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What Is Retirement—Really?

Retirement is the point in time when an employee chooses to leave his or her employment permanently. Retirement generally coincides with the employee's eligibility to collect retirement resources such as Social Security, a company pension, or distributions from a 401(k) or another retirement plan.

Eligibility for public and private retirement resources varies from country to country as does the retirement age.

An employee may choose retirement for reasons other than the wish to stop working. Employees may suffer ill health or debilitating physical problems that require retirement. Family problems and responsibilities may require retirement.

An employer may require employees to take early retirement in order to cut costs and preserve the business. Whatever the reason, retirement from employment marks the start of the next chapter of an employee's life.

Employees choose diverse methods of retirement. They may leave employment completely or start a second career or part-time work. They may semi-retire or pursue phased retirement during which they gradually decrease the number of hours worked. Some employees retire and then return to work for their same employer in a part-time, temporary, or consulting role.

Fortunately for retiring employees, many options exist to meet their financial, emotional, and social needs in retirement. With sufficient financial resources, the employee may decide to pursue interests other than work and career in retirement.

What Happens When a Coworker Retires?

When a coworker retires, coworkers generally sign the retirement card, participate in the scheduled festivities, and send personal greetings and gifts to honor the retirement occasion. Traditionally, when the momentous occasion of an employee retirement occurs, it is marked as a life passage into the next chapter for the employee.

The employer and the employee's colleagues use the retirement event as one last opportunity to express care and appreciation for a valued coworker. As a consequence, employers and coworkers, who know not what the future brings, want to wish the retiring employee a happy retirement. This is greatly appreciated by the employee who has decided to retire.

But, the employer and coworkers are often more hesitant about how to deliver their retirement wishes effectively and successfully. They frequently use standard gifts that will remind the employee of their workplace in the coming years. Engraved watches, plaques, and desk clocks are examples of a reminder retirement gift.

Retirement Wishes

Here are sample retirement wishes that you can customize for your own use when you have the opportunity to wish a treasured colleague all of the best in retirement. These retirement words wish the coworker the very best thoughts for the future. 

Read through these sample retirement words and wishes to find sentiments that echo your own feelings about a coworker.

  • We're really going to miss you! Hope you'll enjoy every minute of your retirement. Best wishes!
  • I hope you have a wonderful retirement! You will be missed, but never forgotten. You've done so much for all of us.
  • Best wishes for a very happy retirement. Thank you for everything you've done for me directly and indirectly; it's much appreciated and I shall miss working with you. And, of course, if you decide retirement means you've time to follow some artistic dreams, go for them...
  • Your guidance and encouragement have helped me and so many other coworkers thrive in a very competitive environment, and we've been so fortunate to have your expertise to rely on. You'll be missed, but I know your retirement is the right thing at this time. May the next phase of your life bring you all that you seek and more.
  • Recently I wished you congratulations on your retirement. But, I also want you to know what a blessing it's been to work with you over these past few years, and how much I will miss you. Then you responded to my note, and wouldn't you know it, your uplifting words encouraged me more than you could imagine. That's the special kind of person you are! 
  • You helped me so much and your thoughts were always well thought out and to the point. I truly appreciate everything you did for me over the years. You will be missed. I hope that you have something wonderful planned!
  • We'll miss you. But, the time is right for you. I sincerely hope that retirement is wonderful and I wish you lots of joyous time with your family.
  • Just wanted to say that I found so many of your ideas inspiring. It's hard to imagine our workplace without you! I hope retirement brings you the chance to do whatever it is that you always wanted to do but didn't get to. All the best!
  • To say you will be missed seems like such an understatement. You are one of those rare people who instantly became a friend instead of "just" a coworker. There are no words to truly reflect how much we will miss working with you. Not to worry, though, I'll stalk you on FaceBook. Now, get out there and show the world just how much fun you can make possible in retirement.
  • You have made such a difference with your constant optimism, enthusiasm and willingness to answer questions, no matter how stupid. Somehow, you were able to make what seemed complicated into something we could all be excited about and get behind. I know we'll all really miss you. Thank you for everything you've done and please enjoy yourself!
  • It has been a joy to work with someone so passionate, calm and professional all at the same time. While I've only had the chance to work with you briefly, it's clear that your dedication to our customers has made a huge positive impact on our company. I hope retirement brings you wonderful things. You will be greatly missed.
  • You have been so wonderful to work with—so many brilliant and creative ideas and suggestions that I've lost track - and you will be sorely missed. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with you. You're also a wonderful friend and I appreciate your friendship and caring more than I can say. Our friendship, which is near and dear to my heart, will continue, I know.
  • Working with you was such a pleasure. I always appreciated your thoughtful, steady approach to solving any problem large or small. You proved that it doesn't take a loud voice to accomplish tremendous things. Best of luck, and enjoy your retirement!
  • It was great working with you—your work truly made a lasting impact, and one that has changed the company for the better in so many ways. I always appreciated how you were readily available to lend an ear and help solve any problem. We will miss you very much, but I wish you the best in retirement! Thanks for everything!
  • I just want to say, "Thank You." You always listened, you always had something constructive to say, and you always offered support and encouragement with an unflagging spirit. I've learned so much from you, and I will miss working with you. Keep in touch, please. Now go... go on, get the skis out, find the canoe, get started on the "to be read" pile. Enjoy! You deserve it.
  • Working with you has been an immense pleasure for the past couple of years. Your graciousness about the people with whom you work, your delight in and your acknowledgment of their successes, and your ability to make them the heroes, has always impressed me. Your work brought a huge, new capacity to my work that is helping me to live out my own personal and professional mission. And, my audience benefits from your contributions every day. On a personal level, I have enjoyed our friendship and will delight in continuing it into your retirement, even when we no longer work together regularly.
  • While your lovely presence will be missed in the office, the great work you did here ensures that you will not be forgotten anytime soon. What you achieved at this company made quite an impact, and that’s not so easy to do these days. Thank you for being a tireless professional, a helpful coworker, and a good friend. Now go and relax!

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It is overwhelming to receive tons of birthday wishes on your birthday; it only means that people love you so much that they spend some of their time sending you their thoughtful wishes.
It is only just and right that you show them as well how grateful you are to them for remembering you.
This list contains an assortment of bday greetings replies that you can make use of if you will be sending out your gratitude to all the people who remembered you on your special day.
Feel free to share this awesome find and take your time reading through the list.

Thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful birthday wishes. You contributed so much in making my special day extra special. Much love!

I want to thank all of you guys and I also want to let you know how blessed I am to have awesome friends like you whom I can celebrate my birthday with. Thank you so much!

To have a friend like you greet me a happy bday first thing in the morning is something that I am thankful for. Thanks for remembering my friend!

To my friends, thank you so much for all the thoughtful words you have given me on my birthday. Hugs and kisses for everyone!

I really appreciate all you wonderful bday wishes ladies! I am so excited to party with you all! See you all later! Party time!

 

 

Your birthday greetings truly made my day! Thanks very much my dearest friend!

To all my amazing and lovely friends, thank you so much for making my day more special. I love you all. Hugs and kisses!

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Your birthday greetings and wishes lifted me up to the cloud nine! I am grateful to you!

My birthday became more memorable because of your thoughtful wishes! Appreciate it very much!

Thank you very much for sending me your genuine wishes and greetings on my special day.

All of your birthday greetings made my day. Thank you so much! You rock guys!

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My birthday party became extraordinary because of all your loving wishes! Can’t say thank you enough my dear friends!

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Have a great day and enjoy in your life!
  

Your heartfelt wishes and greetings made my memorable birthday more memorable! Thank you very much!

You guys rocks! All of your birthday wishes and greetings are the best ever and ever, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Your bday wishes and greetings will be kept eternally in my heart! Appreciate it!

Happy Birthday To Me

Thank you very much for sending me your warm birthday greetings and wishes! Much love!

The sincere and loving wishes is all that I need to make this birthday of mine a blissful one. Thank you so much!

Thanks a lot for taking time in sending me your warmest birthday wishes! Hugs and Kisses!

I am lucky to be able to celebrate another year of life but I am blessed to celebrate my birthdays with a friend like you. Thank you very much my dear friend!

  

Your birthday wishes for me make me feel so special and loved! Thank you for making me feel that way!

Allow me to take a minute of your time to say thank you for your warm bday wishes!

The heartfelt wishes that you have sent me are the cherry on top of my birthday! Thank you from the very bottom of my heart!

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No matter how old I get, you are always there and your genuine birthday wishes! I will remember it forever!

My birthday would not be a memorable one without your touching bday greetings! I appreciate it very much guys! Thanks!

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Without your birthday wishes guys, my birthday will be incomplete so allow me to say thank you to all of you!

Thank you for your effort in sending me your bday wishes, appreciate it very much!

The warm wishes and birthday greetings from you guys are very much appreciated! Much love!

So blessed to have a wonderful person like you remember me on my birthday. Thank you so much!

  

Thank you so much! You are as special as your bday greetings for me.

To hear such heart melting words from you is beyond bliss. I am thankful for it.

I can’t wait for my birthday next year, I can’t wait because your heartwarming birthday wishes makes me feel so special. Thank you!

Hearing those sweet birthday wishes from you makes me want to have a birthday every day. Thanks a lot!

The compliments and thoughtful wishes from you makes my day worth remembering! Thanks for everything!

Your sincere bday wishes for me makes my birthday more unforgettable. Thank you very much!

  

Celebrating my birthday was awesome but celebrating my birthday with your birthday wishes is more awesome and meaningful.

May God bless you because your birthday wishes for me reminded me that a person who loves me still exists.

Thank you for coming to my birthday celebration and thank you more for your birthday wishes!

It was an amazing experience hearing your sweet wishes for birthday. I want to let you know that you made my day! Thank you!

Your sweet birthday wishes reminded me how awesome life is. Respect!

I am such a lucky person to receive such sweet birthday wishes from you. Thanks a lot!

I would like to let you know that your loving wishes moved me. Thank you!

Your birthday wishes is as special as you are to me. Thank you very much!

Thank you from taking a time off just for you to send me your warm and sincere birthday wishes. I appreciate it very much. Much love!

Your superb birthday wishes means a lot to me. Thank you so much!

Your super touching bday wishes helped in spoiling me on my birthday. Much love!

From the deepest bottom of my heart, thank you so much for all your loving wishes. I really appreciate all your given efforts.

The greetings that you have sent me put a smile on my face. Thank you so much! Hugs and Kisses!

Another year has been added to my amazing life and I am so thankful that you celebrated it with me. Thank you for time!

My birthday became worth remembering because of your soul touching birthday wishes for me. Love lots!

I can feel the sincerity in the birthday wishes that you have sent me. It is really a wish worth granting. Thank you so much! Hugs and Kisses!

  

To everyone, thanks a lot for your entire tear -jerking birthday wishes. The tears caused by the wishes sure did ruin my eye makeup but they brought delight to my heart. Hugs and kisses for everyone!

The love that you have given incased in your loving wishes is overwhelming. Thank you very much!

I can’t thank you enough for all the love which you have given me on my birthday last night. Lots of love!

Thank you so much for the time and for all of your efforts in giving me a time of my life on my birthday. Much love!

God really blessed me for giving me friends like you who did his best to make me happy on my birthday. I will forever treasure what you did for me.

May the Almighty God bless you for giving me a portion of your time to celebrate with me on my birthday. Thank you so much!

I can’t put the right words together to express how delighted I am to have an awesome family like you who gave me a record breaking celebration. You are all the best guys and I love you all!

There are two words that I want to say to the bday wishes which you have sent to me. Wow and Thank you!

An immense thank you is all that I can say, all your wonderful wishes in my heart will forever stay. Much love!

Your birthday wishes for me gives me delight that I never imagined that I will ever have. Thank you very much!

I am in the cloud nine today because your loving wishes sent me up here. Thanks a lot!

I appreciate your gift but I appreciate more the thoughtfulness of your B’Day wishes. Love lots!

I can honestly and truly say that I have the best of the best friend in the whole world. Your birthday wishes stand out in my heart. Thank you!

Your presence and your birthday wishes during my birthday mean a lot to me and I want you to know that. Hugs and Kisses!

It is quite overwhelming for me to receive such sweet thoughts from you on my birthday. Thank you very much! Much love!

My lovely birthday became lovelier because of your wishful thoughts. Thank you very much!

It feels so good knowing that I have a person like you in my life who will go against all the odds just to be with me and wish me good things on my birthday. Thank you very much!

Thank you a lot for having me in your thoughts as you go on your busy day. Thank you for the birthday greetings and wishes. God Bless You!

I was granted another year to live my life and spend it with wonderful people like you who do not forget to send their thoughtful birthday wishes on my special day. Thanks a lot!

Spending my birthday with you guys is so worth having and worth remembering. Thank you to all my friends who did all that they can so I will be ecstatic on my day. Thank you for all of your wonderful and truthful wishes!

The best moment of my birthday is neither the blowing nor the cutting of my birthday cake. The best moment was when I am listening to you guys say such sweet things and wishing me all the best in my life. How blessed I am indeed.

A huge thank you goes to all the people who attended my birthday party yesterday and people who sent their greetings and birthday wishes from across the world. I appreciate the shower of love and I felt so spoiled. Thank you all!

Hearing you wish me good things in life makes me wish even more that this blissful day will not come to an end. My birthday may be over but all your sweet thoughts are something which I can’t get over. Thanks a lot!

List of replies to birthday wishes

Thank you for the happy birthday wishes! It was an excellent day!

Thanks for the birthday greeting!

Thanks everyone for the warm birthday wishes. They are greatly appreciated.

Hi there, thanks for wishing me a happy birthday. It was a great day!

A thousand thank-you’s for everyone who took the time out of their busy day to wish me a happy birthday yesterday!

Good morning, thanks for the birthday wishes! We miss you! Hope all is well.

Hey, thanks for wishing me a happy birthday!

Thank you for the thoughtful birthday card! That was awesome!

Just a quick note to say thanks for wishing me a happy birthday. It was a very busy but fun day yesterday.

Dear Aunt Jenna, thank you for wishing me a happy birthday yesterday. It was a nice day spent with family and friends. See you soon!

Hello, thanks for the birthday well wishes! How are you doing?

A sincere thank-you for all the birthday wishes! I’m still going through them all. I’ll try to respond to them all, but I want you to know that I really appreciate you thinking of me. Have a great day!

Hi Mom, thank you for the birthday card and presents. You didn’t have to spoil me like that, but I’m very glad that you did. You really made my day special.

Thanks for the wonderful birthday wishes, everyone!

Seeing your birthday greeting was the highlight of my day. Thanks so much!

Good afternoon, sorry I’m so late with this, but thank you for the birthday wishes. I was up north for the weekend and am just getting caught up on my messages. It was a great birthday!

Thanks for the great birthday card! It made me laugh out loud as soon as I read it.

Thank you very much for all of the birthday well wishes. I’m truly awed by how many people thought of me. It means a lot to much. You all rock!

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Best Thank You Replies to Birthday Wishes

If you were the lucky recipient of heartwarming messages and greetings from loved ones on your birthday, then you should show some gratitude to all the well-wishers who made your Big Day one to always remember.

Here we have some exciting “thank you” replies that you can post on social media or send as a private message to show your gratitude to anybody who wished you well on your anniversary.

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  • Thank you all for making me feel extra special on this unique day of mine. Your wishes will forever remain in my heart.
  • I am thankful for all the beautiful people I have around me. You all have contributed to something very exciting in my life. I thank everybody for all the fabulous birthday wishes.
  • I am overjoyed reading all your amazing birthday messages. Thank you, everyone, for making this possible.
  • Sincerely, I am grateful to each and everyone who remembered this Big Day of mine. I will never forget all of your wonderful messages and compliments.
  • I am ecstatic to receive amazing greetings from special people like you. I am truly thankful to you all.
  • I want to thank everyone for all the heartwarming anniversary wishes sent my way. I am grateful to the Lord for giving me amazing people like you.
  • I not only want to thank the Lord for granting me another fabulous year of life but also for giving me lovely people like you. Your prayers and greetings have truly warmed my heart, and I am indeed thankful to everybody who made this possible.

Thank you for your birthday wishes.

  • Reading awesome birthday greetings and wishes make me feel like I am on cloud 9. I say thank you to everyone for making this anniversary a unique one.
  • I am grateful to everyone who made this birthday an incredible one for me.
  • This birthday will forever remain in my heart, and I give credit to everyone who took out time to send me lovely messages. May God richly bless all of you.
  • Hi everybody, I sincerely appreciate all your efforts in making this birthday of mine the most special of my life. May the good Lord continue to pour His blessings on you.

Thank you for your beautiful birthday wishes.

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  • Guys, you are totally amazing! Your birthday messages are indeed heartwarming and have made me feel very special and loved. A thousand thanks to every single one of you!
  • Another year means a step closer to old age. Well, I don’t mind growing old because I know I have incredible people like you around me. Thank you all for making this birthday of mine a remarkable one.
  • It has been very exciting going through all your wonderful messages and blessings for me. It is indeed a blessing to have loving and caring people like you in my existence. You are truly wonderful people.
  • Today, I give special thanks to all those who made my Big Day so awesome. I’m so honored to know you.
  • I want to say the biggest of thanks to everyone who made my birthday a spectacular one. I appreciate all your wonderful messages and may God’s divine sanction be upon you all.
  • Deep down in my heart, I will want to thank all those who did not forget my birthday. Thank you for all those fantastic wishes. To me, they are priceless.
  • Special thanks to everyone who remembered to send me a wish on the most special day of my life. I love you lots!

I am grateful to each and everyone who remembered this big day of mine. I am truly thankful to you all.

  • Words can’t express how grateful I am to you for making this birthday a joyful and memorable one for me. Thank you!!!
  • My gratitude goes to every one of you for the special attention given to me on my birthday. I appreciate all your blessings and prayers for me.
  • My sincere thanks to all those who sent me lovely messages on my special day. I pray that you will be blessed beyond you comprehensions.
  • I pray for good fortune to accompany every person who participated in making my birthday an incredible one. You put great happiness in my heart, and for that, I shall be eternally grateful.

Thank you for your birthday wishes. It’s a blessing to have such loving and caring people in my life.

  • From the bottom of my heart, I will want to thank each and every one of you for making my birthday such a memorable one. May the Almighty Lord shower you all with His amazing grace.
  • Your wishes have been the perfect birthday present I have always wanted. From the depth of my soul, I say thank you.
  • I am extremely excited and I want to express my gratitude to each and every one of you for making this anniversary a unique one for me.
  • Big thanks to all well-wishers for the fantastic birthday messages. It’s a great pleasure to have you guys around.

Thank you for all those fantastic wishes. I love you lots!

Private Message

  • You have really made this Big Day of mine extremely awesome, and I want to let you know that I truly appreciate all your efforts and prayers you made on my behalf.
  • This birthday will go down as one of the best that I have ever had, and this is all thanks to you for making this Big Day so exciting for me.
  • I want to thank you for the birthday wishes and blessings. Incredible people like you make life very easy and fun to live.
  • I just want to thank you for making my birthday just as incredible as you are. My anniversary would have been joyless without your heartfelt wishes. God bless you, my dear.
  • I am overwhelmed by your wishes and blessings, and I will like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this birthday of mine one of the most special days of my life.
  • Dear loved one, I want to express my sincerest appreciation to you for sending me such wonderful and powerful blessings. You have truly made this birthday one that will leave a lasting memory in my mind for years to come. Thank you so much!
  • I feel very lucky to have someone as special as you in my life. Thank you very much for sending me such an amazing birthday message. You are the best!
  • I want to use this moment to truly thank you from the deepest part of my heart for remembering this Big Day of mine. I appreciate the birthday message you sent.
  • I really enjoyed this birthday to the fullest, and I want to give special thanks to you for making this moment such a memorable one.
  • Receiving such inspiring birthday greetings from you makes me truly excited. It is such a blessing to have you around. I really appreciate all your efforts.
  • The excitement your birthday message brought me was all that I needed to make my anniversary a special one. Thanks, dear. It is a pleasure to have you around.

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How to Respond when Someone Wishes You Happy Birthday

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It's your birthday! It's great to see that your friends care about you, but what's an appropriate way to respond? In person, just say "Thank you!" If the well-wishes are sent over social media or physical mail, the etiquette can be a little different, but it's not difficult to learn.

Steps

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On Social Media

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    Post one thank you message. If you use social media frequently, you might get birthday wishes from acquaintances, old friends, and people you don't even remember. Even your friends are probably not waiting anxiously to receive a personalized response. One message to your wall thanking everyone for the birthday wishes is common practice, and unlikely to offend anyone.[1] Here are some example responses:
    • Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes! I'm having a great time!
    • One man. One birthday. So many great birthday messages. :)
    • IT'S MY BIRTHDAY SO I GET TO USE CAPS LOCK. Thank you for the kind thoughts everyone!
    • Check out the examples section for more ideas.
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    Post a picture instead (optional). If you want to thank people in a more visible way, take a photo of your smiling face in a party hat, a birthday cake, or another birthday symbol. Post it along with a comment thanking everyone for their birthday wishes. This shows that you put a little effort into making your thanks special, but is still fairly simple to do.

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    Reply to messages that go the extra distance. If someone posts a long, heartfelt birthday wish over social media, reply to it in person. Post a reply at least three sentences long. You can reply directly to the comment, or in a private message. There's no need to respond with a new post on the other person's wall.
    • Older relatives, "low tech" people, and people who don't use social media much are all more likely to expect an individual response.
    • You can use the opportunity to reconnect with friends you haven't seen in a long time, even if they only posted a short message for your birthday.
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    Respond briefly to other posts (optional). As mentioned above, there is no need to respond to every person individually. However, if you'd like to take the extra time, you could "Like" each Facebook post, or reply to any social media post with a short comment such as "Thanks for thinking of me!" or "Thanks, I appreciate it!"

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In Person

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    Thank someone in person. When possible, thank someone in person after he gives you a birthday present, or puts extra effort into a birthday wish. Give each friend or group of friends your full attention, smile, and make eye contact while delivering your thanks. Here are some ideas on how to do it:
    • Your card meant a lot to me. It really cheered me up.
    • That was the perfect birthday gift! You know me so well.
    • See the example section below for more ideas.
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    Send a card, email or letter. Relatives and friends older than yourself tend to appreciate receiving a thank you card in the mail. Always add a handwritten message.[2] A short thank you message is fine, but adding a heartfelt message is recommended for people who have been unusually generous or kind.
    • Look at the examples section if you need ideas on what to write.
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    Be specific. Make your friend feel special for her contribution to your birthday celebration, and to your life. Mention the specific gift she gave you, or the card she sent. Tell her how you will use the gift, or that you will "enjoy it for a long time."

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    Say what your friend wants to hear. Never criticize the gift your friend sent you, bring up something embarrassing, or do anything else that might upset him. If you dislike the gift, try to find something about it that you do enjoy, or thank him for taking the time to pick out (or create) such a thoughtful gift.

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Example Responses

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    Give out compliments. Let the well-wishers know how wonderful they are, and how much you appreciate them. You can use more specific compliments that match your friends', or use these examples:
    • Thank you, that's such a kind thing to say!
    • Thank you, you've been a bright and wonderful part of my life.
    • I'm so lucky to have a group of friends like you.
    • Give yourselves a pat on the back for being such great friends this past year.
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    Tell everyone how much the wishes meant to you. Let your friends know you appreciate the positive effect they have on your life. Here are a couple examples:
    • Your message gave me a smile that lasted all day.
    • It was so wonderful to hear from you. You made my birthday so special.
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    Post something unique. If you're posting a mass thank you message on social media, sometimes you want to stand out a little. Try one of the following ideas:
    • Say something funny, like "It feels great to have so many friends wishing me a happy birthday. You can all have 1/207 of my birthday cake."
    • Say "Thank you!" in different languages. Try Salamat!, Foole tunk!, or pick your favorites by searching online.
    • Link to a video. There are many "thank you" videos available online, or you can find a clip from your favorite movie, band, or cute animal acting excited.
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    Give a serious, meaningful thank you. Sometimes, it feels great to communicate your sincere, deep appreciation for a full year of kindness and support. Tweak these examples to include specific events in your life for greater effect:
    • I feel blessed every day, but most of all on the day when my friends send a flood of support and smiles. Thank you everyone for reminding me what matters on my birthday this year."
    • It's been a difficult year, but the support of my friends and family made all the difference. My heartfelt thanks to all of you who helped get me back on my feet and face the next year with a smile instead of a frown.

Community Q&A

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  • Question

    When anyone says happy birthday to me, what I should I say?

    Just "thank you" or "thank you so much" and a smile should be enough.

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    How do I reply if someone I hate says "happy birthday" to me?

    Put on your best smile, act pleasant and like you don't hate the person, and say, "Thank you." Don't say anything mean, though, as it will encourage him/her to be nasty.

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    What should I do if I know that my friends planned a surprise birthday for me?

    Pretend you don't know, and act surprised at the party. Don't overdo it, though. Just smile and say something like, "Wow, guys, I can't believe you threw me a party, thank you so much!"

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    What should I do if I want to act a bit humble but let my friends know that it's my birthday?

    Just tell them it's your birthday. Or walk to them and say, "guess who's one year closer to death! "

  • Question

    When I receive a gift but I didn't open it till I got home, what do I say the moment I get the gift but do not know what is inside it?

    Just smile, say thanks and tell them how excited you are to open it when you get home.

  • Question

    How do I reply if someone says "happy birthday" to me?

    Simply say, "Thank you" or "Thank you so much."

  • Question

    How do I respond when someone emails me birthday greetings?

    You can just simply send a message with a thank you, to show that their greetings were important to you.

  • Question

    How can I respond when someone asks me for a party and I have no money?

    Just explain to them that you're unfortunately on a tight budget. You could offer to have a small gathering at home with some friends though.

  • Question

    What do you do if someone says "happy birthday" to your pet?

    You could thank them, Either that or make a joke about it like, "Yep! He's the big 2!". It's not a big deal.

  • Question

    How do I reply after somebody says "thank you" for wishing him/her a happy birthday?

    You don't need to reply. But if you want to, say, "You're welcome."

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Tips

  • You can treat birthday texts the same way you treat social media posts. Reply to the long, thought-out birthday wishes, and let your one social media post serve as thanks for the rest. (A mass text is another option, but make sure you know how much you'll be charged for it.)

In this lesson, we'll learn how to express best wishes and congratulations regarding a variety of occasions in German. We'll explore some general.

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