Picking client birthday wishes can be tricky — the wrong one can lose you business, maybe even a customer. Here, it's easy to chose birthday messages for clients. That's because the only options you have are beautifully written, 100% appropriate birthday wishes for customers.
Need some advice on selecting the perfect customer birthday wishes? Scroll a few inches down to read Message Guy Tip #124.
Message Guy Tip #124: How to select client birthday wishes...
Selecting client birthday wishes is not as simple as it may seem. Even if you send the safest birthday messages (in other words, the most generic), you may inadvertently offend a customer.
So what kind of client birthday messages should you pick? If...
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If your client expects the personal touch, sending a generic birthday wish will just seem disingenuous to him or her. Keep in mind: most clients think they're doing you a favor by giving you business. In turn, many expect some level of gratitude mixed into your client birthday wishes.
To help you make the appropriate choice, I have suggested the different types of client birthday wishes you should use based on the type of clients you may have (based on this SmashingMagazine.com article):
The Passive-Aggressive: Pick a clever, happy or cool birthday wish.
The Family Friend:Choose a cute, sentimental or happy birthday message.
The Under-Valuer: Select a happy birthday verse.
The Nit-Picker: Select a clever or cool birthday message.
The Scornful Saver: Same as above.
The “I-Could-Do-This-Myself”-er: Opt for an inspirational, funny, cool or clever birthday verse.
The Control Freak: Select a clever or cool birthday message.
The Dream Client: Go for a cute, inspirational, sentimental, funny or happy birthday wish (any type you want, basically).
Want a more in-depth look at these types of clients, check out How to Identify and Deal with Different Types of Clients on SmashingMagazine.com.
Above are only my suggestions. You know your customers best, so you are the best judge of appropriate client birthday wishes for them.
If all else fails, keep this rule of thumb in mind: use your birthday wishes for clients as a concrete, personal (but not too personal) way to express your gratitude for their business. ◄ Read less
Happy birthday to the greatest client this world (and our company) has ever known.
Happy birthday! We hope your special day is as wonderful as your repeat business.
My business is booming because of clients like you. I hope your birthday is as much a blast for you.
I like to show I appreciate your kindness and support every day — doubly so on your birthday. Have a truly special day.
It’s great to work with someone as honorable as you. It's even greater to honor you on your birthday. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday (and thank you) to the world's happiest client, someone like you who always has a big smile on his face.
A great customer is someone who...is just like you. Thank you for the support and, most of all, happy birthday!
You're more than a client to me. You're one of my best friends. Happy birthday, BFF.
You're much more than a customer to us. You're a friend and role model. We wish you the happiest of birthdays.
May your birthday be as great as your role in our success.
It takes incredible customers like you to build a successful. It takes special people like you to make it all worthwhile. Have a wonderful birthday.
It’s with great fondness that we wish you the best birthday ever.
What makes a great client? All the qualities you have. Happy birthday to this planet's most wonderful client.
You're the best customer any business could hope to find and keep. You make it so easy and fun. Hope your birthday is just as enjoyable.
Since you walked through our doorway, you've been the best of customers and we've been the best of friends. We hope you have the best of birthdays.
Happy birthday to my favorite customer — not because you give me the most business, but because you're the most fun to work with.
You've been a client of mine for so long — through thick and thin. Thank you and, most importantly, happy birthday! You deserve 24 hours of the utmost joy and appreciation.
Happy birthday! You've made my business and life so much better. If your birthday adds up to only a fraction of what you've given us, you're in for an amazing birthday.
We just want to say "thank you" and "happy birthday" from the bottom of our hearts. You’re the best customer we could have asked for.
Out of all our clients, you really take the cake! You make a big difference to our lives! We hope your birthday makes a wonderful difference in your life!
Happy birthday! You’re the perfect example of what every client ought to be!
I appreciate your business and friendship very much. May all your birthdays find you happy, healthy and prosperous, starting with this one.
I just wanted you to know that clients like you don't come around every day. Happy birthday!
It's a pleasure and honor to wish you, our favorite customer, the happiest of birthdays!
Have a wonderful birthday! It’s my pleasure to wish my Client of the Year (you) the best day of the year.
Because every client cannot be as kind and fair as you, we thought you deserved a happy, happy, happy, happy, happy birthday!
When it comes to clients, you beat all the rest! It's only right that your special day outshines all the rest. Happy birthday!
Message Guy Picks
I like the three client birthday wishes below very much for a very simple reason. It's because...
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Each one of these client birthday wishes are my top picks because it expresses a thought that most clients want to hear some of (not all) the time: "You are special, not just because you give me business but because you are a decent person I like to work with." This type of message (expressed three distinct ways below) only makes your birthday greetings all the more special for any client celebrating their birthday.
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When it comes to customers, you are, in the words of Tina Turner, simply the best. I hope your birthday is as simply wonderful as you are.
Happy birthday to a wonderful client who doesn't realize just how wonderful he is! You deserve the most wonderful birthday!
Clients as incredible as you are truly difficult to find. I hope your birthday is as uniquely incredible.
I just want to tell you just how grateful I am that you keep coming back here. I wish you a wonderful beginning to even more wonderful year in your life! Happy birthday!
In all the time I've known you, it always been special to work closely with you. Hoping your birthday just as special.
Happy birthday to the greatest client who ever lived. Seriously.
Happy birthday to an extraordinary customer. May all your birthday wishes become extraordinarily true.
Working with you has always been an amazing experience. May your birthday only contain one amazing moment after another.
Wishing you an exciting birthday and continued success all year-round!
We at [company name] only have the best of birthday wishes for you on your special day. Happy birthday!
On behalf of the entire team, we'd like to wish you a very happy and healthy birthday.
Happy birthday. This year, there should really be five candles on your birthday cake: one for joy, one for wonder, one for serenity, one for success and, most importantly, one for health.
We are so delighted that you're our partner in success. May all you want in life come to be, starting today (on your birthday). Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! Hoping we can continue to help you follow your dreams.
We only have the sincerest of wishes for your birthday. Wishing you all the joy that happiness, health and success can bring...today and every day.
Happy birthday! May today be a celebration that outshines all others.
We greatly appreciate your business and would like to wish you an incredibly happy birthday and a bright future!
Happy birthday! We wish you years of amazing personal and business opportunities, achievements and growth!
We would like to wish you the BIGGEST "happy birthday" you will receive today — just to let you know how very much we appreciate your business.
Here's a BIG birthday wish from your weekday family — your [company name] family. Have a super day!
Hoping you have the best birthday this year. Stop by soon...we always like to see you.
Above is what you should say to your clients Right below is what you should not say to your clients
Want to find out what you shouldn't say to your client on his or her birthday (or any day of the week)? Click here to check out 12 Things You Should Never Say to Your Customers on inc.com. It could help you select the best client birthday wishes on this page.
Your birthday is the most important day of the year to us. Without you, we wouldn't have such an an amazing customer and friend like you. Happy birthday!
Enjoy every second of your birthday. Make it one for the books!
Try to take it a little easier today. It's your birthday, after all! Happy birthday!
The whole team wants to wish you an amazingly, incredibly, extraordinarily happy birthday.
Happy birthday! I'm so delighted to be a part of your business family. I look forward to celebrating this birthday with you...and many more in the years ahead.
You're my client but you're also my friend. Here’s to another amazing year of success and friendship.
Happy birthday from your friendly neighborhood supplier. Hoping your birthday brings you much happiness.
Happy birthday. Through good and bad years, we've been partners in success and friendship. I’m so glad you are one of my best friends and my very best client. Here's to many more great years together as a team.
Happy birthday. Congratulations on another year of success and thanks for doing business with us.
Happy birthday to a magnificent individual and even more magnificent entrepreneur. I hope to be on your team for many birthdays to come.
As you celebrate this birthday, keep in mind what makes you happy, healthy and wise...and I'll do my best to give it to you.
Happy birthday to a valued customer and cherished friend.
Funny client birthday wishes Funny birthday messages for your customers
There's nothing wrong with sending funny client birthday wishes to your customers — as long as they have a sense of humor Otherwise, you may offend them. So be sure you have a customer with a funny bone before you send any of the funny client birthday wishes below.
Happy birthday! May you live a long life and work until you no longer have any teeth.
This year, put your past behind you, put your future in your own hands and put your present out of your mind, since I put it out of mine. Happy birthday, anyway.
Happy birthday. You're now one more year closer to senior discounts!
Hooray, here's to another birthday —with more candles on your cake and less hair on your head!
Every once and awhile, someone with incredible personality, intelligence, charm and looks is born into this world...someone who has the potential to do great things. And, today, that special someone (me) would love to wish you the happiest of birthdays.
Happy birthday. My plan was to share something very, very special for your birthday, but I couldn't mail myself to you.
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.