The best grandpa birthday wishes, like the ones here, have just the right words to show your grandfather he's truly special, making his birthday a celebration (and tribute) to remember for years.
And the best kind of grandfather birthday messages excel at old-fashioned charm, the type that will make him feel like he's being fussed over by you (just what he needs on his special day). You'll find many examples of the "best" on this page.
Your Grandpa may not ever say it out loud to you but every loving, caring, affectionate, compassionate, playful and inspiring word you put into his birthday greeting is sure to make his heart swell and his soul soar. Now that's the perfect gift to give your granddad.
The inspiration for the birthday messages here are my children's grandfathers
My father and father-in-law: Two of the best grandfathers I've ever known! Their legacy of love is behind every birthday wish in this section!
My father and father-in-law, when they were alive, were incredible granddads to my son and daughter. Whenever one of their birthdays rolled around, my children made sure to let them know this very fact — with heartwarming birthday messages that truly made these two amazing men feel extra special (even shed a tear).
My children's sweet, loving words for their grandfathers are weaved into every birthday greeting here.
Message Guy Tip #77: How to pick grandpa birthday wishes...
If you're lucky enough to have an amazing grandfather (or even two amazing grandfathers), sending or giving him a heartwarming birthday message that makes him feel truly special on his birthday is always a nice idea. But not all granddads are created equal, so what's totally right for one may be completely wrong for another.
What's the right route to take with your grandfather? In my mind...
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You need to first determine what type of granddad you have. Once you figure it out, you'll know the right kind of birthday wish to send or give him (based on my suggestions).
According to an article I read recently, there are five basic types of grandparents. Although this feature story lumps grandfathers and grandmothers together, there's enough information in it to help you determine your granddad's "type" within a minute.
I've summarized the article (which can be found here), providing each kind of grandfather and listing the best birthday message style you should choose for him.
Here you go:
The warm and fuzzy grandfather - Choose sentimental birthday wishes
The strict and stern grandfather - Pick so-called "happy" (the term I use for "generic" on my site) birthday wishes
The super-spoiler grandfather - Select sentimental or cute birthday wishes
The hovering helicopter (know-it-all) grandfather - Choose clever or happy birthday wishes
The reluctant grandfather - Pick clever, cool or inspirational birthday wishes
You'll find every type of birthday wish I mentioned above in this section and right here.
Whatever type of message you choose, make sure it pays tribute to your grandpa, his love for you and his lifetime of memories. He has earned it.
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Whenever we fall, your arms comfort us. Whenever we succeed, your arms comfort us. Your love is comforting and we’re comforted by the fact that you will be here for many years to come. We love you, Grandpa. Happy birthday.
Happy birthday, Gramps! On your special day, I'm delighted to announce that, once again, you've won the "World's Most Awesome Grandpa" Award (secret: I was the judge).
Happy birthday to an awesome Grandpa and an even more awesome friend.
Grandpa, you're one in a quintillion. Happy birthday!
With age comes the knowledge that it's the people — not the things — in my life that really matter...especially you, Grandpa. I love you. Happy birthday.
Thanks for being such a great granddad to me. Happy birthday, Grandpa!
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