Think your best friends deserve the very best in friend birthday wishes? I do.
If, as Hubert Humphrey once said, "the greatest gift of life is friendship," what you choose as birthday messages for your friends should be a gift in kind — a gift of love.
Birthdays are the perfect time to show your friends you care about them — and you are there to celebrate their awesomeness with all your heart. Accordingly, birthday messages for friends should be, in so many words, a platonic love fest that recounts all the good times you've had with them, plus all the good times you will have together.
That's why I offer only one type of birthday messages for friends: the best type.
Message Guy Tip #66: How to pick friend birthday wishes...
True friends are there for you through thick and thin, so it's only natural that you'd like to have the right words for a card or eCard on the most important day of the year for them: their birthday.
What's a good head start? Getting the chance to choose from just great friend birthday wishes at the outset. That means knowing how to separate the good messages from the bad ones. So what's the best way? You need to see three things. In general, you have to... Read more ►
Consider these three factors:
The best friend birthday wishes express your genuine, positive feelings for the birthday boy or girl in a genuine, original way (so you don't want to use clichés like "We will be friends until the end.")
Great friend birthday messages are also rare (so stay away from birthday wishes for friends that appear on hundreds of sites on the web — there's a good chance that the birthday boy or girl has seen many of the most common birthday messages elsewhere)
Plus, the right birthday wishes for friends reflect the personality of the birthday girl or boy in an inspirational way (so leave the old and tired "You’re over the hill” birthday jokes at home — they tend to be funny only to the senders, not the recipients)
These three points may seem like lots of work, but they're not. In a nutshell, don’t sweat it when you have to select what to say.
Just be yourself when you choose a message that expresses your feelings for your friend.
Browse through the one-of-a-kind friend birthday wishes on this page and the next four ones.
Last but not least, take a good look at birthday boy or girl and make a judgment call: Can your pal take a joke? If so, make sure your humor is not too sarcastic, off-color, cool or tactless. If not, wax inspirational, happy and/or sentimental, even cute. Not sure? Check out this article on the "10 Types of Female Friends." It makes for very interesting reading — a real eye-opener!
As friends go, you're not one of the best. You're THE best! May this year's birthday be the best ever for you.
Happy birthday to my best friend, who is better than the best of the best! May your special day be better than the best you've ever celebrated.
For your special day, I tried to find the right words to show you how I feel about our friendship. I could only think of one: amazing. To me, you're an amazing friend, more special than anyone I've ever known. Happy birthday!
Happy, happy birthday to my amazing friend and an even more amazing individual!
May every moment of your life be as wonderful as our friendship!
Wishing you, my buddy, an unforgettable day of joy, an amazing year of bliss and a lifetime of happiness!
Good friends don't friends like you have a terrible birthday. Best friends make sure friends like you have the best birthday ever. It's an honor and privilege to be your best friend. Happy birthday, BFF! Now let's party!
It’s wonderful to have you in my world! Friends like you are as rare as a warm, sunny day in February. You're truly one of a kind. Happy birthday, my dearest friend!
With a friend like you, each and every day is a celebration. Your birthday, for me, is even a bigger celebration, perhaps the biggest of the year (after mine, of course). Happy birthday, BFF!
This is my absolute favorite on this page. Why this one?
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What's the best thing you can say to one of your best friends? To me, it's "I love you." This birthday wish says "I love you" without actually saying it. What a nice sentiment! More people should show or say those words to each other...every day of the year, not just on birthdays.
A great friend once said to me, "No matter where you are, you might as well enjoy yourself." That friend was (and still is) you. Today, I'm where I want to be — with you — enjoying every moment of your special day. Happy birthday, pal!
To me, you're a friend with benefits — the ones that really matter, like loyalty, support, trust, respect, kindness, honesty and, of course, free Candy Crush lives. Happy birthday, buddy!
You support me, listen to me, appreciate me, respect me, advise me, amuse me, cry with me and, most importantly, let me be your friend...so I can do all these things and more for you. Happy birthday, BFF!
My dear, dear friend, you have always been there for me. You and I redefine what friendship means. Happy birthday!
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We will be close friends our entire lives — you can bet your fortune on it. That's how sure I am that we will always be able to go through thick and thin together (and I'm not talking about dieting). Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! As long as you have me as a friend, you'll never have to worry about going it alone. You'll always have my shoulder to lean on, my ears to hear what ails you and all my heart to get you back on the right track.
Happy birthday to a friend who has always been there for me. From the corniest recesses of my mind, I just want to say, "Thank you for being my BFF."
The world may be crazy, but not us. Things may change, but not us. People may take each other for granted, but not us. That's because we're the best of friends. From one BFF to another, have a great birthday!
Your birthday, like our friendship, should be a celebration of everything good and plenty (like every piece of your birthday cake and every bite of your birthday ice cream).
Happy birthday to a true friend. You're not a friend because you're a Facebook friend. You're not a friend because I meet you every week for coffee or lunch. You're not a friend because you're nice to me. It's because you're one-half of my whole...and I'm yours.