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!.
Sending birthday greetings has become a necessary tradition these days. It can be hard to find the perfect birthday wish for the special birthday boy or girl especially, with so many options. Don’t stress out over what to write in a birthday card. Make the next birthday you celebrate a special one and personalize your birthday wishes with a handpicked happy birthday quote. Whether you’re looking for a greeting to make someone roll over laughing or a heart-warming tearjerker, these birthday quotes are a great place to start. A genuine birthday wish will surely make anyone’s day. This year, say “Happy Birthday!” with a few words that no one will forget.
When someone near and dear to your heart turns another year older, you’ll want to do everything you can to make their day extra memorable. Whether you’re throwing a birthday party, a cocktail party or planning a dinner at the honoree’s favorite restaurant, it’s tradition to give the guest of honor a Happy Birthday card. As if picking out a card wasn’t tough enough, on top of that you’ll need to craft a happy birthday message too.
When you sit down with a blank greeting card in front of you, don’t be surprised if you can’t seem to put the pen to paper. Many of us get a case of writers block when we sit down to write a birthday card greeting, especially to the people we love the most. Sure, the birthday honoree knows just how much you love and appreciate him or her but, it doesn’t hurt to remind them on their day.
The following birthday quotes will make for the nicest addition to your birthday cards for family and friends. Jump to any relevant section below:
Another year older and another reason to celebrate! Give your birthday card message a forward looking touch with one of these inspirational birthday quotes.
Birthdays are meant to be full of laughter and cheer. When the guest of honor opens his or her birthday card from you, you’ll know why they can’t stop smiling. Pick out one of these funny happy birthday quotes or mix and match them with your own words to craft the perfect cheers to another year older.
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No matter who your card recipient may be, there is something sweet about adding a cute happy birthday quotes to your messages. If your writing a birthday card message for mom or for your sister, make sure to use one of these sentiments to wish her well.
Tip: Write a happy birthday quote to your little one. That way he or she can read it when they get a little older! Awh!
This article will teach you exactly what French greetings to say or Here are some common ways to greet people a happy birthday in French.
Want to greet your French friends or offer well wishes during special occasions but don’t know how to say it in French? This article will teach you exactly what French greetings to say or write during the most important events.
Whether it’s a festive event like a birthday, anniversary, wedding, promotion, or holidays---or an unfortunate situation like a sickness or death in the family---stick with me here because I’ll be sharing with you how to express your well-wishes in French.
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Let’s start with French birthday greetings. Birthday traditions in France are same as elsewhere: a cake, gifts, as well as singing of birthday songs. The birthday song is similar in tune to the “happy birthday to you” song you’re quite familiar with---but translated into French, of course.
Here are some common ways to greet people a happy birthday in French.
|Joyeux anniversaire !||Happy birthday!|
|Bon anniversaire !||Happy birthday!|
|Bonne fête !||Happy birthday!|
|Que tu profites encore de nombreuses années !||May you enjoy many more years!|
|Que tous tes désirs se réalisent !||May all your wishes come true!|
|Je te souhaite plein de bonheur en cette journée spéciale.||Wishing you every happiness on your special day.|
|Je te souhaite tout plein de bonheur en cette journée particulière. Passe une merveilleuse journée !||Wishing you every happiness this special day brings. Have a wonderful birthday!|
Joyeux anniversaire [zhwy euz ahn ee vehr seyr] and bon anniversaire [bohn ahn ee vehr seyr] are commonly used in France, but in French-speaking parts of Canada, it’s usually bonne fête [bohn fet].
Note: You might have noticed that in French punctuation, there is a space before the exclamation point. Like this !
Wondering how to greet a married couple in French during their wedding anniversary? Here are some ways.
|Joyeux anniversaire !||Happy Anniversary!|
|Joyeux ...(ème) anniversaire de mariage !||Happy __th Anniversary!|
|Félicitations pour vos noces….||Congratulations on your ______ wedding anniversary!|
|...de porcelaine||porcelain (20th)|
|...de perle||pearl (30th)|
|...de rubis||coral (35th)|
|...de diamant||diamond (60th)|
You might have noticed that joyeux anniversaire is the same phrase listed previously for birthday greetings. And...you’re absolutely right! While this may seem weird to non-French speakers, in French, anniversaire covers so much more than just anniversary; it can also refer to birthdays.
How about during challenging moments when you struggle so hard to express your condolences in French? How do you say how sorry you are for their loss?
Here is a list of French words of sympathy that you may use to condole and share in the sorrow of a grieving French person. We have added some details below to guide you on when to properly use these condolences.
|Je vous prie de bien vouloir accepter mes sincères condoléances.||Please accept my sincere condolences.||Very basic and common phrase to offer sympathy.|
|Nous vous prions d'accepter nos sincères condoléances.||Please accept our most sincere sympathy.||Highly formal. may be used to offer condolences to people you are not very familiar with.|
|Nous sommes sincèrement désolés d'apprendre la disparition de _____…||We are sincerely sorry to hear about the passing of____.||This is usually reserved for close friends.|
|En ces moments difficiles nous tenions à vous faire part de nos sincères condoléances.||Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt condolences at this most difficult time.||May be used for close/ familiar friends.|
|Je suis de tout cœur avec vous.||I'm with you with all my heart and soul.||An informal way to offer sympathy and may be used with close friends and family.|
|Nous partageons votre peine en ce moment de deuil. Nos sincères condoléances, à vous et à votre famille.||We share your difficulty in this time of grieving. Our sincere condolences to you and to your family.||This one is also a little less formal than the others and may be used between families and friends who are quite familiar with each other.|
As the song says, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Surely you can’t miss greeting your French friends this holiday season! Or perhaps you want to "Frenchify" your holiday greetings this year. This is what you say:
|Joyeux Noël !||Merry Christmas!|
|Bonnes Fêtes !||Happy Holidays!|
|Joyeuses Fêtes !||Happy Holidays!|
|Meilleurs Voeux !||Best wishes!|
|Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année !||Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!|
|Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année de la part de…||Season's greetings from…|
|Bonne Année !||Happy New Year!|
|Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année !||Happy Holidays!|
See also: How to Greet Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in French for a more detailed guide.
The need for saying congratulations in French could come up a lot more than you’d expect, especially if you are traveling or moving to a French-speaking country. So here are some phrases you can use to congratulate someone for general situations.
|Félicitations pour… -||Congratulations on…||standard congratulations|
|Nous voudrions te féliciter pour…||We would like to send you our congratulations on…|
|Bien joué.||Well done.|
|Nous savions que tu pouvais le faire.||We knew you could do it.||Usually used with family and friends|
|Je veux vous féliciter.||I want to congratulate you.|
|Chapeau !||Hats off to you!||This is an informal idiomatic expression that works similarly as with its English counterpart but may seem a bit old-fashioned.|
|Bon travail !||good work!|
The word félicitations [feh lees ee ta see yohn] is quite flexible and can work for all types of scenarios, and so does the verb it is derived from: féliciter. But if you want more specific ways to congratulate people, scroll down below.
So, someone you know is having a baby or just delivered a bundle of joy into the world. Here’s how to congratulate them in French.
|Félicitations pour la naissance de votre petit garçon / petite fille !||Congratulations on the arrival of your new beautiful baby boy/girl!|
|Félicitations pour la nouvelle arrivée dans votre famille !||Congratulations on the new arrival in your family!|
|Nous sommes ravis d'apprendre la naissance de votre petit garçon / petite fille. Félicitations.||We are delighted to hear of the birth of your new baby boy/girl. Congratulations.|
See also: French for Parents: Baby Talk, Vocabulary, and Tips
For academic achievements that deserve a pat on the back, here are some ways on how to express your warm sentiments.
|Félicitations pour ton diplôme !||Congratulations on your graduation!|
|Félicitations pour tes examens !||Congratulations on passing your exams!|
|Bien joué pour les examens.||Well done on your exams.|
|Félicitations pour l'obtention de ton Master !||Congratulations on getting your Masters!|
|Félicitations pour ton entrée à l'université.||Well done on getting into University.|
Weddings and engagements are among the happiest moments in a person’s life. When you need to show that you’re one with friends in their happiness, here are some well-wishes in French. You can use these to congratulate them and wish them the best in their huge milestone.
|Félicitations pour tes fiançailles !||Congratulations on your engagement!|
You can then follow it up with some add-ons:
|J'espère que vous serez très heureux ensemble.||I hope you’ll be very happy together.|
|J'espère que vous vous rendrez extrêmement heureux l'un l'autre.||I hope you will make each other extremely happy.|
|Avez-vous déjà fixé la date du grand jour ?||Have you set the date of the big day?|
|Félicitations. Nous vous souhaitons à tous les deux tout le bonheur du monde.||Congratulations. We wish both of you all the happiness in the world.|
|Félicitations pour votre mariage!||Congratulations on the wedding!|
|Félicitations et meilleurs vœux à vous deux pour votre mariage.||Congratulations and best wishes to you both on your wedding day.|
|Félicitations aux jeunes mariés pour leur heureuse union.||Congratulations to the newlyweds on their happy union.|
|Félicitations pour vous être dit "oui" !||Congratulations on saying yes (or saying “your "I do's"! ) -informal|
|Félicitations à vous deux !||Congratulations on tying the knot! (informal)|
Work-related wins and advancements call for some celebration---and well-wishes from friends and family. So in cases when you need to extend your congrats, here are some ways to do so, as well as some ways to wish people luck on their new work.
|Félicitations pour avoir décroché ce poste !||Congratulations on getting the job!|
|Félicitations pour ton avancement !||Congratulations on the promotion!|
|Nous te souhaitons beaucoup de succès dans cette prochaine étape professionnelle.||We wish you every success on your latest career move.|
|Nous te souhaitons bonne chance dans ton nouveau travail chez…||We wish you the best of luck in your new job at…|
|Bonne chance pour ta première journée chez…||Good luck on your first day at…|
Have friends or colleagues who have fallen ill and need some cheering? Send them a get well message and let them know they’re in your thoughts. Here are some words you might want to tell them.
|Prompt rétablissement.||[Wish you a] speedy recovery.|
|Rétablis-toi vite.||Get well soon.|
|Nous vous souhaitons un prompt rétablissement||We wish you a quick recovery.|
|Se sentir mieux bientôt||Feel better soon.|
|Je pense à toi et espère que tu te sentiras mieux très bientôt.||Thinking of you and hope you feel better soon.|
|Nous espérons que tu seras sur pieds d'ici peu.||We hope that you will be up on your feet soon.|
I’m sure you’re familiar with the word merci (mehr see), but there are more ways to say thanks in French. Check out this list of phrases you can use to express your gratitude.
|Merci beaucoup pour…||Many thanks for…|
|mille mercis||Thanks a thousand times|
|Je ne sais pas comment te remercier pour…||I really don't know how to thank you for…|
|Nous voudrions vraiment remercier... du fond du cœur pour…||We would like to extend our warmest thanks to…for…|
|Nous te sommes très reconnaissants pour…||We are very grateful to you for…|
|C'est vraiment gentil de ta part.||It is really nice of you.|
|Je vous remercie.||I thank you. (very formal)|
|Je vous remercie de tout cœur.||I thank you from the bottom of my heart. (also formal and with more emphasis than the previous)|
|Je vous adresse mes plus vifs remerciements.||I send you my most sincere/warmest thanks. (usually in written formal thank you letters)|
Do you have more scenarios that need a list of French greetings or well-wishes? Don’t hesitate to let me know in the comment section and I will try to update this article with your suggestions.
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Try writing your own greetings using the examples given above and share it with us in the comment section!
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
Here are some short and simple birthday messages that work for just about anyone.
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.
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.
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.
Here are some short birthday wishes for a boyfriend.
Here are some quick messages for a special lady on her birthday.
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.
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.
Here are some short messages for a brother on his birthday. You can find more options in this article.
And here are some short sayings for a birthday sister. For more ideas, see our full list of birthday wishes for Sis.
Finally, here are some brief sayings to wish a cousin a happy birthday.
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Birthday greetings, quotes and messages come easy for some people. But, for others, knowing what to say or write can be difficult.
We’ve made it easy for you with this collection of wishes, sayings and messages. If you ever been stuck with what to write on a friend’s card or Facebook page, you’ve come to the right place. Never be at a loss for words.
If you have the time, we encourage you to read all the options on this page and follow the links to more ideas. But, if you’re in a hurry, we’ve identified our Top Ten Birthday Wishes here:
1.) Another year of you is reason enough for us all to celebrate with cake!
2.) Old enough to know better; but young enough to get away with it.
3.) Hope your birthday is just the beginning of a year full of happiness!
4.) Hope the cake is as sweet as you.
5.) May this birthday be just the beginning of a year filled with happy memories and wonderful moments.
6.) Hope your celebration is as magnificent as you!
7.) You’re not really grown up ’til you’ve realized your Mother was always right.
8.) For your birthday, I wanted to get you the thing you need most but how do you gift-wrap a 25-hour day?
9.) Happy Birthday to my favorite person, dearest friend, closest companion, and love of my life!
10.) Well, it’s official: you’re old! But, old never looked so good.
A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.
A happy birthday to a wonderful and terrific marvelous you
A simple celebration, a gathering of friends; here is wishing you great happiness, a joy that never ends.
Age does not matter, you can party as much as you want.
May God continue to shower you with blessings.
Age is all but a number.
Happy birthday my dear friend.
The Best Birthday Wishes for my Bestie!
Because you’re you, I’m celebrating today!
Best day ever: (MM/DD/YY)
Can you hear the skies whispering Happy Birthday in your ears? I can! Wishing you a super fun day!
On this day a Queen was born (or King)!
Just here for the cake!
Your inner child is still ageless.
This is the year for all your dreams to come true.
Happy Birthday! Wishing you all the best for today and in the future.
Through thick and thin, I’m always all in when it comes to you.
Here’s to celebrating you!
It took x number of years for you to become amazing.
Birthdays: Nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.
Today is a gift of life, today it’s your birthday.
You probably don’t know how to act your age because you’re so new to it.
The more you weigh, the harder it is to kidnap you. Stay safe, eat more cake.
You’re never too old to be young.
You don’t get older, you get better.
Birthdays are great, but too many can kill you. So, have fun now!
To a day as special as you.
May you stay forever young.
You’re so awesome that when you were born they gave your parents a certificate.
You loved life and it loved you right back.
Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
Hugs, kisses and many birthday wishes!
Today is awesome ’cause it’s your birthday.
Another year older, another year wiser? The jury is still out.
You’re too young to be this old.
Live your life and forget your age.
As you take the next spin around the sun, I’m glad you’re part of my life. Happy B-day!
You may grow a year old every year, but I hope your spirit remains youthful.
Pop the bubbly and celebrate…this day comes only once a year.
Old enough to know better; young enough to not care.
Friends are always close at heart. I’m so glad we are friends.
Wishing you a year of joy and friendship.
No need to count your years, we all know you’re one year older than last year.
Go ahead and have another birthday if you want to. But don’t expect me to keep up with you.
We’re going to party like its your birthday!
Grow Old Along With Me, The Best Is Yet To Be.
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Happy birthday and many happy returns of the day.
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Great for Facebook Birthdays, texts and cards.
HBD to someone who deserves a truly happy day.
Happy birthday to someone who is forever young.
Sorry, I Can’t Pop Out Of Your Cake!
Surround yourself with the laughter and love of those you hold dear today and everyday.
Wishing you all the best on your special day.
Combine these Facebook Wishes with a visual of your friend or family member. A Facebook birthday wish can be short or long. Make it personal.
Happy b-day, may this day always be a special one to remember.
May your B-Day bring the best of everything!
Tell us more about the days when rotary phones were in every house old timer. Just kidding, have a great one!
Have a wonderful day and fabulous year.
Here’s to another year full of experiences, joy, happiness, surprises and good luck. Have a smashing day!
Here’s hoping that you have the most wonderful birthday ever.
Here’s to another year of experience.
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Here’s to celebrating you!
May your birthday be as awesome as you are.
Hope you have a birthday that is as cool as you.
Hope your birthday dreams turn into lots of dreams come true!
I hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true.
While your standard birthday reply that you get better with age like fine wine works, please come up with something new this year.
I hope that for every candle on your cake you get a wonderful surprise.
I Hope These Brighten Your Day, As You Always Brighten Mine.
May this special day bring you joy and happiness.
Dear friends last a lifetime, so keep up your good health because I planning on living a long time!
Instead of saying that I hope you will have many great things in life to come, I’d like to say that I know you have many great things to come in life. Have a great one!
You are an amazing friend who deserves all the best on this day and every day!
Wishing you special moments all day long!
I’ve often wondered about my tough times, “How did I ever get through?” Then I realized it’s all because I had a friend like you. Have a wonderful day and thank you.
Just like fine wine, you grow better with the years.
All my love husband on your day to celebrate.
Life is a journey so enjoy every mile.
May this day bring to you all things that make you smile.
May the best of your past be the worst of your future.
Happy birthday husband – you light up my life.
May the moments of today become fond memories for tomorrow.
May this year be the best of your life, until the next one.
Hoping that this year will be your best ever – Love Mom.
May your birthday be filled with excitement, joy, and laughter.
May your Birthday be filled with so many laughs that I can hear them through all the distance between us.
Hoping your birthday be filled with sunshine and smiles, laughter, love, and cheer.
May your birthday be so special that you find yourself smiling long after it’s over.
May your special day be filled with memories and flowers, friendship and happy hours.
I hope you have meaningful, fulfilled day!
My biggest Birthday wish for you is that you should stay the way you are. Don’t ever change. Many happy returns of the day!
My heartiest wishes to you on your Birthday. Enjoy your day and the life ahead.
Not just a year older, but a year better.
On your Birthday today, may candles bring you the light of good fortune in your life. Wishing you all the best!
One year older and a whole lot wiser.
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Chance, luck and opportunity will come and go. But I will always be here for you no matter what.
Remember, you’ll be this age for only one year but you’ll be awesome forever.
Smile! It’s your birthday.
The best part about your Birthday is that we always end up getting good food and great cake.
The first thing that came to my mind this morning was that today is your Birthday.
There isn’t a sweeter person than you Here’s to the best day of your year.
Thinking of you and wishing you all the best on your special day.
Today is not just the end of another year, it’s the beginning of a new one.
Whatever your dreams, whether big or small, may this year be the year in which you have them all fulfilled.
Wishing you another wonderful year of happiness and joy.
Wishing you the loveliest of birthdays.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift, that’s why it’s called a present. Enjoy your day!
You have another 365 days of your life waiting to give you a roller coaster ride to take you from one destination of happiness to another. Have a great Birthday.
Wishing you birthday memories to hold close to your heart! Have a Beautiful Day.
You were born to party.
For dad, father, pops are whatever you call him. Best wishes dad’s birthdays.
You’re older today than yesterday but younger than tomorrow.
Your birthday is truly an event worth celebrating! Enjoy!
Dad, only the best birthday wishes on this day of days! Happy birthday Dad!
Your birthday only comes around once a year, so let’s make today a day to remember.
You’re aged to perfection.
Some folks don’t believe in super heroes, but they haven’t met my father.
Always wishing I was more like you – have a grand day!
You mean the world to me. Happy B-Day!
You always encouraged us to chase our dreams, and now you have the chance to chase some of your own.
To the man who taught me how to throw a ball, bait a hook and enjoy life. I love you Dad!
Dads birthdays are always the best – because you don’t have to shop as you already own everything.
You’re not getting older, just more distinguished.
Enjoy your birthday father.
A happy dad = happy wife and happy kids. Thanks for making our lives so great.
You’re older today than yesterday but younger than tomorrow, Happy b-day!
Another candle on your cake? Don’t pout. Be glad that you still have the strength to blow the things out.
Celebrate your birthday! Take TWO naps.
Count your blessings, not your wrinkles.
Forget your past, it’s already done. Forget your present too because I forgot.
I used to think that I was good at math, but then I tried counting your candles.
Is it getting hotter in here or is it just all the candles on your cake?
It’s ok to light the candles on your birthday cake now; I’ve already alerted the fire department.
Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, AARP is looking for you.
The nation’s best kept secret, your true age
You’re older, wiser and too mature to be concerned with material things, like presents.
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29 again? Talk about recycling!
A very Happy Birthday to a person who is good-looking, intelligent and someone who reminds of myself!
I hope you have a great one. After all, you are old now!
Age is just a value; the higher the age the higher its value.
Another birthday? Before you start feeling old and depressed, just keep this in mind: I have pantyhose older than you!
Another birthday? Why it seems only yesterday that you were a whole year younger.
Another year, another new ache.
At birthday time, it’s good to remember our friends. Actually, it’s good to remember anything
Better to be over the hill than burried under it. Wishing you the happiest of days.
Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that people who have the most live the longest
Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake and throw a party. Enjoy your day!
Can you blow out all these candles or should I call the fire department?
Can you guess what I want to be when I grow up? As much fun as you!
Congratulations on turning another year older and still looking like a teenager.
Don’t do anything embarrassing on your birthday this year. You don’t have as much time to live it down as you used to.
Don’t think of it as getting older, think of it as becoming a classic.
May your birthday be happy Sis – you deserve it!
Don’t worry sister, you’re not getting older you are getting more like mom.
To The World’s Best Mother, Daughter, Sister & Friend.
Happy Birthday Sis – you’re one of a kind and that’s what I love about you.
For your birthday you get another year of me being impolite, annoying and ungrateful towards you. Wishing you all the best.
Friends may come and go, but birthdays just accumulate.
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Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.
Happy Birthday my friend who in dog years would by now be…uh-oh dead! Ha ha. Enjoy your day!
On your very special day, I hope that you don’t die before we eat your cake.
To a man who is really younger than he looks.
And, to a not-so-old oldtimer.
For a person who is smart, good looking and funny and reminds me a lot of myself.
To someone who still looks good. In fact, almost lifelike.
Happy Birthday to you, so what if you live in a zoo!
Scientific studies have almost proven that cake is calorie free on your birthday. So enjoy.
That piece of cake is loaded with fat and calories which could, theoretically, take years off your life. If you don’t want it, can I have it?
You’re one year closer to your death day.
Here’s to the future and many more candles to come.
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What’s your secret, a time machine or something?
Happy Birthday. You’ve got a great life, you look wonderful, and your health is good. How could a measly present from me compete with that?
Have fun as much as you can, but not too much, because you are in a vulnerable age.
Here is a short and simple birthday wish. Have a sensational day!
Hoping that you can find all the strength and courage needed… to blow all of the candles out.
Hoping you dance the night away or at least watch other people dance late into the night, or at least stay awake…
So many candles… so little cake.
Some say the glass is half empty. Others say the glass is half full. It’s your birthday, so just drink what ever is in the glass.
Some words of wisdom for your birthday, “Smile while you still have teeth!”
How do you plan to celebrate the milestone that makes you closer to old age and death? Have a superb Birthday.
I always forget to get the gifts but I’m always there when you cut the cake. Have a great day my friend.
I can’t believe that you are turning another year older. It seems like just yesterday we were the same age.
I wouldn’t say that you are old; you’ve just been around longer than most of us.
If I’d known that you were going to live this long, I would never have given you that expensive gift last year.
Beautiful birthday thoughts to you from just one of your lifelong admirers.
I’ll always think of you as someone older than me.
I’m not going to make any age related jokes because I genuinely feel bad about how old you are.
Let’s share a birthday hug right now… before you realize that there’s no gift for you.
May you live to be old and toothless.
Money’s tight. Times are hard. Here’s your friggin’ birthday card!
On this birthday I wish that you have a young life by living honestly, eating slowly and learning to lie about your age. Happy Birthday!
Since today is your Birthday, we’ll make sure that we behave. As long as you’ll give us cake. Wishing yo the best birthday ever!
Happy birthdays moms! Make your Mom happy on her birthday with one of these selections.
Stop counting the candles and start thinking about your dreams.
Hope your happy Mom on your celebration day.
Thanks for inviting us all to come celebrate your birthday!! Hope the cake is good, All the best.
The best way to enjoy your Birthday each year is to keep getting more gifts but never remember your age.
The first mark of aging appears when you start forgetting things. In your case there are no such problems.
The younger you try to look; the older you actually are. (mother birthday greeting for someone with a sense of humor)
There were a lot of famous people born on your birthday. Too bad you aren’t one.
To the nation’s best kept secret; Your true age.
Mom birthday time is here. It’s a celebration!
You’ve earned the right to scream and shout ‘Its my birthday!’
God created you for a special purpose. Happy Birthday! Wishing you awesome years of joy and success ahead.
You’ve survived another year. Although you’re older, it sure doesn’t show. Congratulations.
Two things in the world that come to you without any reason are blood pressure and age. You’d rather prefer the latter than the former!
Two tips on your birthday: 1) Forget the past you can’t change it 2) Forget the present, I didn’t get you one.
Want to know how to keep an old guy in suspense on his birthday? I’ll tell you later.
Wanted to send you something really nice for your birthday but the machine just kept taking my quarters.
We know we’re getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it
When a tree gets a year older, it makes a growth ring by adding another layer of tissue around its girth. Boy, does that sound familiar.
Wishing you a great day, year, century (just joking). HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope you have a great day.
You’re another year older and another year wiser. So I’m sure you can figure out there ain’t no gift for you
You’re having a birthday! Well, I think I speak for everyone in the office when I say Hope this means snacks!
You are only as old as you act.
Birthday Greetings for You: Have an Awesome Day!
You have reached the age where all compliments will be followed by “for your age.”
You know you’re getting old when you walk up the stairs and call it exercise. Happy Bday!
No one loved birthday celebrations as much as you – so enjoy!
You know you’re grown up when you stop growing tall and start growing wide.
You should really celebrate on your birthday. Take TWO naps today.
You sure don’t look your age… I mean that in a good way.
Hoping all of your birthday dreams come thru – well, all except one, so you have something to shoot for next year.
You think you are old? You’re not old… you were old last year, this year you’re ancient.
You would have loved the gift I didn’t bother getting you.
You’re not getting older. You’re just a little closer to dying!
Wishing you many more candles and a cake big enough to fit them all on.
You’re not old until you can’t read this writing anymore. (written in real small text)
With age comes wisdom. (You’re one of the wisest people I know!)
You age like cheese. Yes, you just keep getting smellier!
You always have such fun birthdays; you should have one every year.
A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.
All the world is a birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.
Every year on your birthday you get to start new.
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
I think, at a child’s birth, If a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.
It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that someone remembers me.
Let them eat cake.
Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
Love the giver more than the gift.
Our birthdays are the feathers in the broad wing of time.
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
Whatever with the past has gone, The best is always yet to come.
Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Life is like a hot bath. It feels good while you’re in it, but the longer you stay in, the more wrinkled you get.
It takes a long time to grow young.
The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.
Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.
One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.
Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.
The greatest gift you can give others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more in life there is to celebrate.
The only thing better than singing is more singing.
There is still no cure for the common birthday.
We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.
You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
Happy belated birthday!
I hope your big day was all that you hoped for.
Wishing you all the best – just a little late.
I hope your birthday was as special as you are.
I’m so lucky to have such a great friend like you… who’d forgive me if I forgot his(/her) birthday.
Sorry I forgot the most important day of the year… your birthday!
I may have forgotten your birthday, but I didn’t forget about you!
2, 4, 6, 8, sorry that this birthday cheer is late!
It feels like you just had a birthday the other day. Oh yeah, sorry I am late.
My best wishes to you, even though are belated.
Even though this message comes to you a little late, the wish it brings for happiness is good on any day date. Happy belated birthday.
Forgetting a Birthday doesn’t mean you forget a person. And remembering a Birthday doesn’t mean you remember the person. Here’s a genuine Belated Happy Birthday wish from me.
I am sorry, I missed your birthday. But all my best to you.
Sorry I forgot your Birthday. I hope you had a grand and special celebration with your loved ones and friends.
You are fun and fabulous. You are fabulous fun. Even if I am a bit late is saying so. Hope it was a fun birthday.
Silly me. I missed your birthday. What was I thinking. Hope it was fun.
I hope all your birthday wishes came true.
Even though I missed your birthday by a mile, I hope you celebrated it with smile.
Hope your Birthday was happy and totally great. Have a wonderful year!
Oh no! I forgot your special day! I’m so sorry dear. But I hope that your birthday was indeed a very special day for you. Belated Happy Birthday to you. I wish you have a fabulous year ahead.
It’s apparent that you have been blessed with many things on your birthday. Unfortunately, a punctual birthday card from me, was not one of those things
That trip around the sun was just faster than I expected and so I am a bit late in saying “Happy Birthday!”
You are not just one more year older but one more year wiser!
I missed wishing you on the big day and I missed out on the celebrations too! Let’s celebrate again and raise a toast to the Birthday of a fantastic individual and a genuine human being.
You live life in the fast lane but I move a little slower. That is why I am a little behind you on celebrating your birthday.
I wanted to be the first one to wish you, but I couldn’t! I deeply regret that! Hope you had one of the best birthdays this year. Belated Happy Birthday to a very special person. May God bless you!
I like to celebrate your birth-month instead of your birthday. It is still your birth-month isn’t it?
Sorry about being late with your birthday, but at least now you don’t have to wait an entire year before getting birthday cards again
Sorry I forgot your birthday. Can you reschedule it for sometime next week?
My wishes may be late, but are straight from the heart. May this year be filled with sweet and lovely surprises all the way. May everyday be a day worth looking forward to for you. Belated Happy Birthday to you.
I hope you had a day filled with laughter, fun and frolic because a special person like you deserves the best on your birthday!
Don’t think of these birthday wishes as being late, rather, extremely early for your next celebration.
A belated birthday wish that your life will continue to be filled with the happiness you deserve.
I may be the last one to wish you but my wishes are not the least. Belated Happy Birthday! I hope you had a memorable day.
My best wishes to you, even though are belated.
Double kisses and double hugs are your bonus gift to make up for being late to wish you the best.
Happy Belated Birthday. When things get busy, time slips by, but birthdays never wait. So finally when we send our greetings, they may be just a little late. But when it is someone so special that we like a lot, our thoughts are always on time, it is just our greeting that is not.
Even though I missed your birthday by a mile, I hope you celebrated it with smile.
Better late than never so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Wishing you all the best my friend.
I am sorry I missed your birthday, you have had so many I lost track.
This wish is late so that you can celebrate your birthday longer.
Sorry I forgot your birthday, my memory gets worst year after year. I think you understand what I’m talking about.
Your birthday came and went Here’s the card I should have sent.
I didn’t really forget your special day, I just figured you deserved more than one.
The bad news is that I forgot to wish you a happy birthday on time. The good news is I forgot your age.
Sorry I missed your birthday. I swear that this only happens to me like once a year.
Watch the Minions sing “Happy Birthday”
Happy belated birthday to someone who now has free reign to forget mine.
How do you expect me to remember your birthday, when you never look any older?
Knowing how much fun you can be, I assume that the party is still going and that I am not late for your birthday. Keep on having fun.
A late birthday card is a lot like a bill from the doctor. Both tell you that you are getting older and both are a big surprise.
Fashionably late. Hope it was great.
I hear you’re celebrating a belated birthday,but all the other fools sent them on time!
Don’t hate me because I forgot your birthday. Hate me because I’m beautiful.
I wanted to give you your birthday card late so that you would have enough time to grieve the loss of your youth.
Just because I missed your birthday doesn’t mean that you don’t look like a monkey. Hope you had a barrel of fun.
I truly regret not eating cake on your birthday so I plan to eat 2 desserts today to make up for it.
Birthday cards are like a group of high school P.E. class students running on a track. There are always some stragglers, and I’m the fat kid who smokes.
I may have forgotten your birthday, but at least I remember that I forgot your birthday.
Time seems to speed up the older you get, so at your age, I figured you wouldn’t even notice the time that went between your birthday and getting your card.
I can be wrong, I can be crazy, but I can’t be too late in wishing you a happy birthday.
My forgetting to give you your birthday card on time is proof that you are growing up way too fast.
I am late wishing you a Happy Birthday because I was worried that you would still be in your birthday suit.
I know you must be bugged because I missed your birthday. But I didn’t really forget it. I just didn’t want to remind you that you are growing old! Belated Happy Birthday anyway. I’m sure you had a blast!
I could have sent you a birthday greeting on your birthday and I could have started Google, but I didn’t. You are happy with Google so why not be happy with me being a little tardy in saying Happy Birthday!
I cannot describe what you mean to me. You are the most beautiful and the most talented person on earth. Hope that makes you forgive me or else I can still do better. Just kidding, Belated Happy Bday.
Good thing you are getting more patient the older you get. Happy belated birthday
Houston, we have a problem. I spaced out and forgot your birthday. Was it out of this world?
It took me so long to write in your birthday card that I now have the perfect thing to say… Sorry I’m late, and happy belated birthday.
I thought that you wouldn’t celebrate your birthday after you turned 29. I guess I counted wrong and you are 29 this year. Sorry I am late. Happy Birthday.
My dog ate your birthday card, that is why this Happy Birthday wish is a little late.
I would tell you the super-secret reason that I am late wishing you a Happy Birthday, but it is classified information and is available only on A NEED TO KNOW basis.
Where does the time go? Another year passed before I could get your birthday greeting out.
— Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet. And, while he’s had far too many birthdays than he’d like to admit, the celebrations continue to get better with each passing year.
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2 – Happy Bday Messages
3 – Birthday Messages
4 – Bday Greetings for Sister
5 – Birthday Quotes
6 – Funny Birthday Quotations
7 – For Son
8 – Thank you for Bday Greetings
9 – Funny Birthday
10 – 21st Birthday Quotations
11 – Mom
12 – Birthday Funny
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These happy birthday wishes and messages can easily be sent via text to keep the friendship connection A best friend is someone you share a truly special and unique bond. . I say forget about the past and live life to the fullest today.