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KISS formula for the best birthday wishes

The best birthday wishes follow this KISS formula (KEEP IT SPECIAL & SINCERE):

  • Choose birthday messages that make the birthday boy or girl feel special.
  • Be sincere with your birthday greetings — express only what you feel.


  • Have the very happiest of happy birthdays!
  • Hoping your birthday is as heavenly as you are!
  • You deserve only the and all year long!
  • May your birthday be filled with the guiltiest of pleasures!
  • Let's make your this birthday one for the record books!
  • May the force be with you on this birthday!
  • Another year older, another reason to tell you how special you are.
  • My warmest wishes and my deepest love on your birthday and forever!
  • Wishing you a blessed birthday, year and life.

Choose from thousands of one-of-a-kind birthday wishes — beautifully written birthday messages for anyone, any age or any type. Here, there's a wish for everyone.

To make your loved ones feel special on their birthday, send them birthday verses written by Message Guy, a professional writer for over 25 years.

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Birthday Wishes

Hope your birthday bestows you with more happiness, love and fun than you ever thought you could take...and then some! You deserve it all. Enjoy your special day!

May you have such an incredibly special birthday that every day afterward starts and ends with joy, love, laughter and peace of mind.

Happy birthday. May the next 12 months of the year be the happiest of your life. Hope every day is packed with memories that you'll treasure evermore.

Happy birthday! May you have the best of luck on your special day, bringing you the joy, peace and wonder you so rightfully deserve. 

Happy birthday! It's time for you to have an amazing birthday and savor the joy, love and peace we aim to bring you.

May every moment of your birthday be the happiest you've ever had — and may your happiness spill over to every other day of the year. 

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May your special day be packed with all the joy, peace and glory you wish for. Happy birthday.

Light and blow out each candle on your birthday cake...not because it's what people do, but to celebrate another special day of your extraordinary life. Happy birthday.

You're very special — and you should know it. So I will let you how much every second of your special day. Happy birthday.

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Everyone deserves to have a special day, at least once a year on their birthday. Special people like you deserve to have a special birthday celebration in their honor, every day of the year. Happy birthday.

You are the truest friend I've ever had. You've always had my back, supporting me when everyone else I know has left me high and dry. You're the best, and the best you shall have on your special (if I have anything to do with it...and I will). Happy birthday.

May your birthday set your life on fire and light up your path to inner joy, well-being and love.

Have a beautifully wonderful birthday, the only kind of special day someone like you should have.

Your birthday should be a national holiday, so all the people who know and love you can have a day off to celebrate your arrival into our lives. Happy birthday

Another birthday, another year older and, most importantly, another reason to celebrate you all day and all night. 

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Happy birthday. So what if you're getting older. It's just the age of your machinery. The you that is you — your heart and soul — is still truly young at heart, still the ever-optimistic Peter Pan. That's a wonderful way to be.

Happy birthday. May only the world's greatest treasures — love, joy, adventure and peace — be yours, today and every day.

It’s your birthday, and you can laugh and sing if you want to (you can even cry but that's no fun). I plan to make you laugh and sing harder than you've ever had in your life. That's because your birthday is a major cause for celebration.

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Sure, with every birthday, you get a little older. But you also get the wisdom to see what's truly beautiful, truly full of joy, truly yours to celebrate.

From one hopeful dreamer to another, may you have the happiest of birthdays, the kind that wishful thoughts are made of.

Birthdays come and go so fast, before we even realize that the day we were born is truly a special one. Let's make your special day especially about you. Let's celebrate you.

To thank you for all the beautiful memories we've shared, I will make your birthday this year the most unforgettable of all, moment by moment, until the wee hours of the night. Let's start now!

I'm glad we have years of memories to keep us warm, fuzzy and happy. Thankfully, we have so many more ones to create, starting today, on your birthday! Let's make your special day extraordinarily unforgettable (in a good way, of course).

I'm more than proud to call you my friend — I'm grateful, honored, blessed, overjoyed, fortunate and humbled. Happy birthday.

Happy birthday, bro. You may not be the perfect brother but you are as close to perfect to me.

I'm pretty sure that no one I know comes closer to my ideal of a beautiful, natural woman than you. Not even me. Happy birthday to a truly great human being (you).

Darling, I love you so, so, so much. May the sunshine of our undying love shine dazzlingly on your special day and forever. Happy birthday.

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Our love will never get old. That's because, together, we're forever young. May we always drink from the fountain of youth. Happy birthday, darling!

As far as fathers go, you’re simply awesome. Of course, I'm slightly biased since I'm your child, the recipient of your awesomeness. Happy birthday to the most awesome Dad!

When God created friends, He made them in your image...the best friend anyone can ever have. Happy birthday, BFF!

Happy birthday, my friend! The world stopped spinning for a moment on the day you were born, just long enough for you to make your debut. I'm so glad you came into my orbit and made my world truly wonderful.

Birthdays come once a year, but a sister like you is a once-in-a-lifetime gift. I'm incredibly fortunate to have you as my sister...and my best friend. I love you. Happy birthday, sis!

Grandpa, today is your birthday. Today is the day you started to touch the lives of others in the most important way — with love and kindness. I'm glad I can count myself as one of the lucky many. Happy birthday. I love you dearly.

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In the dictionary, there's a word for senseless acts of love, kindness, wisdom, intelligence, beauty and generosity: Grandma! Happy birthday, Grandma! You're all those things to me!

My life belongs to you. My heart belongs to you. My love belongs to you. I belong to you. Let's make your special day truly all about you. Happy birthday! I love you. 

You're sweeter than the sweetest song and more beautiful than beauty itself. Thanks for making my world truly sweet and beautiful. I love you madly. Happy birthday, my dearest.

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Take every birthday wish you've received today, multiply all the love you found in them by 1,000, then add years of joy, wonder and prosperity to the mix...and it still wouldn't equal all the love, joy, wonder and prosperity I wish for you.

Wishing you, my best friend, the best of birthdays — with the best of me by your side every step of the way to make sure.

You've always done everything right your whole life. On your special day, let yourself go and do everything wrong, but be sure to savor every wickedly wonderful moment of it all. 

Happy birthday, son! I plan to make your birthday as special, exciting, beautiful and all-around amazing as you are to me, starting now! 

Happy birthday, darling! You're the best daughter anyone could ever wish for. Thank you for choosing me as your partner in fun on your special day. We will definitely have some unforgettable, unbelievable memories to share for a lifetime.  

Mom, you've always believed in me, even when I didn't, even when nobody did. I have you to thank for all the great things in my life. Happy birthday! I love you!

Happy birthday. Give yourself a break from all your troubles and let yourself fully enjoy your special day — after all, it's the only day of the year that you can get away with it.

For your special day, I have only two birthday wishes for you: now and forever. Be happy in the now, so you'll be happy forever!

Any day we can live our lives to the fullest is a gift. Savor every moment of your special day, because you'll have to wait another 364 days to feel as special. Happy birthday.

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Short birthday wishes
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Here are sweet, simple and, most importantly, short birthday wishes for all the times you have no time — when you're on the go, in a hurry or just plain tired.

Wishing you the greatest birthday ever.

Wishing one of the best individuals I know the very best birthday.

Your age makes no difference. You do. Every day. Happy birthday.

Hope you have a wonderful birthday that lasts all year round!

Happier birthdays come to dreamers who dare to take action. Like you.

Happy birthday balloon, cake, candles, ice cream and present day!

Happy birthday! May joy be your companion everywhere you go.

Happy birthday! It's time for your BIG birthday bash! Let's get started!

Take the time to have a bright, sunshiny,
fun-filled birthday!

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You're one today...You're finally allowed to have your birthday cake and eat it — with your hands. Happy birthday!

Happy 16th birthday! You're truly amazing, truly unique, truly fun, truly independent, truly 16. Truly.

Happy birthday! Turning 40 is not so bad when you consider the alternative: turning 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 or 100.

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Happy birthday! Let’s turn your 50th birthday into a celebration you'll never forget (or, if you're lucky, you'll forget entirely). And there's no better time to get started than right this second!

Whoever said you're 60 years old is just wrong. You're actually a 30 year old with 30 years of mind-numbing, mind-altering, mind-bending, mind-boggling, mind-blowing, mind-expanding, never-mind life experience. Happy birthday!

Happy 100th birthday! This is not a milestone because you have 100 years of life, love and memories under your belt. It's because of you. You're the most incredible person I've ever known...and will ever know.

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When you turn 21, you can legally do what you've done illegally since you were 13. Let’s drink up!

Happy birthday. From the depths of my blissful soul to the peak of my unbridled passion, I wish you the happiest of special days, my love!

Happy birthday! Hope you have thousands of reasons to see the thousands of unforgettable moments your special day can bring you.

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Speaking of a half century, how are you? Feeling old today? Don’t — you’re as old and cool as the first Mustang built a half century ago! Happy 50th birthday!

It’s that time again…your 29th birthday! Happy birthday. You look so mature for your age.

For someone who's just turned 80, you only look a day over 79. Seriously, though, you look and act even younger than any 60 year old I know. Happy birthday!

On your special day, look back at all the wonderful moments we’ve shared — and look forward to even more amazing ones yet to share. Happy birthday.

You forever make me smile! Now it's my turn to give you something to smile about on your special day. Happy birthday.

BFF, you have a very special place in my heart. Because it's your special day, I only have heartfelt birthday wishes for you. Have a truly wonderful birthday.

Happy birthday! You know everything about me but you still think I'm special. I know everything about you and I think you're even more special with every birthday of yours. 

May all your birthday wishes come to life — as soon as you blow out every candle on your birthday cake. 

If anyone deserves to experience joy, peace and wonder to the fullest, it’s you. Happy birthday!

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Every day may be the first day of the rest of your life, but your birthday was your very first. Celebrate it as if there were no tomorrows. Happy birthday.

Friends don't let friends celebrate their birthdays by themselves. Let's get your party started. Happy birthday, BFF!

Happy birthday. You may still be young enough to be reckless, but you're now old enough to be charged as an adult for it.

Happy birthday! If you ever feel regret, may it never be from what you have not said, done or felt.

We fit together like two halves of the same soul, far greater than the sum of our separate selves. Happy birthday. I love you.

Happy birthday! May your special day be as warm as the sunlight, as breezy as the wind and as right as rain. 

Mom, when I say there’s no one who compares to you, I mean it. You’re honestly one of a kind. The best kind. Happy birthday!

Birthdays are special — it's a special day that inspires you to appreciate how far you've journeyed in life and how close you are to the next wonderful adventure.

Your birthday is the perfect time to stop brooding over the thorns in life and promise yourself the rose garden of your dreams.

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Here's to a birthday full of life and a life full of happy birthdays!

Happy birthday. May you live to be so old that the mere sight of you is enough to scare young children and horrify ex-lovers.

Happy birthday! Wherever you are, I want to be. Wherever you go, I want to follow. Wherever you stop, I want to rest. 

People say that with age comes wisdom. I don’t know about you but I’d rather be young and stupid than old and wise. Happy birthday!

I thought about giving you something you’d treasure the rest of your life but what’s the point of spending money on a gift that’s only good for a few years. Happy birthday, old fart!

Don’t think about how old you are. Think how blessed you are. Think about all the experiences you've had in life — both good and bad — that have brought you this far. Here’s to life! Happy birthday!

Happy birthday! Today, celebrate the day you were born. Every day, celebrate life.

Sure, a day off from work would make your birthday super special but a year off your age would make everyone super jealous. Happy birthday.

Happy birthday! Hope this special day is the start of your most special year ever!

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Birthdays are nature's way of telling you that eating more cake is stupid, especially when you have to look in the mirror the next morning. Have a special (and carb-free) day!

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On your special day, I have the perfect gift for you, a gift that’s guaranteed to get you through thick or thin, feast or famine, sink or swim and all or nothing: my undying love (and my credit card, if necessary). Happy birthday!

Sure, good friends remember your birthday and forget your age. But great friends remember your birthday and get you smashed to the point you forget your own age. Happy birthday! Let’s party, BFF!

If the love you take is equal to the love you make, you must be the world's most loved and loving person. I’m glad I get to bask in the sunshine of your love. Happy birthday!

Great things do happen to great people — especially on their special day — and you're certainly one of the greatest people I know and love. Happy birthday!

Happy birthday. As you get older, losing your memory bit by bit is certain. Forgetting everything that once made you miserable is certainly better.

You wear your age well — it looks great on you. I would love to try your inner fountain of youth on for size and see if it fits me. Happy birthday.

Happy birthday! For most people, wisdom comes with age. For others, it's prosperity. For everyone I know, it just means getting older. Good luck with the first two.

For your special day, I have good news and bad news. The good news is I don't have any bad news. The bad news is that I don't have any good news. Anything can happen.Don't you just love birthdays? Not.

There's only one thing I like about you: everything. Happy birthday!

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Happy birthday. You mean more to me than my favorite thing in the world. Considering it's chocolate, that's saying a lot.

Despite how much you try to blend in, it's only natural for you to stand out. That's something you should be celebrating. Happy birthday!

Your birthday doesn't mean you're another year older — it means you have another year to celebrate. Happy birthday.

You're not getting older. You're getting a pension. Happy birthday.

If you're fortunate enough to have a pal like you, then you're me. Happy birthday to my best friend.

You are a role model for the truly one of a kind. You were born an original! Happy birthday.

Happy birthday! Hope your special day is as beautiful as you are and bestows you with twice as much as you wished for!

Happy birthday. Every year you get closer and closer to who you really are, what you truly want to be. Now that's really something to wish for.

Happy birthday. May your heart beat true with the joy, love and laughter you bring to everyone around you.

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