cute, romantic, and maybe even funny. He will surely appreciate your birthday wishes on top of his slice of cake.

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  • Darling, you mean so much to me, and on your birthday, I want to remind you of how much I love you. Thanks for being my perfect partner. Happy birthday.
  • Wishing a happy birthday to the man I love the most. Thank you for giving me so many wonderful memories, and I believe there are more yet to come.
  • You are my world. You are my sun that shines every morning. You are my breeze that blows in the afternoon. Love you and wishing you a happy birthday.
  • I still remember the moment when we looked into each other's eyes and said, "I love you" for the first time... because it feels exactly the same way, even today. Happy birthday.
  • For some reason, when I go birthday shopping for you, I end up finding a lot more gifts for myself. Your birthdays are really expensive, but you're worth it. Happy birthday, Hubby!

Happy Birthday Wording Examples for Wife

Complement a beautiful birthday card with a romantic birthday wish for your wife. Make her feel loved and cherished on her special day with these heartfelt messages:

  • My love and respect grow for you with each passing year. I am truly blessed to have you as my life partner. The various ups and downs that we have faced together in life have further strengthened our bond, love, and respect for each other. Happy birthday, honey. I love you.
  • You are the sweetest thing in the world, and you know how I cannot resist sweet things. Happy Birthday, my dear.
  • My favorite place on this planet is your heart, and on your birthday, I would like to remind you that you are the world to me. Happy Birthday!
  • If it were not for you, I would have never known what love is. Thank you for being my wife and bringing so much happiness into my life. I'm glad that now I can call you my family. I love you so much. Happy Birthday, my beloved.
  • The love between us makes life a celebration every day. But today is extra special because it's your birthday. Happy Birthday, Darling. I hope that the year ahead turns out to be the best one of your life.

Happy Birthday Wording Examples for Boyfriend

When it comes to boyfriend birthday wishes, it doesn't have to be hard. Make your boyfriend's day with these heartfelt and funny examples:

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  • The best thing in the world is getting to celebrate the birthday of the one you love. I am so lucky I can call you mine. Happy Birthday.
  • I never thought I'd love anything more than ice cream, until I found you, of course. Wishing you the best birthday ever, my sweetheart.
  • My love grows stronger for you as each year passes by, so on your birthday, let's take the time to make your birthday a happy one!
  • You are the strongest man I have ever met, and our love is one that I can count on when times are tough. Happy Birthday to my steady rock.
  • Happy birthday! May you get all you wish for. Oh, wait... you already have all that you wish for... Me!

Happy Birthday Wording Examples for Girlfriend

Make your girlfriend's day full of love with these romantic birthday wishes. Pair them with chocolates, flowers, and gifts for an unforgettable birthday celebration:

  • Happy birthday! I love your eyes. I love your smile. I love your neck. I love your hands. I love your nose. I love... everything about you. You're why I have so much love in my heart.
  • Happy Birthday! Your special day is joyously, incredibly, awesomely, and wonderfully special to me because you're joyously, incredibly, awesomely, and wonderfully THE most special person in my life.
  • Every time I see you, I fall in love with you all over again. Happy birthday to my wonderful girlfriend!
  • Today is your day, so light up the candles and make the greatest wish! I believe that together we will make it come true!
  • Congratulations to the love of my life. I hope the very best wishes for you on your big day! From the man who loves you.

Happy Birthday Wording Examples for Boss

When it's your boss's birthday, show your appreciation with a well-worded birthday wish. Make their day even more special:

  • Your sincerity inspires us, your hard work motivates us. You set a great example for all of us. Happy Birthday, boss!
  • With a leader like you, tasks and projects are so much fun to work on. I wish you a very Happy Birthday.
  • On this special day, I want you to know that you have imbibed in me the zeal to perform and the ethics to upgrade my human qualities. You've made the workplace a potpourri of values... Happy Birthday!
  • You bring out the best in us. We're so lucky to have a boss as wonderful as you. Here's wishing you a day that's as special as you are.
  • Another year of success has passed, but the hunger to achieve more is still the same. I am proud to have a boss like you. Wishing you a very happy birthday. We can't wait to celebrate.

Happy Birthday Wording for Milestone Birthdays

Milestone birthdays are special occasions that deserve extra celebration. Here are some wonderful wishes for those milestone years:

What to Write in a Birthday Card

1st birthday examples:

  • Happy first birthday. I know you may be too young to remember this day, but I want you to know how much you are loved.
  • Turning one year old is AWESOME! You get to smash cake all over the place, spit it back out on your Mom, and if anyone gets mad at you, just cry a lot and they'll forgive you. Have a Happy Birthday, kiddo!
  • You're a whole year old! It's time to waddle your way into those terrible twos. Have fun! Happy Birthday, you little rascal!

21st birthday examples:

  • What is the first thing that a person does on their 21st birthday? Exactly! Stop reading this card and go get yourself an alcoholic beverage. Happy Birthday!
  • I remember my 21st birthday party! Wait, no, I don't. You'll soon find out why. Cheers to you and Happy Birthday!
  • Turning 21 is barrels of fun! Here's to a great night and a fantastic birthday.

30th birthday examples:

  • When you were twenty, you felt like growing up and becoming thirty. When you will be forty, you will wish you could go back to being thirty. So, to conclude, being thirty is just perfect. Happy birthday.
  • Congratulations for turning thirty. From here on, life is less about knowing how old you are and more about believing how young you feel. Happy birthday.
  • Life is too short to be lived counting the years. Just enjoy the ride and make awesome memories. Happy birthday.

50th birthday examples:

  • Happy Birthday to a guy/gal who's nifty at fifty.
  • Happy 20th Anniversary of your 30th Birthday.
  • We call it 50. The Spanish call it cincuenta. The Germans call it funfzig. In whatever language, it's a birthday worth celebrating!
  • Happy 50th Birthday! Wishing you a wonderful day and a fabulous year being fifty.

Just remember, let your relationship with the birthday boy or girl guide the way you write your happy birthday wishes. Now pick up the pen and start drafting your personal message. Good luck and don't forget the "Happy birthday!"

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