When should you use cool birthday wishes and birthday quotes in a card? That's because some loved ones may love "cool" things on their birthday and may just want to read famously "hip" prose from "hip" thinkers. Cool birthday messages offer the best of both worlds.
For some ideas, check out my favorite cool birthday wishes and quotes below:
Cool Birthday Wishes
Happy birthday! In life, it's not about how many birthdays that have come and gone. It's about how many birthdays are yet to come.
Happy birthday! May you always remember we do not get older with each birthday. We reach newer heights.
Birthdays are like wine. Some, if spoiled by time and circumstance, taste like vinegar but most, with the right course, just get better with age. Happy birthday!
Wherever you are, there's the bliss that can only come from love, peace and kindness! Happy birthday!
May you only know the thrill of living every moment of your life and, even more so, on your special day. Happy birthday!
Our birthdays are fleeting, yet exquisite moments in time. Enjoy yours!
May the clouds on the horizon be only a backdrop for the bright, sunny days of your life. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! Today and every other day of the year, may you forget what's best forgotten and remember what's best remembered.
Enjoy every minute of your birthday. There's plenty of time to be dead afterwards.
May misfortune never find you and may you forever find fortune...today and the rest of your days. Happy birthday!
Your birthday is not just the first day of another year in your life, but the first day of another year of life. Happy birthday!
Youth is given to you to throw away like a newspaper. Age is bestowed upon you to appreciate like fine art! Happy birthday!
Cool Birthday Quotes
"Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely."
- Roy T. Bennett
"There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it."
- Judith McNaught
"Happiness is not the absence of problems. It's the ability to deal with them."
- Steve Maraboli
"Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it."
- Mary Oliver
"You've got to get obsessed and stay obsessed."
- John Irving
"Let's try and avoid death in small doses, reminding oneself that being alive requires an effort far greater than the simple fact of breathing."
- Martha Medeiros
"Your children need your presence more than your presents."
- Jesse Jackson
"Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time."
- Jean Paul
"The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but a lack of will."
- Norman Vincent Peale
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
- Albert Einstein
"Don't go through life, GROW through life."
- Eric Butterworth
"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love."
- Henry Drummond
"The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts life."
- William James
"Sometimes I wonder if we live life by reliving life, rather than by living life."
What should you write in a client's birthday card? Be professional to a certain extent, leaving room for sincere, yet appropriate birthday wishes that make your client feel special on his or her big day. Below are a few examples to inspire you:
Happy birthday to the best client anyone could ever have. May your brightest ideas become a reality.
Wishing you the very best birthday and the most successful year ever.
Happy birthday! Working with you and your team has been the highlight of my career.
It’s "Happy Birthday" time! Wishing you only the best of everything on your birthday and in the year ahead.
Happy birthday! This is an excellent time for me to tell you how much I appreciate getting the chance to work with you. You make working fun!
You and I are a great team. Together, we are champions. Happy birthday, champ.
May your life be a series of fortunate events with countless happy birthdays, starting with this one.
Happy birthday. May today bring you every bit of happiness, health and prosperity you deserve.
Happy birthday! May your special day be the beginning of a year blessed with good fortune, good health and great joy.
On behalf of our entire team, I wish you the happiest of birthdays.
It’s a pleasure doing business with you! I hope your birthday is filled with everything that gives you pleasure.
Happy birthday! I'm glad you and I work together every day of the week! I look forward to working with you for many birthdays to come.
Happy birthday! We appreciate the chance to work with you and look forward to working together for years to come.
Happy birthday! It's always been a pleasure working with you! We greatly appreciate your business.
We're so fortunate to have a client like you. Happy birthday!
Loyalty, commitment, trust and honestly are merely words but you give them real meaning. Happy birthday!
May your special day and the days ahead be filled with great success, great health and, most of all, great joy. Happy birthday!
Wishing you the best of birthdays this year. May your home and office be packed with all that you need to enjoy life to the fullest. Happy birthday!
When should you use cute birthday wishes and birthday quotes in a card? Cute birthday messages are ideal for birthday gals and guys who would probably like just a hint of whimsy in their birthday greetings.
If your loved ones enjoy everything that's cute, take a look at the cute birthday wishes and quotes below:
Cute Birthday Wishes
Happy birthday to my scrumdelicious chunkymunky. You're more tasty than a cookies 'n' cream panda pocky.
Happy birthday, my little mermaid. At first, I thought it was a little fishy you were so kind. Now I know I'm "gillty" of pessimism...any fin is possible with a mermaid.
You're not getting older...just more scrumdiddlyumptious. Happy birthday, my cupcake!
Happy birthday, love bunny. I'm so happy you exist. Now I have someone to smother with my hugs and kisses.
Happy birthday, muppy puppy. I heart you more today than yesterday but not as much as I will heart you tomorrow.
Happy birthday, pudding pie! I think I love you more than a piece of chocolate cake (maybe even two pieces, definitely three on a good day).
Happy birthday, honey bun. I don't need it to be your special day to give you a hug. I like giving you hugs for no reason at all.
Happy birthday, my little monster. You don't scare me. You're too adorable. I just want to kiss your spooky, little face.
Happy birthday, smiley face. When I'm feeling sad, your words of wisdom always come to mind: If you ever lose your smile, you know where to find it. It's always right under your nose.
Happy birthday, my huggy bear! Get ready, I'm about to give you the huggiest bear hug in the world.
Happy birthday! May your special day and the coming year be filled with love, joy, peace and ice cream (lots of it, especially the ice cream).
Happy birthday! Hope your big day brings you lots of joy, love, fun and, most of all, birthday cake. You deserve everything sweet in life. Enjoy every bite!
Cute Birthday Quotes
"To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am."
- Bernard Baruch
"A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that still doesn't mean she can't have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones."
"It takes a long time to grow young."
- Pablo Picasso
"There are lots of people who can call you by your name but there is only one person who can make it sound so special."
- Kim Jarabelo
"We girls, we're tough, darling. Soft on the outside but, deep down, we're tough."
- Kristen Ashley
"I want to be your favorite hello and your hardest goodbye."
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
- Dr. Seuss
"Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she began to fly."
- Barbara Haines Howett
"For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."
- Coco Chanel
"Don't try to be what you're not. If you're nervous, be nervous. If you're shy, be shy. It's cute."
- Adriana Lima
"The only rule is don't be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in."
- Paris Hilton
"You’re a beautiful girl, and you can do anything you want in life."
- Jeanine Pirro
"Cute is when a person’s personality shines through their looks.”
- Natalie Portman
“Life is like music. It must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.”
What kind of birthday wishes should you write in your daughter's birthday card? Show her how much she matters to you, making her big day even more special. For inspiration, take a look at the examples below:
Happy birthday to my precious daughter! You're wonderful in every respect. I hope you see yourself the same way.
May your special day be blessed with everything that's special to you.
You possess everything that's perfect about this world. Happy birthday, sweetie.
I admire your strength and beauty. I'm so incredibly proud of you. Happy birthday, my darling daughter.
Sweetie, nobody could ever hope to measure up to you. Happy birthday to my incredibly wonderful daughter!
A daughter as lovable as you makes me believe in all that's good. May every moment of your birthday be as wonderful.
Happy birthday. The second you were born is one of the greatest moments of my life. The other is every moment I spend with you.
A daughter as open, beautiful and wise as you is the best blessing. Happy birthday to my darling girl!
I have only one wish, and it's for your birthday this year: may you have as much joy and wonder as you've brought me.
You are growing up so fast. You are an incredible daughter and an amazing human being. Happy birthday, my sweet angel!
Happy birthday. With you in the world, I only have inspiration, laughter and song in my heart.
May you only be surrounded by the love, joy and warmth of family and friends on your birthday.
Watching you grow up into a remarkable individual makes me believe only the brightest of tomorrows lies ahead for you. Happy birthday.
May all your birthdays be as spectacular as you are now and always.
Happy birthday. When you were born, I became your father and you became my daughter. Those two blessings have brought me so much joy.
May your birthday this year be blessed with joy, my darling daughter!
With you in my life, I have only known joy in good times, even bad times. You are a gift. Happy birthday.
May you forever be blessed on your birthdays and all your unbirthdays.
Happy birthday, my darling daughter. You deserve to be celebrated on her special day (every day, in fact).
Happy birthday. May you only have celebration in your heart today.
Happy birthday to my strong, independent daughter. Remember, I have your back. You're never too old to depend on me.
Every moment with you, since the day of your birth, has simply been spectacular. Happy birthday, my little sunshine.
Whenever I'm down, your sing-song voice and constant smile lights up my life. Happy birthday to my sweet daughter!
Sweetheart, happy birthday. You’ve accomplished so much in so short a time. You're epic.
Happy birthday. I'm incredibly proud of you, my precious daughter. And here I thought you couldn't be more perfect and make me any prouder.
Happy birthday. We're nothing short of proud of the person you’ve become. You are precious.
You only see the world with warmth in your heart. May your birthday and the coming year be filled with such heartwarming moments.
Happy birthday. The depth of your love, compassion and caring inspires me and everybody else who knows and loves you.
Happy birthday. You touch the lives of everyone you encounter. I'm so fortunate to have such an incredible daughter.
Darling child, there's nothing you cannot overcome in your life, today or tomorrow. You are my hero. Happy birthday.
Once you set your mind to anything, it gets done. I'm unbelievably proud of you. Happy birthday.
Happy birthday. Never pretend to be someone you're not, because you only need to be yourself to be awesome in everybody's eyes, especially mine.
May your birthday be as uniquely wonderful and incredible as you are to me and all who love you.
What type of birthday wishes should you write in your father's birthday card? Opt for birthday wishes that express how much you love him, making his special day even more amazing. To get started, check out the examples below:
The best fathers know when to let their children be themselves. Happy birthday to the best dad (and best man) I know!
I know I never say it enough, but I admire you and, most of all, I love you. Happy birthday, Dad. Thanks for being you.
Happy birthday to someone I respect more than anyone and love more than I ever imagined.
Even though my hero can't stop a speeding bullet, his strength and love know no bounds. My hero is you, Dad. Happy birthday!
Dad, you can't tell a joke, even if your life depended on it. But I can depend on you, bad jokes and all. May your birthday be better than your jokes!
Every birthday you celebrate reminds me of how much I admire and love you, Dad. Happy birthday to the world's best pop.
Dad, may your birthday be filled with great food, great cake, great music and great fun with family and friends.
Dad, you deserve every moment of joy that comes your way. Happy birthday.
Happy birthday to the most loving, caring and intelligent man I know. I love you, Dad. You make me proud I have your genes.
Whatever happens, I know I can depend on you, Dad. Happy birthday to the world's greatest father and man!
It takes an incredible man to be an even more incredible father. You are incredible, Dad. Happy birthday.
You're the best man I know. Happy birthday to a man who knows what's important in life.
Your gray hair speaks volumes. It says that you're best father in the world, despite my efforts to drive you crazy. Happy birthday, Dad!
Being a father isn't easy, but you've managed to do it so much better than most, even with my crazy antics. Happy birthday, Dad.
Happy birthday, Dad. Thank you for your unconditional love. I feel the same way about you.
Happy birthday to the man who showed me what it takes to love brilliantly (yep, that's you, Dad).
Happy birthday to the world's best father from the universe's worst kid. I didn't deserve the TLC but you gave it anyway.
Happy birthday! I'm not the greatest writer but you make it easy for me to express what I feel about you. I love you more every day and twice as much on your birthday!
Father's Day should be your second birthday. That's how amazing you are as my Dad. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday, Dad! You always can make me laugh, even on the worst of days. That's a gift. Just wanted you to know I noticed.
Dad, thank you for laughing at yourself so readily. You've taught me how to laugh at myself. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday. I hope you know how I feel about you. I love you, I admire you and I think you're the GREATEST Dad ever.
Happy birthday. There's nobody like you. You're more than my Dad. You're my mentor and best friend. I love you.
I know I did not have a choice but I would have chosen you as my father, if I had any say in it. You're the best. Happy birthday!
What are the funniest birthday wishes and birthday quotes for a birthday card? Essentially, you should choose hilarious birthday messages that will make your friends and family gladly laugh at themselves and all the changes that come with age.
For some ideas, take a look at the examples of birthday wishes and quotes below:
Funny Birthday Wishes
Happy birthday! I wouldn't say you're getting old. Well, I wouldn't say it to your face.
Happy birthday! I wouldn't say you're getting older. You're just getting old.
Happy birthday! I wouldn't call you old. I would call you elderly, decrepit, feeble, infirm, on your last legs (but not "old").
Do you hear that whooshing sound? That's the sound of your youth going down the drain. Happy birthday.
Do you hear that cracking sound? That's the sound of your arteries starting to harden. Happy birthday.
You don't look a day older than you did yesterday. You look much older than that. Happy birthday.
Happy birthday! I was planning to write you a special poem for your birthday, but I couldn't find any words that rhyme with decrepitude.
Happy birthday! The best advice I ever heard when I got older was “savor the little things in life.” Of course, you first need to see them, which is impossible at our age.
Happy birthday! Don’t let your age get you down. Pretty soon, gravity will do the job for you.
Happy birthday! You are not old. You are old enough to do what you want and pretend you don't remember doing it.
Happy birthday! You've been granted another chance to show that getting older means getting wiser (not just tired and achy).
Happy birthday. You’re at an age when you find out you won't be getting any wiser!
Happy birthday. May all your birthday wishes come true — except the ones that make you richer, healthier and happier than me!
Happy birthday. Thank you for being the oldest person in the room.
Happy birthday. Even if you calculated your age in dog years, you would still be, well, old.
Happy birthday! As your younger [sister, brother], it’s my duty to remind you that you’re still older than me.
Happy birthday! When I turn your age, I will still be younger than you!
Happy birthday! Today is the first day of the rest of your decrepitude (I mean, life).
Happy birthday! Today is the first day of the rest of your tired and achy life.
Happy birthday! Today is the first day of the rest of your Jurassic period.
Wish you were a kid again? Wish you had no money, no credit, no car, no privacy and no freedom? No? I thought so. Have a happy birthday instead!
Happy birthday! Wish you looked younger today? Not going to happen. Next wish?
Happy birthday! Wish you looked younger today? Here are directions to the nearest retirement home.
Happy birthday! You're not old yet. You'll know you're old when your birthday candles cost more than your birthday cake.
Happy birthday! You're not old yet. You'll know when you're old once your kids have the fire department on speed dial when you blow out your birthday candles.
Happy birthday! Now's the perfect time to start treating your kids to life's luxuries — since, in a few years, they’ll be treating you to a nursing home.
Happy birthday! You're old enough to fall in love, walk down the aisle and make us grandparents — in that order, of course.
Happy birthday! Your better half just told me that you’re getting better with age. Did you start to do chores around the house?
Happy birthday! For today only, whatever age you're turning is the new 20.
Happy birthday. May you live to be so old that you redefine old person smell.
Funny Birthday Quotes
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."
- Jim Carrey
"Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else."
- Margaret Mead
"Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone."
- Anthony Burgess
"Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
- Jack Benny
"Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you."
- Joey Adams
"My one regret in life is that I am not someone else."
- Woody Allen
"What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise."
- Jerome K. Jerome
"Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving."
- Erma Bombeck
"The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything."
- Oscar Wilde
"Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
"Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature."
- Harold Coffin
"Adults are obsolete children."
- Dr. Seuss
"The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks."
- Randall Jarrell
“I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me – they’re cramming for their final exam.”
- George Carlin
“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness didn’t know where to shop.”
- Gertrude Stein
“Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife.”
- Groucho Marx
"Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying."
- Ronald Reagan
"A man who correctly guesses a woman's age may be smart, but he's not very bright."
What kind of birthday wishes should you write in your girlfriend's birthday card? Whatever you jot down, be yourself and be genuine. But even more importantly, express how much you love her. To get started, check out the birthday message examples below:
Happy birthday, my love. You are so special to me and have brought so much love and joy into my life. I love you and want to bring as much love and joy to yours.
Happy birthday. I love every moment we've spent together. It's been the adventure of a lifetime. I hope it never ends. I love you.
Happy birthday. May your special day be as bright and breezy as your smile and as uniquely beautiful as you are.
Happy birthday. You're a ray of sunshine every day of the year, but you shine brighter than the sun on your special day. I love you.
I have never met a person as lovely as you are. Today, you are the loveliest of all. Happy birthday. I love you.
Happy birthday. With you in my life, it's incredibly easy to live life to the fullest. You complete me. I love you.
Happy birthday. You bring more than a smile to my face. You bring endless beauty and love to my life. I love you.
You always show me how much you love me. Now it's my turn to show you. Let's make your birthday as amazing as the love in my heart for you.
May your birthday be even more beautiful and lovelier than you are to me, if that's even possible.
May your birthday be even more beautiful and lovelier than you are to me, if that's even possible.
Happy birthday, my love. Our love will never fade, because our passion burns brighter every day. I love you.
Happy birthday, my love. We were destined to be in love.
Happy birthday, my dearest. No matter where we are, no matter what, I will always love you and be there by your side.
Happy birthday, sweetheart. You are the gift that keeps giving love. Today, I will give this gift to you. I love you.
Happy birthday. You're the loveliest thing that's ever happened to me. Let me show you how much you mean to me, now and forever.
My love, you deserve a birthday that makes all your dreams come true, because you're my dream come true. I love you.
I'm luckier than the world's luckiest person because I have you in my life. I love you, my lucky charm. Happy birthday.
Happy birthday, honey. You make loving fun and beautiful, just like you are to me. I love you.
What are the best birthday wishes for your granddaughter? The best birthday greetings show your granddaughter how much you love and admire her is a great start. Plus, adding your personal touch will make her big day even more unforgettable. For some ideas, take a look at the examples below:
When you were born, we knew that God had sent us a beautiful angel. And you've only become more angelic with time, bringing joy to our lives. Happy birthday.
Wishing you all the gifts life has to offer you, wrapped with all the love I can give. Happy birthday, my beautiful granddaughter!
Happy birthday. From someone who loves you deeply, may good health, great fortune and incredible joy follow you all your days.
Sweetie, it's an honor and privilege to wish you, someone so special in my life, the best of birthdays.
Have the best beautiful birthday ever, my beautiful granddaughter.
A very happy birthday to my greatest joy ever. I love you, darling.
On your special day, I would like to raise a glass of the finest to you. May this glass be full all your days. Happy birthday.
Happy birthday, my sweetheart of a granddaughter! You're looking more beautiful than ever!
Happy birthday, beautiful granddaughter. Hoping your special day is every bit as wonderful and beautiful as you are to me.
Happy birthday, my precious granddaughter! Words alone cannot express how much you mean to me and how much it means to me to celebrate your special day!
On your birthday, my lovely granddaughter, I only have one important wish for you. Be happy, be healthy and be passionate. Happy birthday.
Having a granddaughter like you is the luckiest thing to ever happen to me. You make my life awesome. Hoping I can make this birthday and many more just as amazing.
Because it's your special day, my mission is to make it the best ever! I accept this mission. Happy birthday, darling granddaughter!
You make the world a sparkling shade of wonderful. Happy birthday, my sweet angel!
Happy birthday, my lovely granddaughter. May your big day be full of immense happiness, laughter and love.
What type of birthday wishes should you use in your grandfather's card? The best birthday messages let your grandfather know just how much you love and respect him.
Don't hold back your feelings when you write your birthday greeting. For some inspiration, start with the examples below:
Happy birthday! Grandpa, my love for you will never get old — neither will you. That's because you will be forever young in my eyes.
Happy birthday, grandpa! May you always drink from the fountain of youth.
As far as grandfathers go, you’re simply awesome. Of course, I'm slightly biased since I'm your grandchild, the recipient of your awesomeness. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday to the most awesome grandpa!
When God created grandfathers, He made them in your image...the best grandpa ever. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday, Grandpa! On the day you were born, the world stopped spinning 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 grandfather like you is a once-in-a-lifetime gift. I'm so fortunate to have you as mine. I love you. Happy birthday, Grandpa!
Grandpa, today is your birthday, the day you started to touch so many lives with love and kindness. I'm glad I can count myself as one of the lucky many. Happy birthday.
In the dictionary, there's a word for random acts of love, kindness, wisdom, intelligence, beauty and generosity: Grandpa! Happy birthday!
Happy birthday to the greatest grandfather ever. You've done so much for everybody you know and love. You are truly loved.
Happy birthday! May you forever be blessed with the goodness in your heart.
I don't think I'll ever be able to thank you enough for "spoiling me rotten" with your love and kindness. Grandpa, I love you. Happy birthday.
Grandpa, 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, Grandpa, the best of birthdays, with me by your side every step of the way to make sure.
Grandpa, you've always done everything right. Today, let yourself go and do everything wrong, but be sure to savor every wickedly wonderful moment.
Happy birthday, Grandpa! I plan to make your birthday as special, exciting, delightful and all-around amazing as you are to me, starting now!
Happy birthday, Grandpa! You're the best grandfather anyone could ever wish for. Today, let's create more unforgettable memories to share for a long, long time.
Grandpa, you've always believed in me, even when I didn't, even when nobody did. Thank you. Happy birthday! I love you!
With a big family like ours, life is always better, especially with a grandfather like you. I love you so much! Happy birthday!
You have so much to give everyone. Now it's my turn to give you the best birthday ever. Happy birthday, Grandpa.
Grandpa, may you always be in good health and great spirits. Happy birthday.
What should you write in your grandson's birthday card? The best way to say "happy birthday" to your grandson is to let him know how much you love him and admire what he has done with his life, so let your feelings be your guide.
For some inspiration, check out the examples below:
Happy birthday, grandson. 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.
Happy birthday, grandson. For your special day, I have only one wish for you: be happy in the now, so you'll be happy forever!
My dearest grandson, any day we can live our lives to the fullest is a gift. Savor every moment of your special day. Happy birthday.
Wishing you the greatest birthday ever, my lovely grandson.
Wishing one of the best individuals I know, who also happens to be my grandson, the very best birthday.
Your age makes no difference. You do. And you're great. Every day. Happy birthday, grandson.
My beautiful grandson, hope you have a wonderful birthday with memories that last all year-round!
Happier birthdays come to dreamers who dare to take action. Like you, grandson. Happy birthday.
Happy birthday balloon, cake, candles, ice cream and gift day! That's what I wish for you, my darling grandson.
Happy birthday to my favorite grandson (and my only one)! May joy be your companion everywhere you go.
Happy birthday, grandson! It's time for your BIG birthday bash! Let's get started!
Grandson, have a bright, beautiful, fun-filled birthday (and lots of cake, ice cream and presents, of course)!
Happy birthday, my sweet grandson! Today, celebrate the day you were born. Every day, celebrate life.
Happy birthday, grandson! Hope this special day is the start of your most special year ever!
Grandson, here's to a birthday full of life and a life full of happy birthdays!
When you came into the world, my world became as beautiful as you are. And you, grandson, are a very beautiful boy. Happy birthday.
To my dear grandson, happy birthday. You shine brighter and brighter every day! I’m so proud of the incredible man you've become. Not even the sky is the limit for you!
Happy birthday, grandson! Hoping your big day and every other day of the coming year brings you all you wish you could have (and then some).
What are the best inspirational birthday wishes and birthday quotes to use? Write inspirational birthday messages that can be life-changing for the birthday guy or gal.
Inspirational birthday wishes and quotes should do the trick. Below are some examples to get you started.
Inspirational Birthday Wishes
Happy birthday! At your age, you have so much to experience, and what an experience it will be.
Happy birthday! I know you will have the greatest of special days, a great year and an even greater lifetime.
Happy birthday! Your age is no reflection of who you are or what you're capable of. It's only the age of the machine that houses what really defines you: your kind heart and soul.
Happy birthday! How old or young you are has nothing to do with who you really are. Age is a testament to how much you've lived, and you've lived well.
Happy birthday. You still have so much more to explore. May your journey take you to where you want to be.
Happy birthday. The path ahead may seem full of uncertainty, but every bend brings a different view — mostly magnificent. Like you.
Happy birthday. Life on Earth is a gift. Take it out, live it and share it. You'll be rewarded with even greater gifts.
Happy birthday. Today is wonderfully a milestone that marks where you've been and where you have left to go. May you keep surpassing every milestone down the road.
Happy birthday. With every birthday, you become a little wiser and happier. In time, you'll be so wise that happiness will be as natural as opening your eyes in the morning. You'll see.
Happy birthday, my dear dreamer. Keep your dreams alive and well, for the dreamers today are the pioneers of a beautiful tomorrow.
Happy birthday! In time, you will achieve great things. This I know. What's left is for you to find out yourself.
Happy birthday! Don't sell yourself short. You have too much to sell. All you need is a sign. Let me be your sign.
Happy birthday! You are great. You have great talent. You have great gifts. You are greatly loved. May you one day see what I see right now. That will be a great day.
Happy birthday! Nobody compares to you. You're truly a unique soul. And you shine brighter with every birthday you're blessed to have.
Happy birthday! You are a wonderful example of what happens when someone is blessed with love, joy and wonder. May you always be blessed just so.
Happy birthday. May you never stop dreaming, for your dreams are what will take to the greatest heights. I know it.
Happy birthday. Your birthday is but a milestone you celebrate on the road to eternal joy and adventure. May you celebrate many more milestones.
Happy birthday. Make rainbows when it rains, so you can discover the pot of gold that ultimately awaits you in the sunshine.
Happy birthday. Try to touch the sky. It doesn't matter if you fail, since you'll still soar to heights that we mere mortals will never reach.
Happy birthday. May you spread your wings, soar higher than you ever imagined and shower this world with your beauty.
Wishing you the heart, strength and foresight to see the incredible places your dreams will take you in the years to come!
Your cup has always "runneth" over. That's what makes you special. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! May your dreams bring you bliss, unleashing everything beautiful that life has to offer.
Happy birthday! Here's to you, someone who has shown me how to live life, dream by dream, relishing all the joy and wonder that life has to give crazy dreamers like you and me.
Happy birthday! You inspire me in the best way possible — to be inspired even when everything and everyone isn't! That's a wonderful gift you have!
It must be destiny that brought us together, but it was definitely you who so generously brought us as far as we've come. Happy birthday!
You've always had my back, even when it was pinned against the wall. You know what's important: just showing up. Happy birthday!
In my darkest times, you always find a crack in the walls I hide behind for the light to pour in. You are everything that's wonderful in this world. Happy birthday!
You have a brilliant gift. You shine. May you always beam a beautiful light for others to follow. Happy birthday!
Your strength, spirit and joy amaze me. I cannot wait for these beautiful qualities to amaze you. One day, they will. This I know for sure. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! With you in my life, I've opened my eyes to love, joy, faith, forgiveness and wonder. I cannot wait to see more from you.
You make every day brighter with all the light from your big, generous heart. You are a role model for kindness. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! You are as near to perfect as anybody truly great can be. Don't change a thing about yourself.
Inspirational Birthday Quotes
"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way."
- Napoleon Hill
"The most simple things can bring the most happiness."
- Izabella Scorupco
"Hope is the only thing stronger than fear."
- Suzanne Collins
"Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."
- Guillaume Apollinaire
"We accept the love we think we deserve."
- Stephen Chbosky
"The poorest man is he whose only wealth is money."
"The most inspiring piece of advice I've gotten is simply to persevere. My mom taught me to always keep going no matter what from an early age. When it feels too difficult to push forward, I always remind myself, 'This too shall pass,' and then I redouble my efforts."
- Liya Kebede
"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm."
- Aldous Huxley
"Being confident is the key to life. Don't be afraid to be you! I'm super different from a lot of kids my age with style and personality, and I'm OK with it. And if you are OK with it, everyone else will be, too. Just be yourself."
- Leo Howard
"There's a vintage which comes with age and experience."
- Jon Bon Jovi
"When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age."
- Victor Hugo
"I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless."
- James Broughton
"Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative."
- Maurice Chevalier
"Old age and the passage of time teach all things."
What are the best niece birthday wishes to use? Basically, use birthday messages that make your nieces feel like a daughter to you. Here are some examples:
My life would not be as magical without a niece like you. Happy birthday from the bottom of my heart.
Whenever you feel alone or scared, don't forget that we will also always be there for you. Happy birthday, sweetheart.
Our love for you is immeasurable — not even Google or Wikipedia could tell you how much we love you. Have an amazing birthday!
Sweetheart, I love you so much, not only because you're my niece, but also because you're an incredible person who brings magic to everyone's lives, especially mine. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday, darling. You're such a wonderful person who deserves everything great that life has in store for you.
Happy birthday, our beautiful niece. Be happy always. You deserve joy every day of your life.
Happy birthday. As your Aunt, it's my duty to spoil you rotten with love...and anything else you may want on your special day (or any day).
Happy birthday, sweetie. If the entire world was filled with nieces like you, well, it would be like our world: so amazing.
Happy birthday, my wonderful niece. If our family did not have an awesome niece like you, it would be soooooooooooooo boring. You make everything so much more exciting. Keep on being your wonderful self.
What are the best religious birthday wishes to use? You should stick to birthday greetings with messages that do not preach religious tenets that the birthday guy or gal does not practice.
Below are examples of birthday wishes you may want to use as inspiration:
Happy birthday. God does not care about the candles on your birthday cake or the money you have in your bank account — only the immense faith, love and hope you have in your heart.
Happy birthday. God bless your lovely, faithful and hopeful heart.
We were all made in God's image. When you smile, I can see God in your eyes, the window to your beautiful soul. Happy birthday.
God may have brought you into this world in your birthday suit, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to keep it fit for life. May He bless you on your birthday and always.
God gives you joy. You give God joy. May you only know joy on your birthday!
May God bless you all your days, and doubly so on your special day. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday. May God keep you young at heart and beautiful of mind.
Happy birthday. It gives me great pleasure to see that God has blessed you with another year of life. May you be blessed with many more.
Each birthday is a gift of love, joy and wonder from God. Celebrate to your heart's content and your soul's fulfilled. Happy birthday.
Happy birthday. May God bless you with years upon years of joy, health, wonder and faith!
Happy birthday! Your faith is what makes you strong, no matter how old or young you are. May your faith grow ever bolder.
God doesn't count the candles on your birthday cake or the cash in your bank account. God only knows the love in your heart and the kindness of your soul. And you have an abundance of both. Happy birthday!
What are the best romantic birthday wishes and birthday quotes for girlfriends, boyfriends, husbands and wives? Put simply, birthday messages that show how deeply you love him or her. Below are examples of birthday wishes that may inspire the Romeo or Juliet in you:
ROMANTIC BIRTHDAY WISHES
Darling, I love you so, so, so much. May the sunshine of our undying love shine dazzlingly on your birthday and forever.
Darling, wishing you all the love in my heart on your birthday (and always), the very same love you so generously give me all year-round.
Happy birthday, sweetheart. Love isn't what makes my life complete. It's loving you.
Happy birthday, dearest. I will never break your heart. I will make sure it overflows with love, joy and wonder.
Happy birthday, sweetie. My joy is limitless. My wonder is unbounded and my love for you is infinite — with you in my life.
Together or apart, you make my heart and soul sing a beautiful song. Happy birthday, darling!
Happy birthday, sweetheart. Your incredible beauty, boundless sense of humor, unwavering kindness and unconditional love keep me thinking about you 24/7.
Happy birthday, my love. My life is complete, my life is epic, my life is full of love, because you're in it, for life.
Happy birthday, my dear. When I fell in love with you, I never thought that life could be so good.
Happy birthday, sweetheart. Being in love with you is so much better. I hope that our love brings you as much joy, today and forever.
Happy birthday, lover. With each birthday of yours, my love for you grows.
Happy birthday, my love. Our best years are still ahead of us, full of all the wonderful things that love can bring into our lives.
Happy birthday, sweetheart. Today, I hope my love makes this day truly special for you.
Happy birthday, honey. Sometimes I can't find the words to show you what our love means to me, but you'll always find a big smile on my face and a glint in my eyes, all the signs that I love you.
Happy birthday, my darling. I love you like a cliché — more than life itself.
Happy birthday, sweetie. It must have been a lovely, sunny day when you were born, because the light and love you shine into my life is blinding.
Happy birthday, darling. For me, "I love you" is so easy to say and hard to show, but you're so worth all the effort.
Happy birthday, honey. I love you madly and I plan to show you just how much for eternity.
Happy birthday, my love. I plan to celebrate today more than anybody else, because the person I love and admire most on this spinning ball of rock was born on this day.
Happy birthday, my dearest. When you entered this world, this planet had cause to celebrate. When you came into my world, my heart and soul jumped for joy.
In every way, you make this world a lovelier place. Happy birthday, sweetheart.
Your unwavering joy makes me love you all the more. It's a precious gift. That I am the cause of it gives me such joy. Happy birthday, darling.
Let our love light a birthday candle for every moment of your special day. You deserve as much love as you can take. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday to my special someone, the love of my life who makes every day feel like a dream come true.
Celebrating a wonderful person like you once a year on your birthday just doesn't seem right. Someone as special as you should be celebrated every day. Happy birthday.
Happy birthday, honey. Morning, noon and night. I love you. Today and forever.
Happy birthday, sweetheart. If I chose to count the ways I love you, we would need to invent a number beyond infinity.
ROMANTIC BIRTHDAY QUOTES
"True love stories never have endings."
- Richard Bach
"Maybe you don't need the whole world to love you...Maybe you just need one person."
- Kermit the Frog
"There is a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy: her heart."
- John Mattson
"I have a crush on your mind. I fell for your personality. Your looks are just a bonus."
- Nicholas Sparks
"I like it when you smile. But I LOVE it when I'm the reason."
"Sometimes I wish I had never met you, because then I could go to sleep at night not knowing there was someone like you out there."
- Matt Damon & Ben Affleck
"It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me."
- Ellen Glasgow
"Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words."
"Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we'll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end."
- Richard Bach
"I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.”
- Cassandra Clare
“My soul will find yours.”
- Jude Deveraux
“In our time together, you claimed a special place in my heart, one I'll carry with me forever and that no one can ever replace.”
- Nicholas Sparks
“If music be the food of love, play on.”
- William Shakespeare
"True love is rare, and it's the only thing that gives life real meaning.”
- Nicholas Sparks
“Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”
What are the right sentimental birthday wishes and birthday quotes for a card? It depends. What you and I consider sentimental may be total sap for somebody else.
Pick your sentimental birthday messages with some caution. Choose this style if you're pretty sure that the birthday gal or guy will appreciate them as much as you do.
If you're convinced that the sentimental route is the right one to take, check out my favorite sentimental birthday wishes and quotes below to write your birthday greeting:
SENTIMENTAL BIRTHDAY WISHES
Your birthday is always great, because it's a celebration of someone great...you! Happy birthday to the greatest person in the world!
You have always been our greatest source of happiness and pride. Wishing you the greatest of birthdays this year!
May everything and everyone that touches your heart and soul be a source of happiness and love for you every day, starting with your birthday.
I don't know many things with 100% certainty, but I know, with all my heart, you're amazing...and the one person I can count on in this world. Happy birthday, BFF!
In your life, very few people measure up to the ideal person you have in your head. You do, so much so that now everybody has to measure up to you, if they want to be close to me. Happy birthday to the real ideal!
May your special day be filled with the loving memories you've made...and the family and friends who made them with you. Happy birthday!
You have spread so much love and joy without a moment's hesitation. You are truly one of a kind...the kind that deserves a birthday with just as much, if not more, love and joy.
On your birthday, just let the sunshine into your heart and soul. Then and only then, you'll know the effect you have on the people around you. Happy birthday, sunshine.
I believe in magic. You are pure magic. Everything you do and say works like magic. And we've made so many magic moments together. May your birthday be as magical as you!
SENTIMENTAL BIRTHDAY QUOTES
"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."
- Anne Roiphe
"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world."
- Leo Buscaglia
“I want to take all our best moments, put them in a jar, and take them out like cookies and savor each one of them forever.”
- Crystal Woods
"I find the smell of a dish, or the way a certain spice is crushed, or just a quick look at the way something has been put on a plate, can pull me back to another place and time. I love those memories that seem so far away, yet you can hold them and carry them with you, even forget them, and then, with a single taste or hint or a smell, be chaperoned back to a beautiful moment.”
- Tessa Kiros
“Fine things are reservoirs for the heart.”
- Fennel Hudson
“True healing and empowerment is about opening your heart to love. This love that I speak of isn’t the warm, fuzzy or sentimental notion of love that most people believe in and propagate. Instead, this love is fierce, strong, and unconditionally accepting.”
- Aletheia Luna
“No tongue can speak more sentimental than the eyes screaming for love!”
- Mehmet Murat ildan
“My heart’s been empty since you left, but still I refuse to put up a vacancy sign. I’m just not ready for anybody else to move in yet.”
- Ranata Suzuki
“Only little boys and old men sneer at love.”
- Louis Auchincloss
"Delicious tears! They are the dew of the heart."
- Letitia Elizabeth Landon
"Unhappy is who thinks in his childhood and only evokes memories of fear and sadness."
- H. P. Lovecraft
"Who loves you well will make you cry."
- Spanish Proverb
"You cannot prevent the bird of sadness from flying over you, but you can prevent it from nesting in your hair."
What should you write in your sister's birthday card? Write birthday wishes for your sister that will make her feel so incredible, including what you most like and love about her. Here are a few examples of birthday wishes to inspire you:
Happy birthday to a sister who brings so much happiness and warmth into my life (yep, that's you, sis).
May your special day bring you all the joy and love you could handle...and then some. You deserve every wonderful moment.
Happy birthday, sis! Friends may enter and exit my life at will, but we're family, so that's forever.
I'm so glad that you're my sister, someone who redefines what family really means. Happy birthday, sis!
There's nobody I'd rather call "family" than you. You are remarkable in every way, especially as my sister. Happy birthday, sis! I love you.
Happy birthday, sis! You're as rare as a diamond. You're rarely annoying, you're rarely selfish and, most of all, you're rarely bossy.
I'm so happy I have a sister as wonderfully beautiful as you. Happy birthday, sis!
Happy birthday, sis! When I was a child, I looked up to you. Now that we're older, I still do, even more so.
Happy birthday! Sis, thank you for showing me the way. It's the path I will follow the rest of my life.
Sis, nobody comes even close to your spectacular aura. You are a shining star and a shining example for me. Happy birthday!
Sis, you stand out in a crowd for your big heart. Thanks for bringing me so much heartfelt love and kindness into my life. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday, sis! May you only know all the blessings life has to offer.
Happy birthday, sis! Hoping your birthday celebration gives you the best of memories. All my best ones include you.
Sis, may your birthday be the start of a year full of joy, promise and wonder (like you).
Happy birthday, sis! You deserve everything wonderful in this world. I already have the most wonderful thing in life: you.
Happy birthday to an incredible sister. You always take the time to show me what matters in life. Thank you for showing me the ropes.
I'm incredibly grateful and fortunate to have you as my sister. Happy birthday, sis!
Happy birthday, sis! When I look back, I only have great memories of doing everything together. I can't wait to see what memories we will make next.
Happy birthday, sis! Thank you for supporting me through the best and worst of times (well, anytime). You didn't have to, but you did anyway.
You've been my support system for what seems like years. Now it's my turn to be yours, starting today! Happy birthday!
Happy birthday, sis! Here’s to an even brighter future. With you in it, that's guaranteed!
Happy birthday, sis! May everything and everyone you touch turn to gold or, at the very least, a silver lining.
Sis, you represent everything that's good about our world. I'm glad you're in mine. Happy birthday.
You make me proud to be your [sister, brother]. You have all the qualities I admire in a person: true beauty, bravery and brains.
Happy birthday, sis! Thank you for being the perfect example to follow. I love you.
I fully realize that it's gift to have a sister like you. Happy birthday, my sweet sister.
You're a great human being, an incredible friend and the perfect sister. Happy birthday, sis!
My life would not be complete without you in it. Happy birthday, sis. May you only know the joy you bring others.
Whenever I lose my way, you're there to get me back on track. You are more than my sister — you're my commander-in-chief. Happy birthday.
Sis, you can boss me around anytime. That way, I know I'll always be on the right path for the rest of my life. Happy birthday.
I know you're my sister for life. I don't mine. I actually like it. Love it, in fact. You're a wonderful sister. I'm blessed, and I know it. Happy birthday.
You're an incredible sister. But you're an even better person and my best friend. I'm glad we're family. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday, sis. All of my best memories from childhood have one thing in common: you. I'm excited just at the thought of making even more of them with you.
What are perfect birthday wishes for your wife? The best are birthday greetings that pour every ounce of love in your heart and soul into your wife's birthday card. Great romantic birthday wishes come straight from the heart.
Here are a few examples to get you started:
Happy birthday, honey! You know everything about me but you still think I'm special. I know everything about you and I think you're my better half.
Happy birthday, darling! You're truly amazing, truly unique, truly fun, truly independent, truly ageless. Truly. I love you.
Happy birthday to the best wife anybody could ever wish for (and I don't have to, because I have you).
From the depths of my soul to the peak of my unbridled passion, I wish you the happiest of special days, my love! Happy birthday!
We fit together like two halves of the same soul, far greater than the sum of our separate selves. Happy birthday, sweetheart. I love you.
Happy birthday! Hope you have thousands of reasons to make thousands of unforgettable moments on your special day. If not, I will be your reason.
Today, look back at all the wonderful moments we’ve shared — and look forward to even more amazing ones. I can't wait! Happy birthday, my love.
You forever make me smile! Now it's my turn to give you something to smile about on your birthday (nudge, nudge, wink, wink).
Darling, you have the biggest place in my heart, so I only have mostly heartfelt (and some naughty) birthday wishes for you. This will be a wonderful birthday, my love.
If anyone deserves to experience joy, peace and wonder to the fullest, it’s you, my dearest. 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 you are for me. I love you.
Darling, 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!
Your birthday inspires me to see how far we've come in life and how close we are to the next big adventure. That's always, every day. I love you. Happy birthday.
Today is the perfect time for me to stop and appreciate the beauty of life. And you are the most beautiful of all. Let's make your birthday a thing of beauty.
If the love you take is equal to the love you make, you must be the world's most loved and loving wife. Happy birthday, my love.
I’m grateful that I get to bask in the sunshine of your love, today and forever. Happy birthday, my little sunshine!
There's only one thing I love about you: everything. Happy birthday, my love!
Happy birthday to the beautiful woman who made my life a dream come true. Thank you. I love you. You're the one I'll always want.
What are the best zodiac birthday wishes? Basically, the best are birthday messages that strike the right balance between what astrologists believe about the zodiac sign of the birthday gal or guy and his or her actual personality (or circumstances).
Below are examples of birthday wishes for each sign of the zodiac:
Aries (March 21-April 19) You are an Aries through and through. You are a trailblazer with the energy to make things happen, fight for your beliefs and boldly put yourself out there. You are remarkable. Happy birthday!
Taurus (April 20-May 20) You are a real Taurus. You are a true giver, a source of strength, security and joy for the people you know and love. You are special. Happy birthday!
Gemini (May 21-June 20) You are my favorite Gemini. Intriguing, unique, imaginative, charismatic, smart and daring, you are a guiding light for your friends and an agent of change for the world (for the better). Happy birthday!
Cancer (June 21-July 22) Like the best Cancers, you are a genuine nurturer. You have a heart of gold — caring, patient, empathetic, thoughtful, passionate and inspired — when it comes to those you love. Happy birthday!
Leo (July 23-August 22) You are definitely a lion of a Leo — utterly brave, compassionate, giving, dependable, protective, honest and charming. Let them hear you roar on your special day. Happy birthday!
Virgo (August 23-September 22) Devoted, inventive, supportive, witty and no-nonsense like any true Virgo, you're always the first to lend me a helping hand when I need one. I'm glad I have a Virgo Friend like you. Happy birthday!
Libra (September 23-October 22) You're always a Libra on a good day. Fascinating, adorable, fair, honest and generous, you inspire me to find peace, harmony and love in life —because you do it so well, with style and grace. Happy birthday!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) You're made from the best of everything Scorpio. You're magnetic, passionate, loyal, protective, trendsetting and brave — all the qualities of an amazing individual (and my BFF), Happy birthday!
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Happy birthday. It must be in the stars that you're a Sagittarius. You're dedicated, trustworthy, fair, upbeat, passionate, encouraging and, above all, inspiring. You inspire me. Continue to dream big!
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) As the best example of any Capricorn I know, you're hardworking, loyal, family-oriented, devoted, honest and, best of all, fearless, making this world — and my world — simply beautiful.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Happy birthday. It figures you're an Aquarius. You're outgoing, unique, open, fair, logical and inviting, helping me (and all your loved ones) envision life's infinite possibilities (we can't see ourselves). Thanks.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) As a Pisces, you're naturally idealistic, compassionate, wise, comforting and imaginative — it's what I love about you. May you always live life to the fullest through rose-colored glasses. Happy birthday.
Want to see birthday greetings for more zodiac signs? Check out the entire collection of zodiac birthday wishes.
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Find out what visitors to this site want to know about birthday wishes and which ones I think they should send to their loved ones.
What are the best birthday wishes?
Choosing the best birthday wishes depends on seven factors:
1. Knowing what you want to say is a good start.
If you know what you want, you just need to find birthday messages that say just about everything on your mind. Be sure that it reflects your true feelings (you don't want to come off as insincere to a friend or family member who knows you inside out). Knowing what you want to say, of course, is not the only way to begin your search. You can also start without a clue of what you would like to express in your birthday message. If you don't know what you want, simply opt for generic birthday messages (what I call "happy" birthday greetings on this site) that "feel right" to you (in other words, a message that fits your personality). So-called "happy" birthday messages are practically guaranteed to be inoffensive.
2. Knowing the birthday boy or girl well makes all the difference.
Knowing whether or not he or she has, for example, a funny, clever, cool, sentimental or romantic side can really help you narrow your search. Here are a few questions you may want to ask yourself about the recipient of your birthday greeting: What age will he or she be turning? Does he or she want his/her age mentioned in the birthday wish? When is the birthday of the birthday boy or girl? How do you know the birthday girl or boy? His or her personality? Education? Work history? Hobbies and/or interests? His or her idea of fun? Any talents or skills worth mentioning? Does he or she like to travel? Where? Favorite colors, animals and foods? Goals, dreams, job and school?
3. Major milestone birthdays call for milestone birthday wishes.
When any of your loved ones, turn 21, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 or 100, you need to pick birthday messages that not only pay tribute to these milestones but also reflect how the birthday girl or boy feels about reaching them. Is he or she freaking out about getting older or aging gracefully? Is he or she now more content with life or is every mountain a mole hole? The more you acknowledge the milestone and their reaction to it, the better your birthday message will be.
4. Don't go too far with the style you choose.
When you want to pick a funny message, be funny. Don't be cruel. Nobody likes the cold, hard truth, even in jest. If you want to go the inspirational route, don't be condescending. People could usually smell condescension a mile away. If you want to be sentimental, don't be maudlin or melodramatic. It's just depressing on someone's birthday. If you want to be cool or clever, don't be cryptic. Nobody wants a puzzle for their birthday. If you want to go the generic route, don't be too generic (it sounds insincere and it's plain boring).
5. But don't be shy with your birthday messages.
When you're too shy with your birthday messages, you could come off as cold, phony or, even worse, the "b" word (boring). Pick a message that truly speaks your heart. However, don't be too forward — you don't want to go too far and cross any lines by mistake. You'll just end up offending the birthday girl or boy.
6. Birthday messages are not engraved in stone.
In other words, you can personalize any birthday wish on this site. In fact, adding your personal touch will only improve what I've written, since you obviously know the recipient of your message better than I do. What kind of changes should you make? Take a quick look at Message Guy Tip #6 below to get a good idea of what you need to do.
7. Make sure that the birthday wishes you choose have no mistakes.
Last but certainly not least, check the birthday wishes you choose for grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes.
How do you say "Happy Birthday" to someone special?
When you don't know what type of birthday message you should send someone, happy birthday wishes are the way to go. You might even say that they are the "safest" path to take. It's almost impossible to offend anyone with this type of birthday message.
There's very little chance you'll accidentally insult someone with"happy" birthday wishes, given their benign nature. So, are these "nice" birthday greetings the best route for you? First, you need to consider why you're choosing happy birthday wishes in the first place.
Is it because you don't know what type of birthday greeting to send (or you just don't care what you send)?
Do you want to avoid looking ridiculous with the wrong birthday message?
Are you concerned that you might look inconsiderate if you don't send one at all?
If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, happy birthday wishes are the best option for you.
Out of all the birthday verses you can choose to give someone, the "happy” birthday message is the least risky. It’s virtually impossible to hurt people with this type of greeting. But it’s also the most generic kind of birthday wish you can pick for your loved ones. And you don't want to seem insincere.
You can avoid the pitfalls of "happy” birthday messages by keeping in mind why people like to receive them: they want birthday greetings that show you care enough about them to acknowledge their special day in a tangible way (in writing).
Ultimately, you should choose happy birthday wishes that show you appreciate the recipient of your message. You don't have to pick a birthday message with "deep" or "strong" sentiments — particularly if it's not for a family member or romantic interest. You just need to express "appropriate" feelings that you think will ring true for the birthday boy or girl, based on his or her personality.
What's the perfect type of birthday wish? It's any birthday greeting that sheds a positive light on the best qualities of the birthday gal or guy, turning a birthday card or eCard into a "thank you" note and focusing on the year ahead (and what you hope it brings. The best birthday wishes also do not assume people are thrilled about a birthday, so emphasizing the person instead of the milestone is the right route to take.
With all these tips in mind, the happy birthday wishes you choose can be a perfect, inoffensive birthday message not only for your family and friends, but also for coworkers, clients, acquaintances and the children of friends. For ideas, check out the examples on this page. Feel free to combine them, change them or use them "as is" if they express what you feel about the birthday gal or guy.
How do you personalize happy birthday wishes?
There are a many ways to say "Happy Birthday" to someone special, but only one way that makes birthday wishes special: you need to personalize the birthday wishes you send to them.
All the birthday wishes here have that personal touch you need. The best way to show you what I mean is to show you a generic birthday wish and what I would do to personalize it.
Here's one: "As a husband, you’re wonderful. As my best friend, you’re simply amazing. Now that you’re 40, you’re, well, perfect. Happy birthday, sweetheart!"
There are three ways to personalize this birthday wish (without changing its overall message):
You change the word "wonderful" to any other adjective (e.g. inspiring, supportive, loving).
You can also change the word "amazing" to another adjective (whatever you think will make him feel truly special on his birthday).
Plus, you can change the word "sweetheart" to your own term of endearment (such as darling, honey, sweetie pie, a cute variation of his name or just his name).
When is the best time to use birthday quotes?
Choosing birthday quotes over birthday wishes or birthday poems is something to consider when you want to make your birthday message truly stand out. That's what birthday quotes do best.
In other words, the best time to say "Happy Birthday" with one or more birthday quotes in a card, eCard or text is when you want to make a big statement in the birthday greetings you write.
Birthday quotes are particularly ideal when you want to share your feelings about not only the birthday boy or girl, but also the birthday milestone itself. Major milestone moments, like someone's 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th or 100th birthday, call for birthday quotes loud and clear. That's because birthday quotes are pretty momentous themselves.
For the birthday guy or gal, reaching the age of 50 or 100 is a very big deal, so it requires clever, sentimental, inspirational, funny, romantic or cool words of wisdom that only famous writers can deliver through well-written, time-tested birthday quotes.
Of course, not all birthday quotes are created equal. Personally, I tend to choose inspirational birthday quotes over other styles, because who doesn't like to hear or read a few uplifting words about themselves on their birthday? Probably nobody. Inspiring birthday quotes, even by themselves, make wonderful birthday gifts.
Otherwise, I like to send, depending on the personality and circumstances of birthday girl or boy, sentimental, funny or cool birthday quotes.
The bottom line: whatever you do, be sure to select birthday quotes that, first and foremost, make the birthday gal or guy feel incredibly special and, lastly, express your true feelings about him or her.
Why do you need to add birthday wishes to birthday quotes?
Why do you need to add personal birthday wishes before and after famous birthday quotes? Put simply: birthday quotes without birthday wishes are like eating a hamburger without a bun. It's good but not great.
In other words, you need to make birthday quotes, which are written by someone who doesn't even know the birthday boy or girl, more personal.
You shouldn't just famous birthday quotes into a card, eCard or text. Sandwiching birthday quotes with your own birthday wishes adds your personal touch — your personal feelings, your personal beliefs and your personal memories, making your "Happy Birthday" truly unique.
What's the best way to add birthday greetings to the birthday quotes you choose? Use birthday messages that put the birthday quotes into the proper context, showing the birthday boy or girl how and why they apply to him or her.
To see what I mean, glance at the personal birthday wishes right below. Each one could easily be added to the famous birthday quotes on this page.
Make Famous Happy Birthday Quotes More Personal
If you would like to add your personal touch to the famous birthday quotes on this page, you may want to add the heartfelt birthday wishes below:
Happy birthday! Here's what I wish you on your special day!
Happy birthday! This famous birthday quote says it all for me!
Happy birthday! Here's how I feel about you!
Happy birthday! I love you. This is what I want to say to you but don always know how!
Happy birthday! Read this quote. It says what I cannot express in my own words!
Happy birthday! Hope these birthday wishes come true on your special day and every day!
Happy birthday! This quote expresses everything I want to share with you on your special day!
Happy birthday! Your special day comes only once a year, so I wanted to share this special thought with you today.
Happy birthday! I’m very happy that you came into my life. Here's how much!
I'm so thankful for your friendship.
Hope your birthday is as amazing as you are! Here are my best wishes for you!
Happy birthday! Here's to you!
Happy birthday! Here's a quote that truly captures what I would like to say to you.
Here's how we should celebrate this very special day in your life. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! Hope your special day is as sweet as this quote!
May your birthday (and every other day of the year) bring you as much joy as this birthday quote!
Happy birthday! May these words bring you as much happiness as you bring everybody who loves you!
Sure, birthday quotes are great on their own, but adding personal birthday wishes can make them truly stand out.
Kevin, the "Message Guy" who writes the birthday wishes, quotes, poems, toasts and speeches for this site, has been a professional writer, editor and translator for more than 25 years. He decided to create BirthdayMessages.net in 2012 to share his passion for famous quotes on the best day of the year — your birthday.