Sending your brother birthday wishes lets him know he matters to you. What should you write? Below are examples of birthday wishes you can use for older or younger brothers:
Happy birthday. Your positive outlook has always inspired me. Thank you for being the best role model in the world (and my world)!
Your birthday has always been an incredibly special day for me. It's the day my brother and best friend came into my life. Happy birthday.
By showing me how to be gentle, kind, silly, honest or tough, you've taught me what it means to be a good brother and even better person. Happy birthday.
Have I told you lately that I'm so freaking lucky to have a brother like you? Well, I guess I just did. You're the best! Happy birthday!
Happy birthday. Hope all your BIG and small dreams come to life today and every day.
I'm blessed to be related to you. Happy birthday, bro!
Happy birthday to someone who has the privilege of always ending up in second place (after me, of course)! Just joking, bro. Sometimes, you come in third.
Happy birthday to my brother and best friend, the only guy I can depend on to get me in and out of trouble.
Another birthday. Another year under your belt. Let me know when you can see the buckle. Happy birthday.
Have an incredible birthday. Remember that brothers only get older (not better) with age.
As you celebrate yet another birthday, don't forget that this is the time to remember! Happy birthday, bro!
Happy birthday to the only brother in the universe who isn't a mean son of a (the other word for witch)!
You're my favorite person after myself, my lover, my friends and my pet dog, but you're definitely my favorite brother.
You've never deserted me. You're always there for me. Happy birthday, bro!
Happy birthday! You’re more than my brother — you are also my BFF, someone I can depend on, someone who is always there for me. Thanks for supporting me through thick and thin.
We are brothers and best friends for life. Happy birthday, bro!
Everything important that I've learned about life, I have learned from
you (including your mistakes). All great lessons to live by. Happy birthday, bro!
Happy birthday to the best guy in the world, a guy who always has my back, a guy I can rely on, a guy who inspires me. You, bro!
Happy birthday to the world’s weirdest brother! I guess that's what makes you so interesting. Here’s to many more crazy adventures in the future.
I know we can choose our friends, not our family, but if we weren't brothers, I would still choose you as my friend (my BFF, in fact)! Happy birthday!
I'm double lucky to have you as a brother and my very best friend! Happy birthday!
I’ve always admired your beautiful, free spirit. May you soar to new heights today and all year-long. May your birthday be as wonderful as the day you were born, bro!
Happy birthday, bro, from your partner in adventure!
Stop counting the candles on your cake and start counting all the incredible memories we can make together today! Happy birthday!
Happy birthday, bro! Your spirit inspires me, your drive dares me, your strength protects me and your love comforts me. Thanks for being there.
Happy birthday! You're the best brother anybody could ask for. I'm glad I asked Mom and Dad for you.
On your birthday, I thought you should know that I look up to you every day as the best brother anywhere.
Happy birthday, bro! Thank you for being such a positive force in my life all these years!
You’ve always known just the right thing to say to me when I'm down or up. Today, I just want to say I love you for it. Happy birthday.
You always know how to cheer me up (especially after it was you who made me upset in the first place). Happy birthday.
Happy birthday to my favorite brother (for the moment). This is subject to change without notice. Just kidding! You're my favorite (person to tease). Happy birthday!
There's no brother better than you. Of course, you're the only brother I've ever had, so I wouldn't know the difference. Actually, I know you’re the best. Happy birthday, bro!
With this birthday, bro, you're beginning to look and act like Rod Stewart...the older version who looks an awful lot like Dad. Seriously, you look great. Happy birthday!
Although I've never had your gift of the gab, I will do my best: I'm glad I have a brother like you, someone who I can honestly call one of my best friends. Happy birthday, dear brother!
Hoping you have an amazing birthday and, better yet, an incredibly amazing birthday celebration (with me there, of course).
You don’t have to tell me I'm your favorite sibling (that goes without saying). You're my favorite, too. Happy birthday.
You’ve always had my back. I promise you I will always have your back, too. Happy birthday, bro.
Happy birthday. I will always be there for you. You count on me, no matter what comes our way.
My love for you is proportional to the number of cherished memories we've shared...and yet to share (we're talking in the trillions here). Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! I never had a chance to choose you as my brother. If I had, I would have chosen you...a million times over.
Happy birthday! I'm more than proud to call you brother. I'm blessed.
Happy birthday to the least favorite kid in the family. Hey, don't look at me like that — there are only two of us, after all.
On your special day, forget about our differences. Forget about our fights. Just remember one thing: I love and respect you so much! Happy birthday, bro!
Happy birthday to the world's best brother. No, happy birthday to the solar system's best brother. Actually, happy birthday to the universe's best brother.
I'm so proud to call you my brother, especially when you're nice to me (which is all the time, of course). Happy birthday!
On your special day and every day, a brother like you deserves the best....a brother like me! Happy birthday, bro!
Without you in my life, I wouldn't be afraid of the dark (from all the horror films you made me watch), afraid of small spaces (from suggesting the dryer as a hiding place) or afraid of bugs (like spiders in my bed)! Thanks for the memories! Happy birthday!
A party with your favorite friends and family. Tons of freedom. Only blissful moments and thoughts. Plus, total relaxation. Those are my birthday wishes for you!
Hoping you spend your birthday doing your favorite things. The best for the best. That's you, bro! Happy birthday!
Most people don't have the courage to say what they really think of you...to your face. I’m a blunt person, so I will tell you the truth. Here it is: You’re my hero. Happy birthday, bro!
To me, bro, there’s nobody finer than you. You’re the best, as far as I'm concerned. If I wasn't Mom and Dad’s favorite, you would certainly be (for sure). Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! Ever since you arrived home from the hospital, you and I have been inseparable, not just because you're my brother but because we're best friends, too!
Happy birthday! Since you came into the family, we've developed a special bond with each other: it's called resentment bordering on revulsion. Just kidding. You're the best brother I know.
What better moment than your birthday to declare just how special you are to me. Maybe next year. Happy birthday.
As your younger sister, I feel it's my duty to tell you something very important on your birthday: I will always be younger than you! Happy birthday, old fart!
Happy birthday. You're not only a great brother but also a great friend — two very good reasons why you should lend me money!
Our childhood together was unforgettable. I'll never forget all the times you ate the last cookie, got me in trouble for something you did, farted directly on my face, gave me a wedgie, you name it. Those were great days, eh? Happy birthday.
No matter where we are in the world, even if we're miles away from each other, we'll always we will always be closer than close in our hearts. Have an incredible birthday!
Happy birthday! To my irreplaceable brother, I wish you a good life filled with good health, good vibes and good times!
You're the most incredibly inspiring brother anybody could ever want. Thanks for having my back, especially in my darkest times. I love you. Happy birthday!
You are the most important person in my life. You deserve
only the best life can offer you, starting with the best birthday and birthday gifts
any bro ever had.
Brothers are a little piece of childhood you'd sometimes like to forget. Most of the time, though, you're glad they're around (if only to pay them back for all their teasing). I’m so glad I have a brother like you. Happy birthday!
Thanks for being there for me through the good and bad. In good times, we celebrated like there was no tomorrow. In bad times, you reminded me that tomorrow was another day. You’re the best. Happy birthday!
Wishing you, my favorite brother, the happiest and healthiest of birthdays! You have always fit so well into my puzzle of a life...which wouldn't be even remotely complete without you.
I'd like to say that you're my hero, but you're not. You're much more special — you're my big brother. That's like 100 heroes in one. Happy birthday, bro-man.
Growing up, you really stood out for your backbone. It's a shame your back now gives out every time you stand up. Just kidding! You’re still the bravest person I know. Happy birthday, bro!
Brothers are special. Bro, you’re special to me, even if I
don’t always say so. Happy birthday to the best brother anyone can have. I mean
I'm so glad that God took just enough time out of His busy schedule to give me an amazing brother like you. Happy birthday!
When I say there is no other brother like you, I mean it. You're one in a million. The very best. Happy birthday!
A brother is a best bud, a special gift...for life. That's what you are to me. Happy birthday!
I'm so grateful to have you as a big brother. I'm also grateful that I'm now taller than you, so I can now call you "shorty" and pick on you. Happy birthday!
Everything about you is awesome — your brains, your personality, your kindness, your love and, most of all, your size. May you also have an awesome birthday!
I don’t know how life would be without a brother like you. I would rather not find out. You mean the world to me. Happy birthday, bro. To your health!
I must be the luckiest person on earth. There’s no other way to explain how I landed up with an incredibly caring and loving brother like you! Happy birthday, bro.
With a brother like you, there’s only one thing to say. Can I borrow a few bucks? You know, for your present. Happy birthday, bro!
It’s not my nature to tell people how much I care about them. For you, bro, I will make an exception. You’re my best pal and I love you. Happy birthday!
Growing up, we've created some amazing memories—every single one as unforgettable as, well, you. I’m incredibly glad that we had the chance to share them together. Happy birthday, bro!
When I think back, every important moment in my life has always had one thing in common: you. Happy birthday, brother! You’re my favorite person!
Yes, you’re my brother. But that’s not how I look at you. To me, you’re my best friend, someone who always knows how to tell me everything is okay. Happy birthday!
At your age, every day can be as exciting as today, your special day. These are exciting times for you. I’m so glad for you, bro. Have the happiest of birthdays!
I don’t get a chance to see you every day, but I wish I could — you always make everything brighter, better. Happy birthday to the light of my life.
When everybody else couldn't or wouldn't be there for me, you were there. When everybody else couldn't or wouldn't listen to my troubles, you listened. When everybody else couldn't or wouldn't stand up for me, you stood tall and firm. You're like nobody else and I love you for it. Happy birthday!
With you, I don't need a best friend forever. That's because my BFF is you, bro. I can't think of anyone I trust more with my life and my time. Happy birthday!
As your sister, your birthday is special to me. It’s the day you came to be my brother. It’s the day I learned what “boys will be boys” meant. You’re all babies, all the time. But you’re my favorite baby. Happy birthday, baby brother!
When you blow out the candles on your birthday cake, remember to make a wish. I have a feeling it will come true this year, especially if you wish for more love. Happy birthday, bro!
You already have the best things in life in the palms of your hands...this message right this second, maybe a birthday drink or two later on and everyone’s love and respect always. Happy birthday, bro!
For you, brother, I wish only joy, prosperity and peace of mind on your birthday and the rest of your days.
If I had to choose a brother, I would have chosen you! I’m so glad you’re in my life. Happy birthday!
I don’t have one bad childhood memory that makes me sorry you’re my brother. When I look back, I can only smile over and over again. You’re the source of all my smiles. Happy birthday, bro!
On your birthday and every day, dear brother, I wish you all the luck in the world, the strength of your convictions and the undying love of family and friends. With these wishes, you can’t ever go wrong in life.
Happy birthday to the best man in my life…my brother! You, bro!
It must be luck that I can depend on someone as caring and upbeat as you...and you're my very own brother. Happy birthday!
Thank you for every great memory we have together. Happy birthday, dear brother!
It may be a little bit awkward for you that, once a year, on your birthday, everybody who loves you tells you just how much. We only do it because, well, we love you…and it’s the only time you let us do it. Happy birthday! I love you, bro!
Bro, you’re one of a kind. Thank goodness…I couldn’t take even two of you. Happy birthday, my favorite (and only) brother.
Brother birthday wishes are usually hard to do, but not when it comes to you. You make everything easy. Happy birthday to my favorite person in the world!
Birthday Wishes for Older Brothers
What should you write in your older brother's birthday card or eCard? In addition to telling your brother how much you love and admire him, show him why you love and admire him. For ideas, use, combine or change the brother birthday wishes below:
Happy birthday, bro. You're not only an amazing brother. You're also my mentor and hero. Growing up with you as my older brother has been an enlightening, wonderful experience.
Happy birthday! You're the kindest older brother anybody could ever have. You look after me, helping me navigate my way through life. You're my role model. Thank you.
You've always carried the whole world on your shoulders, yet you've never let me down, not even once. Happy birthday to the world's greatest older brother!
You've always been so caring. I think of you as my second father, not just my older brother. You're the strongest person I know. Happy birthday, bro!
Happy birthday to my amazing older brother. On your special day and every day of the year, may I have the honor and privilege of showing you how much I love you.
You're like a father to me. You've never hesitated to show me your love and kindness, just like any father would do. Happy birthday and thank you for everything.
You've have been my pillar of strength my entire life. I love you (that you know well), but I've never told you how much I respect you. Happy birthday to the best older brother!
I want to follow in your footsteps. You are my hero. Without you, my life would not be nearly as incredible. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday, bro! You're another year older, another year balder, another year I get to have you as my older brother. I couldn't ask for more (although I know you would love to have more hair).
I know I'll never be able to repay you for everything you've shown me or done for me, but I will certainly try, starting today. Thank you, bro. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday, bro. Thank you for being there for me every step of the way, even when I was miles behind you in the "good brother" department.
Today is your special day. That makes it very special to me. After all, it's the day you became my older brother. Happy birthday, bro!
I only have the warmest birthday wishes for my hero, my big brother! Have a wonderful birthday. You deserve it.
Big brother, may your birthday and every day of the year be filled with joy, health, kindness, hope and prosperity.
I feel incredibly fortunate to have an older brother like you. You are the world's best. Have a truly happy birthday!
Wishing you the very best birthday, brother of mine! It’s your special day, so live each moment to the fullest.
Big brother, there's only one thing I wish you on your birthday. May today be as special as you are to me.
Happy birthday! I'm truly blessed to have a brother like you, someone to share all the best times of my life. You are my best friend.
Bro, you're priceless. I'm glad you're my big brother. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! I wish you only the best, big brother. After all, you're the best brother anybody could ever have.
Happy birthday! I'm thankful for every special moment we've spent together. I can't wait to make more memories with you.
Happy birthday! Big bro, there's nothing average about you. You're one of a kind. The best kind.
Thank you for bringing so much light, love and laughter into my life. I love you, bro! Happy birthday!
Happy birthday to the best brother on this planet! I'm glad you're mine.
Birthday Wishes for Younger Brothers
What should you write in your younger brother's birthday card or eCard? Let's start with what you shouldn't write. Don't pull rank and take the "I'm your older brother or sister and I know more than you" route. That's patronizing.
Sending your younger brother birthday wishes that show how much and why you love and respect him is always the right path to follow.
Below are examples of brother birthday wishes you can use, change or combine into the ideal birthday message.
You are the world's best little brother. I'm glad I get to be your big brother. Happy birthday!
Wishing you, my baby brother, the happiest of birthdays is one of my favorite things to do. That's because you're my favorite brother (shhh, don't tell the others).
Happy birthday, little brother! May your special day and every other day of the year bring you everything you deserve, everything wonderful about life.
I'm the luckiest person alive, because I have the world's best little brother and best friend — all in one wonderful person. You. Happy birthday.
Your birthday is special because I became the big [brother, sister] of somebody truly incredible. I'm blessed. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! One of the best things about your special day is that we can celebrate it together, creating even more unforgettable memories.
Thank you for being my best friend and even better baby brother to me. Happy birthday, little bro!
The best gift I ever received wasn't even on my birthday. It was on yours. The day you were born, you became my little brother and my best friend for life. Happy birthday, little bro!
You always bring a big smile to my face. That's the effect you have on people, especially me. I'm glad you're my little brother. Happy birthday, bro.
I'm proud to call you my little brother. You are an amazing human being. Happy birthday. I love you.
I'm blessed to have the best little brother in the world. And I know it. Happy birthday.
Having the world's greatest friend as your baby brother is like winning two lotteries. You're precious. Happy birthday.
Everybody dreams of having a baby brother like you. I'm the luckiest big brother alive. Happy birthday, bro.
Hoping your birthday this year brings you even more incredible moments to cherish forever.
You are the coolest baby brother in the world! I'm cool just being related to you. Happy birthday, superstar.
You've always been more than my baby brother. You are my best friend. Happy birthday.
Happy birthday. You may be taller than me now, but you'll always be my baby brother — my amazing baby brother, actually.
I cherish the special bond that we have! And I know it will only get stronger over time. I'm looking very forward to every wonderful second. Happy birthday.
I don't need the world's best friend when I have a baby brother and BFF as incredible as you! You're the best. Happy birthday, bro!
Happy birthday, bro! Nothing and nobody compares to you. You are the best brother and the best friend anybody could ever ask for.
I don't think of you as just my baby brother. You're much more to me. You're my BFF, my coach, my teacher, my student, my rock, my muse, my inspiration and my hero.
Video Brother Birthday Wishes
Subscribe to Greetingville, my YouTube channel. It's a great place to visit. There are so many free birthday videos you can share with family, friends and lovers. Below is a birthday video you can share with your older brother. He'll love it! And he'll love you for taking the time to send it.
Here's the poem that comes with this video:
You arrived before me, Forged a path all alone, You were, you are, the first, My brother I call home.
You were once so distant, An island all your own, You soon came into view, My brother I call home.
We grew ever closer, Fleeing the unknown, Bridging every gap, My brother I call home.
With no walls between us, With paths yet to roam, With you I will travel, My brother I call home.
How should you say "Happy Birthday" to your brother?
A brother, despite the arguments and hassles you may have with him, is your buddy for life. Older and younger brothers can be your best supporters, mentors and friends. They will have your back for life.
Sending your brother birthday wishes that show how much you care about him is always a good idea, no matter what type of relationship you have with him.
So what's the best way to say "Happy Birthday" to your brother? Personally speaking, brother birthday wishes should be as special as your brother is to you. That's because brothers are pretty wonderful. I have three of them, all older. Things would be dramatically different and awfully empty if I didn't have my brothers in my life. They are my best friends. I always send each brother birthday wishes that make them feel incredible on his big day.
On his birthday, make your brother feel special with brother birthday wishes that express your love, support and respect for him. Despite what you may be told every day on TV or what you read online, brothers can be very in touch with their feelings and want more than a generic "Happy Birthday" for their big day.
Picking any one of the brother birthday wishes on this page will do the trick. Whether you opt for a cool, funny, inspirational, cute or clever birthday message, be sure to add something heartwarming. Your brother would definitely appreciate sentimental brother birthday wishes. And the older your brother, the more sentimental you should be.
Brothers, down deep, are suckers for sentimental messages, just like the rest of the human race. I should know. My brothers love when I send them brother birthday wishes with a healthy dose of nostalgia and heart.
If you want to see exactly what you should write in your brother's birthday wishes, read How to Be Nice to Your Brother now. You can use the ideas in this article to write brother birthday wishes that he will certainly cherish for years to come.
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 birthday and "unbirthday" quotes on the best day of the year — your birthday.