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Below are a variety of co-worker birthday greetings, giving you many birthday wish options to choose from.
Jump to the section of co-worker birthday wishes that express exactly what you want to say.
As you search for examples, look for birthday messages that do one thing (and do it well): find something you truly like about your colleague and include this sentiment in your colleague birthday greetings. Anything else will just look insincere.
Working with anybody else would just be a drag. You make work a fun place. Happy birthday.
Happy birthday. May you have little to do and lots to celebrate on your special day!
Working with you has always been a wonderful experience. Happy birthday!
I only have the warmest wishes and thanks for a colleague like you. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! You can count on me anytime (like I count on you).
Wishing you the greatest birthday ever. After all, as a colleague, you’re the greatest.
Happy to the Employee of the Month (in my books, at least).
Have a supercalifragilistic birthday!
Happy birthday! I'm so proud to call you a colleague of mine!
Happy birthday to my favorite colleague. I'd cover for you anytime.
Happy birthday! I guess I'm lucky because I get to work with someone like you every day.
For me, one of the best fringe benefits on the job is working with you. Happy birthday!
You make the time between breaks go so fast. That's a real gift.
Today is a special day — it’s your birthday, after all. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday to my absolute favorite co-worker! Really, you're the best.
Happy birthday! Getting to work with someone like you every day makes me feel blessed.
Happy birthday! You're my favorite colleague. I would step in for you in a pinch.
Happy birthday! You are a colleague of mine, and I couldn't be happier about it!
Colleague Birthday Wishes - Happy & Heartfelt -
With a co-worker like you, I don't think I'll ever have to look for another job. You make work more rewarding and, more than anything else, super fun.
Every day, time just flies at work. That's because of you. You strike the perfect balance between professionalism and fun! Happy birthday to my favorite colleague.
Just wishing you a "happy birthday" is not enough. As my favorite colleague, you deserve more. So here it goes...Happy birthday to my favorite teammate!
For this birthday, everyone at the office made an executive decision. We all want to wish our favorite co-worker a truly super birthday!
If I won the lottery, I wouldn't work another day of my life. Because this will never happen, I'm glad I get to work with the likes of you. It's a real delight. Happy birthday!
We're very fortunate to have a wonderfully dedicated co-worker like you on our team. Happy birthday!
Somebody up there must really like our team, because he or she give us you. You are one of the best colleagues I've ever worked with. Have a great birthday!
On behalf of everyone in the office, we think that you're an amazing colleague. May your special day be as amazing as you. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! May your special day be filled with smiles, laughter, good vibes and sweet things like birthday cake (and lots of it)!
Time flies when I work with you. You’re a fun-loving co-worker, plain and simple. Happy birthday!
Here's to a wonderfully happy birthday and an even more wonderful year filled with one success after another.
What I truly like most about my job is working with a friendly, kind-hearted person like you. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! You're such an amazing co-worker that I wouldn't even mind if you got a promotion and became my boss.
Saying I’m fortunate to work with a smart, pleasant person like you is an understatement. Actually, I'm so, so, so, so, so, so, so fortunate! Happy birthday!
Wishing you more-than-enough health, happiness and prosperity on your special day to last your whole life long. Happy birthday!
It’s your birthday today, so it means that we get to eat birthday cake, play balloon volleyball, open presents and celebrate you, someone who we all hold in high esteem. Happy birthday!
We're very pleased to have you on our team! You add so much to what we do. Hoping you have the best-ever special day.
May you be blessed with good health, great success and endless happiness. Happy, happy, happy birthday!
Colleague Birthday Wishes - Formal -
From your first day on the job to today, you've been a wonderful co-worker and mentor. Have a wonderful birthday!
You make work much more enjoyable. A co-worker like you is truly hard to match. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! Your kindness, patience and dedication make working here a wonderful experience every day!
Coming to the office every day is so much more pleasant with you as a co-worker.
Happy birthday! You're the best colleague I've ever had the please of working with!
Happy birthday! If your birthday is anywhere as successful as you are at work, it's going to be the best one you ever had.
It’s always been an incredible experience working with you here. I'm glad we work at the same place. Happy birthday!
You are the epitome of dedication. I wish you the best of success! Happy birthday!
You are so passionate about your work, more than anybody I've ever known. May your determination always bring you success. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! People like you, people who give their all, don't have to chase after success. Success comes to you whatever you do, whenever you do it.
Happy birthday! Every day, I learn so much from you. You make work so enriching.
I'm delighted to celebrate your birthday today. I wish we could celebrate someone as wonderful as you every day. Happy birthday!
You’re not a role model at work. You are THE role model here. The whole team thinks so. Happy birthday!
Whatever you do, you always do your best. We've noticed. You're amazing every day. Happy birthday!
People like you make work a pure joy. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! As you celebrate the start of another happy, healthy and prosperous year in your life, we will gladly be there for you every step of the way.
Determination, hard work, patience and passion are the secrets to success. You upheld these important principles every day. You are a role for all of us. Happy birthday!
Your birthday may just be another 365-day journey around the sun but, in your case, we hope it brings you everything you deserve and much more! Happy birthday!
Colleague Birthday Wishes - Funny -
Today is a special day at work. I think they started serving sushi in the lunchroom. Just kidding! I know it's your special day. Happy birthday!
Hope you get a big promotion and an even bigger pay raise this year. It's about time you picked up our lunch tab. Happy birthday!
Working with you is truly a joy. I consider you the second-best co-worker here (I'm the first, of course). Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! You deserve a carefree day. That's why I've decided to do your work today. Tomorrow, of course, we'll go back to usual — you know, you can do my work.
You're so lucky! You're not only another year older and wiser — you're another year nearer to retiring. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! Why don't you just take off the rest of the day and I'll cover for you. That's what good co-workers do for each other (remember that when it's my birthday).
Happy birthday! You only have to ask and I'll be there for you (just not now — it's your birthday party and birthday cake sounds perfect right now).
In the office, I can't think of anybody else who can make lunchtime so appetizing, especially when there's birthday cake to eat on your special day. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday to my favorite co-worker (shh, don't tell anyone).
Happy birthday to a great co-worker! Now stop reading this message and get back to work.
Instead of a huge raise, a big promotion and a snazzy company car for your birthday, everybody at the office chipped in to get you your favorite birthday cake and contributed to this birthday message. Happy birthday!
I was going to take my day off today but I changed my mind. It's your birthday and I wanted to wish a big "happy birthday" to you (and get a big piece of birthday cake). Happy birthday!
The best gifts we can give you on your special day are no stress, no headaches and no heartburn — in other words, no work. That's exactly what you're going to get from us. Enjoy. Happy birthday!
May your birthday give you more of everything you hold dear in life: the love of your spouse, more quality time with your kids and, of course, unlimited Internet access.
Happy birthday to a colleague who's late to everything! Don’t show up be late to your own birthday party (we can't eat your birthday cake until you blow out all the candles)!
Colleague Birthday Wishes - Colleague & Friend -
You’re a great colleague and an even greater pal. Your special day should be as great as you are. Happy birthday!
In the beginning, we were just co-workers. Now we’re friends. I even consider you my favorite lunch buddy. Happy birthday!
To me, you’re a buddy and a real professional. Wishing you the best of days with family and friends. Happy birthday!
You’re the same person, whether you’re at work or not. You’re funny, smart and incredibly friendly. A consummate professional and a good friend. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! I can honestly say that there's no finer co-worker and pal than you. You're the best!
We were once just colleagues. Today, we're pals too. Who says work is a drag? I think it's a great place to meet people like you, people who are an inspiration for the rest of us. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! You're not only a great co-worker of mine. You're also a great friend and person.
Thank you for being there when we need you — just as a colleague but also as a good friend. Happy birthday!
Wishing you, my colleague and friend, a wonderful birthday filled with the joy you bring to the office every day.
Happy birthday! You're more than a co-worker to me. You're also one of my closest friends.
You are both my colleague and friend. Working alongside you every day just makes everything better here. Happy birthday!
To my best teammate and best friend ever, may you have the best birthday ever!
Happy birthday! You’re so much more than just co-worker of mine. You're also my BFF. I trust you with my work life and beyond.
Happy birthday! Yes, you're my colleague. But I consider you one of my dearest friends, so I consider myself fortunate that I get to work with you every day.
Out of all my co-workers, I hope you receive a big promotion and raise. After all, that's what friends wish friends. Have a happy, healthy and prosperous birthday!
Happy birthday! You're an incredible co-worker and even more incredible friend and confidant.
Happy birthday! Sure, we're colleagues in the office. But I count myself lucky to work with you every day, because I regard you as one of my closest friends.
Happy birthday! You are both a co-worker and a buddy of mine. Simply put, having you here every day improves everything.
Colleague Birthday Wishes - Inspirational -
Wishing "Happy Birthday" to you is a privilege. Working with you has shown me what dedication, honor, respect, hard work and professionalism mean and what they can accomplish. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday to the best co-worker ever. Thank you for blessing our workplace and everybody here with your remarkable work ethic, professionalism and performance.
You brighten up everybody's workday with your sparkling personality. You're a shining example of what makes good co-workers great. Wishing you a birthday as spectacular as you are.
As a co-worker, you're the best — probably the best I've ever known. You're there when I need a helping hand or two or three or more. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday to a person who truly deserves the title of "World's Best Co-worker" more than anyone else in the office.
Working together is the best part of my workday. You bring out the best in both of us. Happy birthday!
Working with you makes my workday less like work and more like a shared goal to be my best. May your birthday be everything you want it to be and much more!
Happy birthday! In the business world, some people can be so nasty, just to get ahead. You've gotten ahead the old-fashioned way — through sheer dedication, professionalism and kindness.
Everyone is delighted that it’s your birthday today. Working with you is such an honor because you’re a true role model for the rest of us. Happy birthday!
Sharing my work days with you gives me all the inspiration I need to be a better worker...and a better person. Happy birthday!
At work, there's only one role model. You. And I'm not the only person who feels this way. Happy birthday!
Everyone at the office thinks you're incredible. Whatever you do, you do it so well. Happy birthday!
The best part of my job is working with a thoughtful, skilled, knowledgeable, experienced, dedicated pro like you. I can go on forever but I don't want to embarrass you. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday to a person who I think holds the Guinness World Record for working overtime! You're so dedicated. You inspire me.
Happy birthday! May all your dreams come true today and every day (knowing you, I bet they will)!
Hints & Tips
What should you write in an office birthday card for a co-worker?
When that dreaded office birthday card for one of your co-workers comes across your desk, you want to be sure you have just the right colleague birthday greeting to add to it. Am I exaggerating the importance of this moment? Not one bit.
So how should you proceed? You should be very careful because the colleague birthday wishes you write in the card do make a difference.
Co-workers have long memories and will most likely get along better with you if you write just the right colleague birthday wishes for them. And, needless to say, birthday messages for co-workers that are even the slightest bit offensive can have a negative impact on your working relationships with them.
Bottom line: writing colleague birthday wishes that are inappropriate can only make your job tougher. And coming up with just the right words will make work so much easier. Sounds silly but wouldn't you be peeved if somebody wrote you a birthday message that left you sad, angry, insulted or, worse, harassed.
Granted, writing colleague birthday wishes for colleagues is not brain surgery, nor is it as easy as you may think.
If your colleague birthday wishes are is too cold, it may suggest that you don’t like your co-worker — not ideal if you have to work with him or her every day.
Of course, very personal colleague birthday wishes may imply the opposite: you like them too much, which could lead to a very unpleasant experience (maybe litigation).
Even an off-the-cuff remark about your colleague's wrinkles may get you sued for age discrimination.
So what should you do? To make your co-workers feel appropriately special, go for simple, respectful and/or humorous colleague birthday wishes that can only be taken one way: in a good way. Here's what every one of your colleague birthday wishes should contain:
Add compliments about their work ethic, professionalism and performance at work (not about their appearance)
Wish them good health, happiness and prosperity
Be witty, if you know that the birthday boy or girl has a sense of humor (as long as you steer clear of religious, sexual, or other jokes that may be offensive to the person receiving the birthday card)
As you search for the perfect birthday verse, keep in mind that there are a few ways you can go with colleague birthday wishes, but there's only one thing you need to accomplish with them: you need to make your colleague feel special.
With colleague birthday wishes, insincere compliments will not get the job done. What works is what always works: genuine praise.
For a good article on birthday messages for co-workers, check out what HRSimple thinks about birthday celebrations at work. The article is called "Birthdays in the Workplace" and it's an eye-opener. Interested? Just to click here to read the article.
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Kevin, the "Message Guy" who writes the birthday wishes, quotes, poems, toasts and speeches on BirthdayMessages.net, has been a content writer since 1993. In 2012, Kevin created this site to share the incredible power of words with birthday well-wishers everywhere.