When sending a Birthday card to someone, ‘Happy Birthday’ never quite seems like enough. Have you ever been stuck for something more meaningful to add but gone blank? We’ve put together some ideas to help you write a special Birthday greeting and bring a smile to the lucky recipient.


Simple Birthday Messages

Keeping it casual and friendly: when you want to say more than Happy Birthday but don’t want to write an essay. 


  • Have the best day and enjoy your Birthday celebrations
  • Enjoy your special day
  • Wishing you the happiest of Birthdays
  • I hope all your Birthday wishes come true
  • I hope you have a blast on your Birthday
  • Wishing you a fun-filled day
  • Enjoy your birthday celebrations. You deserve it!
  • Many happy returns on your special day
  • I hope you have the best Birthday ever!
  • Hugs, kisses and lots of Birthday wishes


Birthday Messages for a Friend or Loved One

Making it more sentimental: when you want to show a friend how much they mean to you on their special day.


  • I hope this Birthday brings you much love and happiness as you truly deserve it
  • May your Birthday be filled with lots of love and laughter this year
  • I hope your Birthday is as special as you are
  • The happiest of Birthdays to a very dear friend. Enjoy your special day
  • Have a really great day – let’s make it one to remember!
  • I’m sure your Birthday will be as fantastic and fun as you are
  • Here’s to lots more life, love and adventures to come. Happy Birthday!
  • Happy Birthday to my gorgeous, witty, sweet and crazy friend
  • I hope your Birthday is everything you hoped it would be and more
  • I hope you get truly spoiled on your Birthday this year. You deserve it!


Funny Birthday Messages

Making it humorous: when you want to make them laugh as they read your message on their special day.


  • You’re not old really – just aged to perfection!
  • Growing old might be mandatory but growing up is definitely optional!
  • Happy Birthday! Dust off your dancing shoes and party like it’s 1999!
  • Here’s to another year of silly shenanigans!
  • May all your Birthday wishes come true – except for the illegal ones!
  • The more Birthdays you have, the longer you live!
  • I think you’re going to need a bigger cake! Happy Birthday!
  • I hope your Birthday is full of lots of memorable moments (that you can remember the next day!)
  • So, it’s your Birthday! As if you needed an excuse to drink and be merry!
  • Happy Birthday to someone who still isn’t showing their age – or acting it!


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