The "best" happy birthday wishes, like the birthday messages on this page, can make anyone, at any age, feel truly special on their birthday.
Now isn't that what birthdays are all about? That's definitely what the birthday greetings here are all about.
Should you take the "happy birthday message" route? Definitely, if you want to wish anyone (not necessarily someone special) an all-purpose birthday greeting, something that's sentimental, happy, inspirational and cute all at once.
For more tips on choosing happy birthday verses, take a moment or two to read Message Guy Tip #82 below,
Message Guy Tip #82: How to choose happy birthday wishes...
When you don't know what type of birthday message you should send someone, happy birthday messages are the way to go. You might even say that they are the "safest" way to go. It's almost impossible to offend anyone with this type of birthday greeting. Almost.
There's still a slim chance you'll offend someone. How can you avoid this outcome? First, you need to...
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Consider why you're choosing "happy" birthday messages 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 afraid to look inconsiderate (if you don't send one at all)?
If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may be asking for trouble. If you're not careful, you'll end up offending someone with your happy birthday wishes.
Yes, out of all the birthday verses you choose to give someone, the "happy” birthday message is the least risky. Yes, it’s virtually impossible to insult people with this type of greeting. But it’s also the coldest kind of birthday wish you can pick for your loved ones. That's not all — it also doesn't allow you to fully convey how you feel about the birthday boy or girl (if that's important to you, this is a big minus).
You can avoid the pitfalls of "happy” birthday messages by keeping in mind why people like to receive birthday messages: sending birthday messages shows that you care enough about the birthday boy or girl to acknowledge their special day in a tangible way (in writing).
In other words, you should choose a "happy" birthday greeting that definitely (100%) shows you care about the recipient of your message. You don't have to pick a birthday wish 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? According to a Real Simple article I recently read, the perfect birthday note "compliments the recipient’s best qualities, turns a birthday card into a thank-you note, focuses on the year ahead (and what you hope it brings) and does not assume people are thrilled about a birthday (emphasizing the person, not the milestone)."
With all these tips in mind, the happy birthday wishes you choose can be the perfect, inoffensive note not only for your family and friends, but also for coworkers, clients, acquaintances and the children of friends.
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Happy birthday! Have a truly special day. You deserve at least one every year. Enjoy yours to the fullest.
Happy birthday! Bravo on celebrating yet another year of your life that easily qualifies as a personal best for you.
Wishing you the very happiest of the happiest birthdays you've ever celebrated!
Happy birthday, handsome! You still look a decade younger than you have a right to.
Happy birthday! You’ve seen and done so much in your lifetime. Keep it up for many years to come.
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Message Guy Pick
The birthday greeting right below is perfect for anyone because...
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This is one of those happy birthday wishes that can easily pass as a sentimental or inspirational message, which makes it more universal in its appeal. This is a major plus, if you're looking for a birthday wish that's sure to please (and not offend). ◄ Read less
Best wishes for a birthday filled with joy, laughter and love — all the things you bring to everyone's life all year long.