If you are late writing a birthday message, you have some options. You can make it funny or be sincere about forgetting. Writing in a card is especially difficult when you know you have let a lot of time pass without giving a card. Have fun and admit that the card is late. It will give you an opportunity to be funny.
I'm sorry my card is late. I didn't notice you getting older.
I'm not known to be punctual, but I do care about my friends. That pretty much explains the card.
Better late than never. Especially when you get a present with the card, right? Happy Birthday!
Please forgive my absent-mindedness.
Were you born before your due date? It seems like you should have been born today.
I hear that it's more fashionable to be late, so why would you expect my birthday wishes to be on time?
The question is not how late my birthday card was, it is how early it was for your next birthday.
"I’m late," which is what your mom said about 8 months before your birthday.
I missed your birthday, again. I’ll have to work on my aim.
Oops, it was your birthday again, and I forgot. Happy Belated Birthday!
"Na na na na boo boo!" I was the last one to wish you a happy
birthday this year. Happy belated
Hey, I know I’m late with the birthday card, but most people
aren't born on their due date. I figured
it’s o.k. to be a little early or a little late, the way people are born.
The best birthday surprise is a card that comes late. I just
want to let you know that I was holding your card to help build the
suspense. Hope you had a great birthday,
and you liked your surprise card.
There are 365 days in a year, and we’re all supposed to aim
for one day to give you your card and presents?
Birthdays are like Bigfoot.
They surprise the crap out of you and they are easy to miss.
Hey you probably think I am really late getting you your
birthday card, but actually I am just a little early wishing you a happy half
We’re almost late enough with your birthday card, we could
almost wait until next year and give you two cards.
Better late than never for a birthday card… especially when
there is money inside; right?
I know I’m late getting you this birthday card, but I know
you’ll be the same age for most of another year, so I have plenty of time.
I'm sending you this belated birthday message to let you
know that I am wishing you a happy birth-year instead of just a happy birth-day. Who says you can’t celebrate the entire year? I’m not late at all with your card.
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