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Happy Birthday Wishes. Short and simple Happy Birthday wishes for friends, family, and co-workers. Pop in a card, or send.

Short birthday messages

May your special day mark the beginning of the most amazing period in your lifetime!

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Live, love, learn and you will find out the aim of life. Happy celebration!!

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Best wishes on your birthday. Make this day special and memorable.

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May the sun always shine bright for you! Wishing you the most joyful day and the most fantastic future!

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Getting older? No way! Buddy, you are getting sexier!

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Life is short, your birthday is also. Enjoy it at maximum. Happy birthday!

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Forget what others say, you are what you are. Love yourself and life ahead you. This day is special. Happy birthday!

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You are the best person ever. We all love you. Happy birthday!

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Have a fabulous day! Today is your time to shine. Happy birthday!

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With all my love, the sweetest birthday greetings to you! Live, love, laugh and repeat.

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You deserve a big and fun birthday. Let it be so. Congrats and have a lot of fun!

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In my opinion, the best gift is happiness. So, be the happiest man in the entire world. Congratulations on birthday !

You don't need a lot of words to say happy birthday to someone special. Here's a list of short birthday wishes for all the important people in your life.

Short happy birthday wishes

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You don’t need a lot of words to wish someone a happy birthday. The point is to let the special person know you’re thinking about them on their big day. You can do that with a brief birthday card message, a text, a social media post, or even by speaking to them face-to-face (what a novel idea!).

In fact, the words “happy birthday” are all you really need. But then, that might be a little too brief – not to mention generic. To help you come up with a message that’s meaningful without being verbose, here’s a list of short birthday wishes for all the important people in your life.

Note: If you’re looking for a short message for a birthday cake, we have a separate list for that.

Simple | Funny | Sweet | For Best Friend | For Boyfriend | For Girlfriend | For Mother | For Father | For Brother | For Sister | For Cousin

Simple

Here are some short and simple birthday messages that work for just about anyone.

  • Congratulations on another year well lived.
  • Best wishes on your birthday – may you have many, many more.
  • Wishing you the happiest of birthdays.
  • Best wishes for a fantastic person on [his/her] birthday.
  • Happy Birthday! Today is a good day to spend some time with family, and some money on yourself.
  • I hope you treat yourself to something special on your birthday – you deserve it!
  • Happy Birthday to one of my favorite people on the planet.
  • Getting older sucks, but you make it look easy.
  • You make life more fun for everyone you meet. Thanks for being you.
  • You do so much for others, I hope you find time to do something for yourself on your birthday.

Funny

Putting a smile on someone’s face is one of the best things you can do for them on their birthday. Here are some short and funny birthday wishes you can use.

  • Your birthday’s here! Another year! Have good cheer! Grab a beer!
  • I hope everyone remembers your birthday, but forgets how old you are.
  • Congratulations on another year on Earth.
  • There’s something in the air today… I think it’s an old fart.
  • I’d tell you to spoil yourself today, but you’re already pretty rotten!
  • Have a great birthday, and remember to never act your age.
  • Older, wiser, AND sexier? You’re doing something right, [girl/boy].
  • You’re going to need a bigger cake for all those candles!
  • Cheer up. Turning a year older is better than the alternative.
  • Remember, you can get away with anything when it’s your birthday.

Sweet

A few nice words can really make someone’s (birth)day. Here are some short and sweet messages for someone who means a lot to you. For many more sweet birthday wishes, see these “Happy Birthday, Beautiful” messages.

  • If you get even half the birthday presents you deserve, I’ll come save you. Because you’ll be drowning in them.
  • Here’s hoping you have a birthday that’s as special and wonderful as you are.
  • I’m so grateful you were born on this day [age] years ago. It’s like a holiday for me!
  • There’s not enough room on the planet for all the birthday presents you deserve.
  • Happy Birthday to someone who just gets better and better with age.

For Best Friend

A best friend deserves a unique birthday wish, such as one of the following. For lots more options, see this list of birthday wishes for a best friend.

  • I’m celebrating today. It’s the anniversary of my favorite person being born.
  • Happy Birthday to someone who’s absolutely, positively indispensable to me.
  • If being awesome were a crime, you’d be on the top of the Most Wanted list. Happy Birthday!
  • Wishing my BFF an FFB (Effing Fantastic Birthday).
  • Happy Birthday to one of the awesomest people who ever lived.

For Boyfriend

Here are some short birthday wishes for a boyfriend.

  • Hope you have an awesome day! The best boyfriend ever deserves the best birthday ever!
  • Sending you birthday wishes, hugs, and kisses.
  • Happy Birthday to the man I love. You deserve everything life has to offer.
  • Lots of love to my birthday beau.
  • Thanks for being born [age] years ago and growing up to be so damn foxy.

For Girlfriend

Here are some quick messages for a special lady on her birthday.

  • I’m celebrating you today, because you mean so much to me.
  • Happy Birthday! I can’t wait to give you your “pinch to grow an inch” in private.
  • Happy Birthday to someone who makes every day of my life special.
  • One day isn’t enough to celebrate someone as special as you.
  • Happy Birthday, baby. I’ll be thinking about you all day today… just like every other day.

For Mother

Your mom will undoubtedly be touched that you even remembered her birthday. Here are some ideas on what to say. For more ideas – a bunch more – see this list of birthday wishes for Mom.

  • Happy Birthday to the best mom a kid could ask for!
  • Hope you get some time to relax on your birthday – you’ve earned it after years of taking care of me.
  • Happy Birthday to someone who always made my childhood birthdays special.

For Father

Need to come up with a short saying for Dad on his big day? Here are some ideas. For a full list of birthday wishes for Pop, check out this article.

  • Happy Birthday to one hell of a dad.
  • Dad, thanks for being born. I wouldn’t be here without you.
  • Dad, I didn’t always appreciate you when I was growing up, but I sure do now. Have a good one.

For Brother

Here are some short messages for a brother on his birthday. You can find more options in this article.

  • You smell like a monkey, and you look like one too. Happy Birthday, bro!
  • You’re good at this brother thing. I’m so glad you were born [age] years ago.
  • Growing up with you was never boring, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

For Sister

And here are some short sayings for a birthday sister. For more ideas, see our full list of birthday wishes for Sis.

  • You’re my sister and my friend, and you’re equally amazing at both. Happy Birthday, Sis!
  • I wouldn’t have said this when we were kids, but I’m really glad you were born.
  • My life would be about 99% less awesome without you – thanks and Happy Birthday!

For Cousin

Finally, here are some brief sayings to wish a cousin a happy birthday.

  • Happy Birthday to a cousin who’s been like a [brother/sister] to me.
  • Birthday hugz for my cuz.
  • Hope you get birthday presents by the dozen, my cousin.
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200+ Happy Birthday Wishes for Friends & Family

Happy Birthday wishes to wish your friends and family all the best on their special day!

Are you wondering "What is the best message for a birthday card?" Don't panic! Whether your looking for a simple, sweet birthday message, or a funny birthday wish to make them laugh, we hope you are inspired by our large collection of message ideas and wishes for birthdays.

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We've organized this birthday wishes collection to make it easy to find the best, most relevant message for you. You can scroll the page to browse them all, or use these links to go to jump to specific wishes for birthdays.

Last updated: 11 June 2019

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Short & Simple Happy Birthday Wishes

Short and simple Happy Birthday wishes for friends, family, and co-workers. Pop in a card, or send an sms or text, they'll help you express your best wishes to the birthday gal or guy!

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

Wishing you a very special birthday and a wonderful year ahead!

Warmest wishes for a very happy birthday.

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

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

Wishing you a very happy birthday! May all your dreams come true.

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day and that the year ahead is full of fun and adventure.

Happy Birthday! Wishing you a beautiful day and many blessings for the year ahead.

May your birthday be sprinkled with fun and laughter. Have a great day!

Congratulations on your birthday! Sending you our love and good wishes.

Many happy returns to you on your birthday! We hope you have a wonderful day full of friends, family, and cake!

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


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Happy Birthday wishes for Friends

A birthday is a great time to tell a friend how much they mean to you! Use these simple birthday message examples as a starting point, and personalize further to make your friend feel extra-loved on their birthday.

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!

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

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 best buddy! I hope you have a good one.

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.

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

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

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

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Birthday Wishes for Sister

Write your sister a cute, inspirational, or funny birthday message with one of these birthday wishes for sisters.

Happy Birthday to the coolest sister! The day is brighter and more fun when you're around.

Happy Birthday, sister. May today be the start of a wonderful, glorious and joyful year.

There is no better sister that I could dream up. You are my best friend and partner-in-crime. Life would be dull without you. Happy Birthday!

I am so grateful you're my sister, I can't imagine life without you! Thanks for being amazing! Have a great birthday!

There's never a dull moment with you in the house, thanks for all the fun and laughter you bring into our lives! May your birthday be full of joy, and may the year ahead be your best one yet! Happy Birthday!

Sisters fill your soul with bright sunshine and your heart with laughter and joy. Happy Birthday!

You're truly one in a million - so kind, caring, and sweet. To be honest, I am not sure how we are even related! I hope your birthday is as amazing as you are.

Hooray it's your birthday! Probably the only thing that we didn't have to share as kids! Today it's all about you - have fun and enjoy your special day!

Sisters are a lot like toppings on ice cream: you can get by without them, but where's the fun in that? Thanks for sweetening my life with your love. Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday! Here's to the cutest, smartest, most perfect sister! I think it must run in the family.

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Birthday Wishes for Brother

A collection of funny and heartfelt birthday wishes for brothers to help you write the perfect birthday message or text to your bro.

Happy Birthday to my brother. Here's to another year of laughing at our own jokes and keeping each other sane! Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to such a great brother, I hope you have a fun day today!

Happy Birthday to the coolest brother! The day is brighter and more fun when you're around.

Hooray it's your birthday! Probably the only thing that we didn't have to share as kids! Today it's all about you - have fun and enjoy your special day!

No matter how serious life gets, you've got to have that one person you can be completely stupid with. So glad I've got you bro! Have a brilliant birthday!

It's remarkable how long we've put up with each other. Happy Birthday.

You're turning a perfect age. Old enough to recognize your mistakes but young enough to make some more. Happy Birthday!

I hope you have a brilliant birthday brother, and that this next year is full of exciting opportunities! Keep reaching for those stars, I believe in you!

There's never a dull moment with you in the house, thanks for all the fun and laughter you bring into our lives! May your birthday be full of joy, and may the year ahead be your best one yet! Happy Birthday!

Another adventure-filled year awaits you, I hope you enjoy it to the full! Happy Birthday brother!

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Birthday Wishes for Husband

Wish your husband a happy birthday with one of these funny, romantic, and heartfelt birthday wishes for husbands.

Happy Birthday to my partner in crime. Let's make some mischief today and every day!

Happy Birthday to my favorite adventurer. I never would have gone so many places without you. Now hurry up and let's get planning for the next one!

There isn't enough wrapping paper in the world to contain all the love I have for you. Happy Birthday, Sweetheart!

My amazing husband, you've been working so hard. Today, take a seat, grab a beer, and get ready to enjoy some of my amazing cake. Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my husband. You're the best thing in this world. It's true. I can't imagine my life without you. Now, let's get this party started!

Some days you're a my hero. Other days, you're my knight in shining armor. But today you're the king of the cake! Happy Birthday!

Every day, you are my companion, my comforter, and my friend. I am so blessed to have and to hold you as my husband. Happy Birthday!

I believe in you. You have amazing dreams and the ability to make them happen. There's nothing you can't do! You have so many amazing qualities and gifts. And I know you can do whatever you set your mind to. Happy Birthday, let make these wishes come true!

Every part of me loves every bit of you. Happy Birthday, My Love.

To my wonderful husband, I never believed in soulmates until I met you. Happy Birthday!

A Toast to My Husband: You're my best friend, my confidant, the love of my life. I can't wait to celebrate you. Happy Birthday!

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Birthday Wishes for Wife

Let your wife know just how wonderful you think she is and wish her all the best on her birthday with one of these romantic, sweet and inspirational birthday wishes for wife.

Many happy returns to my darling wife.

Happy Birthday to the woman I love!

Happy Birthday to my beautiful and loving wife!

Thank you for everything you do. Let's make the year great together. Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the woman who has stolen my heart, to the light of my life, my darling, my wife!

You are my world and I cannot imagine my life without you. Loving birthday wishes to my adorable wife!

You are my today and all of my tomorrows. Happy Birthday, my love.

Once in a while, right in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale. I'm so happy to be part of this fairytale with you! Happy Birthday, my love!

We've celebrated a lot of birthdays together, but after all this time, you're still incredible! Have a wonderful day.

Like fine wine we get better with age... or rather, we feel better about our age with lots of wine! Happy Birthday, darling!

Happy Birthday to my parter-in-wine!

When life gives you birthdays, eat cake!

Some things just get better with age... and you're definitely one of them!

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Birthday Wishes for Daughter

Need a cute message for your little (or not so little) girl? Wish your daughter an extra-special day with these beautiful, inspirational birthday wishes for daughters.

Happy Birthday to our dear, sweet daughter. May your day be full of sunshine, rainbows, laughter, and fun!

Dear daughter, best wishes on your birthday! I hope that your celebration is as sweet as you are.

May this day be as special as you are. Happy Birthday dear daughter!

Happy Birthday to our lovely daughter! The world is a better place with you in it!

May this year bring you plenty of reasons to smile, and endless opportunities to make you happier! My girl, you were born to be a star! Happy Birthday!

To our little bundle of joy, Happy Birthday! Keep chasing your dreams and spreading happiness. We love you!

You are loved for the little girl you were, for the special woman you are and for the precious daughter you will always be. Have a wonderful birthday!

Happy Birthday to the girl who brightens my life and warms my heart.

A daughter is God's way of saying, 'I thought you could use a lifelong friend'. Thank you for being mine. Happy Birthday darling.

Happy Birthday to our dearest daughter! We are so proud you turned into a beautiful and intelligent woman. We hope you have the time of your life on this extra special day of yours!

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Happy Birthday Wishes for Son

Wish your son all the best on his special day with these inspirational and funny birthday wishes for sons.

Happy Birthday to our darling boy. May you have a wonderful and fun-filled birthday.

Happy Birthday dear son. Stay happy, healthy, and blessed on your special day, and every day of the year. We love you!

May your future shine bright and be full of many good times. Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to our amazing son, who is growing up to be such an amazing man!

Loving you is my greatest joy, you make it so easy! Happy Birthday dear son.

Happy Birthday to the boy who has taught me more about the world and about myself than anyone else.

Wherever life takes you, I will always be so proud of you. Happy Birthday son!

Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and loved more than you know. Happy Birthday dear son!

My son, I wish you the strength to face challenges with confidence, along with the wisdom to choose your battles carefully. I wish you adventure on your journey and may you always stop to help someone along the way. Listen to your heart and take risks carefully. Remember how much you are loved.

Nothing has been the same since you came into my life, and I want you to know I wouldn't have it any other way. I am so grateful that you have changed my life for the better.

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Happy Birthday Wishes for Mom

A collection of cute, inspirational, and funny birthday wishes and messages for your mom to say an extra special happy birthday to her!

Happy Birthday Mom! Take it easy today. You deserve it!

It's your birthday! I recommend you kick back, relax, and let dad do all the work for once.

To the world you may be one person, but to me you are the whole world. Happy Birthday Mom!

You are my first friend, my best friend, and my forever friend. I can't wait to help you celebrate your birthday!

Even though I'm getting older, I find I need you more than ever. There's nothing like one of your warm hugs. Wishing you a birthday as heartwarming as you!

I knew exactly what you wanted for your birthday this year. Me... out of the house for a day. Happy Birthday, Mom!

It's amazing how good you look for your age, considering all the grief I gave you when I was younger. Happy Birthday, Mom!

Mom, you are the most outstanding woman in my life, and you'll always be my number one. Have a beautiful birthday!

When asked who my favorite real-life superhero is, I always say 'It's my mom.' Have an amazing birthday, Wonder Mom!

It's no secret that you've made your mark in my life. Since my childhood, you've been that big tree whose shade allowed me to grow safe and strong. Happy Birthday, Mom.

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Birthday Wishes for Dad

Celebrate your Dad on his birthday with one of these sweet, funny, or heartfelt wishes for birthdays for dads!

All your life, you've worked towards making our wishes come true. Today, it's your turn to make some wishes. Happy Birthday, Dad!

All my life, I've been lucky to have the best dad. Now, I count myself doubly lucky, since my child gets to have the best granddad. Happy Birthday, Dad, we love you!

Happy Birthday to the man who fought all the monsters under the bed and in the closet. Thank you for always making me feel safe!

Happy Birthday Dad! May all your fish be big, your beers stay cold, and your sports teams have a winning season!

It's not easy being a father, but you do it with class and style. Happy Birthday to the dad who can do it all.

To my dearest Dad: You are my compass. Thanks for always showing me the right path and for guiding me in the right direction. Happy Birthday, I love you.

To the best taxi driver, the most effective spider hunter, the cheapest handyman, and the most generous bank I know. Happy Birthday Dad!

Dad, thank you for teaching me how to be a man, even though I'm your daughter. Happy Birthday!

Hey Dad, I got a present for you. I stole your To-Do list from Mom. All you need to do is rip it up. Just don't tell Mom, okay? Happy Birthday!

Dad, you've always been the coolest. Like all those times you said "yes" when mom said "no." Happy Birthday, Cool Dad!

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Birthday Wishes for Auntie

Write a super sweet or funny birthday message to your auntie on her birthday with one of our birthday wishes for aunts.

Happy Birthday to my dear aunt! I'm wishing you a day that's as lovely as you.

You're always swooping in to save the day! This time, we've managed everything just for you. Happy Birthday Aunty!

Mom and Dad may have given me my brains and looks, but all of my charm and sense of humor come just from you! Happy Birthday to the best aunt!

You've got this "Best Aunt" gig in the bag! I hope this day brings everything you wish for! Happy Birthday Auntie!

To my Aunt, Happy Birthday! On this special day, I hope you remember just how much we all love you!

Moms and dads offer love and support. But aunts... they're the ones who share some of our best adventures! Cheers to the next adventure Auntie!

Happy Birthday to my lovely aunt. Your age is this family's best kept secret... but don't worry, your secret is safe with us!

Dear Aunt, you may be a little bit crazy, but you're my kind of crazy! Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the aunt who gave me everything my parents didn't want me to have! I really appreciate it.

Happy Birthday Auntie! From your favorite niece/nephew! (It's okay, we don't have to tell the others...)

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Birthday Wishes for your Boss, Colleague, or Coworker

You spend the most-part of every day with your co-workers, so it's always a nice gesture to wish them a happy birthday. These simple sentiments are perfect for wishing a co-worker or boss a very happy birthday but keeping it professional too.

Happy Birthday! You're such a great friend and co-worker. I hope you have a lovely day.

Happy Birthday! Thanks for all that you do for our team. We hope you have a great birthday!

Many happy returns on your birthday today from all of us at [insert company name]. We hope you have a wonderful day!

Work just wouldn't be as much fun without your company! Thanks for all the great coffee breaks and sharing the load. Hope you have a great birthday today!

Happy Birthday to my office buddy! Thanks for making work such a great place to be. I hope you have a wonderful day and a brilliant year ahead!

Tip: Mention something you admire about your coworker

Each of us likes to feel appreciated, and a birthday is an opportunity to let your coworker know something you appreciate about them. Keep it real and choose something you genuinely admire. Here are some examples.

Happy Birthday to one of the most productive people around here! Someday you'll have to teach us your secret to getting so much done.

Happy Birthday to one of the most smiley people in the office! Thanks for making our office a brighter place with your sunny attitude.

Dear [name], it's amazing how you keep things running smoothly around here. Thanks for keeping us all organized. Happy Birthday and many happy returns!

Dear [name], Happy Birthday! Thanks for answering all my questions and helping me settle in since I joined the team. I've learned so much from you!

Happy Birthday to someone who radiates calm! One day you'll have to teach us your secret to staying cool under pressure. Thanks for keeping the rest of us sane.


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Funny Birthday Wishes

A collection of funny wishes for birthdays, making light of the joys and pitfalls of aging. Great for greeting card messages or sending as a Happy Birthday sms or text.


Funny Birthday Messages - About Age

Happy Birthday! Don't forget to iron that birthday suit.

You're [insert age]? Better take that cake outdoors to light the candles! Have a very happy birthday.

[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! I'm so pleased to hear you're over the hill instead of under it.

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

I wouldn't say you're old... you've just been young for longer than most of us. Happy Birthday!

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

By the time you're [insert age] you've learned everything - you only have to remember it! Many happy returns on your birthday.

YOU SUCK!
...at aging. Can you at least try to look older?


Funny birthday one-liners

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

You are so old, you walked into an antique shop and they sold you.

You know you're getting old when you can't walk past a bathroom without thinking, "I may as well pee while I'm here."

You know you're old when you turn down the lights to be economical instead of romantic.

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

You know you're getting older when an "all-nighter" means not getting up to pee.


Middle Age Birthday Wishes

Middle age: that time when you finally get your head together - then your body starts falling apart.

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.

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

Night sweats and hot flashes are nature's way of lowering your heating bill so you can save more money for your retirement.

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!


Funny birthday messages about gray hair

Those aren't gray hairs you see. They're strands of birthday glitter growing out of your head.

A little gray hair is a small price to pay for so much wisdom.

You know you're getting old when the little old gray-haired lady you helped across the street is your wife.

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

If gray hair is a sign of wisdom, then you're a genius!


More Funny Birthday Messages

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".

I spent 3 hours searching the internet for the perfect birthday message for you and then I gave up. Happy Birthday.

I wanted to get you something truly amazing and inspiring for your birthday and then I remembered that you already have me.


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Happy Birthday Wishes from a Distance

On occasions like birthdays the sense of distance can feel greater, so making an effort to wish someone a happy birthday and tell them you're thinking of them can make all the difference.

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 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 special day! Sending all our love from [insert location]. We miss you!

Wishing you many blessings on your special day. We miss you! We hope you have a wonderful birthday and look forward to seeing you at [insert month, or event eg. Christmas].


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Belated Birthday Wishes

Oh no! Did you miss their birthday? Quick, send them a happy belated birthday message or sms to 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?

Now that everyone else's birthday wishes have worn off, here's a great big one from me!

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!

Dear [name], 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!

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 I also forgot your age. Happy belated Birthday!

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!

I wish I could rewind the clock just to get back to the right time to say happy birthday. Please forgive me! I hope you had a great day.

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Happy Birthday Quotes

Draw on the wisdom of others as you wish someone special a very happy birthday. These birthday quotes are a mix of funny and wise, and work well as greeting card birthday wishes, a birthday sms, or in a birthday speech.

"Aging" Birthday Quotes

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

"Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
- Jack Benny

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

"Old age is like underwear... it creeps up on you"
- Anon

"Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake"
- Anon

"Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed"
- Charles Schulz

"It's never too late to be what you want to be. Unless you want to be younger. Then you're screwed"
- Anon

"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come."
- William Shakespeare


"Getting Old" Funny Birthday Quotes

"When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old"
- Mark Twain

"As men get older, the toys get more expensive"
- Marvin Davis

"Age is not important unless you're a cheese"
- Helen Hayes

"The tragedy of getting old: So many candles... so little cake"
- Anon


"Youth in Old Age" Birthday Quotes

"You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime."
- John Grier

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

If things get better with age then you're approaching magnificent"
- Anon

When I have a birthday I take the day off. But when my wife has a birthday, she takes a year or two off"
- Anon

"Youth is a gift of nature but age is a work of art."
- Stanislaw Lec

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

Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years."
- Oscar Wilde

"Old age is always 15 years older than I am."
- Bernard Baruch


Middle Age Birthday Quotes

"One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young."
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

"Middle age is when your age begins to show around your middle."
- Bob Hope

"Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you."
- Ogden Nash

"Middle age is when a man has got a handle on life and life has put handles on his waist"
- Anon

"Forty is the age of youth. Fifty is the youth of old age"
- Victor Hugo

"The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down."
- T. S. Eliot

"The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits."
- Theodore Roosevelt

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Religious Birthday Wishes

If you're looking for Christian religious birthday wishes, take a look at our bible verses for birthdays and birthday prayers.


Milestone Wishes for Birthdays (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 and family members 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
60th Birthday Poems
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 the person's *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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Birthday Wishes Image Quotes

Beautiful Happy Birthday images to wish your friends and family a fabulous birthday! Great for sharing on social media or sending to the birthday girl/guy.

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day and be sure to eat an extra slice of cake for me!


May your birthday be sprinkled with fun and laughter. Have a great day!


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


Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day and that the year ahead is full of fun and adventure.


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


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


Wishing you a very happy birthday! May all your dreams come true.


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


Better "over the hill' than under it. Happy Birthday!


Happy Birthday to you.


Happy Birthday to you!


Happy Birthday just for you.


Happy Birthday.


It's time to shine!


Happy Birthday to you.


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Short Birthday Wishes



In a hurry? Choose from the best short birthday wishes online — in seconds — right here. 

Whether you would like to send your birthday wishes via text, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest or LinkedIn, you'll find exactly what you need on this page.

Make your friends, family and loved ones instantly feel special on their birthday. Right below are a wide choice of original, beautifully written, short birthday greetings (birthday wishes that are 110 characters or less) you can send them. 


Message Guy Tip:
When you should pick short birthday wishes


Short birthday wishes, when written well, can be just what you need to make your loved ones feel special on their birthday, but they should only be used in special circumstances (in my opinion).

Personally, I prefer short birthday wishes when I send my birthday greetings to family, friends, lovers and colleagues via text, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest or LinkedIn — when brevity is essential. 

You really shouldn't opt for short birthday messages when you can use a greeting card or eCard to send your birthday wishes, since you will have more room for a long birthday greeting, a much better way to fully express how you feel about the birthday boy or girl.


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Accept the past and embrace the future. The best of life is yet to come. Happy birthday.

Forget about your age. Remember all the blessings you have in your life. Happy birthday.

You've been blessed with wonderful memories. Keep making them. Happy birthday.


Life is short. Embark on as many adventures as you want, as long as you can. Happy birthday.

Jump in, head first, whenever you can. Life should be an adventure. Happy birthday.

Happy birthday to a champion who knows what real victory is all about.


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Every birthday with you is a bundle of joy, just like you. Happy birthday.

You're our light. You make the sun shine, even on the stormiest of days. Happy birthday.

You deserve a huge celebration. Happy birthday.


May you find real joy in every moment. Happy birthday!

Wow, you’re still the beautiful, honest and caring person you were the day we met. Happy birthday!

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, today and every year, for the rest of your life.


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My birthday wish for you is the same every year — be well, be kind, be happy.

May you never stop dreaming, even when all your dreams have come true. Happy birthday!

May you always be surrounded by beauty, joy and wonder. Happy birthday!


May your birthday bring you plenty of joy, fun and love.

May this special day be the sweetest of your birthday celebrations.

You deserve only the best of everything true and good! Happy birthday.


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Here's to your special day, a birthday packed with everything you love and enjoy.

Wishing you a birthday filled with the love, passion and success you deserve.

Hoping your birthday day is as amazing as you are to me.


May you have many more birthdays to brighten up everyone's life. Happy birthday.

Hoping you have decades upon decades of birthdays to fill the world with joy.

You are the shining thread in the tapestry of our lives. Happy birthday.


Happy birthday. Enjoy the ride today and the journey forever tomorrow!

Happy birthday. Today is the day we celebrate your arrival on earth. Oh, happy day!

You've always been a blessing and inspiration to everyone around you! Happy birthday.


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You are a wonderful person. May you have a wonderful birthday and life.

May you celebrate more than a century of birthdays to make all your dreams come true.

The sun is shining more brightly today, only to wish "Happy Birthday" to you.


Hoping all your birthday wishes take flight, bringing you ever higher, until you can touch the sky.

Count and celebrate your blessings every day, especially on your birthday. Happy birthday.

Happy birthday. Celebrate your special day and everything that makes you even more special.


Sending birthday wishes your way for the best of everything your big heart desires.

May you have a beautiful day and year ahead. Happy birthday.

May your luck last until all your dreams come true. Happy birthday.


Enjoy your birthday and every birthday delight in store for you.

Let your age be a reminder of everything you have been blessed to enjoy in life.

Your birthday is going to be so great. I'll make sure of it. Happy birthday.

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It's time to put on your birthday party hat and get your birthday celebration going!

May happiness and excitement find you on your birthday and all year-round!

In lieu of a birthday gift, here's a birthday wish that will last you all year long: Happy birthday!


On your special day, I hope you get the chance to spend every moment with the people you love!

I only have the most special of birthday wishes for a person as special as you! Happy birthday!

May your birthday be filled with all those you hold dear and all you dearly want!


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Congrats on your special day! Today, as always, you're top in my thoughts and top in my heart.

Sweetheart, I'm the luckiest person in the world to have someone as special in my life. Happy birthday!

Wishing you a birthday fit for royalty, with only the finest things in life at your fingertips!


Wishing you a special day and year packed with what matters most in life: real friends, real love and real joy.

Hope you have the brightest of birthdays!

Wishing you the sunniest of birthdays!




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Have an amazing birthday today and an even more amazing year.

May you celebrate many birthdays to come!

On your birthday, I wish you sweet little moments and great big memories that last a lifetime.


Hope you create incredibly unforgettable moments on your birthday! You deserve every second.

My best wishes for you on your special day and the year to come.

Wishing you the best of health, happiness and success all your life, starting today.


Here's to you! Celebrating the day you were born is special to us! Happy birthday!

May this year's birthday be the start of a life lived perfectly, richly and happily.

Let's fill your birthday with happy moments, unforgettable memories and soaring dreams.


You’re not old. You’re the epitome of youth and beauty. Happy birthday!

Wishing you a wonderfully happy birthday and many more wonderful years.

May every hour of your birthday be full of all the people and things you love in the world.


Wishing you every ounce of fun and adventure you can squeeze out of your birthday.

It's your birthday, so you can celebrate with all your heart and soul! I know I will.

Happy birthday! You get younger heart with each passing year!

Hoping you enjoy every second of every hour of your birthday.

On your birthday, you were born to celebrate. Let's party now!

Your birthday is only once a year, so let’s make it epic.


Wishing you all the birthday wishes you've ever had will come true today.

Today's your birthday. Today's the best reason to celebrate you.

Lots of people want to wish you well on your birthday (I'm first in line). Happy birthday!


I just wanted to be the first to say "happy birthday" to you. Enjoy every moment!

May the best of your birthday past be the gold standard for many birthdays to come.

May your birthday be crammed with the excitement, joy and laughter you've always imagined.


Happy birthday! Don’t count your years. Count every blessing that has brought you here today.

Your birthday is not about birthday cake, gifts and balloons — it's about sweet, adorable you.

Wishing you a "happy birthday" with the power to make your special day truly amazing.


Happy birthday. May you continue to love life and make the world a better place.

May beauty, joy and health be yours on your birthday and every day afterward.

Happy birthday. Let's celebrate the happiness, love you bring this world every day.


Happy birthday. Forget the troubles of the past and remember all the possibilities in store for you.

Happy birthday. Don’t every change. You're perfect.

Hope your special day blossoms into the birthday celebration of the decade. You deserve it.


Short birthday wishes to avoid on Facebook

Ever wonder if your Facebook friends like your birthday wishes? You should. According to a recent article in The New Yorker, the type of birthday wish you add to your friend's Facebook page says more about yourself than you think. Click right here to read this article...and avoid adding birthday greetings that reveal a little too much about yourself.








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Kevin, the "Message Guy" who writes the birthday wishes, quotes, poems, toasts and speeches for this site, has been a professional writer, editor and translator for more than 25 years. He decided to create BirthdayMessages.net in 2012 to share his passion for birthday and "unbirthday" quotes on the best day of the year — your birthday.

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What do I love most about these short birthday wishes is their universality, despite their length, which could have truly hampered their appeal. But that's not the case here. Feel free to use them the next time you wish your loved ones a very, very, very happy birthday from the heart.
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Collection of short birthday wishes with many wishes and cards, find the perfect happy birthday wish to write in a birthday card, social media, sms.

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