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October 06, 2018 Anniversary Wishes 1 comment

It can be hard to find exactly the words to say to your best friend on their birthday. So instead of just saying happy birthday best friend, use my list of happy.

When you’re late with sending your best wishes for someone’s birthday, you have plenty of options for saying you’re sorry you’re late and that you still wish them a happy birthday. If you’re using the word “belated,” however, have no doubt—happy belated birthday is the wrong way of doing it. Belated happy birthday is the correct formulation.

It seems that today it’s almost impossible to not know when someone’s birthday is, and we have social networks to thank for that. Facebook will notify you when one of your friends has a birthday and so will LinkedIn. Google+ will enter your connections’ birthdays into your calendar. Even Skype, which is not even a social network, will remind you to send birthday wishes to your contacts. But we still manage to forget about (or procrastinate on) sending best wishes for birthdays now and again. And that’s when the late greetings come into play.

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Happy Belated Birthday vs. Belated Happy Birthday

The go-to late birthday greeting contains the phrase “happy birthday” and the word belated. It comes up in two variants—happy belated birthday, and belated happy birthday. One of the two might be more commonly used in the United States, and funnily enough, it’s the one that’s not exactly logical—happy belated birthday. Let’s see why.

The Meaning of Happy Belated Birthday

The word belated means that something is late or delayed. If you wrote the phrase happy belated birthday but changed the word belated to its synonym “late,” you’d get happy late birthday. And this might be correct if the birthday were the thing that was late, but since a birthday is the anniversary of someone’s birth it can’t be late—or early, for that matter. Greetings can be late, however, so it makes much more sense to say late happy birthday, which is why belated happy birthday is the correct formulation. When you write the greeting correctly, belated modifies the phrase happy birthday. When you write it incorrectly, happy modifies the phrase belated birthday. You should keep this in mind when sending other greetings as well.

Examples of Belated Happy Birthday

It was a belated ‘Happy Birthday’ to Her Majesty as families turned out for a celebratory cream tea yesterday. —Cambridge News

Canter knew things were on the mend when Axl’s close ally, Del James, wished Slash a belated happy birthday on Twitter on July 23 last year—something unthinkable unless Axl and Slash were reconciled. —The Daily Mail

A belated happy birthday to RTÉ’s popular head of news and current affairs, Kevin Bakhurst. —The Irish Times

Can just read the bit in bold. So it was my birthday yesterday and I don't care too much about how many facebook posts I get, I know I'm not that popular.

31 Funny Happy Birthday Wishes for a Coworker that are Short and Sweet

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This is the biggest collection of birthday wishes and messages on the net!

  1. Celebrate your birthday today. Celebrate being Happy every day.
  2. May your birthday and every day be filled with the warmth of sunshine, the happiness of smiles, the sounds of laughter, the feeling of love and the sharing of good cheer.
  3. I hope you have a wonderful day and that the year ahead is filled with much love, many wonderful surprises and gives you lasting memories that you will cherish in all the days ahead. Happy Birthday.
  4. They say that you can count your true friends on 1 hand – but not the candles on your birthday cake! #1Happybirthday
  5. May your birthday be filled with many happy hours and your life with many happy birthdays. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!
  6. So many candles for such a small cake? Happy Birthday.
  7. Well, you are another year older and you haven’t changed a bit. That’s great because you are perfect just the way you are. Happy Birthday.
  8. You are special and I hope that you float through the day with a big smile on your face. Happy Birthday!
  9. Take a day off to celebrate you birthday. Take a year off and tell people you are younger. Happy Birthday.

 

 

  1. Happy Birthday!!! I hope this is the begining of your greatest, most wonderful year ever!
    When the world works right, good things happen to and for good people and you are definitely good people. Happy Birthday!
  2. Wishing you a day that is as special in every way as you are. Happy Birthday.
  3. You have to get older, but you don’t have to grow up.
  4. You are my friend. You are always there for me, supporting me, encouraging me , listening to me and all those other things that friends do. Happy Birthday Friend.
  5. Set the world on fire with your dreams and use the flame to light a birthday candle. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!

 

  1. Thinking of you on your birthday, and wishing you all the best! I hope it is as fantastic as you are, you deserve the best and nothing less.
  2. Wishing you all the great things in life, hope this day will bring you an extra share of all that makes you happiest. Happy Birthday.
  3. I hope that you have the greatest birthday ever from the moment you open your eyes in the morning until they close late at night.
  4. On this special day, I wish you all the very best, all the joy you can ever have and may you be blessed abundantly today, tomorrow and the days to come! May you have a fantastic birthday and many more to come… HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
  5. They say you lose your memory as you grow older. I say forget about the past and live life to the fullest today. Start with ice cream. Happy Birthday.
  6. Hope your birthday is totally cool, really funtastic, wonderful, exciting, majorly awesome, rocking and HAPPY. Happy Birthday wishes.
  7. Be your own light. Find your own way. It should be easy with all those candles.
  8. Some people get wiser with age. Some people get richer with age. But everybody gets older with age. So good luck on the other two & Happy Birthday!
  9. I wish that I could be the greatest friend in the world, but there is no way to be a better friend than you are. Happy Birthday.
  10. Your birthday should be a national holiday. I need a day off. Happy Birthday.
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  12. You are a gift to the world. How is that for a reverse birthday wish. Happy Birthday.
  13. It is your birthday so I’ll make the toasts and you make the boasts. Happy Birthday.
  14. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. A candle a day creates a large fire on your cake. Happy Birthday.
  15. Seek out challenges – like blowing out all those candles on your birthday cake.
  16. I hope that today is the beginning of a great year for you. Happy Birthday.
  17. Happy Birthday !! Have a wonderful happy, healthy birthday and many more to come.
  18. I hope you have a beautiful day and get at least half of what you want! Happy Birthday!
  19. Happy Birthday. Just one more year and you will be perfect. Yes, I did say that last year.
  20. You have a birthday twinkle in your eye so have fun and know we love you fairy, fairy much. Happy Birthday.
  21. Live today like it is a special gift, because it is the best birthday gift. Happy Birthday.
  22. May your heart naturally beat with the happiness and laughter that you give others. Happy Birthday.
  23. Happy Birthday. Hope it’s one of the best ever!!!!… a lovely birthday for a lovely person!
  24. Wishing you health, love, wealth, happiness and just everything your heart desires. Happy Birthday.
  25. Happy Birthday to a friend who means more to me than chocolate.
  26. Things I like about you: humor, looks, everything. Happy Birthday.
  27. Watch out world. You are old enough to know what to do and how to do it. Happy Birthday.
  28. When I paint my masterpiece, I am pretty sure there will be a spot for you. Happy Birthday.
  29. Happy Birthday. I hope that you will have a truly marvelous and joyous day with family and friends.
  30. Enjoy your birthday and every day to the fullest. A Happy Birthday is just part of a Happy Life.
  31. May you always get what you ask for, but you may you always the right things. Happy Birthday. Oh, I didn’t get you anything.
  32. Best wishes for a happy birthday and may you enjoy your next year on this planet – or wherever you happen to be.
  33. No matter how hard you try to fit in, you were born to stand out. Now celebrate that fact.
  34. Hey bae, wishing you a #BirthdayOnFleek. #1HappyBirthday
  35. Hope your day is simply terrific! Happy Birthday.
  36. It doesn?t matter where you are or what you are doing, what matters is who you are. I like who you are. Happy Birthday.
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  38. I wish you a wonderfulBirthday!! I hope you have an amazing day and lots of fun! Enjoy this day, you deserve it!
  39. Time waits for no one but that doesn’t matter if you don’t wait for it! Happy Birthday.
  40. Today is not the end of another year, but the start of a new one. Happy Birthday.
  41. Being young is a privilege. Being attractive a genetic gift. Being cool, that is all you. Happy Birthday.
  42. God had a pretty good plan when he made you so plan on having a pretty fun birthday.
  43. May your days always be full of sunshine and rain, waterfalls and deserts, butterflies and bees and everything else that life has to offer. Happy Birthday.
  44. May you create a memory today that becomes your happy place in all the many years yet to come. Happy Birthday.
  45. Wishing you metric tons of happiness on your birthday. Enjoy it.
  46. You make the world a better place by just being you. Happy Birthday!
  47. Wishing you love and happiness on your birthday. Happy Birthday
  48. Eat, drink and make merry because it is your birthday. Happy Birthday.
  49. You aren’t getting older, you are getting better. Happy Birthday.
  50. Enjoy the party before you reach the age that all the young girls call you sir. Happy Birthday.
  51. May life’s brightest joys illuminate your path, and may each day’s journey bring you closer to your dreams! HAPPY BIRTHDAY
  52. May your day be beautiful and may your heart be happy and may you celebrate birthdays for many years to come.
  53. You might have a lot on your mind but there is only one important task to complete today. Have a Happy Birthday!
  54. I wish you happiness, health and so many good things in your life. Happy Birthday!
  55. Work hard. Play hard. Eat lots of cake. That’s a good motto for your birthday and for life.
  56. Don’t wait for others to do things for you. Be happy now & start with your birthday.
  57. What should we celebrate first: your accomplishments or your birthday?
  58. Out of the 19,178,082 people having a birthday today, you rank solidly in my top 10 list.
  59. Happy Birthday to a lovely & vibrant individual!
  60. You remind me of you at your age. Young and good looking! Happy Birthday!
  61. I am your friend who will always be there, whether you serve birthday cake or not.
  62. You are only young once, but you can be immature forever. Happy Birthday.
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  64. Set your sights high. Achieve your goals. Aways be the best you possible. And have a Happy Birthday.
  65. If you’re lucky enough to have a friend like you, then you have truly been lucky. I count myself as lucky. Happy Birthday.
  66. Your birthday has emboldened a crew of anti-establishment operatives and activists who intend to celebrate.
  67. Birthdays don’t have to follow the law correlating higher returns with more risk. I hope that yours is risk-free and super-great.
  68. A true friend remembers your birthday but not your age. Happy Birthday.
  69. You are only young once – if you tell the truth about your age! Happy Birthday.
  70. Judge and you shall be judged they say. So I have no comment on your age. Happy Birthday.
  71. Some people look old and feel young. Some people look young and feel old. Some people like us look young and feel young. Feels good to party on your birthday doesn’t it?
  72. You are like a fine wine, you keep getting better with age. Happy Birthday.
  73. You perform well under pressure but you should feel no pressure as you celebrate your birthday.
  74. I wish you the best birthday ever! I hope you get lots of kisses and hugs. Happy Birthday!
  75. Hope you have wonderful birthday filled with fun, excitement and joy. Happy Birthday.
  76. When time gets the jump on you, it won’t matter any more. Until then, party like it is your birthday.
  77. I hope your BIG BRIGHT STAR keeps on shining. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !
  78. May you always the most precious things in life: health, peace, love and happiness. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
  79. Today it’s your day and it’s always going to be, so be happy & enjoy every second of life because you deserve the best! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
  80. Happy Birthday. Hope it’s one of the best ever!!! A lovely birthday for a lovely person!
  81. May your day shine brightly like your smile, with the warmth of your heart, & a day that reflects as wonderful as you are. Happy Birthday.
  82. Happy birthday! You are only young once so enjoy it to the fullest. Time passes way too fast and you don’t get these years back.
  83. Life can be one crazy thing after another. Sort of like your birthdays, they seem to just keep rolling on. Oh well, at least pause and enjoy it.
  84. Happy moments. Happy thoughts. Happy Dreams. Happy feelings. Happy Birthday.
  85. Stay on top of your deadlines. Celebrate your birthday on time!
  86. Always be yourself because you are great the way you are. Happy Birthday.
  87. Celebrate the joy and peace of leaving the past behind and moving forward.
  88. If they had draft picks of people celebrating their birthday, you would definitely be chosen in the first round.
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  90. I want to wish you happiness for your birthday and every day. Happy Birthday.
  91. The candles on your cake won’t start a fire if you don’t light them, but that isn’t what candles are for? Keep lighting up the world on your birthday
  92. I hope you have a wonderful day and get everything you want! Happy Birthday!
  93. On your birthday, may each hour and minute be filled with delight. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !
  94. Happy Birthday! Keep being you, no matter what anyone says, you are a great person. Uh who said what? Uh…
  95. Today is your birthday! Well, if that isn’t the frosting on the cake!
  96. I want to wish you a Happy Birthday and I truly hope that you enjoy it to the fullest.
  97. The whole world is in on the secret that there is something incredibly sweet about you. Happy Birthday.
  98. Happy Birthday Dad. Thanks for teaching me how to handle the big stuff and letting me get away with a lot of little stuff.
  99. I hope that you smell good on your birthday so people don’t sing that song about you looking like a monkey on your birthday.
  100. You give so much to all of us. May you get even a portion of it in return as you celebrate your birthday.
  101. Have a wonderful day, get many nice presents and have a lot of fun!! Happy Birthday!
  102. Keep being awesome, and always take care. Happy Birthday!
  103. Reach for the stars. You can do it. Happy Birthday.
  104. Though I will not be there for your birthday, I hope that it is full of fun and doing stuff that you like. Happy Birthday!
  105. Thinking of you and wishing you all the best on your birthday. Happy Birthday!
  106. Happy birthday and lots of love! Enjoy this special day, you deserve it!
  107. Thinking of you with love on your birthday and wishing you everything that brings you happiness today and always.
  108. You can always change your mind at the last minute – unless it is about getting older on your birthday.
  109. Hope you have a magnificent birthday with your loved ones!! Best wishes for a Happy Birthday.
  110. Happy Birthday. Remember that getting older is way better than a robot apocalypse.
  111. As your true friend, I can offer you my fingers and toes to help count out your age of 39!
  112. Eat, drink and make merry. It’s your birthday.
  113. Words can’t say how much happiness we wish for you. Happy Birthday.
  114. Enjoy today and make it your own. It is your day to shine! Happy Birthday.
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  116. The spotlight is on you today. Enjoy the moment. Happy Birthday.
  117. You are the one person I believe when you tell me everything will work out in this crazy life. Happy Birthday.
  118. Best birthday wishes ever, yeah that is my birthday wish for you.
  119. I hope that your birthday is great, cause it is a good reason to celebrate.
  120. Your birthday means it is your rules and that YOU RULE!
  121. A birthday means that you are a year older but a birthday party neans you get to act 10 years younger. Enjoy the party!
  122. It is a great day to smile and be happy. The kind of Happy in Happy Birthday.
  123. Congratulations and happy faces. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
  124. Wishing you a spectacularly beautiful birthday.
  125. Happy birthday!!! Hope you have a blast!!!
  126. A cheerful friend like you is like a sunny day. Happy Birthday.
  127. I’ve been that age. I’ve done that age. It is fun. Enjoy!
  128. I want to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and I hope its fabulous.
  129. Go forth and set the world on fire. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I want to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and I hope its fabulous.
  130. Think carefully about what it is in life that you truly want. And then blow all of those candles out.
  131. Birthday parties can turn into messy situations, so make sure you have napkins.
  132. There will never be a better time for you to celebrate this birthday than now. Do it.
  133. Enjoy your birthday with those closest to you. They are your best source from emotional support and happiness.
  134. Your life is like a dream and your birthday is just another moment of happiness in that dream.
  135. After you blow out the candles on your cake, lift up your head and appreciate your friends & family and how much they love you.
  136. Happy Birthday! Now you have some new numbers to play in the lottery.
  137. You cannot change the past, regardless of how much of it you have lived through my OLD friend. Happy Birthday.
  138. A birthday is the accumulation of all of your efforts and not just those today, so enjoy it.
  139. You can turn over a new leaf anytime you want, but you can only celebrate your birthday now.
  140. If you have had a happy birthday before, then by all means try, try again.
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  142. Just because birthdays are inevitable doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be fun. Enjoy yours.
  143. Celebrating a birthday is not a demand on your time, it is just an accounting of it
  144. Have a forgiving attitude towards your family today. We just go a little crazier in hopes of making your birthday happier.
  145. Focus on what you can accomplish today; like having the best birthday possible.
  146. At the end of the day, regardless of how productive or unproductive your birthday is, only 1 is added to your total.
  147. You should have the wisdom to make good choices in your future, but not necessarily on your birthday!
  148. Don’t be reluctant to invite others to share your happiness as you mark your birthday. They can help make it better.
  149. Embrace change. Embrace a change in your age. Embrace all that awaits you.
  150. Secrets are not meant to be shared so we should whisper your age. Happy Birthday.
  151. Blowing out birthday candles is like bowling: you get 2 tries to get them all.
  152. Even if it wasn’t your idea to get older, it still seems like a good plan.
  153. Do what you think is best: you have good instincts. Uh, unless they are telling you that you aren’t getting older.
  154. Get out there in the world and interact. Let everyone share in your Happy Birthday.
  155. Of all of the good, the bad and the ugly people, you are the one with the birthday. Happy Birthday.
  156. It takes a long time to become as young as you are. Happy Birthday.
  157. The older I get, the more I realize that I am still a little younger than you! Happy Birthday.
  158. Now for today’s birthday math lesson: If you were 29 (or more than) a few years ago & today is your birthday, then how old are you now? The correct answer: 29.

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Happy Birthday Wishes & Messages, Quotes

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Facebook has always been a stellar resource for birthdays. Whether you're trying to remember how old your uncle is, or if you would rather write on someone's wall than call them (because talking on the phone is a hassle), it's a great way to stay up to date on the details of your friends' special days. Now, the social media site is adding a brand new feature that's totally going to up your birthday the game. If you haven't already heard about Facebook's new Birthday Stories Feature, it'll make any and all birthday celebrations even more special than they were before.

On the morning of Thursday, May 9, Facebook unveiled a totally new feature called Birthday Stories, and it's perfect for wishing the happiest of birthdays to your friends in the most personal way possible. According to the press release, anyone in someone's FB network can can add digital birthday cards, photos, or videos to a Birthday Story thread that's solely dedicated to whomever is celebrating their big day. All of the messages sent to the Birthday Story will be put together, creating an entire slideshow of "happy birthday" messages that are visual and interactive. The person celebrating their birthday can then share the Birthday Story publicly, or they can keep it for themselves. It's honestly a super cool way to send personal birthday wishes.

If you would like to add to someone else's Birthday Story, doing so is actually pretty simple. All you have to do is tap on your friend's birthday notification, according to the press release. You can also find the Birthday Story right at the top of your app in the Stories tray or by going to the person's FB profile page on your app. Then, you will record or upload a photo or video, or you can use one of Facebook's digital birthday cards to give your friend the birthday wish they deserve. It can even include a music sticker to jazz up your message, and when you're completely done, you can automatically add your wish to your friend's birthday story. Yes, it seriously is that easy. I'm truly shocked.

And if you're the one getting all the birthday love, you can choose to set your Birthday Story to public or private by toggling it on or off, and you can choose if it's viewable to everyone or just friends. To control your Birthday Story settings, you can tap the little settings wheel on the front of your Birthday Story, and there you can also make it so you approve each post before it's added to your Story. The settings will automatically be the same as your regular Story settings, so keep that in mind if you want to switch things up on your Birthday Story.

The Facebook Birthday Story capability will roll out on Thursday evening into Friday, May 10. If you don't have automatic updates on your phone, you'll want to make sure your Facebook app is updated so you can see the new feature.

In honor of Facebook's new Birthday Stories, the brand will also be partnering up with bakeries across the country to give away free treats on Friday, May 10, according to the press release. Yes, you heard that correctly, and the best part is that it doesn't even have to be your birthday. For more information, just check out their website, to see which bakeries will be participating near you. It's good for one treat per person, while supplies last, so I'd hop on that before you get too engrossed in the new Birthday Stories. In New York City, for example, they are to doing a giveaway at Flour Shop in SoHo. So, you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be there.

Wishing your pals a happy birthday on Facebook will always be a big deal, and apparently, that concept is totally generational. One of the top 10 things millennials care about in regard to their birthday is seeing how many people write on their Facebook timeline. And now, your birthday celebrations on FB are going to be so much more personal. Whether you upload a pic to your friend's Birthday Story or want to post a full-on video, your pals will definitely appreciate the effort.

The traditional greeting can sometimes feel I'm so glad to know you and hope you have an amazing day.

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Best Birthday Wishes for Friends

80+ of the best birthday wishes for friends to wish him or her a wonderful birthday, and to help to kick off their celebrations!

If you're not sure what to say on someone's birthday, here you'll find an extensive collection of some of the best birthday wishes, messages, and quotes for inspiration. There are also top tips for how to write the perfect personalized birthday message for your bestie.

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Happy Birthday Wishes for Friends

Short and sweet birthday messages for friends, so you can wish him or her lots of fun and happiness for their special day!

It's your birthday, let's party! Cake - check. Candles - check. Drinks - check. Gift - check. Coolest birthday girl ever - check!

It's time to party and make your birthday as special as you are! I hope your day is fantastic, and the year ahead even better still. Happy birthday!

Wishing you a very happy birthday and all the best for the coming year. Thanks for being such a great friend!

Happy birthday! I'm so grateful for your friendship and all the fun times we've had together this year. Here's to many more!

Let's celebrate, it's your birthday! Wishing you an awesome day, and brilliant year ahead!

Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated. Happy Birthday!

It's your birthday, let's get up to some mischief!

Happy birthday to such a fabulous friend! Wishing you many blessings for the year ahead.

Many happy returns on your birthday! I know this past year has had some tough times but I hope that the coming year brings you the good fortune you deserve. You're a great friend and I am so thankful for your presence in my life.

Wishing you a wonderful birthday and a fantastic year ahead! Thanks for being such a dear friend.

You're such a generous, kind, fabulous person and I'm so lucky to have you as a friend. Wishing you an extra special birthday and best wishes for the year ahead.

Happy birthday! Love you lots and can't wait to celebrate your birthday with you [tonight/on the weekend etc]. Thanks for being such a great friend!

Happy birthday dear friend! I hope you have a very special day and a wonderful year ahead!

Congratulations on your birthday! Wishing you a truly fabulous day.

Happy birthday to such a great [guy/gal/friend], I hope you have a fun day today!

Happy birthday! I hope you have a great day today and the year ahead is full of many blessings.

I hope your birthday is full of sunshine and rainbows and love and laughter! Sending many good wishes to you on your special day.

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Birthday Wishes for Best Friends

It's your best friend's birthday? Hooray, how fun! Start their day off with some birthday love with one of these birthday wishes for best friends, and let your bestie know just how much you care about him or her, and how special their friendship is to you!

You shine so much brightness and joy into the lives of everyone around you. Thanks for being such an amazing person and friend, and I hope that today on your birthday some of that brightness shines right back at you!

Happy birthday to my crazy, fun, fabulous best friend! I love you to the moon and back and am so grateful for your friendship and all the fun times we've shared this year. I hope you have a great day!

Happy birthday to my fabulous, witty, kind, brilliant friend. There is no one else I'd rather spend the day with. Let's go celebrate and have some fun!

Stay true to who you are, you are an amazing person and the best ever friend a person could hope for! Have a fantastic birthday and a great year ahead.

You've been there for me through all my ups and downs, and I hope you know I'm always here for you too. Thanks for being such a wonderful friend. I hope you have a great birthday and the year ahead is the best yet!

I never guessed when we first met that we'd become best friends, or all the silly memories we'd make together! Thanks for all the fun adventures, and here's to many more in the coming year!

Has anyone told you today how great you are? Because I think you're the bees knees, the greatest thing since sliced bread, out of this world... basically I think you're the best! Have a great birthday my brilliant, fabulous best friend.

Happy birthday to my gorgeous friend, you're the best! I hope you have a brilliant day.

Happy birthday to my best buddy! I hope you have a good one.


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Funny Birthday Wishes for Friends

Funny birthday wishes for friends to bring some laughter and happiness into their day!

Don't worry, they are not gray hairs, they are wisdom highlights. You just happen to be extremely wise!

[insert age] is a perfect age. You're old enough to recognize your mistakes but young enough to make some more. Happy birthday!

Happy birthday. It took you [insert age] years to look this good!

You suck at aging! Can you at least try to look older?

You're not getting older... just more distinguished! Happy birthday.

A wise man once said, "Forget about your past, you cannot change it". I'd like to add: "Forget about your present, I didn't get you one".

Those aren't gray hairs you see. They're strands of birthday glitter growing out of your head. You're just ready to party!

Don't let aging get you down. It's too hard to get up again!

Q: What goes up and never comes down?
A: Your age!

Middle age... when "happy hour" is a nap!

How do you know you've hit middle-age? In preparation for a big sneeze you cross your legs really hard and hope for the best!

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Birthday Quotes for Friends

Endearing and funny quotes about friendship and about getting older, perfect for writing as part of a greeting card message or SMS to your bestie on their birthday!

These first birthday quotes are all about friendship and what friends mean to you, and are a lovely way to express your feelings for your friend on their big day!

A good friend knows all your best stories. A best friend has lived them with you.
~ Unknown

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good friends don't let you do stupid things... alone.
~ Unknown

True friends are like diamonds - bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.
~ Nicole Richie

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We've been friends for so long I can't remember which one of us is the bad influence!
~ Unknown

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
~ Aristotle

Best friends are the people you can do anything and nothing with and still have the best time.
~ Unknown

Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.
~ Misty Copeland

Friendship isn't a big thing. It's a million little things.
~ Unknown

Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.
~ Unknown

Friends are the bacon bits in the salad bowl of life.
~ Unknown

These next birthday quotes for friends are about growing older, reflecting on aging, or gently teasing friends about their age.

I'm so glad that we are growing older together, and that you'll always have a head start!
~ Unknown

Growing old is inevitable. Growing up is optional.
~ Chili Davis

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

Age is a matter of feeling, not of year.
~ George William Curtis

You don't get older, you get better.
~ Shirley Bassey

We'll be friends until we're old and senile... and then we can be *new* friends!
~ Unknown.

The important thing to you is not how many years in your life, but how much life in your years!
~ Edward J. Stieglitz

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.
~ Ausonius

Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.
~ Albert Einstein

Today you have added another candle of knowledge and wisdom to your life.
~ Debasish Mridha

In youth we learn; in age, we understand.
~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
~ Voltaire


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Birthday Wishes for Friends - from a Distance

On occasions like birthdays the sense of distance can feel greater, so making an effort to wish your friend happy birthday and tell them you're thinking of them can make all the difference. These next happy birthday wishes for friends are written with that in mind.

Happy birthday all the way from [insert your location]. I hope you have a fabulous day and be sure to eat an extra slice of cake for me!

Happy birthday! Wishing you a wonderful day today, and looking forward to seeing you in [insert month].

Happy birthday dear friend! Raising a glass to your continued health and happiness all the way from [insert location]. I hope you have a great day!

Thinking of you on your birthday! We hope you have a great day and wish you all the best for the coming year. We're so excited that you're coming to visit in [insert month], and can't wait to see you then!

Congratulations on your birthday! Sending you our love and good wishes all the way from [insert location].

Wishing you a very happy birthday and all the best wishes for an exciting and fun-filled year ahead. With lots of love from [insert location].

Many happy returns to you on your birthday! We hope you have a wonderful day full of friends, family, and cake! Sorry we can't be there this year and we hope to catch up next time we're in the neighborhood.

Wishing you all the best on your birthday! Sorry to miss you on such an wonderful day. We're thinking of you all the way from [insert location] and raising a glass to your good health.

Wishing you many happy returns on your birthday. We hope you have a wonderful day and we look forward to seeing you in [insert month]/or [at an event eg. Christmas].

Wishing you many blessings on your birthday. We miss you!


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Belated Birthday Wishes for Friends

Oh no! Did you miss their birthday? Here are some happy belated birthday wishes for friends... to help you get back into their good books!

Happy belated Birthday! I'm so sorry I forgot to write earlier, but how do you expect me to remember your birthday if you never look any older?

I promise this card isn't late. It is intentionally arriving after your birth-day, because I think you deserve a whole birth-month. Happy Birth-month!

HBBD! That stands for Happy Belated Birthday! Love, YTDF (Your Terribly Disorganized Friend)

I know you think this card is a few days late. It's actually worse than that. This is your card from 2010 that I only just got around to sending. Happy Belated Birthday!

I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday. The good news is that I also forgot your age. Happy belated Birthday!

Happy Birthday! Don't think of this as a late birthday card. Consider it a very early one for next year. Here's wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

Sorry I missed your birthday by several days, but happy birthday anyways!

I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday. The good news is that if you forget mine next year I'll forgive you. Happy Belated Birthday!

You can see the full belated birthday wishes collection here.


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Birthday Wishes Images for Friends

In this section you'll find some of the above heartfelt and funny birthday wishes and quotes for friends as images that you can share with friends on their birthday.

Let's celebrate, it's your birthday!


It's your birthday, let's get up to some mischief!


You suck at aging! Can you at least try to look older?


A good friend knows all your best stories. A best friend has lived them with you.


It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Good friends don't let you do stupid things... alone.


It's time to party and make your birthday as special as you are!


Happy birthday dear friend! I hope you have a very special day.


Happy birthday to my fabulous, witty, kind, brilliant friend.


Friendship isn't a big thing. It's a million little things.


Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.


Growing old is inevitable. Growing up is optional.
~ Chilli Davis


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


You don't get older, you get better.
~ Shirley Bassey


Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt


God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
~ Voltaire


True friends are like diamonds - bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.
~ Nicole Richie


One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Best friends are the people you can do anything and nothing with and still have the best time.


Age is a matter of feeling, not of year.
~ George William Curtis


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More Birthday Wishes for Friends...

Looking for more ideas and inspiration for birthday wishes for friends? Take a look at these other birthday wishes and quotes collection:

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Milestone Birthdays Wishes (30 / 40 / 50 / 60)

Any birthday is special, but some are *extra* special! Use our age-specific happy birthday wishes, quotes, poems, and jokes to wish your friends an extra-special birthday on their big day!

30th Birthday Wishes
30th Birthday Quotes

40th Birthday Sayings
40th Birthday Quotes
Funny 40th Birthday Jokes

50th Birthday Wishes
50th Birthday Quotes
50th Birthday Poems
Funny 50th Birthday Jokes

60th Birthday Wishes
60th Birthday Quotes
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Funny 60th Birthday Jokes


Personalized Milestone Birthday Posters

And if you're looking for age-related birthday gifts, our personalized birthday posters are a fantastic gift to celebrate a friends *extra* special birthday.

With a huge choice of color palettes, and lots of ideas for poster-text, you can personalize these posters as much or as little as you wish. Easy to format and download at home, they're a great gift for a milestone birthday.


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What do you say on someone's birthday?

Need some help coming up with your own unique birthday wishes for friends? Not sure what to say on someone's birthday? Follow these top tips to write the nicest birthday wishes for your friend that will make him or her feel loved and extra-special on their birthday!

1. Congratulate your friend on their birthday!

2. Acknowledge and celebrate your friend's personality and what you love about them.

3. Thank them for their friendship and mention something you really appreciate about them.

4. Reminisce over a fun time you've shared together, and how much you love being with them.

5. Wish them well for the coming year. Be specific - mention something you know they are looking forwards too.

So you could write something like this, personalized to your friend:

"Happy birthday to my best friend and partner in crime! I don't know where I'd be without such a fun, caring person as you in my life. Thank you for all the nights we've spent talking until late, and for your amazing advice and perspective on life. I love spending time with you, and all the adventures we get up to! I hope you have a fantastic year ahead and that your dreams come true (especially our summer vacation plans!)."

Great Words to Describe a Friend

Here is a list of some adjectives you could use to describe your friend, it's not extensive, it's just a starting point to help you think about what is so special about your friend. In the birthday wishes for your friend you could use some of these words to describe the traits that you really love and appreciate in your friend.

Adventurous Creative Helpful
Ambitious Determined Philosophical
Bright Diligent Practical
Calm Easygoing Persistent
Capable Enthusiastic Reliable
Caring Faithful Resourceful
Confident Fun Sensible
Clever Generous Unassuming
Considerate Happy Witty

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We have it all on this page – from funny birthday wishes to heart-tugging messages! On this special day, I wish you all the very best, all the joy you can ever have You're at that perfect age where you're old enough to know better but young.

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