Writing a great birthday message can be difficult for various reasons. Whatever the reason, this is the right place to find examples of birthday wishes and resources for more help. I've been there in the past. I've looked at the blank spot in the card and wondered what to write. Below are inspirational wishes and quotes, but you can also find many specific milestone birthday messages on this site. Look for the links at the bottom of the page.
I hope you feel special on this special day.
My wish for you is that your birthday wishes come true!
It seems like just yesterday you were an entire year younger. Slow down!
Your birthday marks the beginning of a wonderful person's life. Let's celebrate!
It's your day. Everything is about you. You can even spit all over a cake, and people will still eat it.
24 hours doesn't seem like a long enough time to celebrate your birthday. Let's celebrate your birthday week.
Are you sure you are older? You don't look any older than you were yesterday.
I don't care that tomorrow will no longer be your birthday. I think we should keep celebrating at least a week.
Since it's your birthday, you can do anything you want as long as you act your age.
Never get too old to be my friend. I don't think that's possible.
I would wish you a happy birthday, but I would rather demand it.
You are like the opposite of a dog. You age 7 times slower than regular humans.
When are you going to finally look your age?
I don't like having to remind you how old you are because I can't remember anymore. Maybe both of us are getting old.
In my opinion, your birthday is a great reason to celebrate. I've celebrated less important occasions.
You have a whole new year of life to spend. Don't spend it all in one place.
Just think what it would be like if you had never been born. You'd be out of space by now for sure.
I am trying to figure out how old you really are, but I don't even think an international spy could figure out that mystery.
I am not just wishing you a happy birthday; I insist that it be a spectacular birthday!
Enjoy your birthday. You can't return it once it's spent.
It may be your birthday, but your birth is the gift that keeps on giving.
You may not be able to change your age, but you can always change your hair color.
If I told you to have a happy birthday, would you actually take my advice for once?
I like having friends like you who age well.
I like celebrating your birthday almost as much as I like celebrating mine.
A birth is a beautiful thing, especially when it results in a beautiful person like you.
I hope you have the kind of birthday that you can remember until your next one.
You are my favorite person born on your birthday, but don't tell (insert famous person's name who has the same birthday).
You are my gift that was made possible on your birthday.
Your birthday is a good reminder to me that you are actually just a human being. Sometimes I start to think of you as a superhero because of all that you are able to do.
Your birthday would just be any other normal day if it wasn't for such an awesome person being born on that special day.
If Scientists try to tell you they know when the world was created, ask them which day we should celebrate as Earth’s birthday. Make sure to ask what presents the Earth would like too.
Each year that you find yourself still alive is a good reason to celebrate. That’s what makes birthdays more special the older you get.
Happy Birthday to one of the coolest people I know!
Even though you are getting older today, you're still my (son, brother, daughter, sister). I'll always treat you that way.
Your life has been a blessing to many people. Your birthday is a celebration for all of us who know you.
Keep aging like a fine wine. Happy Birthday!
I can't imagine my world without you. Happy birthday to you and me!
Get older, but don't change too much. I like you just the way you are now. Happy Birthday!
Your birthday should be a national holiday. I would love a day off work to hang out with you. Happy birthday!
Keep having birthdays, because I like having you around.
Happy birthday to someone I learn from, admire, and appreciate.
Birthdays are a great time to treat yourself to something nice. Here's a little something to give you a nice birthday. (Include a gift card or money)
Happy birthday! I hope you feel special and have a great day. You are one of the coolest people I know.
I hope you feel older today, but only by one day. You're only one day older than you were yesterday.
I love celebrating your birthday. That's because I love you!
On your birthday, keep in mind that your Father in heaven knew you even before you were born. He decided to create you as the special person you are.
Here’s a question to ask yourself each time you have a birthday. There are many things that get better with age and many that get worse with age. Which type will you be? Will you be something that gets better like wine, or something that gets worse like French fries?
It's your birthday! Party, eat cake, open presents, blow out candles, and make a wish.
I'm not just wishing you an awesome birthday, I'm demanding it!
Eat cake, open presents, and have an awesome birthday!
I hope you have the best birthday you have ever had in your ___ years.
You are just old enough to really enjoy your birthday. Happy Birthday!
I am wishing you a youthful feeling birthday.
Best wishes on your birthday from your happy birthday wisher.
Don't forget to include me in your birthday wishes when you blow out your candles.
I'm wishing you another great year of happiness and prosperity.
I wish I could be there on your birthday, but I am sending my love to you.
I didn't want to give you any money for your birthday because money doesn't buy happiness and I want you to have a happy birthday.
Candles are like little friends on your birthday cake. The more, the merrier.
A happy birthday starts with a number 2, but unfortunately yours starts with a different digit. Have a good one anyway.
Birthdays are a good time to thank your mom for the pushing you out. You couldn't have done it without her.
Age doesn't matter when it comes to happiness. That's why I want to tell you to have a happy birthday anyway.
Hey! It's your birthday! Get happy!
Just think, yesterday you were a year younger than you are today. And you don't have to get any older for another year. That should give you a happy birthday.
You're another year older, and you're still alive. Happy birthday!
If today was not your birthday, then it would be totally fine for you to be unhappy. Today, you have no choice. Have a happy birthday.
Happy birthday to someone who makes me happy. Maybe I can return the favor today.
Have the kind of birthday that only comes along once in a lifetime!
I'm leaving some space in your card so you can imagine the really great message I would have written if I wasn't spending so much time finding you a gift that I didn't actually shop for.
I know I'm not the first person to ever wish you a happy birthday, but right now I'm the most recent!
Has anyone told you this year that you look good in your age?
I have a friend who is a year older than you were last year on your birthday.
One of the best strategies for staying young is to laugh on your birthday. You should laugh with me this year.
Aging is a natural process. So is taking a crap. Both stink.
You deserve a lot on your birthday considering all the years that need to be celebrated.
If birthdays were celebrated every week instead of every year, there would be a lot more happy people in this world.
You can assume anyone turning 39 for the second time is at least 40.
Getting older is just part of life, and the other parts are even worse. (Pessimistic birthday saying)
The older you get, the more disoriented your hair gets. Once it leaves your head, it seems to get lost.
The old pessimist focuses on his growing number. The old optimist focuses on his growing blessings.
Some sayings just don’t seem to hold up in certain situations. One is, “The more the merrier.” This doesn't hold true when you are talking about aging another year.
Some things are better with age. Too bad you aren't one of them. (Funny birthday saying)
You're not old, you're just well seasoned. You are just like cold fries that are over salted.
I decided to keep having birthdays because it beats the alternative... Death.
Each year you get a little wiser, but you still get to act stupid on your birthday!
Birthdays are like pizza. Even when they are bad, they are still pretty good.
It's funny that we celebrate a day that most of us don't even remember, our birthdays.
Two things that are inevitable for any living person are birthdays and taxes.
Birthdays are like cheese. They stink more the older they get.
Birthdays are like vacations. You don't have one too often and they come and go too quickly.
Every birthday is a door that opens to a new 365 foot hallway to walk down. Have a good walk!
How to Write a Birthday Message
You have many options when it comes to writing a birthday card message. You can be funny and make light of aging, or you can be inspirational about the value of the person's life. Think about the person for whom you are writing the message and what you think he or she would appreciate most. The following are examples of funny and sincere messages that you can include in a card, on Facebook, or say in person.
Think of something interesting and specifically related to the person and include it in your message. For example, if the person is a golfer, then make a reference to golfing in your message. This will show that you are not only creative but that you also know the person well enough to make a personal reference or an inside joke. Birthdays are a great time to be funny, but be careful not to offend the person.
Write something nice about the person who is having a birthday.
Talk about how their life has a purpose, meaning, and positive effects on others.
Make inside jokes that only someone who knows the person would know.
Wish the person a good future year, since he or she is starting fresh with a new age.
Keep the message concise. The person will likely be reading many birthday card messages, so keep it short and to the point.
Make the person feel special with your words.
Have fun with your birthday wish.
Be creative in other ways if you can't write something creative. For example, incorporate your gift into the message of your card, or you can think of a fun way to give the person your card.
Common Words in Birthday Card Messages
Here are some common descriptive and related words that work well in your birthday message. Look at this quick list to get ideas for the wording of your message. Choose a handful of these words to put together in different combinations in order to come up with your own original idea.