A few well-chosen words in a card can elevate a good gift into a great one. But if you find yourself at a loss for words, don’t worry! At PartyWorld we are experts in birthday celebrations, birthday decorations, and expressing greetings through birthday cards. Here is our guide to finding the perfect phrase to write in a birthday card.
Messages for Friends
A message for a friend might take a light-hearted tone, including a private joke or jest about their age. Or perhaps you want to say something more heartfelt, to let them know how much their friendship means to you. It will depend on the friend, and on how you are feeling, but here are some starting points:
“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.”
“Happy birthday to one of the few people whose birthday I can remember without a Facebook reminder.”
“Thanks for being here, for being you. Happy birthday”
“Friends since we were three. And now we’re thirty. Here’s to the next 27 years!”
Messages for Mums
Mums are often taken for granted, so their special day is a great time to remind them how special they are. Don’t worry about sounding over emotional – let them know how you really feel.
“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.”
“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.”
“Dear Mum, thank you for all you have done to make me who I am. Thank you for all your care and support. I love you, happy birthday”
Messages for Dads
Just like mums, dads are often overlooked for all the years of care and effort they give. You might think they know how much you care, but it’s always a good idea to tell them anyway.
“Dear Dad, thank you for all you do for me. Thank you for all your care and support over the years. I love you! Happy birthday”
“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!”
Messages for Husbands
A message for your husband or boyfriend might take a jokey tone, or perhaps it will express deeper emotions. A birthday card can be a nice way to mark another year together, thanking them for your ongoing relationship and telling them how much you enjoy your adventures together.
“Thanks for another wonderful year together. Here’s to many more!”
“This year we’ve had so many adventures. I’m so glad I got to share them with you. Happy birthday!”
“Wishing you the happiest of birthdays. I love you.”
“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!”
Messages for Wives
Make your message for your wife or girlfriend personal and from the heart – she will appreciate it. Keep it romantic, and make her feel extra special.
“Thank you for being my wife and making every day so special. I love you. Happy birthday”
“We’ve been together for ten years, and it has been the best ten years of my life. Here’s to the next ten!”
“You bring so much happiness into my life, I feel so lucky to have met you. Happy birthday!”
Messages for Colleagues
It can be tricky to strike the right tone in a card for someone you work with. Perhaps they are a friend too; but there is a line to walk between formality and friendliness in a working situation.
“Wishing you a very happy birthday, and all the best for the coming year”
“Thanks for being such a great colleague, it’s such a pleasure working with you. Happy birthday!”
Messages for Milestones
Some birthdays are more significant than others, ushering in important new stages of life. Whether this is a coming-of-age birthday, or a retirement event, the wording in your card needs to strike just the right tone. Try and relate your comments to the specific age you are writing for – for instance, referencing the particular events that come with this age, whether that is legally being allowed to drink; or claiming their pension!
1st Birthday – “A whole year on earth! Enjoy your very first birthday party little one. Nearly time for your parents to enjoy the Terrible Twos.”
18th Birthday – “Cheers to you, you can now enjoy a proper drink. This round is on you!”
60th Birthday – “Happy birthday! You are now officially old. Time to stop working and enjoy your second childhood!”
Whatever the birthday card you are writing, consider your words carefully. Write from your heart, and make it personal. With a bit of thought, you’ll find the perfect message to make their day.
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