Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes



The best grandma birthday wishes are as uniquely beautiful and loving as your grandmother. Need ideas? Check out many original examples of grandmother birthday messages on this page.


BY KEVIN NISHMAS | UPDATED: MAY 8, 2021


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Don't know what to write in your grandmother's birthday card? Need ideas? Here is the best place to get started. For inspiration, simply jump to the section with the examples of grandmother birthday messages you need...right below. 

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Grandma Birthday Wishes
- Short & Sweet -

Sometimes, less is more. If you can show your grandmother how much she matters to you in a few words, all the better. For inspiration, check out the examples of short grandma birthday wishes below and, before you know it, you'll be writing birthday messages for your grandmother that she'll always adore.


Happy birthday, Grandma! May you have a special day filled with joy and a year filled with bliss.

Happy birthday, grandma! Wishing you a smile for every precious second of your special day.

Happy birthday, grandma. Have a truly wonderful time on your special day.


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

Happy birthday, Grandma! There's only one "you" in this world. You are truly one in a trillion.

Grandma, hoping your special day grants every birthday wish you have in mind. Happy birthday.

Grandma, may you receive everything that your wonderful, big heart desires!


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

Sending your way a special day full of joy, laughter and, most of all, love. Happy birthday, Grandma!

Wishing you a day so special that you remember it always. Happy birthday, Grandma.

Good health and happiness all your days...and double on your special day. Happy birthday, Grandma!


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

Wishing you a special day full of all that brings you joy! Happy birthday, Grandma!

Happy birthday, Grandma! Today and all year-round, enjoy whatever you want most from life.

Grandma, may what you wished for arrive exactly the way you expected. Happy birthday!


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

May the joy you bring everyone you know be returned to you in spades. Happy birthday, Grandma!

May all your birthday wishes come true just the way you want them to. Happy birthday, Grandma!

Thank you for being a kind and caring Grandma. Happy birthday!


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

Happy birthday to an incredibly magnificent Grandma and an even more magnificent BFF.

Grandma, you're one in a zillion. Happy birthday!

Grandma, there's nobody like you. You are truly unique. Uniquely beautiful. Happy birthday!







Grandma Birthday Wishes
- Heartfelt -


You're more than a Grandmother to me. You are an inspiration, a true role model.  I love you, Grandma! Happy birthday!

Happy birthday, Grandma! I love you so much for so many reasons, but the biggest one is that you're the way you're supposed to be: you.

Happy birthday, Granny! May you enjoy as many special days of immense joy, incredible wonder and great health as you brought everyone around you (in other words, too many days to count).


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

We are truly blessed to have you as our Grandma, friend and role model. May all your birthday wishes come as incredibly true as you are! Happy birthday!

Happy birthday, Granny! Your birthday is so special that it should be a national holiday called "World's Most Amazing Grandma Day," so everyone — not just our family — can celebrate how amazing you are!

Happy birthday, Granny! An amazing grandmother like you doesn't grow on trees — just on us. We love you more than we can ever express in this birthday wish.


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

On your special day, I wish you the finest things that life can offer you, starting with all the love you deserve! Happy birthday, Grandma!

Happy birthday, Grandma! You're not only a wonderful grandmother to me. You're also a pretty amazing person. I want to be just like you when I'm your age.

Happy birthday, Grandma! You are my role model, second mother and the world's greatest grandma. If I'm even one-tenth of the person you are (and have always been), I'll be incredible.


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

It's not only your home that's open to us. You've also opened your heart, soul and mind to who we are and what we want to be. Happy birthday to the #1 Grandma in the World.

May every day bring you joy and wonder! May your birthday be the most special day of the year for you. Happy birthday, Grandma!

Value is in the eyes of the beholder. When we behold you, everything you are and all you do, you become more and more valuable in our eyes every birthday of yours. Like the finest vintage, there's nothing quite like you. Happy birthday, Grandma.


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

Whenever your birthday comes around, I'm not reminded about your age. I think once again, with awe, about everything you've accomplished during your lifetime. You're truly amazing. Have an amazingly special day!

You're the world's best Grandma! I'm so lucky to have a grandmother like you! Wishing you many happy returns of the day.

Happy birthday, my darling Grandma! You've taught me so many life lessons — just by example — but they can all be summed up in three words: love, friendship and kindness. What a beautiful legacy.


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

A hundred candles to light up your birthday cake would not equal how much light you bring into our lives. We love you, dear Grandma! Happy birthday!

Grandma, may you have a birthday that exceeds every expectation you have — with more loved ones than you've ever imagined by your side. 

I am so proud you're my Grandma. Your life is full of examples of your love and kindness. Only warm wishes on your special day! Happy birthday to the greatest grandmother!


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

Thanks for being such an incredibly loving, caring and inspirational grandmother to me. Happy birthday, Grandma!

Despite everything we do badly, you love us unconditionally. We're so lucky to have you as our grandmother. Happy birthday.

You're more than just a grandmother to me — you're my role model in life and love. Happy birthday, Grandma!


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

May you always be happy, healthy and spiritually fulfilled. Now let's make this birthday the happiest ever, Grandma!

Happy birthday, Grandma! Although I may not be with you on your special day, you're in my heart always. I love you.

Grandma, my Mom is so lucky to have you as her Mom and we're so lucky to have you as our second Mom. Happy birthday!


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

Happy birthday, Grandma! May you always enjoy the finest rewards life has to offer. As the World's Best Grandmother, you've earned every single one of them — and then some!

Happy birthday, Grandma! Your special day should be as special as you are. You're the most thoughtful, warm and forgiving person in the world. I love you so much. I hope I grow up to be just like you.

Wishing you a long, healthy life, grandma...filled with joy and wonder! Happy birthday to the greatest Grandma!


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

Grandma, you've left me with a legacy of truth, joy, compassion and, above all, love — everything that really matters in life. Thank you. May your birthday leave you with even more of these precious gifts!

Whether I've won or lost at anything, you've always been my biggest cheerleader. I guess that's why, rain or shine, I've always been so cheerful. I love you, Grandma. Happy birthday.

Happy birthday. The older I get, the more blessed I feel to have you as my grandma and the more I realize just how special you are.


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

Granny, I could never thank you enough for being my second mother in every way, every day. I would have to hug and kiss you every day for the next 100 years to come even close to what you do for me! Happy birthday. I love you.

Your birthday is the most important day of the year. After all, it's our opportunity to celebrate everything wonderful about you for 24 straight, fun-filled hours. An there's so much that's wonderful about you. Happy birthday, Grandma.

The greatest gift I ever received from my parents is as soft as silk, hard as a diamond, strong as steel, warm as a Canada Goose coat and loving as a Valentine. It's you, Grandma. Happy birthday!


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

Happy birthday, Grandma! I may not tell you how much you matter to me all the time, but I think about you all the time...and I think that you're the best person I know and love. 

I know I speak for everyone in our family when I say these words: May you have a truly special day, full of all the love you give away so freely! Happy birthday, Grandma!

Grandma, you know just how to turn all the best ingredients, from joy, caring and wonder to grace, forgiveness and love, into the best recipe for life. Happy birthday to my absolute favorite cook.







Grandma Birthday Wishes
- Inspirational -

If your grandmother needs a little inspirational on her birthday, you may want to write inspirational grandma birthday wishes this year. Need ideas? Get inspired by the examples of grandma birthday wishes below.


Happy birthday, Grandma. You have taught me many life lessons. Here's one for you. You're never too old to go after your dreams. Chase yours like nobody is watching or everybody's watching. You still have dreams in you.

Happy birthday, Grandma. There are still places to go, people to see and things to do. Grab every second you have to go, see and do the things you dream about.

Happy birthday, Grandma. Everything you want, everywhere you want to and everyone you want to meet is right inside you. Let yourself go and fly. Like you always tell me, it's never too late to experience life anew.


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

Happy birthday, Grandma. Your achievements have shown me that I can do and be anything I want. The same goes for you. Start today, so all your tomorrows will be an adventure.

Happy birthday, Grandma. As you celebrate your special day, ponder what you want to do with the rest of your life...and do it. I know you can do anything. You're my hero.

Happy birthday, Grandma. Life can sometimes feel like an uphill battle but you've fought and won many in your life. Don't stop now. Peace of mind is just beyond the horizon. 


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

Happy birthday, Grandma! Yes, life is hard but you're a survivor! You've always had the inner strength to go beyond the struggle, see the light that comes through a crack in the darkness and set your life ablaze with your fiery joy. Keep seeing the light.

Happy birthday, Grandma! Where others fear to dread, you just walk right on through, forging a new path every time. Keep going, so you'll find a new way to joy, wonder and peace.

Happy birthday, Grandma! May you have a special day that shows you just how special you are...and how much you can accomplish when you let hope and faith guide you.


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

Happy birthday, Grandma. You're the light that brings a smile to every face you've ever known and loved. Let that light shine within you and let it bring a smile to your face.

Happy birthday, Grandma. You have the power to move forward in life when it's dark outside and the only sunshine you see is miles away. Let life's beautiful ball of fire fuel your hope in the days ahead.

Happy birthday, Grandma. You are a blessing to me and all who love you. As you celebrate your big day, may our love bless you with the joy and kindness you've always shown us.


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

Happy birthday, Grandma. You're unbreakable. There's something within you that never quits. Take that inner strength and make your special day and the rest of the year extraordinary (just like you are).

Happy birthday, Grandma! You push me to be the best! Today, I would like to do the same for you. Whatever you want to do, make it happen! Nothing can stop you!

Happy birthday, Grandma! Stop counting the years that add up to your age. Start thinking about all the blessings you have...and bless yourself with all the things you want out of life. Now.


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

Happy birthday, Grandma! You still have a bright future ahead of you! There's still so much to do and see in this world! Go out and do it, so you can see what you're missing.

Happy birthday, Grandma! Keep dreaming! Dream as big as you can and watch them come true as you move forward with the strength, wisdom and drive I know you have.

Happy birthday, Grandma! Make all your dreams come true! Time may be of the essence but it only take a split second to chart a new course in life. Enjoy the journey.


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

Happy birthday, Grandma! When life's hardships become too hard to fight, you can get on me, your little soldier, to battle your demons and set you free for another day.

Happy birthday, Grandma! Whenever you feel alone or lonely, everybody you love is just a call or click away, ready to fill your heart to the brim with the love you deserve to feel every second of the day, every day (not just on your birthday).

Happy birthday, Grandma! Age is only a number. It's the courage, love, hope and dreams you have inside you that count. Let them guide you to better days.







Grandma Birthday Quotes

Famous grandmother quotes are a great place to start when you want to write grandma birthday wishes that will be cherished by your "Nana" forever. Start right below...


"Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting."

- Author Unknown

"A grandma is someone who's dear in every way. Her smile is like the sunshine that brightens each new day."

- Author Unknown

"Love was exactly what my grandmother had been giving me all of my years." 

- Elizabeth Rose Reardon


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

"Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete."

- Marcy DeMaree

"A garden of love grows in a Grandmother's heart."

- Author Unknown

"Every house needs a grandmother in it."

- Louisa May Alcott


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

"When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window."

- Ogden Nash

"Grandma's heart is a patchwork of love."

- Author Unknown

"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children."

- Alex Haley


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

"Grandmothers and roses are much the same. Each are God's masterpieces with different names."

- Author Unknown

"There's no place like home, except Grandma's."

- Author Unknown

"As I learned from growing up, you don't mess with your grandmother."

- Prince William


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

"Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love."

- Janet Lanese

"There are grandmothers out there who would move heaven and earth for their grandchildren."

- Janice Elliott-Howard

"We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence. Grandmother was that person to me."

- Phyllis Theroux


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

"Nobody can replace the love of a grandma. She has this magical ability to make everything feel better."

- Author Unknown

"If nothing is going well, call your grandmother."

- Italian Proverb

"Every parent knows that children look at their grandparents as sources of wisdom and security."

- David Jeremiah


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

"Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies."

- Author Unknown

"A grandmother is a remarkable woman. She's a wonderful combination of warmth and kindness, laughter and love."

- Author Unknown

"A grandmother is both a sword and a shield."

- Fredrik Backman 


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

"A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend."

- Author Unknown

"To all of the grandmothers who make the world more gentle, more tolerant and more safe for our children, never doubt your importance."

- Mary-Lou Rosengren 

"The coach, the counselor, the cuddler, the friend, the caregiver, the reconciler or the dazzler of sweet temptations are all natural and becoming roles that this grandmother plays with the skill of a master symphony director."

- Byron Pulsifer


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for Grandmother

"A grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories. She remembers all of your accomplishments and forgets all of your mistakes."

- Barbara Cage

"Grandmothers always have time to talk and make you feel special."

- Catherine Pulsifer

"Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while...but our hearts forever."

- Author Unknown




The Inspiration for the Grandma Birthday Wishes Here

The original grandma birthday wishes on this page have two unique sources of inspiration: my mother and mother-in-law, the grandmothers of my children.


Grandma Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for GrandmotherThe world's best grandmothers: My mother (left) and my mother-in-law (right). Every one of the grandma birthday wishes on this page comes from their loving, caring and inspirational ways.






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What are the best grandma birthday wishes?

I once read an article that described grandmothers as "angels in training" for their grandchildren. I wholeheartedly agree. I also think that this description probably reflects what most people think about their own grandma. It's what I've always thought about my two. That's what my son and daughter also think about their grandmothers, my mother and mother-in-law. 

So, we're all in agreement: grandmas are super special. But grandmothers, like their children and grandchildren, come in many shapes and sizes. In other words, grandma has a personality all her own. As a result, you can't just send one of those generic grandma birthday wishes and hope for the best. 

The best grandma birthday wishes are beautifully written and, even more importantly, are as unique as your grandmother.

The more distinctive your grandma birthday wishes, the better these messages will be...and the more special your granny will feel on her birthday. 

To show that you're grateful for the important role your grandma plays (as your second mother and, for some, as their mother), write grandmother birthday wishes that honor her with words of unconditional love, caring and appreciation.

So what's the right birthday message for your grandmother? To find out, you may have to take a 10-pronged approach to writing your grandma birthday wishes. Why 10? Because grandmothers generally come in 10 basic types. And for each granny type, I recommend the kind of grandma birthday wishes you should send.

So, just pick the type of grandma you have below and, presto, you'll know instantly the kind of birthday message you should choose. 

Here are the 10 basic types: 

  1. Old-fashioned Grandma - You should use "happy" (in other words, cheerful) grandma birthday wishes.
  2. Glamorous Grandma - You should opt for "clever" grandma birthday wishes.
  3. Hands-on Grandma - You should write "cute" grandma birthday wishes.
  4. Wise Grandma - Try "sentimental" or "clever" grandma birthday wishes.
  5. Sporty Grandma - Consider "happy" or "inspirational" grandma birthday wishes.
  6. Rock 'n' roll Grandma - Perhaps "cool" or "inspirational" grandma birthday wishes would be your best option.
  7. Grandma from Hell - No birthday wishes (if you can get away with it) or "cool" grandma birthday wishes (if you can't get away with it).
  8. Crazy Grandma - The best route? "Happy" grandma birthday wishes (it's also the safest route).
  9. Super Grandma - This calls for "inspirational" grandma birthday wishes.
  10. TLC Grandma - This grandmother is a wonderful combination of warmth, kindness, laughter and love, so figuring out what message to write is easy: "sentimental" or "funny" grandma birthday wishes.

Whatever you do, start with one of the examples on this page that says almost everything you want to express to your grandmother...and go from there.


What type of grandmother do you have?

There are 10 basic types of grandmothers. To find out what type of grandmother you have (and gain enough insight to write the best-ever grandma birthday wishes, read all about the Different Types of Grandmothers right now.







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