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September 17, 2018 1st Anniversary Wishes 5 comments

Learn how to wish happy birthday in Chinese when invited to birthday parties. This Chinese phrase is often used as a Chinese happy birthday blessing for the.

Birthdays come around but once a year. When a special person in your life has a birthday, sometimes it can be hard to know exactly what words will make the big day special. Here are some suggested quotes and words for birthday wishes which can brighten any birthday and that you can write in a card or incorporate in a birthday toast whether the celebrant is a teenager or ninety-five.

Words for Birthday Wishes

Words for birthday wishes can take many forms - they may be serious or funny. You may even wish to say happy birthday in a foreign language. Here are a bunch of great sayings and phrases you can use.

Quotes for Happy Birthdays

  • Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are. - Muhammad Ali
  • The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. - Lucille Ball
  • Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed. - Charles Schultz
  • May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. - Irish Blessing
  • Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. - Jack Benny
  • A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age. - Robert Frost
  • Robert Brault said, I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar. Your birthday was penciled in as soon as I got this calendar! Happy birthday.
  • According to Emerson, it is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. Let's be stupid today. Happy birthday.

See more birthday quotes.

Milestone Birthdays

  • You're halfway to 42.
  • Twenty-one is the age of responsibility. Give it a few months and you will be wondering why you are in such a hurry to get here. - Anonymous
  • The first twenty years are the best half of your life. Happy 39th!
  • At the age of twenty, we don't care what the world thinks of us; at thirty, we worry about what it is thinking of us; at forty, we discover that it wasn't thinking of us at all - Anonymous
  • You're not fifty yet. You're $49.95. Happy Birthday.
  • The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life - Muhammad Ali

Friendly Happy Birthdays

  • On your birthday, today, I wish you a year with loads of fun, excitement and beautiful memories. Happy birthday.
  • Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
  • A birthday only happens once in a lifetime. Today, I am celebrating the anniversary of your birth.
  • You are a good friend and and even better person. May God bless you with wonderful times ahead. Happy Birthday and thanks for the friendship we share.
  • The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. I still like you. Happy birthday.
  • I wish for you to have people to love, people in your life who will care about you as much as I do. Happy birthday.
  • You've been my friend for ___ birthdays. I've been yours for ___. I win-so happy birthday.
  • Happy birthday, my friend. I can't imagine celebrating with anyone else.
  • I'm so proud of all you've accomplished, but I'm more proud that you're my friend. Happy birthday.

Romantic Happy Birthdays

  • Falling in love with you was easy. Staying in love with you is easier. Happy birthday. I can't wait until next year.
  • Being in love doesn't make me happy. It's being in love with you, year after year, that does the trick.
  • With each year, I love you even more. Happy birthday, darling.
  • You're not growing older. You're growing better. I love you! Happy birthday.
  • We're one year closer to growing old together. It's just what I've always dreamed.
  • I never thought we'd make it this far, but now I know that we'll keep going forever. Happy birthday, baby.
  • I already gave you my heart ___ years ago-this year all I can give you is a simple wish: Happy Birthday. And I hope you're happier and more in love with me than you were last year.

"Old Age" Happy Birthdays

  • "Over the hill" is a relative term-but here's a sled, just in case. Happy Birthday!
  • Statistics have proven that those who have the most birthdays live the longest. You're statistically guaranteed to have a happy birthday.
  • Growing old is mandatory. Growing up, however, is optional. Happy Birthday, old friend!
  • At this point, you probably want to forget your birthday. Fortunately, I haven't. Happy ____th Birthday!
  • So many birthdays. So few candles. Next year, may your birthday wish be a bigger cake.
  • Let's take a birthday photo. Smile while you've still got the teeth!
  • In spite of the advances in science, we've still found no cure for excessive birthdays. Happy Birthday-hope to see you next year!
  • Old age isn't so bad. After all, consider the alternative. Happy Birthday.

Belated Birthday Wishes

  • Forget your past-it's already done. Forget your present, too; because I forgot. Happy Birthday!
  • Happy birthday. Wait, that was last week? Guess I'm getting old!
  • I hope your birthday was as special as you are.
  • If I couldn't be the first one to wish you, at least I can be the last one to cross your mind this birthday! Happy Belated Birthday. I hope you had an amazing day!

Saying Happy Birthday in Different Languages

  • Veels geluk met jou verjaarsdag! (Afrikaans)
  • Ois guade winsch i dia zum Gbuadsdog! (Austrian)
  • Chestit Rojden Den! (Bulgarian)
  • Sun Yat Fai Lok! (Cantonese)
  • Qu ni sheng er kuai le. (Mandarin)
  • Tillykke med fodselsdagen! (Danish)
  • Palju onne sunnipaevaks! (Estonian)
  • Tavalodet Mobarak! (Farsi)
  • Bonne Fete! (French)
  • Haerzliche Glueckwuensche zum Geburtstag! (German)
  • Hau`oli la hanau! (Hawaiian)
  • Yom Huledet Same'ach! (Hebrew)
  • Boldog szuletesnapot! (Hungarian)
  • Buon Compleanno! (Italian)
  • Quchjaj qoSlIj! (Klingon)
  • Fortuna dies natalis! (Latin)
  • Torson odriin mend hurgee! (Mongolian)
  • Gratulerer med dagen! (Norwegian)
  • Parabens! (Portuguese)
  • Feliz Cumpleanos! (Spanish)
  • Brigo! (Syriac)
  • Chuc Mung Sinh Nhat! (Vietnamese)
  • A Freilekhn Gebortstog! (Yiddish)

Enjoy the annual milestones in the lives of your friends and family.

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Wherever the year ahead takes you, I hope it's happy. The day is all yours — have fun! Thinking of you on your birthday and wishing you everything happy.

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Birthday greetings, quotes and messages come easy for some people. But, for others, knowing what to say or write can be difficult.

We’ve made it easy for you with this collection of wishes, sayings and messages. If you ever been stuck with what to write on a friend’s card or Facebook page, you’ve come to the right place.  Never be at a loss for words.

Best Birthday Wishes — The Poet’s Picks

If you have the time, we encourage you to read all the options on this page and follow the links to more ideas. But, if you’re in a hurry, we’ve identified our Top Ten Birthday Wishes here:

1.) Another year of you is reason enough for us all to celebrate with cake!

2.) Old enough to know better; but young enough to get away with it.

3.) Hope your birthday is just the beginning of a year full of happiness!

4.) Hope the cake is as sweet as you.

5.) May this birthday be just the beginning of a year filled with happy memories and wonderful moments.

6.) Hope your celebration is as magnificent as you!

7.) You’re not really grown up ’til you’ve realized your Mother was always right.

8.) For your birthday, I wanted to get you the thing you need most but how do you gift-wrap a 25-hour day?

9.) Happy Birthday to my favorite person, dearest friend, closest companion, and love of my life!

10.) Well, it’s official: you’re old! But, old never looked so good.

 

Happy Birthday Greetings

A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.

A happy birthday to a wonderful and terrific marvelous you

A simple celebration, a gathering of friends; here is wishing you great happiness, a joy that never ends.

Age does not matter, you can party as much as you want.

May God continue to shower you with blessings.

Age is all but a number.

Happy birthday my dear friend.

The Best Birthday Wishes for my Bestie!

Because you’re you, I’m celebrating today!

Best day ever: (MM/DD/YY)

Can you hear the skies whispering Happy Birthday in your ears? I can! Wishing you a super fun day!

Short Birthday Greetings

On this day a Queen was born (or King)!

Just here for the cake!

Your inner child is still ageless.

This is the year for all your dreams to come true.

Happy Birthday!  Wishing you all the best for today and in the future.

Through thick and thin, I’m always all in when it comes to you.

Here’s to celebrating you!

It took x number of years for you to become amazing.

Birthdays: Nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.

Today is a gift of life, today it’s your birthday.

You probably don’t know how to act your age because you’re so new to it.

Instagram Birthday Messages

The more you weigh, the harder it is to kidnap you. Stay safe, eat more cake.

You’re never too old to be young.

You don’t get older, you get better.

Birthdays are great, but too many can kill you. So, have fun now!

To a day as special as you.

May you stay forever young.

You’re so awesome that when you were born they gave your parents a certificate.

You loved life and it loved you right back.

Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

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Hugs, kisses and many birthday wishes!

Today is awesome ’cause it’s your birthday.

Another year older, another year wiser? The jury is still out.

You’re too young to be this old.

Live your life and forget your age.

As you take the next spin around the sun, I’m glad you’re part of my life. Happy B-day!

You may grow a year old every year, but I hope your spirit remains youthful.

Pop the bubbly and celebrate…this day comes only once a year.

Old enough to know better; young enough to not care.

Friends are always close at heart. I’m so glad we are friends.

Happy Birthday Messages

Wishing you a year of joy and friendship.

No need to count your years,  we all know you’re one year older than last year.

Go ahead and have another birthday if you want to. But don’t expect me to keep up with you.

We’re going to party like its your birthday!

Grow Old Along With Me, The Best Is Yet To Be.

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Happy birthday and many happy returns of the day.

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Birthday Messages for Friends

Great for Facebook Birthdays, texts and cards.

HBD to someone who deserves a truly happy day.

Happy birthday to someone who is forever young.

Sorry, I Can’t Pop Out Of Your Cake!

Surround yourself with the laughter and love of those you hold dear today and everyday.

Wishing you all the best on your special day.

Facebook Birthday Wishes

Combine these Facebook Wishes with a visual of your friend or family member. A Facebook birthday wish can be short or long. Make it personal.

Happy b-day, may this day always be a special one to remember.

May your B-Day bring the best of everything!

Tell us more about the days when rotary phones were in every house old timer. Just kidding, have a great one!

Have a wonderful day and fabulous year.

Here’s to another year full of experiences, joy, happiness, surprises and good luck. Have a smashing day!

Here’s hoping that you have the most wonderful birthday ever.

Here’s to another year of experience.

Check out our messages for occasions like anniversaries, weddings and more.

Happy Birthday Words

Here’s to celebrating you!

May your birthday be as awesome as you are.

Hope you have a birthday that is as cool as you.

Hope your birthday dreams turn into lots of dreams come true!

I hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true.

Good Friends

While your standard birthday reply that you get better with age like fine wine works, please come up with something new this year.

I hope that for every candle on your cake you get a wonderful surprise.

I Hope These Brighten Your Day, As You Always Brighten Mine.

May this special day bring you joy and happiness.

Dear friends last a lifetime, so keep up your good health because I planning on living a long time!

Instead of saying that I hope you will have many great things in life to come, I’d like to say that I know you have many great things to come in life. Have a great one!

You are an amazing friend who deserves all the best on this day and every day!

Wishing you special moments all day long!

I’ve often wondered about my tough times, “How did I ever get through?” Then I realized it’s all because I had a friend like you. Have a wonderful day and thank you.

Husbands Birthday Greetings

Just like fine wine, you grow better with the years.

All my love husband on your day to celebrate.

Life is a journey so enjoy every mile.

Birthday Wishes for Husband

May this day bring to you all things that make you smile.

May the best of your past be the worst of your future.

Happy birthday husband – you light up my life.

Birthday Messages

May the moments of today become fond memories for tomorrow.

May this year be the best of your life, until the next one.

Hoping that this year will be your best ever – Love Mom.

May your birthday be filled with excitement, joy, and laughter.

May your Birthday be filled with so many laughs that I can hear them through all the distance between us.

Hoping your birthday be filled with sunshine and smiles, laughter, love, and cheer.

May your birthday be so special that you find yourself smiling long after it’s over.

May your special day be filled with memories and flowers, friendship and happy hours.

I hope you have meaningful, fulfilled day!

My biggest Birthday wish for you is that you should stay the way you are. Don’t ever change. Many happy returns of the day!

My heartiest wishes to you on your Birthday. Enjoy your day and the life ahead.

Not just a year older, but a year better.

On your Birthday today, may candles bring you the light of good fortune in your life. Wishing you all the best!

One year older and a whole lot wiser.

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Celebrate

Chance, luck and opportunity will come and go. But I will always be here for you no matter what.

Remember, you’ll be this age for only one year but you’ll be awesome forever.

Smile! It’s your birthday.

For Friends

The best part about your Birthday is that we always end up getting good food and great cake.

The first thing that came to my mind this morning was that today is your Birthday.

There isn’t a sweeter person than you  Here’s to the best day of your year.

Thinking of you and wishing you all the best on your special day.

Today is not just the end of another year, it’s the beginning of a new one.

Whatever your dreams, whether big or small, may this year be the year in which you have them all fulfilled.

Wishing you another wonderful year of happiness and joy.

Wishing you the loveliest of birthdays.

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift, that’s why it’s called a present. Enjoy your day!

You have another 365 days of your life waiting to give you a roller coaster ride to take you from one destination of happiness to another. Have a great Birthday.

Wishing you birthday memories to hold close to your heart! Have a Beautiful Day.

You were born to party.

Happy Birthday Dad

For dad, father, pops are whatever you call him. Best wishes dad’s birthdays.

You’re older today than yesterday but younger than tomorrow.

Your birthday is truly an event worth celebrating! Enjoy!

Dad, only the best birthday wishes on this day of days! Happy birthday Dad!

Best Wishes Dads Birthday

Your birthday only comes around once a year, so let’s make today a day to remember.

You’re aged to perfection.

Some folks don’t believe in super heroes, but they haven’t met my father.

Always wishing I was more like you – have a grand day!

You mean the world to me. Happy B-Day!

You always encouraged us to chase our dreams, and now you have the chance to chase some of your own.

To the man who taught me how to throw a ball, bait a hook and enjoy life. I love you Dad!

More Birthdays Dads

Dads birthdays are always the best – because you don’t have to shop as you already own everything.

You’re not getting older, just more distinguished.

Enjoy your birthday father.

A happy dad = happy wife and happy kids. Thanks for making our lives so great.

You’re older today than yesterday but younger than tomorrow, Happy b-day!

 

Funny Birthday Card Greetings

Another candle on your cake? Don’t pout. Be glad that you still have the strength to blow the things out.

Celebrate your birthday! Take TWO naps.

Count your blessings, not your wrinkles.

Forget your past, it’s already done. Forget your present too because I forgot.

I used to think that I was good at math, but then I tried counting your candles.

Is it getting hotter in here or is it just all the candles on your cake?

It’s ok to light the candles on your birthday cake now; I’ve already alerted the fire department.

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue,  AARP is looking for you.

The nation’s best kept secret, your true age

You’re older, wiser and too mature to be concerned with material things, like presents.

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Sentiment

29 again? Talk about recycling!

A very Happy Birthday to a person who is good-looking, intelligent and someone who reminds of myself!

I hope you have a great one. After all, you are old now!

Funny Birthday Messages

Age is just a value; the higher the age the higher its value.

Another birthday? Before you start feeling old and depressed, just keep this in mind: I have pantyhose older than you!

Another birthday? Why it seems only yesterday that you were a whole year younger.

Another year, another new ache.

At birthday time, it’s good to remember our friends. Actually, it’s good to remember anything

Better to be over the hill than burried under it. Wishing you the happiest of days.

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that people who have the most live the longest

Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake and throw a party. Enjoy your day!

Can you blow out all these candles or should I call the fire department?

Can you guess what I want to be when I grow up? As much fun as you!

Congratulations on turning another year older and still looking like a teenager.

For Sister

Don’t do anything embarrassing on your birthday this year. You don’t have as much time to live it down as you used to.

Don’t think of it as getting older, think of it as becoming a classic.

May your birthday be happy Sis – you deserve it!

Don’t worry sister, you’re not getting older you are getting more like mom.

To The World’s Best Mother, Daughter, Sister & Friend.

Happy Birthday Sis – you’re one of a kind and that’s what I love about you.

For your birthday you get another year of me being impolite, annoying and ungrateful towards you.  Wishing you all the best.

Friends may come and go, but birthdays just accumulate.

Check out our BIG COLLECTION of Sister Birthday Greetings

Happy Birthday To You!

Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.

Happy Birthday my friend who in dog years would by now be…uh-oh dead! Ha ha. Enjoy your day!

On your very special day, I hope that you don’t die before we eat your cake.

To a man who is really younger than he looks.

And, to a not-so-old oldtimer.

For a person who is smart, good looking and funny and reminds me a lot of myself.

To someone who still looks good. In fact, almost lifelike.

Happy Birthday to you, so what if you live in a zoo!

Scientific studies have almost proven that cake is calorie free on your birthday. So enjoy.

That piece of cake is loaded with fat and calories which could, theoretically, take years off your life. If you don’t want it, can I have it?

You’re one year closer to your death day.

Here’s to the future and many more candles to come.

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Birthday Greetings and Wishes

What’s your secret, a time machine or something?

Happy Birthday. You’ve got a great life, you look wonderful, and your health is good. How could a measly present from me compete with that?

Have fun as much as you can, but not too much, because you are in a vulnerable age.

Here is a short and simple birthday wish. Have a sensational day!

Hoping that you can find all the strength and courage needed… to blow all of the candles out.

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Hoping you dance the night away or at least watch other people dance late into the night, or at least stay awake…

So many candles… so little cake.

Some say the glass is half empty. Others say the glass is half full. It’s your birthday, so just drink what ever is in the glass.

Some words of wisdom for your birthday, “Smile while you still have teeth!”

How do you plan to celebrate the milestone that makes you closer to old age and death? Have a superb Birthday.

I always forget to get the gifts but I’m always there when you cut the cake. Have a great day my friend.

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I can’t believe that you are turning another year older. It seems like just yesterday we were the same age.

I wouldn’t say that you are old; you’ve just been around longer than most of us.

If I’d known that you were going to live this long, I would never have given you that expensive gift last year.

Beautiful birthday thoughts to you from just one of your lifelong admirers.

I’ll always think of you as someone older than me.

I’m not going to make any age related jokes because I genuinely feel bad about how old you are.

Let’s share a birthday hug right now… before you realize that there’s no gift for you.

May you live to be old and toothless.

Money’s tight. Times are hard. Here’s your friggin’ birthday card!

On this birthday I wish that you have a young life by living honestly, eating slowly and learning to lie about your age. Happy Birthday!

Since today is your Birthday, we’ll make sure that we behave. As long as you’ll give us cake. Wishing yo the best birthday ever!

Moms Greetings

Happy birthdays moms! Make your Mom happy on her birthday with one of these selections.

Stop counting the candles and start thinking about your dreams.

Hope your happy Mom on your celebration day.

Happy Birthday Moms

Thanks for inviting us all to come celebrate your birthday!! Hope the cake is good, All the best.

The best way to enjoy your Birthday each year is to keep getting more gifts but never remember your age.

The first mark of aging appears when you start forgetting things. In your case there are no such problems.

The younger you try to look; the older you actually are. (mother birthday greeting for someone with a sense of humor)

More Mother Birthday Messages

There were a lot of famous people born on your birthday. Too bad you aren’t one.

To the nation’s best kept secret; Your true age.

Mom birthday time is here. It’s a celebration!

You’ve earned the right to scream and shout ‘Its my birthday!’

God created you for a special purpose. Happy Birthday! Wishing you awesome years of joy and success ahead.

You’ve survived another year. Although you’re older, it sure doesn’t show. Congratulations.

Happy Birthday Sayings

Two things in the world that come to you without any reason are blood pressure and age. You’d rather prefer the latter than the former!

Two tips on your birthday: 1) Forget the past you can’t change it 2) Forget the present, I didn’t get you one.

Want to know how to keep an old guy in suspense on his birthday? I’ll tell you later.

Wanted to send you something really nice for your birthday but the machine just kept taking my quarters.

We know we’re getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it

When a tree gets a year older, it makes a growth ring by adding another layer of tissue around its girth. Boy, does that sound familiar.

Wishing you a great day, year, century (just joking). HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope you have a great day.

You’re another year older and another year wiser. So I’m sure you can figure out there ain’t no gift for you

You’re having a birthday! Well, I think I speak for everyone in the office when I say Hope this means snacks!

Short Birthday Messages

You are only as old as you act.

Birthday Greetings for You: Have an Awesome Day!

You have reached the age where all compliments will be followed by “for your age.”

You know you’re getting old when you walk up the stairs and call it exercise. Happy Bday!

No one loved birthday celebrations as much as you – so enjoy!

You know you’re grown up when you stop growing tall and start growing wide.

You should really celebrate on your birthday. Take TWO naps today.

You sure don’t look your age… I mean that in a good way.

Hoping all of your birthday dreams come thru – well, all except one, so you have something to shoot for next year.

You think you are old? You’re not old… you were old last year, this year you’re ancient.

You would have loved the gift I didn’t bother getting you.

You’re not getting older. You’re just a little closer to dying!

Wishing you many more candles and a cake big enough to fit them all on.

You’re not old until you can’t read this writing anymore. (written in real small text)

With age comes wisdom. (You’re one of the wisest people I know!)

You age like cheese. Yes, you just keep getting smellier!

You always have such fun birthdays; you should have one every year.

Birthday Quotes for Birthday Cards and Messages

A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.
Emma Bombeck

All the world is a birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.
George Harrison

Every year on your birthday you get to start new.
Sammy Hagar

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
Satchel Paige

I think, at a child’s birth, If a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.
Eleanor Roosevelt

It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that someone remembers me.
Ellen Glasgow

Let them eat cake.
Marie Antoinette

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
Plautus

Love the giver more than the gift.
Brigham Young

Our birthdays are the feathers in the broad wing of time.
Jean Paul

Birthday Quotes for Husband

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
Lucille Ball

Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.
Maurice Chevalier

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
Chili Davis

You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
Bob Hope

Whatever with the past has gone, The best is always yet to come.
Lucy Larcom

Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Douglas MacArthur

Life is like a hot bath. It feels good while you’re in it, but the longer you stay in, the more wrinkled you get.
Robbert Oustin

It takes a long time to grow young.
Pablo Picasso

The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.
Cossman

Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
Tom Stoppard

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
Mark Twain

More for Hubby

Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.
Unknown

One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.
Virginia Woolf

Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
Tom Wilson

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.
Jennifer Yan

Happy Birthday Quotes

The greatest gift you can give others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
Brian Tracy

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more in life there is to celebrate.
Oprah Winfrey

The only thing better than singing is more singing.
Ella Fitzgerald

There is still no cure for the common birthday.
John Glenn

We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.
Lauren Hutton

You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
Bob Hope

Birthday Card Belated Messages

Happy belated birthday!

I hope your big day was all that you hoped for.

Wishing you all the best – just a little late.

I hope your birthday was as special as you are.

I’m so lucky to have such a great friend like you… who’d forgive me if I forgot his(/her) birthday.

Sorry I forgot the most important day of the year… your birthday!

I may have forgotten your birthday, but I didn’t forget about you!

2, 4, 6, 8, sorry that this birthday cheer is late!

Birthdays Belated

It feels like you just had a birthday the other day. Oh yeah, sorry I am late.

My best wishes to you, even though are belated.

Even though this message comes to you a little late, the wish it brings for happiness is good on any day date. Happy belated birthday.

Forgetting a Birthday doesn’t mean you forget a person. And remembering a Birthday doesn’t mean you remember the person. Here’s a genuine Belated Happy Birthday wish from me.

I am sorry, I missed your birthday. But all my best to you.

Sorry I forgot your Birthday. I hope you had a grand and special celebration with your loved ones and friends.

Belated Birthday Wishes

You are fun and fabulous. You are fabulous fun. Even if I am a bit late is saying so. Hope it was a fun birthday.

Silly me. I missed your birthday. What was I thinking. Hope it was fun.

I hope all your birthday wishes came true.

Even though I missed your birthday by a mile, I hope you celebrated it with smile.

Hope your Birthday was happy and totally great. Have a wonderful year!

Oh no! I forgot your special day! I’m so sorry dear. But I hope that your birthday was indeed a very special day for you. Belated Happy Birthday to you. I wish you have a fabulous year ahead.

It’s apparent that you have been blessed with many things on your birthday. Unfortunately, a punctual birthday card from me, was not one of those things

That trip around the sun was just faster than I expected and so I am a bit late in saying “Happy Birthday!”

Have a Party

You are not just one more year older but one more year wiser!

I missed wishing you on the big day and I missed out on the celebrations too! Let’s celebrate again and raise a toast to the Birthday of a fantastic individual and a genuine human being.

You live life in the fast lane but I move a little slower. That is why I am a little behind you on celebrating your birthday.

I wanted to be the first one to wish you, but I couldn’t! I deeply regret that! Hope you had one of the best birthdays this year. Belated Happy Birthday to a very special person. May God bless you!

I like to celebrate your birth-month instead of your birthday. It is still your birth-month isn’t it?

Belated Message Birthday

Sorry about being late with your birthday, but at least now you don’t have to wait an entire year before getting birthday cards again

Sorry I forgot your birthday. Can you reschedule it for sometime next week?

My wishes may be late, but are straight from the heart. May this year be filled with sweet and lovely surprises all the way. May everyday be a day worth looking forward to for you. Belated Happy Birthday to you.

I hope you had a day filled with laughter, fun and frolic because a special person like you deserves the best on your birthday!

Don’t think of these birthday wishes as being late, rather, extremely early for your next celebration.

A belated birthday wish that your life will continue to be filled with the happiness you deserve.

I may be the last one to wish you but my wishes are not the least. Belated Happy Birthday! I hope you had a memorable day.

My best wishes to you, even though are belated.

Double kisses and double hugs are your bonus gift to make up for being late to wish you the best.

Happy Belated Birthday. When things get busy, time slips by, but birthdays never wait. So finally when we send our greetings, they may be just a little late. But when it is someone so special that we like a lot, our thoughts are always on time, it is just our greeting that is not.

Whoop it Up

Even though I missed your birthday by a mile, I hope you celebrated it with smile.

Better late than never so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Wishing you all the best my friend.

I am sorry I missed your birthday, you have had so many I lost track.

This wish is late so that you can celebrate your birthday longer.

Sorry I forgot your birthday, my memory gets worst year after year. I think you understand what I’m talking about.

Your birthday came and went Here’s the card I should have sent.

I didn’t really forget your special day, I just figured you deserved more than one.

The bad news is that I forgot to wish you a happy birthday on time. The good news is I forgot your age.

Sorry I missed your birthday. I swear that this only happens to me like once a year.

Watch the Minions sing “Happy Birthday”

Funny Wishes (and late)

Happy belated birthday to someone who now has free reign to forget mine.

How do you expect me to remember your birthday, when you never look any older?

Knowing how much fun you can be, I assume that the party is still going and that I am not late for your birthday. Keep on having fun.

A late birthday card is a lot like a bill from the doctor. Both tell you that you are getting older and both are a big surprise.

Fashionably late. Hope it was great.

I hear you’re celebrating a belated birthday,but all the other fools sent them on time!

Don’t hate me because I forgot your birthday. Hate me because I’m beautiful.

I wanted to give you your birthday card late so that you would have enough time to grieve the loss of your youth.

Just because I missed your birthday doesn’t mean that you don’t look like a monkey. Hope you had a barrel of fun.

Wishing you a happy birthday late

I truly regret not eating cake on your birthday so I plan to eat 2 desserts today to make up for it.

Birthday cards are like a group of high school P.E. class students running on a track. There are always some stragglers, and I’m the fat kid who smokes.

I may have forgotten your birthday, but at least I remember that I forgot your birthday.

Time seems to speed up the older you get, so at your age, I figured you wouldn’t even notice the time that went between your birthday and getting your card.

I can be wrong, I can be crazy, but I can’t be too late in wishing you a happy birthday.

My forgetting to give you your birthday card on time is proof that you are growing up way too fast.

I am late wishing you a Happy Birthday because I was worried that you would still be in your birthday suit.

I know you must be bugged because I missed your birthday. But I didn’t really forget it. I just didn’t want to remind you that you are growing old! Belated Happy Birthday anyway. I’m sure you had a blast!

I could have sent you a birthday greeting on your birthday and I could have started Google, but I didn’t. You are happy with Google so why not be happy with me being a little tardy in saying Happy Birthday!

Ran out of time birthday wishes

I cannot describe what you mean to me. You are the most beautiful and the most talented person on earth. Hope that makes you forgive me or else I can still do better. Just kidding, Belated Happy Bday.

Good thing you are getting more patient the older you get. Happy belated birthday

Houston, we have a problem. I spaced out and forgot your birthday. Was it out of this world?

It took me so long to write in your birthday card that I now have the perfect thing to say… Sorry I’m late, and happy belated birthday.

I thought that you wouldn’t celebrate your birthday after you turned 29. I guess I counted wrong and you are 29 this year. Sorry I am late. Happy Birthday.

My dog ate your birthday card, that is why this Happy Birthday wish is a little late.

I would tell you the super-secret reason that I am late wishing you a Happy Birthday, but it is classified information and is available only on A NEED TO KNOW basis.

Where does the time go? Another year passed before I could get your birthday greeting out.

— Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet. And, while he’s had far too many birthdays than he’d like to admit, the celebrations continue to get better with each passing year.

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Few days of the year are as important to us as a friend or loved one’s birthday. Whether we want to admit it or not, we expect a certain level of special treatment on our birthday and we also expect happy birthday wishes from those who are important in our lives. When your friends, family, spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend or other important people in your life have a birthday, we usually send them a birthday message greeting them and wishing them well. However, we often don’t give the birthday wishes careful thought. And on a day that is so important and personal to so many people, why not take the time to craft a clever, heartfelt, romantic or funny birthday wish that can help make their special day a bit more special?

However, it can sometimes be a bit difficult to come up with the right birthday message or to know what to write in a birthday card. But don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered. We have chosen for you the 35 best birthday wishes, quotes and messages perfect for any occasion. And not only that, but these birthday quotes are all on funny, touching or romantic images, because a picture can help say so much more.

This collection contains birthday greetings for anyone you know who is having a birthday including birthday wishes for a friend, co-worker, husband, wife, son, daughter, sibling, boyfriend, girlfriend and more. We even have some belated birthday wishes, because we all have moments of forgetfulness!

Feel free to share these with those you love and care about and enjoy the celebration of life. Happy birthday to us all!

Birthday Wishes for Friends

This sections includes birthday wishes for friends, coworkers and general greetings for acquaintances. It also includes a few birthday wishes for best friends.

  • I hope today is as special as you are. Happy birthday!
  • Don’t ever change! Stay as amazing as you are, my friend
  1. Here’s to the sweetest and loveliest person I know. Happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday to my best friend, the one I care about the most!
  • Happy birthday! Here’s to a bright, healthy and exciting future!
  • I gt a feeling that you’ll look really good when you get older. So don’t feel bad about how you look now. Happy birthday my friend!
  • You know all about me, I know all about you. We’re best friends, yada yada yada. Since we can read each other’s minds I don’t need a creative message.
  • Hope your birthday is as wonderful and extraordinary as you are.

Birthday Wishes for Sisters

Are you looking for the perfect way to say “happy birthday sister”? This collection of happy birthday wishes for sisters will help you to choose just the right message for your sister.

  • Donald Trump called and said he wants his hair back. Happy birthday to my tolerant and forgiving sister! (certainly one of the most timely funny birthday wishes for sisters)
  • A birthday wish for elder sisters: Behind every great sibling is an extraordinary big sister. Cheers to my wonderful sister. Happy birthday!
  • A birthday wish for younger sisters: You are incredible in every way. Keep on shining and smiling. Happy birthday my little sister!

Birthday Wishes for Brothers

These birthday wishes for brothers will help you to make his day extra special. We hope these help you find the perfect way to say “happy birthday brother!”

  • I appreciate all the things you do for me. Having a brother like you makes me feel so lucky.
  • Happy birthday to the second favorite child. - From the first favorite child. (one of the most classic funny birthday wishes for brothers)
  • A birthday wish for younger brothers: Thank you for putting up with me. I might be older than you but you are wiser in so many ways my brother.

Birthday Wishes for Daughters

Show your daughter how much you care with one of these heartfelt birthday wishes for a daughter. Send her a message much more touching than a simple “happy birthday daughter”.

  • May your day be as bright as your smile and as lovely as you. Happy birthday my daughter!
  • A birthday wish for daughters from mom: When you came into this world I fell in love. You are always loved sweetheart. Happy birthday!
  • A birthday wish for daughters from dad: Roses are red, violets are blue, I am one proud happy papa, to have a daughter like you!
  • “My daughter is my passion and my life.” - Tamara Mellon

Birthday Wishes for Sons

What is more precious than your child? And what is more important than their birthday? This section will help you find the most touching birthday wishes for a son.

  • Happy birthday my precious son! You are loved, today, tomorrow and always.
  • A birthday wish for sons from father: You are my pride and joy, a man after my own heart. Happy birthday my son!
  • A birthday wish for sons from mother: You will always be my sunshine my little angel. Your mother loves you so much! Happy birthday son!
  • “Son, you outgrew my lap, but never my heart.”

Birthday Wishes for Wife

Rule number one for a happy marriage: never ever miss your wife’s birthday. So on her special day send her one of these funny or romantic birthday wishes for wife.

  • “Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” - Franz Schubert
  • Roses are red, violets are blue, since it’s your birthday, I’m happy to do the dishes for you.
  • Happy birthday to my one and only love! I am a rich man because I have you as my wife.

Birthday Wishes for Husband

Remind him of how important he is and how much you love and care for him with these happy birthday wishes for husbands.

  • When you’re married to the best man in the world, there’s nothing more in life that you could ask for. Happy birthday my husband! (one of the most romantic birthday wishes for husbands)
  • We don’t need a cake for your birthday, I’ll just put a candle on your head because like a cake, you are yummy, scrumptious, sweet, special, heavenly and irresistible.
  • “In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” - Maya Angelou

Birthday Messages for a Girlfriend

Don’t forget your girlfriend on her birthday! Choose from our funny or romantic birthday wishes for girlfriends and help make her day extra special.

  • May your birthday be as nice as your butt and as incredible as your brain. Happy birthday baby!
  • Being with you is heaven on Earth. Happy birthday babe, I love you!

Birthday Messages for a Boyfriend

Let your boyfriend know you are thinking about him and show him how much you care with one of these birthday messages.

  • Romantic birthday wishes for boyfriend: My heart and eyes only belong to you, my love. Happy birthday!
  • Funny birthday wishes for boyfriend: We are a perfect combination. I am smart, gorgeous, funny, sexy and a one-of-a-kind girlfriend and you... are YOU!

Belated Birthday Wishes

We are all forgetful from time to time, but as the saying goes, better late than never. So, send them one of these happy belated birthday wishes and make up for being a bit behind.

  • Sorry! I had a brain far, I’m chronically challenged, I am a slow turtle, I’m doggone late, and I need memory pills so badly. Forgive me for missing your birthday.
  • I feel terrible for being late to wish you a happy birthday...forgive me...
  • Please forgive me for the delayed wishes. Hope your day was nothing but extraordinary. Happy late birthday my friend!

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50+ Wishes for Birthday

  1. I hope your special day will bring you lots of happiness, love, and fun. You deserve them a lot. Enjoy!
  2. All things are sweet and bright. May you have a lovely birthday Night.
  3. Don’t ever change! Stay as amazing as you are, my friend
  4. Let’s light the candles and celebrate this special day of your life. Happy birthday.
  5. Here’s to the sweetest and loveliest person I know. Happy birthday!
  6. Happy birthday to my best friend, the one I care about the most!
  7. Wherever your feet may take, whatever endeavor you lay hands on. It will always be successful. Happy birthday.
  8. May this special day bring you endless joy and tons of precious memories!
  9. You are very special and that’s why you need to float with lots of smiles on your lovely face. Happy birthday.
  10. It’s as simple as ABC; today makes more sense because of you, Happy birthday.
  11. Let your all the dreams to be on fire and light your birthday candles with that. Have a gorgeous birthday.
  12. May you continue to improve as a person with each passing year. Wishing you a very happy birthday.
  13. Today is the birthday of the person who is spreading joy and positivity all around. May your birthday and your life be as wonderful as you are!
  14. Happy birthday! Here’s to a bright, healthy and exciting future!
  15. The joy is in the air because your special day is here!
  16. Wishing my friend a very happy birthday and you don’t need to speak it out loud that I’m your best friend too. Love you, dear.
  17. Thanks for being a wonderful son to me. I am so fortunate to have a fantastic son like you.
  18. The years we shared while growing up are like treasures to me. I can remember our every moment of laughter. Happy Birthday, my dear friend.
  19. Your birthday only comes once a year, so make sure this is the most memorable one ever and have a colorful day.
  20. I gt a feeling that you’ll look really good when you get older. So don’t feel bad about how you look now. Happy birthday my friend!
  21. I don’t have words to describe what I feel for you. Meeting you is the best thing that ever happened in my life. Happy Birthday!
  22. Today I wish you a fun time, shared with your dear ones, and a lifelong happiness!
  23. I always wished to be a great friend like you. But there is no way to be a better friend than you in the world. Happy birthday.
  24. Wishing you a wonderful day and all the most amazing things on your Big Day!
  25. You know all about me, I know all about you. We’re best friends, yada yada yada. Since we can read each other’s minds I don’t need a creative message.
  26. Life is tough but birthdays are smooth because I will finally have a chance to smile at you. Happy birthday.
  27. May your birthday be full of happy hours and special moments to remember for a long long time!
  28. Soon you’re going to start a new year of your life and I hope this coming year will bring every success you deserve. Happy birthday.
  29. Wishing you a memorable day and an adventurous year, Happy birthday
  30. Hope your birthday is as wonderful and extraordinary as you are.
  31. I wish you to enjoy your special day, relax and let yourself be spoiled, you deserve it!
  32. I wish you to have a wonderful time on your Day!
  33. Wishing a happy birthday to the best person I’ve ever met in this world.
  34. I wish that life brings you a beautiful surprise for every candle on your bday cake!
  35. Hugging you don’t need any reason but, if there is a reason, more than one hug is a norm. Happy Birthday!
  36. Thank you for all the memories we have. Without you, the world would have been colorless to me.
  37. I wish you a day filled with great fun and a year filled with true happiness!
  38. Let yourself do everything that you like most in life, may your Big Day be cheerful and happy!
  39. Wishing you the abundance of fun and glory, Happy Birthday!
  40. May this day be so happy that smile never fades away from your face.
  41. On your birthday friends wish you many things, but I will wish you only two: always and never. Never feel blue and always be happy!
  42. You are the only one who helped me a lot, guided me a lot and never given up when even I was not confident. Thanks for being all the way with me. Happy birthday.
  43. I feel proud when I call you my sister. I want to feel this today and every day.
  44. May the dream that means most to you, start coming true this year. Happy Bday!
  45. May you enjoy your special day to the fullest extent, buddy!
  46. With you, it is always about bringing in fun, in more ways than one, come rain come sun, just fun. Happy Birthday!
  47. I wish a very happy birthday for the second much-loved child of my parents.
  48. May your birthday mark the beginning of a wonderful period of time in your life!
  49. My dear friend, may your special day be full of beautiful, magical and unforgettable moments!
  50. Happy birthday, gorgeous! You are another year older and I just can’t see it. Have a blast! Wishing you the best of the best!
  51. What did little birdie say?  Oh! It said it is your birthday today. Happy Birthday my love.
  52. Wishing you greatest birthday ever, full of love and joy from the moment you open your eyes in the morning until you sleep for the night.
  53. Mom, there is no one who can come even closer to your winning ways. Happy Birthday to my great mom.

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