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Sweet Birthday Wishes for Your Loved Ones

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Are you sitting down with a blank birthday card in front of you, not sure what to write? We’re here to help with a cheat sheet full of sweet and ready-to-use birthday wishes for your friends, siblings, parents, and more!

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Writing a Birthday Message

So, you’ve spent substantial time thinking of the perfect birthday gift, buying it, and then wrapping it up. But now you’re stuck with the true challenge: writing a birthday message.

We’re here to make it easy for you with funny, sweet, and ready-to-use birthday wishes you can send to your loved ones. And don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone that you were “inspired” by our messages.

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Make your loved ones feel special on their birthdays with the messages below. 

Ready-To-Use Birthday Messages and Wishes

You can use the messages below as they come or personalize them. Also, it’s a good idea to skim through them all. Many birthday wishes are suitable for several types of relationships.

For a Friend:

If you’re getting old, that means I’m getting old too.
Happy birthday!
Another year wiser means another year more [handsome/beautiful].
Happy birthday, dear friend.
Here’s to creating more wild and unforgettable memories with my best friend. Where would I be without you? I don’t know, but I definitely don’t want to find out.
Happy birthday!

For a Sister:

Sure, when you first came home from the hospital, I wanted to return you. But now I’m glad mom and dad ignored my pleas. You’re the best sister I could've ever asked for.
Happy birthday, sis!
To my fabulous sister, my forever friend! You are growing up to be the most intelligent, thoughtful, and loving person.
I hope you feel loved today and every day.
Happy birthday!
My favorite thing to be in this world is your sister!
Happy birthday.

For a Brother:

I may be stronger and better looking, but you’re a close second!
Happy birthday, bro!
It’s your birthday, so I guess I should take some time to tell you that I’m glad you were born. But mom and dad deserve all the credit.
Either way, happy birthday!
The biggest blessing in my life is that I get to do life with you as my brother, best friend, and support system. Thanks for all that you do.
Happy birthday!

For a Mom:

Mom, you are so special and so loved. Happy birthday to the matriarch, the queen of this family! No one can do it better than you.
Mom, you’re the starting point of the coolest lineage to ever walk this earth! We literally wouldn’t be here without you.
Happy birthday!
Mom, I am immensely proud to be your [daughter/son]. I hope you have the best birthday ever and remember how truly special you are to this family.
Happy birthday. Let’s eat some cake!

For a Dad:

One thing I’ll never get tired of is hearing your dad jokes. They are the highlight of my day! Thanks for sharing your humor with me.
Happy birthday, dad!
Everyone says they have the coolest, strongest, and smartest dad. But you and I both know that title belongs to you.
Happy birthday!
To the man who taught me everything I know,
Thanks for always being honest with me, even that one time I [got that haircut/wore that outfit, etc.] that you didn’t like.
Happy birthday!

For a Colleague:

To [name],
You make coming to work so much more bearable. Thanks for letting me vent to you all day, every day.
Happy birthday!
Dear [name],
I don’t know where I’d be without you here, working next to me!
I hope you have a beautiful day and a happy birthday.
Happy birthday to the go-getter of the office! Your positive attitude and determination inspire us all. Have a fantastic celebration!

For a Girlfriend or Wife:

[Babe, baby, sweetheart, etc.],
You make every day brighter with your presence! I sometimes wonder how I got so lucky. Thanks for being so magnificent in every single way.
Happy birthday!
On your special day, I just want you to know how deeply I cherish you and our relationship. You make me a better person.
Happy birthday, babe!
To the woman who stole my heart,
I just want you to know that you can keep it…forever.
Happy birthday, sweetheart!

For a Boyfriend or Husband:

To the man who is always there for me when I need him,
Every day with you is an adventure. Thanks for making life so fun.
I hope you have the happiest of birthdays!
To my handsome [boyfriend/husband],
Every day with you feels like a first date. Thanks for keeping me on my toes.
Happy birthday, sweetheart.
Dear [name],
No one in this world makes me laugh as much as you do. I feel like the luckiest person in the world to have you by my side. I hope you remember how much you are loved not just today, but every day.
Happy birthday!

Belated Birthday Messages

Life can get busy and chaotic, so forgetting to send someone a birthday message happens often. If you find yourself in that scenario, soften the blow by using any of the birthday wishes provided below.

Dear [name],
We had a deal—you’re supposed to remind me when it’s your birthday. Please forgive my forgetfulness. I hope you were celebrated and felt loved and special, because you are.
Belated happy birthday.
Oops! You know me—I'm always fashionably late, and so are my birthday cards. I hope you had a remarkable celebration.
Belated happy birthday!
I owe you one! But in the meantime, I’m sending you an extra dose of birthday love to make up for being late. I hope you had a birthday as wonderful as you are!
Keep in Mind

In American and British English, it’s also common and acceptable to say Happy belated birthday.

  • Happy belated birthday, Jess!

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